Josh Sabol, PT, DPT, SCS
- Delran High School (2004)
- Bachelors in Exercise & Sport Science from Ursinus College (2008)
- Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Drexel University (2013)
- MSI Introduction to Concepts and Application – Washington University, St. Louis , MO(January 2014)
- KT1: Fundamental Concepts of the Kinesio Taping Method – Cherry Hill, NJ (April 2014)
- Cressey Elite Baseball Mentorship – Upper – Hudson, MA (June 2014)
- Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization: Part 1 – Cherry Hill, NJ (September 2014)
- Cressey Elite Baseball Mentorship – Lower – Hudson, MA (October 2014)
- Functional Dry Needling – Wilmington, DE (February 2015)
- Selective Functional Movement Screen – Chester, PA (January 2016)
- Functional Range Conditioning – Pitman, NJ (January 2016)
- APTA Sports Physical Therapy Emergency Responder Course – King of Prussia, PA (January 2016)
- Functional Range Release – Sewell, NJ (March 2016)
- American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties Exam – Sports Clinical Specialist (March 2016)
- Postural Restoration Institute – Integration For Baseball – Garnet Valley, PA (August 2016)
- Postural Restoration Institute – Myokinematic Restoration – (October 2016)
- Functional Dry Needling (FDN) (2015)
- Selective Functional Movement Screen (SFMA) (2016)
- Functional Range Conditioning (FRCms) (2016)
- Functional Range Release (FR) (2016)
- Sports Clinical Specialist (SCS) (2016)
What made you decide to pursue physical therapy as a career?
From an early age, I’ve had a strong interest in the human body and how it works, as well as a passion for sports. The two interests were meshed when I suffered a fractured clavicle during a wrestling match my senior year of high school, and had my first personal experience with physical therapy. During my college wrestling career, I suffered a torn ligament in my thumb and again experienced PT. These two positive experiences as a patient solidified my decision to pursue a career in physical therapy.
What do you feel are good qualities to look for in a physical therapist?
- Good compromiser
The physical therapy profession is always evolving as new research is being conducted/published. If your physical therapist does not have a commitment to life-long learning, he/she is doing you a disservice because you are not being offered the most current/effective interventions. It takes a lot of commitment from a PT to attend continuing education courses, read articles, and seek out other learning opportunities, but in my mind this is the key to being the most effective therapist possible.
- Willingness to learn/passion for the profession
One of my biggest pet peeves is hearing a patient say that in the past, a PT has told them that they will never do something they want to do (run, lift overhead, play a sport, etc.) due to their pain/injury. I am always willing to do whatever I can to help patients reach their goals. If the goal is not physically obtainable, I will find a way to reach a compromise with the patient to modify or alter an activity to keep them involved in some capacity in whatever it is they want to remain involved in. Having personal experience on the patient side of the PT-patient relationship has really helped me in this area.
What are your interests outside of work?
I keep myself busy by playing in two baseball leagues, watching sports, working out, and cooking. I hope to get a dog in the near future.