Director of Clinical Education and Clinical Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy

(812) 866-7094


Dr. Denton serves as the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Director of Clinical Education. With a background in multiple levels of clinic management, clinical education, and weekend continuing education lecturing, he always has had a passion for manual therapy, connection to clinically relevant human anatomy, and specializations of trigger point dry needling and vestibular rehabilitation.

He earned the Bachelor of Science (Biology/Chemistry) and Doctor of Physical Therapy degrees from Youngstown State University and is a Doctor of Education candidate with expected graduation in December of 2020 at Marshall University. Clinically, Dr. Denton specializes in trigger point dry needling, instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization, thrust joint manipulation, and vestibular rehabilitation.

His research stems around hybrid educational theory, trigger point dry needling, and human anatomy. Additionally, he has an advanced certification in Integrative Trigger Point Dry Needling (CIDN), cert. IASTM, Hybrid Learning Certification from Evidence in

Motion Institutes of Health Professions. He is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association and serves as a chairperson for the OPTA East Central District. David is a member of the APTA Vestibular Special Interest Group, AAOMPT Member, and belongs to the Vestibular Disorders Association.

He resides in Canfield, Ohio, with his wife, son, and daughter. In his spare time, as a foodie, he loves eating, enjoys fixing anything broken around the house, tackling building projects, weightlifting, running, and spending time outdoors with his family.


B.S., D.P.T., Youngstown State University; C.I.D.N., Marshall University

David Denton