PHILIP A. FABRIZIO, PT, DPT, MS, CIDN
Department of Physical Therapy
Associate Professor of Physical Therapy


Philip Fabrizio, PT, DPT, MS, CIDN

Contact

Email: philipfa@pcom.edu
Office: 770-682-2307

Dr. Fabrizio is an associate professor in the Department of Physical Therapy. He joined the faculty at Georgia Campus - Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in April 2018.

Dr. Fabrizio has a diverse background in healthcare and education spanning 30 years. He has clinical experience in wellness, orthopedics, ergonomics and dry needling. He has teaching experience in gross, clinical, and applied anatomy.

His research interests include anatomic studies to examine anatomic structure, function, innervation patterns and variations, as well as the scholarship of teaching and learning in anatomy education and student experiences. Research projects often stem from student driven inquiries and he promotes and encourages students to take the lead in answering their own questions through the research process.

Dr. Fabrizio is a Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist (CEAS) and Certified in Integrative Dry Needling (CIDN).

  • Education

    • Doctor of Physical Therapy, Marymount University, 2008
    • Master of Physical Therapy, Duquesne University, 1994
    • Master of Science, Exercise Physiology, University of Pittsburgh, 1987
  • Courses

    • Clinical Anatomy for Physical Therapists
    • Clinical Exercise Science and Wellness
    • Clinical Neuroscience I
  • Research

    Research interests include anatomic studies to examine anatomic structure, function, innervation patterns and variations, as well as the scholarship of teaching and learning in anatomy education and student experiences in anatomy education.

  • Awards

    • American Association of Anatomists-Anatomy Laboratory Collaboration Visiting Scholarship Program, 2012
    • Research Award, Physical Therapy Association of Georgia, 2011
  • Publications

    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: www.mededportal.org/publication/8225

    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.

  • Memberships

    • American Association of Clinical Anatomists
    • American Physical Therapy Association
    • American Association of Anatomists