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Noel Goodstadt, PT, DPT

Contact Information

  • 267.359.5553
  • 267.359.5576 F
  • Health Sciences Building, Room 11W51

Noel Goodstadt

PT, DPT, Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Clinical Professor, Director of Residency Programs, Director of Human Gross Anatomy

Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences Department

Noel Goodstadt, PT, has been a physical therapist for over 20 years, earning his MPT from MCP-Hahnemann University and transitional DPT from Temple University. In 2002, he earned his Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist Certification. He has been a faculty member at the University of Delaware for seven years prior to joining Drexel University, where he is an associate clinical professor. At both Universities, Goodstadt has had a leadership role in residency education and clinical care. He is founder and director of Drexel University’s first residency in Physical Therapy, starting the Drexel University Orthopaedic Residency in 2013 and graduating 100% of all residents who have all gone on to pass the Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist examination during their first attempt. In 2019, he helped develop and earn accreditation for the Good Shepherd Drexel University Pediatric Residency as the director of the Didactic Curriculum. He has presented at the national and international levels on the care of individuals with musculoskeletal disorders.

Currently, he teaches in the musculoskeletal components of the professional DPT curricula, both residency programs, is the director of the anatomy lab and treats patients part-time at the Drexel Recreation Center. His research interest has moved into product development and return to sport testing for patients who have undergone ACL reconstruction. Goodstadt is a board member of the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE) and is the ABPTRFE representative to the Education Leadership Partnership.

Academic Distinctions

Alpha Eta Society Elected Member, Drexel University Chapter, 2012

Director of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency

Director of the Human Gross Anatomy Lab

Promoted to associate clinical professor 2013

Board member of the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency & Fellowship Education

Professional Society

American Physical Therapy Association

Selected Publications

Ebaugh D., Pollen T., Mohring J., Gerrity K., Goodstadt N., Finley M. (2018, June) Pectoralis minor muscle elongation and scapulothoracic motion do not differ in individuals with short versus typical resting pectoralis minor muscle length: a cross-sectional study. The Brazillian Journal of Physical Therapy

Ebaugh D., Finley M., Goodstadt N. (2017, July) Resting pectoralis minor muscle length: An accurate way to determine if the muscle is shortened? J Hand Ther.

Finley M., Goodstadt N., Soler D., Somerville K., Friedman Z., & Ebaugh D. (2017, May-June) Reliability and validity of a novel technique for active and passive pectoralis minor muscle length measures. The Brazillian Journal of Physical Therapy; 21(3): 212-218.

Goodstadt N., Hunter-Giordano A., Axe M.J., Snyder-Mackler L. (2013, April) “Functional Testing to Determine Readiness to Discontinue Brace Use, One Year after ACL Reconstruction.” International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy; 8(2):91-96.

Grant participation:

Coulter-Drexel Translational Research Partnership. Portable Adaptable Strength Testing Device. Funded, July 2016-September 2017$100,000

ExCITe Center, Drexel University. Portable Adaptable Strength Testing Device. Funded, July 2015-July 2016$5000

Research Interests

Product development to improve strength, well-being, and function

Return to sport testing post ACL Reconstruction

Doctor of Physical Therapy
Temple University
Philadelphia, PA
December 2007

Masters of Physical Therapy
MCP-Hahnemann University
Philadelphia, PA
May 1997

Bachelor of Science in Exercise & Sport Science
The Pennsylvania State University
State College, PA
December 1991