Associate Clinical Professor and Director of Sports Physical Therapy Residency
Department of Physical Therapy, Movement & Rehabilitation Science, Faculty
Office: 6G Robinson Hall
Dr. Nolan is an Associate Clinical Professor at Northeastern University in the Department of Physical Therapy, Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences as well as a Graduate Lecturer in the College of Professional Studies in the transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Northeastern University. David is also a Clinical Specialist at the Mass General Sports Physical Therapy Service and the Director of the MGH / Northeastern University Sports Physical Therapy Residency Program.
He received a Bachelors of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Northeastern University in 1997 and completed his Masters of Science degree with an Orthopedic Specialization and Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professionals in 2007. During his graduate studies, he was awarded the Barbara Adams Fellow Award for his leadership and dedication to the profession.
Dr. Nolan is a board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and Sports Clinical Specialist through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. David has lectured nationally on running related injury, functional biomechanics, gait and lower quarter dysfunction. He is a past recipient of the “Excellence in Clinical Teaching” award from the New England Consortium of Academic Coordinators of Clinical Education. Dr. Nolan was also presented with the 2016 award for Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Practice by the Massachusetts Chapter of the APTA.
David’s areas of expertise include sports medicine, orthopedics and manual therapy. He evaluates and treats patients with a wide range of musculoskeletal diagnoses and utilizes video analysis to assist in biomechanical evaluation and patient education. He coordinates physical therapy care at the finish line of the Boston Marathon and works extensively with athletes at all levels, elite runners and professional dancers