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Michael Clarke PT, DPT

Assistant Professor, Clinic Director- Meridian

Office: Meridian Health Science Center 547




  • BS in Human Movement Science, Utah State University, Logan, UT (2012)
  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, Provo, UT (2015)
  • Orthopaedic Residency Program, Evidence in Motion, Georgetown, TX, (2016)
  • Fellowship in Orthopaedic and Manual Physical Therapy, Bellin College, Green Bay, Wisconsin (2019)


  • Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy (2017 - Current)
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (2019 - Current)

Research Areas of Interest:

Post professional training and the influences on patient outcomes, enhancing clinical education to improve upon the transition from the classroom to the clinical setting, better understanding the general public’s perception of the physical therapy profession.

Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Clarke joined Idaho State University’s Physical Therapy Program in 2021 as a full-time professor and clinic director for the Meridian ISU therapy clinic. He has been teaching orthopedic and musculoskeletal courses for the ISU program as an adjunct faculty since 2019, and will continue to teach within these courses. He will also be assisting with teaching the basic physical therapy examination skill set.

Prior to joining the program, Dr. Clarke completed his undergraduate work at Utah State University. He then earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. Immediately following graduation, he enrolled within an orthopaedic residency program to further his understanding and expertise in the field of orthopedics. Post residency training he moved to Idaho where he worked within St. Luke’s Rehabilitation for 4 years, and during this time completed a Fellowship in Orthopaedics and Manual Physical Therapy and was awarded Fellowship status by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists in 2019. While at St. Luke’s, he played an integral role in educating within the Spine and Wellness Program, while also provided continuing education opportunities within the organization. He now currently serves as a fellow mentor leader within Bellin College’s Fellowship Program.

 Personal Interests/Hobbies:

  • Outdoor Activities: Hiking, Snowboarding, Fishing
  • Fitness and Running
  • Spending Time with Family

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