Joshua MuetzelMD

(814) 942-1166

Location: Altoona (Fairway Drive), DuBois

Specialty: Sports Medicine, Sports Concussion Management, Nonoperative Musculoskeletal Care

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Dr. Muetzel is a board-certified and fellowship-trained sports medicine physician, who additionally holds a Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine. His considerable training has made him a go-to doctor for athletes and highly active individuals of all ages looking for treatment of nonsurgical musculoskeletal and orthopedic injuries. In addition to specializing in nonsurgical musculoskeletal injuries and sports-related injuries, he also has expertise in sports concussion management. An important part of his approach to the management of injuries includes the improvement of health and fitness, as well as striving for the best approach in regards to the prevention of future injury. He works with his patients to assess the problem, break down the best treatment options that fit their needs on an individual level and deliver care to get his patients back to doing what he or she loves.

Dr. Muetzel is a member of the American Medical Society of Sports Medicine, American Academy of Family Physicians, and American Medical Association.  He is also a former soldier and Veteran of a Foreign War having served in Iraq for a year, earning a Defender of Freedom Commendation Award and the Army Service Award. He completed his residency in Johnstown, PA and was selected as Chief Resident in his final year of residency. After residency he earned a fellowship in Sports Medicine at UOC Altoona in Pennsylvania. He is a team physician for Hollidaysburg High School, Mount Aloysius College, and Altoona Curve minor league baseball team. In addition, he provides coverage for other local college and high school sports, as well as wrestling tournaments and professional wrestling events.

  • 2008 Bachelor of Science, Molecular Biology, Kent State University
  • 2010 Diploma in Higher Education in Medical Sciences, Northumbria University, England
  • 2014 Medical Degree, St. George’s University School of Medicine
  • 2015-2018 Family Medicine Residency, Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center; Chief Resident in 3rd year, Johnstown PA
  • 2018-2019 Fellowship, Sports Medicine fellowship UOC/CMMC, Altoona PA
  • Team Physician, Altoona Curve, AA minor league baseball affiliate of Pittsburgh Pirates
  • Team Physician, Mount Aloysius College Athletics
  • Team Physician, Hollidaysburg HS Athletics
  • Assistant Program Director, Sports Medicine Fellowship UOC
  • Defender of Freedom Commendation Award
  • Army Service Award
  • Undergraduate magna cum laude
  • Undergraduate National Honor Society
  • Dean’s list throughout undergraduate education
  • Selected as Chief Resident of Family Medicine Residency program, 2017-2018
  • American Board of Family medicine, 2018
  • Sports medicine Certification of Added Qualifications, 2019
  • Basic Life Support (BLS), American Heart Association
  • Upper Extremity diseases and pathologies, CMMC Family medicine residency program 2018
  • Foot and Ankle traumas and pathologies, CMMC Family medicine residency program 2019
  • Knee trauma and pathologies, CMMC Family medicine residency program 2019
  • Benefits of a Resident-led School Health Education Program, 2017-18
  • Knee dislocation due to football trauma; Common peroneal nerve tear in addition to MLKI, 2018-19
  • Sub-Investigator for a Phase 2 double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study to evaluate the efficacy, safety, tolerability, and pharmacokinetics of single intra-articular injections of an investigational product in patients with symptomatic osteoarthritis or adhesive capsulitis of the shoulder.
  • American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • American Medical Association
  • North American Spine Society (NASS)