James Odenthal is a native of Nelsonville, Ohio. He is entering his 12th year at Ohio University and the Division of Physical Therapy in the College of Health Sciences and Professions.
Odenthal returned to the Ohio Sports Medicine team in 2016, after serving as clinic director for Ohio University Therapy Associates clinic at Ohio University’s Hudson Health Center for 9 yrs. He previously spent time with the sports medicine staff from 2006-08.
James is a board certified orthopedic clinical specialist (OCS). He has also completed advanced residency training in orthopedic manual therapy, receiving a Doctor of Manual Therapy designation from the Ola Grimsby Institute, Bellvue, WA. He specializes in orthopedic care for the extremities and spine as well as post-operative rehabilitation of OHIO athletes. James works closely with Athletic Trainers and Team Physicians as part of the OHIO Sports Medicine Staff.
Odenthal earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), from Ohio University in 2006. Prior to that, James completed a Bachelor’s of Science in Sports Science (Exercise Physiology) from OHIO in 2003.
In addition to working with OHIO athletics, James serves as an assistant clinical faculty member and Director of Residency Programs in the Ohio University Division of Physical Therapy. When not working, James enjoys spending time with his wife Maggie and two children Will and Abbie.