Joseph Muglia, PT, DPT, SFMA, C-PS

Joseph Muglia, PT, DPT, SFMA, C-PS

Physical & Hand Therapy

Triangle Region

Chapel Hill

Joseph (Joe) Muglia obtained his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Long Island University in 2016 and, ever since, has dedicated his practice to hands-on and high-level sports and orthopedic rehabilitation. Joe has spent the last seven years working with surgical and non-surgical orthopedic and neurological conditions. In his time as a physical therapist, he has received multiple specialty certifications including: The Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), Champion Performance Specialist (C-PS), the HSS Sports Safety Educator Certification.

Joe is a lifelong athlete and has experienced healthcare as both a patient and a provider. These experiences have led him to understand that there is no such thing as a one size fits all treatment, regardless of what our current healthcare system might try to suggest. Joe believes that to heal, we must acknowledge both the body and the person. He approaches each new client as a teammate- working together to create the path towards recovery and empowerment. Joe uses a holistic approach, blending traditional treatments, performance training, and a multitude of hands-on techniques such as cupping, dry needling, and myofascial release, to ensure his patients always reach their highest levels. Joe always keeps a patient first attitude and strives to make his treatment sessions safe, supportive, and inclusive for anyone who walks through his door. Joe’s ultimate goal is to assist his patients in regaining their power in order to lead their most independent and pain free lives.

When not by his treatment table Joe can be found practicing judo/jujitsu, CrossFit, or playing every intramural sport that he can. Joe is a musician and a lover of the outdoors – but most every night he can be found watching a Marvel show with his partner Sara and pup Loki. Joe gives back to his community by eating his way through as many small businesses as he can. Born and raised in the northeast Joe is excited to plant his roots and find his home here in North Carolina.


  • Long Island University – Brooklyn, NY | Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • Wagner College – Staten Island, NY | Bachelor of Arts

Specialties & Services

EmergeOrtho is full of wonderful doctors! They make sure they go over every little thing and explain stuff so that you understand. I have 4 different doctors here and have been pleased with them all.

Michelle M


They treat you with respect take the time to understand what your needs are and work toward that gold of fixing the problem. Very professional in everything they do I love going there for treatment can't say that about many healthcare systems. I recommend EmergeOrtho to everyone I see.

Ronnie W


A New Level Of Orthopedic Care Has Emerged

As our patient, you will benefit from a full range of orthopedic services, specialties and technologies, including physical and hand therapy, advanced imaging services, and urgent care walk-in services providing immediate diagnosis and treatment for urgent orthopedic conditions.