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Derek Clewley


Derek Clewley, PT, PhD.c, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, graduated from the University of Montana in 2002 with a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy and later obtained his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree through Shenandoah University. In 2006 he achieved board certification as an orthopaedic clinical specialist. He is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association. Dr. Clewley graduated from Evidence In Motion’s manual therapy fellowship program in 2010, part of the initial fellowship cohort, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy. Currently, he is enrolled at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions and is a PhD candidate in the orthopaedic and sports sciences. His primary research interests are trigger point dry needling and manual physical therapy. Dr. Clewley is the Director of Residency Programs for BenchMark Physical Therapy and serves as faculty for Evidence In Motion’s residency, fellowship, and tDPT program.  He is also clinical faculty with Emory University and Mercer University.  Dr. Clewley has presented at numerous state and national conferences and has been published in peer reviewed journals.