Joe Cassaro

Born and raised in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Dr. Joe Cassaro, PT, DPT,
CSCS, is a Doctor of Physical Therapy. He currently practices at Coastal
Orthopedics in St. Petersburg, Florida. Joe received his Bachelor of
Science in Exercise Science from Penn State University in 2016 and his
Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Misericordia University in Dallas,
Pennsylvania, in 2020. Joe has a special interest in working with sport-related injuries in youth athletes and has a passion for evidence-based
physical therapy practice. When not working as a rehab professional, Joe enjoys both coaching and performing functional fitness, cycling, and golf.

Articles by Joe Cassaro

Brace yourself – neck strength in combat sport.

in Acute injuries, Anatomy, Diagnose & Treat, Improve, Neck and back injuries, Pre-hab and post-surgical rehab, Strength

Concussions are nothing new in the world of contact sports, and for those who participate in combat sports, this is no exception. Joe Cassaro explores the role neck strengthening may play in concussion prevention and return to sports rehabilitation. Epidemiology Nearly 1 in 100 Americans sustain a concussion each year, with an incidence rate of... MORE

It’s all about intensity: maintaining training intensity can preserve...

in Improve, Power development, Pre-hab and post-surgical rehab, Prevent, Proprioception and balance, Speed development, Strength

Cessation in training, whether planned or unplanned, is a common occurrence in the life of all individuals, especially athletes, as it relates to the management of injuries or time spent off following a competition. Joe Cassaro explores ‘how much is enough?’ to maintain endurance and strength performance outcomes.  The cessation of training for four weeks... MORE

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