Dr. Michael Masaracchio has been a practicing physical therapist for over 10 years. He is currently an Associate Professor and Director of the Anatomy Lab at Long Island University’s Department of Physical Therapy. Clinically, Dr. Masaracchio is the senior staff physical therapist at Masefield Cavallaro Physical Therapy, where he specializes in the examination and treatment of orthopedic and sports related pathologies. He is board certified in orthopedics and sports from the American Physical Therapy Specialization Council and has recently been appointed to the Specialization Academy of Content Experts for the sports physical therapy examination.
Dr. Masaracchio has recently co-authored two articles. The first is entitled “The Use of Patellar Taping in the Management of a Medial Collateral Ligament Sprain: A Case Report” and was published in the North American Journal of Sports Physical Therapy in 2009. The second paper, entitled “Injuries in the Pediatric Athlete: Etiologies and Strategies for Prevention,” was published in Orthopedic Physical Therapy Practice in 2008. Currently, Dr. Masaracchio is co-authoring a book titled “Musculoskeletal Surface Palpation: A Clinical Guide, as well as his dissertation titled “Short-Term Combined Effects of Thoracic Spine Thrust Manipulation and Cervical Spine Non-Thrust Manipulation in Patients with Mechanical Neck Pain: A Randomized Clinical Trial.” Over the past 5 years, Dr. Masaracchio has presented at local and national conferences on the examination and treatment of various orthopedic and sports pathologies. He recently has begun his Fellowship in Manual Therapy from Regis University.