Joel P. Agresta, PT, DC, CCSP®

Associate Professor
  • Focus: Biomechanics, Physiotherapy, Orthopedics
  • Education: Western States Chiropractic College, DC, 1983

Dr. Agresta has been in private practice as a chiropractor and physical therapist for more than 30 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 NUNM Health Centers.

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 NUNM, 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 Marathon.


  • 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