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Derek Clewley



I have always enjoyed sharing knowledge, and more importantly, inspiring clinicians to reach their potential. I love being a PT and pinch myself every day wondering how I became so incredibly fortunate to do what I do."


Dr. Clewley is an educator, clinical researcher, physical therapist, and mentor in the DPT program. His specific area of expertise and training is orthopaedics and manual physical therapy. He has achieved board certification in orthopaedics, and is recognized as a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists. He has a PhD with primary research interests in health seeking behavior, pain science, manual therapy, clinical practice guideline development and implementation, and dry needling. Dr. Clewley has extensive experience in the development of continuing education, residency, and fellowship post graduate training programs.

Current Roles:
  • Faculty, Evidence In Motion
  • Assistant Professor, Duke University Doctor of Physical Therapy Division
  • Does Health Care Utilization Before Hip Arthroscopy Predict Health Care Utilization After Surgery in the US Military Health System? An Investigation Into Health•Seeking Behavior.
  • Integration of dry needling and pain sciences for a patient with shoulder pain

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