Daryl Lawson


Dr. Lawson is a graduate of the physical therapy program at the University Of Southern California (MPT).  He received his undergraduate degree from Central Michigan University and his academic doctorate from Loma Linda University. Dr. Lawson’s dissertation was on chronic non-healing wounds in people with diabetes. He is currently an associate professor at Western Michigan University School of physical therapy.

Much of Dr. Lawson’s initial training in wound management began with his first clinical position out of USC. He continued splitting his time between wound management and orthopedics at clinical positions in North Carolina and Nevada. He practiced 12 years before beginning an academic doctorate at Loma Linda University.

Dr. Lawson joined the faculty at Elon University School of physical therapy education in 2008 and Western Michigan University in 2018 where he is currently employed. He is active in teaching wound management and research.

In 2012, Dr. Lawson was granted a sabbatical from Elon University to study Musculoskeletal Ultrasound (MSK US). His training was with a sports medicine fellowship in Greensboro, NC. Besides using MSK US imaging for orthopedics, Dr. Lawson began the idea of using this tool for wound management. He is currently sitting for board certification for MSK US imaging with the intent to use this tool clinically, research and teach his colleagues/students in wound management.

Dr. Lawson has published 23 articles in peer reviewed journals, a US patent titled granted in 2019 titled “
DEVICES, METHODS, AND SYSTEMS FOR THE TREATMENT AND/OR MONITORING OF DAMAGED TISSUE”. His ultimate enjoyment comes from research, clinic and all the great students.