Michael Masaracchio

Dr. Michael Masaracchio

Associate Professor and Chairperson, Long Island University - Brooklyn Campus

<p>&lt;p&gt;&amp;lt;p&amp;gt;&amp;lt;strong&amp;gt;Michael Masaracchio, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS, FAAOMPT&amp;lt;/strong&amp;gt; has been a practicing physical therapist for 20 years. He is currently the Chair and Associate Professor at Long Island University&amp;amp;rsquo;s Department of Physical Therapy. In addition, Dr. Masaracchio serves as the Director of the Gross Anatomy Lab. Recently, Dr. Masaracchio has been elected Co-Chair for the IPE SHP Task Force. Clinically, Dr. Masaracchio is the clinical director at Masefield and Cavallaro Physical Therapy, where he specializes in the examination and treatment of orthopedic and sports related pathologies. There he coordinates the student program and has served as a mentor for physical therapists completing orthopedic residency and manual therapy fellowship programs. He is a board certified orthopedic clinical specialist from the American Physical Therapy Specialization Council and served on the Specialization Academy of Content Experts for the sports physical therapy examination from 2013-2016. He completed his Fellowship in Manual Therapy at Regis University in 2013 and is a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists. Dr. Masaracchio served as the Brooklyn/Staten Island Chapter Director for the NYPTA from 2014-2018. He is currently the Program Chair for the NYPTA and serves on the Strategic Planning Committee and Practice Act Task Force. Dr. Masaracchio has published 23 peer-reviewed articles, a textbook, and a book chapter. He has presented at local, national, and international conferences on the examination and treatment of various orthopedic and sports related pathologies, as well as certain areas of health services research related to costs of care. Dr. Masaracchio and his colleagues have received grant funding of $300,000 from the NYPTA to study the &amp;amp;ldquo;Timing and Sequencing of Physical Therapy on the Overall Costs of Care in New York State&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&lt;/p&gt;</p>

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