Chatham University

Physical Therapy Faculty and Staff

Joseph Schreiber PT, PhD
Professor and Program Director

Hometown : Pittsburgh, PA
Joined Chatham : 2001

Academic Areas of Interest

Physical therapy for children, knowledge translation and implications of evidence based practice for pediatric physical therapists, and pediatric physical therapy entry level education

Personal Areas of Interest

Exercise & fitness, golf, hiking, environmental issues


Dr. Schreiber has over 25 years of experience in the practice of pediatric physical therapy. During that time he has worked in a wide variety of clinical and academic settings including the Western PA School for Blind Children, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, The Children's Therapy Center, The Children's Institute, and currently here at Chatham University. Throughout that time span, Dr. Schreiber has collaborated with many talented and dedicated colleagues to advance the quality of services physical therapists provide for children. His most recent research has focused on supporting practitioners in their ability to use scientific research evidence to guide and enhance clinical decision making. In addition, he has worked at the local, state, and national level to support the practice of pediatric physical therapy.