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Department of Physical Therapy

College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences

Michael Bourassa, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
Michael Bourassa

Michael  Bourassa, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Clinical Residency Coordinator & Assistant Professor
Contact:
423-439-8787 /
Building 2, Quillen College of Medicine / Veteran Affairs

Board Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist

Fellow American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists


ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

Clinical Residency Coordinator
East Tennessee State University and Mountain Home VA Orthopaedic
Physical Therapy Residency
Johnson City, TN
2016-Current

Clinical Assistant Professor
East Tennessee State University Physical Therapy Doctoral Program
Johnson City, TN
2016-Current

Adjunct Faculty
Brooks Institute for Higher Learning
Jacksonville FL
2014-Current

Adjunct Faculty
University of North Florida Physical Therapy Doctoral Program
Jacksonville, FL
2014-2016

COURSES TAUGHT

Biomechanics
Musculoskeletal I
Musculoskeletal II
Basic Skills III (Therapeutic Exercise)
Clinical Correlates I
Clinical Correlates II

EDUCATION

Brooks/UNF Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Program
Jacksonville, FL
2013-2014

Brooks/UNF Orthopaedic Residency Program
Jacksonville, FL
2012-2013

Elon University
Elon, NC
2008-2010
Degrees: Doctorate of Physical Therapy

California State University, Chico
Chico, CA
2003-2007
Degrees: Bachelor of Science, Exercise Physiology

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Physical Therapist
Brooks Rehabilitation: Ponte Vedra Clinic, Florida
2014-2016

Physical Therapist
Brooks Rehabilitation: Northside Clinic, Florida
2012-2014

Physical Therapist
Kernodle Clinic, North Carolina
2011-2012

PRN Physical Therapist
Liberty Commons Skilled Nursing Facility, North Carolina
2011-2012

ABSTRACTS

Autry A, Bourassa M, Carpenter G. The use of Manual Therapy Techniques and a Supervised Exercise Program in the Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis: A Case Report.
Physical Therapy Annual Conference Abstracts. 2011 p183-RR.

Bourassa M, Rowe R, Osborne R, Beneciuk J. Physical Therapy Diagnosis and Management of a Patient with Thoracolumbar Joint Syndrome
Journal of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy. 2015, 45:1 A80.

Bourassa M, Rowe R, Beneciuk J. Utilization of Manual Therapy Techniques in the Management of Cervical and Thoracic pain during Pregnancy
The Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy. 2014, PO #23

Bourassa M, Beneciuk J, Osborne R. Utilization of a Home Exercise Program in the Management of a Peripheral Nerve Injury after Cervical Lipoma Surgery
Journal of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy. 2014, 44:1 A108

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

Andrews A, Chinworth S, Bourassa M, Gavin M, Benton D, Tanner S. Update of Distance and Velocity Requirements for Community Ambulation
Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy, 2010. 33:3 p128-134

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