Joel P. Agresta, PT, DC, CCSP®

School of Naturopathic Medicine 



Associate Professor



Biomechanics, Physiotherapy, Orthopedics



DC, Western States Chiropractic College, 1983

 Office Phone





PHM436 Introduction to Biomechanics and Orthopedics
PHM533/613/623/633/713 Naturopathic Manipulative Therapeutics/Orthopedic Synthesis I, II, III, IV, V  
PHM523 Physiotherapy
PHM523L Physiotherapy Lab
PHM513 Orthopedics
PHM513L Orthopedics Lab
CLE811 Clinic Primary Rotation
CLE709 Clinic Secondary Rotation   



Dr. Agresta has been in private practice as a chiropractor and physical therapist for over 28 years. He has been a full-time faculty member in physical medicine since 2007, and previously was an adjunct faculty instructor in physiotherapy (2002-2006). He is an attending physician with a specialty in physical medicine at the NCNM Clinic.
His areas of professional expertise include:
  • Manipulation of the spine and extremities

  • Sports medicine

  • Rehabilitation

  • Soft tissue therapies

  • Orthopedics

  • Physical therapy modalities

In addition to his teaching duties at NCNM, Dr. Agresta continues as an instructor at the University of Western States in the Clinical Sciences Division where he has taught since 1989. Dr. Agresta also supervises students in the medical tents at the Portland Triathlon and the Portland Marathon.

View Dr. Agresta's Curriculum Vitae