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Chad Taylor, PT, DPT, ATC, CSCS

Assistant Professor

Email: taylorcc2@vcu.edu


Chad Taylor had a long trial period, considering that he started helping to teach the orthopedics course in 2010!  Good thing he stuck with us because now he is coordinating the sports physical therapy residency. Dr. Taylor was a graduate of the VCU class of 2001.  He started working at Henrico Doctors’ Sports Medicine and quickly rose to Manager and started assisting with the orthopedics lab with Lori Michener and Blaise Williams.  Orthopedics must be hard on our faculty since Lori has moved on to University of Southern California and Nike hired Blaise to move to Oregon and open up a running research lab at their headquarters.  Chad has moved to the helm and is leading the three-semester series on musculoskeletal physical therapy.  He continues to recruit several leaders in the physical therapy community who help teach their areas of expertise and we appreciate the clinics that help with student observation.  We are glad to have his organizational and clinical skills.

Professional interests

Chad Taylor is a faculty member in the Department of Physical Therapy. He is a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy and is the Director of the VCU Sports Residency. His primary teaching responsibilities are the three musculoskeletal physical therapy courses. Dr. Taylor also treats patients at VCU Sports Medicine. He has a history of working with young adolescents up to professional athletes. His research interests are in the areas of biomechanics of the lower extremity, biomechanics of the shoulder and scapula, and sports physical therapy.


DPT, Physical Therapy (2007), Virginia Commonwealth University

MSPT, Physical Therapy (2001), Virginia Commonwealth University

BS, Kinesiology (1998), College of William and Mary

Key professional service activities

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