Philip A. Fabrizio

Philip A. Fabrizio, Associate Professor
"Energetic, enlightening, and innovative anatomist, educator and physical therapist"

"Energetic, enlightening, and innovative anatomist, educator and physical therapist"

Anatomist and Physical Therapist with Certifications in Integrative Dry Needling, Ergonomic Assessment, and health and wellness experience.

I have a diverse background in healthcare and education having been involved in teaching and clinical practice for the past 30 years. I have been involved in the development and implementation of the anatomy curriculum and have designed novel teaching techniques, diverse cadaver laboratory methods, and innovative examination strategies that included threading clinical anatomy concepts through successive years of the program.

Throughout my career I have sought to promote student interest in anatomical research. Collaborations with students in the past 7 years have lead to, 5 peer reviewed manuscript publications, 16 poster presentations (national and local), 9 peer reviewed published abstracts and two multi media publications (MedEdPORTAL and HEAL).

Credentials: PT, DPT, MS, CIDN

Present - University of St. Augustine St. Augustine, FL - Doctor of Education, currently enrolled.

2008 - Marymount University, Arlington, VA- Doctor of Physical Therapy

1994-Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA- Master of Physical Therapy

1987-University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA-Master of Science - exercise physiology

1986- University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA-Bachelor of Science - exercise science

Fabrizio, P.,A., Topping, D., and Wolfe, K. (2017). Glenohumeral joint dissection: a new protocol. Anatomy, 11(1),37–41. doi:10.2399/ana.16.057.

Fabrizio, P.,A., Duncan, A.,E., and Proctor, B.(2017). Simultaneous iliacus and psoas muscle variations. International Journal of Anatomic Variation,10(2), 30-2.

Deems, C.,D., and Fabrizio, P.,A. (2015). A first-year DPT student’s perspectives on a cadaver with scoliosis. Journal of Student Physical Therapy Research, 8(3),85-91.

Waldner, A., Franklin, M., Monsrud, J., Bernath, D., Clemente, F.,R., and Fabrizio, P.,A. (2015). Effect of hip rotation stretch on piriformis tendon thickness: a diagnostic ultrasound study. Journal of Student Physical Therapy Research, 8(4),110-122.

Fabrizio, P.,A. (2014) Unusual fibularis (peroneus) muscle. Surgical & Radiologic Anatomy, 37(8), 997-999. doi:10.1007/s00276-014-1400-9.

Fabrizio, P.,A., and Clemente, F.,R. (2013). Anatomical structure and nerve branching pattern of the human infraspinatus muscle. Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies, 18, 228-232. doi:10.1016/j.jbmt.2013.11.016.

Fabrizio, P.,A. (2012). Oral anatomy laboratory examinations in a physical therapy program. Anatomical Sciences Education, 6, 271-276.

Fabrizio, P.,A. (2012). Unusual ligament of the scapula. International Journal of Anatomic Variation, 5, 54-55.

Fabrizio, P.,A., Deaton, S., Kwasny, J., Lamb, S., Pawlowski, N., and Stallfus. R. (2011). Overview of thoracic outlet syndrome. MedEdPORTAL. Available at:

Fabrizio, P.,A. (2009). Ergonomic intervention in the treatment of a patient with upper extremity and neck pain: A case report. Physical Therapy, 89(4),351-360.

Clemente, F.,R., Fabrizio, P.,A., and Shumaker, M. (2009). A novel approach to dissection of the knee. Anatomical Sciences Education, 2(1):41-46.

2016, Certified Integrative Dry Needling. Integrative Dry Needling Institute LLC 7051 Navajo Trail Solon, OH 44139 

2004, Certified Ergonomics Assessment Specialist - Back School of Atlanta.

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