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Dr. Schneider is a Full Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and has received multiple research grants from both the National Institutes of Health and the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute.  

He received his PhD in Rehabilitation Science from the University of Pittsburgh in 2008 and has authored over 100 peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Schneider practiced chiropractic for over 25 years before the transition into his current career as a fulltime academic researcher. 


Department of Physical Therapy


Doctor of Physical Therapy Residential and Hybrid Program

Representative Publications

Research Interests

Research Interests:

  • Comparing the effectiveness of non-surgical and non-pharmacological treatments for back and neck pain
  • Exploring the biomechanical mechanisms underlying spinal manipulation

Ongoing Projects:

  • Spinal Manipulation and Patient Self-Management to Prevent Back Pain Chronicity (PACBACK)