Michael Bourassa
IHL Role:
Continuing Education Course Instructor

Dr. Bourassa is a Clinical Assistant Professor and Residency Program Director for East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, TN. His primary responsibilities include Residency program development/management and teaching within the musculoskeletal, therapeutic exercise and biomechanics content at ETSU. In addition to those roles, he continues to practice locally specializing in Orthopaedic conditions. He is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association, TN Physical Therapy Association, Orthopaedic Section of the APTA and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists.

Education & Training:

Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship Program
Brooks Rehabilitation/University of North Florida

Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency Program
Brooks Rehabilitation/University of North Florida

Doctor of Physical Therapy
Elon University

Bachelor in Exercise Physiology
California State University

Areas of Interest:

Orthopaedics Physical Therapy
Manual Therapy
Exercise Dosing and Prescription

Academic & Professional Activities:

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

Published Abstracts of Peer Reviewed Presentations:

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

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, 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.

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.

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