Meet Dr. Joshua Cole, DC, CCSP

 Dr. Joshua Cole, DC, CCSP

Dr. Joshua Cole, DC, CCSP

Dr. Joshua Cole’s interest in sports and fitness began at an early age on the soccer field and around the track. His love for sports was evident both as a participant and fan. In the classroom, his interest in science led him to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and chemistry at Liberty University.

Upon graduation, his decision to concentrate on his two great interests, sports and medicine, led him to enroll at New York Chiropractic College (NYCC) to become a chiropractic doctor. 

Hands-On Learning
As part of his chiropractic studies, Dr. Cole gained hands-on insight through a variety of internship settings that included a hospital, neighborhood clinic, Veteran's Administration Outpatient Clinic. Each assignment brought its own learning opportunities, challenges and rewards as he provided care and healing to patients suffering from ailments that included pregnancy-related issues, immobilizing injuries, chronic pain, Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, and Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome. Dr. Cole also participated in sports club which provided specialized training in the management of sports injuries and included many opportunities for post-race work with athletes at large regional racing events.

Experience in Sports Medicine
Upon earning his Doctorate of Chiropractic from NYCC, Dr. Cole immediately joined the energetic chiropractic and physical therapy team at Haymarket Physical Therapy and Chiropractic (HPTC) in Gainesville, VA. At HPTC, Dr. Cole worked with patients ranging from professional athletes to office workers. Given its special focus on sports medicine, Dr. Cole was involved in opening the practice’s satellite clinic at the Freedom Aquatic and Fitness Center in Manassas, VA in 2011.

Dr. Cole is a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP) and has American Red Cross certification in CPR/AED and Standard First Aid. He has also completed continual development courses in FAST Stick, Nimmo, Diabetiology, Advanced Clinical Neurology, Women’s Health Care Issues, Sports Module 1 & 2, Health Promotion and Wellness, Clinical Pediatric Chiropractic Care, Graston Technique, Coding, Billing and Documentation, Ergonomics, Treating the Golfing Patient Population, and Myofascial Technique.

Dr. Cole puts his extensive knowledge in sports medicine to work serving as a Team Physician for several competitive area teams, including Jeremy Linn’s NCAP elite swim group, former Haymarket Senators baseball team, and Tae Kwon Do (Arlene Limas – Team Power Kix).

Virginia Soccer Health & Injury Advisor
In 2013, Dr. Cole was named the Soccer Health and Injury Advisor for the Virginia Soccer Association (VSA), an organization serving 3,500 athletes in Prince William County. As advisor, Dr. Cole reviews concussion testing options, manages a partnership with Prince William Hospital to provide first aid kits, and conducts seminars on injury prevention, and VSA coach training sessions. He also maintains the “Ask the Doc” section of the VSA website as a resource for parents of youth soccer players. 

Featured Speaker and Instructor
Dr. Cole has served as a featured speaker on topics, including injury prevention, proper stretching techniques to benefit the musculoskeletal system, and Tempromandibular Joint Dysfunction: Rehabilitation for the Dental Professional. Dr. Cole also provides special clinics at The Running Store in Gainesville.

Dr. Cole is an adjunct instructor at New York Chiropractic College and an Affiliated Clinical Instructor at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA working with the school’s Athletic Training Department. He is affiliated with the American Chiropractic Association and the American College of Sports Medicine.

Meet Stephanie Clinger, ATC, CSCS

Stephanie Clinger is an Athletic Trainer (ATC) and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) who brings a decade of experience in rehabilitation and reconditioning Division 1-A college athletes at The United States Military Academy at West Point, The University of Connecticut, and Villanova University.  She has experience working with a variety of athletic teams, including basketball, soccer, softball, track and field, cross country, football, rowing, gymnastics, tennis, field hockey, and swimming and diving. 

Stephanie has been working professionally since 2002 earning a B.S. in Athletic Training from West Chester University (West Chester, PA), and a M.S. in Allied Health from the University of Connecticut (Storrs, CT) in 2004.  She is an American Red Cross CPR/AED Instructor and a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, as well as the Virginia Athletic Trainers’ Association. 

Highly proficient in soft tissue mobilization techniques learned through continuing education, Stephanie and has the ability to work with people of all ages and fitness levels.  She currently resides with her husband and two children in Stafford, VA.


To make an appointment with Cole Sports Chiropractic & Rehab, please call at (540) 242-4489 or contact us via email. 

Awards pictured below earned at previous practice where Dr. Cole practiced and managed.