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Michael Masaracchio, PT, PhD, DPT, OCS, SCS

Interim Chair and Associate Professor
Coordinator of the Anatomy Lab
2001 BS/MS Long Island University
2005 TDPT Creighton University
2011 PhD Nova Southeastern University


Board Certified in Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy from the American Physical Therapy Association



  • Masaracchio M, Frommer C. Musculoskeletal Surface Palpation: A Clinical Guide. Human Kinetics. In Press.

Journal Articles

  • Masaracchio M, Cleland J, Hellman M, Hagins M. Short-Term Combined Effects of Thoracic Spine Thrust Manipulation and Cervical Spine Non-Thrust Manipulation in Individuals with Mechanical Neck Pain: A RCT. Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 43(3), pp. 118-127.
  • Frommer, C., & Masaracchio, M.(2008). Injuries in the pediatric athlete: Etiologies and strategies for prevention. Orthopedic Physical Therapy Practice, 20(3), pp. 122-127.
  • Frommer, C., & Masaracchio M. (2009). The use of patella taping in the treatment of a patient with a medial collateral ligament sprain. North American Journal of Sports Physical Therapy, 4(2), pp. 60-69.