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Michael L. Caruso, PT

Academic Title:

Instructor (Adjunct Faculty I)

Primary Appointment:

Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science

Education and Training

EDUCATION:

1971 BS, Business Administration, University of Dayton, Ohio

1981 BS, Physical Therapy Program, Magna Cum Laude, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia

POST GRADUATE EDUCATION:

1998 - 2008  Board Certified Clinical Specialist, Orthopedic PhYSical Therapist (OCS)

2000  Fellowship Residency: Gulf Coast Graduate Physical Therapy, Institute, D'Iberville, MisSissippi

2001  Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Physical Therapist

2011  Lifetime Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Physical Therapists

LICENSE:

Active     Maryland Board of Physical Therapy, Maryland Workers Compensation Commission Registered since 1982

Inactive  Mississippi, Physical Therapy, 1999-2001; North Carolina, Physical Therapy, 1999-2001

Research/Clinical Keywords

Physical Therapy/Orthopedic/Back Pain

Highlighted Publications

PUBLICATIONS:

1994 Development of Clinical Standards in Industrial Rehabilitation Co-author, JOSPT. vol 19, no 5

1998 Evaluation and Management of Acute Low Back Pain In Adults, Contributor, Health Care Access and Cost Commission for the State of Maryland

Additional Publication Citations

PRESENTATIONS:

1988 National Association of Rehabilitation Agencies Fall Convention - Non-Medicare Documentation, Current Trends and Requirements for Chart Review, Huston Texas

1989 Back Testing in Industry Using the Kin-Com Dynamometer, Kin-Com Users Meeting, Fort Lauderdale Florida

1989 Back Testing in Industry Using the Kin-Com Dynamometer, Back Testing Symposium, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1995 Industrial Tools for the Fast Track to Recovery, Rehability Center, Baltimore, Maryland

1996 Physical Therapy Evaluation and Treatment of the Injured Worker, Maryland Workers Compensation Educational Association Conference, Baltimore Maryland

1996 Symposium: Improving the System: Creative Physical Therapy Solutions, Joint Task Force on Injured Workers Rehabilitation Conference, Baltimore Maryland

1997 Ergonomics: Working Safely at Leaseway-Penski Co., Baltimore Maryland

1997 Symptom Magnification Identification and Treatment of the Injured Worker, Intercorp., Baltimore Maryland

1994 Functional Capacity Evaluation: Recommendations That Work for You, Rehability Center Presentation for Case Managers, Baltimore, Maryland

1998 Ergonomics and Analyzing the Job: for Case Managers, Baltimore Maryland

2000 Workers' Compensation: Return to Work, MICPEL, Baltimore Maryland

2000 Objectifying Pain Behaviors, CARPS: Pain Management Seminar, Columbia, Maryland

2001 CARPS Legislative Update before the Environmental Matters, Committee of the Maryland Legislature, Chairman M. Bush, Annapolis, Maryland

2001 Ergonomics: Stressors and Solutions: MD Workers' Compensation Educational Association Annual Conference, Baltimore, Maryland

2002 CARPS Learn to Care for Your Spine, Baltimore, Maryland

2004 The Physical Therapy Management of Low Back Pain, M. Hayes and Associates, Lutherville, Maryland

2004 The Physical Therapy Management of Low Back Pain CorVel Corporation, Timonium, Maryland

2005 The Physical Therapy Management of Chronic Pain and Movement Impairments Sinai Hospital Annual Conference Series, Baltimore, Maryland

2005 Managing of the Difficult Patient, Joint Task Force on Injured Workers Rehabilitation, The Physical Therapy Management of Low Back Pain

2005 BGE - Constellation Energy Group - Field Workers, Spine Care Training, seven safety meeting presentations, The Physical Therapy Management of Low Back Pain

2006 BGE - Constellation Energy Group - Field Workers, Spine Care Training, seven safety meeting presentations, Glen Burnie,  Maryland

2006 Howard County Public Schools Custodial Workers, Training Program "Body Care and Tune-Up Workshop", Columbia, Maryland

2007 Howard County Public Schools Custodial Workers, Training Program "Body Care and Tune-Up Workshop", Columbia, Maryland

2008 Healthcare Ethics in Rehabilitation, M.Hayes and Associates, Timonium, Maryland

2008 The Biopsychosocial Model - what is it and why we need it, Joint Task Force on Injured Workers Rehabilitation, Baltimore, Maryland

2009 Functional Capacity Evaluation: the Evidence for Usefulness, MICPEL, Columbia, Maryland

2009 Workers Compensation Update: Physical Therapy and the Prevention of Work Related Disability, Lorman Education Seminar #382352, Timonium, Maryland

2010 Howard County Public Schools Custodial Supervisor Training Program "Movement and Function", Columbia, Maryland

2010 University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science, Baltimore, MD, Assessment and Interventions in non-acute pain, (5 hours lecture and lab)

2011 University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science, Baltimore, MD, Assessment and Interventions in non-acute pain (5 hours lecture and lab)

2011 Maryland Joint Task Force on Rehabilitation of the Injured Worker, Tips and Tricks for Common Ortho Problems, Lithicum Maryland

2012 University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science, Baltimore, MD, Assessment and Interventions in non-acute pain, (5 hours lecture and lab)

2012 Workers Compensation Update: Functional Capacity Evaluations, Lorman Educational Seminar Timonium Maryland

Awards and Affiliations

AWARDS:

1995 Clinician of the Year, Onsite Clinical Manager, Rehability Corporation, Region II

1998 Henry O. and Florence P. Kendall Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Physical Therapy Profession for the State of Maryland

1999 Governor's Citation - The State of Maryland for Contribution as a member of the Technical Work Group On Acute Low Back Pain in Adults

Professional Activity

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY:

1981 - Present American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

1987 - Present   Orthopedic Section, APTA

1984-1987   Central District, Maryland Chapter APTA, Secretary

1988-1993   Maryland Chapter APTA, Board of Directors

1988-1994   Quality Assurance Sub~Committee of the Maryland Chapter APTA, Chairman

1992    Kendall Award Committee, Maryland APTA, Chairman

1993-1995, 1999    Kendall Award Committee, Member

1993-2003     Workers' Compensation Group of the Reimbursement Com, Maryland Chapter APTA, Co-Chairman

1997-Present   American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual PhYSical Therapists

1997-2000 NARPPS National Association of Rehab. Professionals In the Private Sector

1996-Present Maryland Joint Task Force on Rehabilitation of the Injured Worker, Co-Chairman (2009-2012)

1999-2001   McKenzie Institute USA

2001-2004   OIPRS Occupational Injury Prevention Rehabilitation Society

2008-2012    Workers Compensation Research Institute,  Maryland Advisory Board