Module 1 - Spine:
Due to COVID-19 this module will not be offered in 2020.
We will offer Module 2: Upper Quarter (beginning January 2021) and Module 3: Lower Quarter (beginning March 2021).
Registration for Modules 2 and 3 will open during the fall of 2020. Please email us with any questions.
Intermediate-Level Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Course Faculty
- Keshrie Naidoo, PT, DPT, MS, OCS
- Joel Fallano, DPT, MS, OCS
- Marisa Giangrasso, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS
- Annie Squires, MSPT, OCS
- Reg Wilcox, DPT, MS, OCS
- Emmanuel Yung, PT, DPT, OCS, MA, FAAOMPT
Keshrie Naidoo, PT, DPT, MS, OCS
Dr. Keshrie Naidoo is an instructor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the MGH Institute of Health Professions and Coordinator of the Clinical Residency in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy. She has taught in the graduate programs at the Institute as a lab instructor, facilitator, and term lecturer since 2002.
Keshrie did her professional preparation in physical therapy as an undergraduate at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. She completed her MS, with an orthopedic specialization, and transitional DPT at the MGH Institute.
She is a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and a Certified Clinical Instructor. Keshrie has more than 16 years of clinical experience, most recently as a Clinical Manager and Senior Physical Therapist at Bay State Physical Therapy, where she continues her clinical practice.
Dr. Fallano graduated from Northeastern University with a bachelor of science in physical therapy in 1997. In 2004, he received his doctorate in physical therapy, and in 2006 his advanced masters of science in physical therapy with a specialization in orthopedics from MGH Institute of Health Professions.
He is a board-certified orthopedic clinical specialist through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS).
Joel began his career working as a staff physical therapist at Brockton Hospital focusing mainly on outpatient orthopedic care. In 2001, he began working at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in their outpatient department as a senior physical therapist and was promoted to clinical specialist in 2006.
There he belonged to several committees promoting research within the department and helped to establish the groundwork for their Standards of Care. Joel is currently a term lecturer and lab instructor at MGH Institute of Health Professions and in 2010 received their Outstanding Clinical Educator award.
He has lectured on both a regional and national level on a variety of orthopedic topics. His areas of interest include evaluating and treating orthopedic conditions of both the upper and lower extremities. Joel enjoys mentoring physical therapy students and interns in the clinic and is a certified advanced clinical instructor through the American Physical Therapy Association.
Dr. Giangrasso is a Physical Therapist at Spaulding Outpatient Center in Framingham. She is also a Clinical Mentor for the MGH Institute Clinical Residency in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy and a Term Lecturer for numerous courses for MGH IHP DPT program.
Marisa received her Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Science, a minor in Psychology, and concentration in Inter-professional education in 2012 at Saint Louis University in Saint Louis, Missouri. She received Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2014 at Saint Louis University as well. She graduated from the Clinical Residency in Orthopaedic PT through MGH IHP in 2015 and became a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist following graduation in 2016.
She specializes in the treatment of variety of orthopedic diagnoses including performing artists, dancers, runners, and other sports related injuries. She is involved in the Dance Medicine Program at Spaulding and enjoys getting involved with the community to prevent and assist performing artists throughout their recreational and professional careers.
Annie graduated from University of Connecticut with her Master’s in Physical Therapy in 2008 and is working towards her transitional DPT through Northeastern University.
After graduating she worked in acute inpatient rehabilitation treating patients post-stroke, brain injury, and with cardiopulmonary and movement disorders. She then transitioned into an outpatient orthopedic Spine Center program affiliated with New England Baptist.
She completed the MGH Institute Clinical Residency in Orthopaedic PT in 2014 and became a board certified clinical specialist in Orthopaedics in 2015.
She has been a lab instructor for a number of courses in both the Master’s and entry-level DPT programs at the Institute, as well as for this course in 2014-2015. She is currently a fellow in the regional movement science fellowship through Washington University at St. Louis. She mentors the orthopaedic residents and enjoys treating both orthopaedic and neurological clients at Spaulding Outpatient Center in Framingham.
Reg completed his B.S. in physical therapy at the University of Vermont, his transitional DPT degree from the MGH Institute of Health and his advanced MS degree from MGH Institute of Health Professions. He obtained board certification from ABPTS in Orthopedics in 2006, and recertified in 2015.
He is the former Education Chair of the American Society of Shoulder and Elbow Therapists and serves as an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at MGH Institute of Health Professions. He has held various clinical physical therapy positions in the past at Deaconess Hospital (Boston, MA), Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center-West Campus (Boston, MA) and Brockton Hospital (Brockton, MA). He has been a in a leadership position in the Department of Rehabilitation Services at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA since 2001.
His focus of clinical work is related to shoulder dysfunction and the postoperative management of patients having undergone shoulder procedures. He was the lead author of Wilcox RB, Arslanian LE, Millett PJ. Rehabilitation Following Total Shoulder Arthroplasty. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2005; 35 (12): 821-836, which was awarded the George J. Davies - James A. Gould Excellence in Clinical Inquiry Award by the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy.
He was the senior author on Boudreau S. Boudreau E. Higgins LD. Wilcox RB. Rehabilitation following Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2007, 37(12): 735-744 as well as Thigpen CA. Shaffer MA. Gaunt BW. Leggin BG. Williams GR. Wilcox RB. American Society of Shoulder and Elbow Therapists' (ASSET) Consensus Statement on Rehabilitation following Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. 2016: 25, 521-535. His other published work has focused on rehabilitation of the shoulder and the use of diagnostic imaging in physical therapy practice.
Dr. Yung is Assistant Clinical Professor at Sacred Heart University in Connecticut. He also taught musculoskeletal physical therapy at Azusa Pacific University DPT program as an Adjunct Faculty.
He was also Site Director and Clinical Faculty of the Orthopaedic PT Residency Program at Kaiser Permanente in West Los Angeles, California where he mentored Orthopaedic PT residents for 10 years and guest lectured yearly to over 25 residents of 9 Kaiser Permanente and 5 other Southern California Orthopaedic PT Residency Programs (these programs include Cedars-Sinai, Healthcare Partners, Casa Colina, Fortanasce and Associates, and Glendale Adventist).
Dr. Yung has more than 25 years of experience, 20 years of these are in musculoskeletal physical therapy including previous stints at the former: Professional Sports Care in Pasadena, California then co-owned by Byron Hansen (current New York Giants Football Team Coordinator of Rehabilitation); Columbia-Presbyterian Center for Sports Medicine in Upper East Side Manhattan, New York; and PT Clinic inside The Sports Club/LA in Los Angeles, California.
At Kaiser, he was also the Coordinator for Clinical Education of physical therapy students from 8 Southern California PT schools (including University of Southern California, Azusa Pacific University, Mount Saint Mary’s College, Loma Linda University, California State University Long Beach, California State University Northridge, Western University, Chapman University and University of Saint Augustine).