Joel completed his undergraduate training at Concordia University, Nebraska where he received a bachelor of science with honors in cellular and molecular biology and chemistry. He competed as a 4-year scholar athlete with both men’s soccer and indoor/outdoor track and field. He pursued a doctorate in physical therapy at Creighton University, where he served in various leadership and mentorship roles both at the university and professional level.
Clinically, he has directed and engaged in physical therapy services in out-patient settings focused on orthopedics, sports, work rehabilitation and occupational health and wellness, neurotrauma, and chronic pain. He has been an instructor and invited lecturer within the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Wayne State University and is currently a core faculty at Methodist University.