Joe Belding, PT, PRC, earned his BS in Physical Therapy from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1975. Joe also has a 30 year history in Martial Arts, and has studied Tae Kwon Do, T’ai Chi Ch’uan and Chi Gong. He integrates the non-traumatic movement principles from these disciplines into his therapeutic exercise programs.
Joe has studied and utilizes a multitude of specialized manual techniques including joint mobilization, Connective Tissue Massage, and Counterstrain, a release of tension patterns through positioning.
Joe began studying Postural Restoration in 2005. Postural Restoration is a series of manual techniques and highly specific exercises that are extremely effective at relieving pain throughout the body, restoring mobility and improving health. Joe has attended basic and advanced classes in Postural Restoration since 2005, and became a Postural Restoration Certified therapist in 2008.
Joe has worked in various settings, including Lennox Baker Children’s Hospital, Duke University Medical Center, and Durham County General Hospital, MedVisit Inc., Interim Home Health Agency, and Carolina Handand Occupational Therapy. He joined Advance Physical Therapy in 2003.
Joe was a member of the Joint Mobilization Study Group at Duke University Medical Center in 1978, and a founding member of the Triangle Orthopedic Study Group in 1988. He was an instructor for Clinical Applicationsof Electrical Modalities for Duke University Physical Therapy students from 1980 to 1984, and the instructor (adjunct faculty) to the Duke University Physical Therapy students in Massage and Manual Therapy in 1989. He was an instructor for THE BACK SCHOOL at Durham County General Hospital from 1986 to 1992, and the author of BODY MECHANICS: A GUIDE FOR LIVING, an instructional booklet for clients of THE BACK SCHOOL. He developed a Functional Capacity Evaluation and Work Hardening program for Durham County General Hospital from 1986 to 1992, and was an exercise consultant for the Person Memorial Cardiac Rehabilitation program from 2001 to 2003.