BOSTON - Charlestown resident David M. Selkowitz, PT, PhD, OCS, DAAPM, has joined MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston as an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences.
Dr. Selkowitz has been in orthopedic
out-patient physical therapy clinical practice for over 30 years and on
academic faculty for over 20 years. His expertise is in evaluation and
management of musculoskeletal dysfunction, orthopedic manual therapy and
exercise, clinical reasoning, thrust joint manipulation, electrotherapy, and
research design and critical analysis.
Prior to joining the Institute, Dr. Selkowitz taught courses in entry-level PT programs as well as continuing education courses. He has been a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist for over 20 years, and is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Pain Management.
Dr. Selkowitz has been a research fellow in the Jacquelin Perry Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Research Lab at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, for the past nine years. He has delivered numerous presentations at professional conferences and workshops on the state, national, and international levels, and has published articles in peer-reviewed journals.
Dr. Selkowitz earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology from State University of New
York at Buffalo in New York, a Master of Science degree in Physical
Therapy from Sargent College–Boston University in Massachusetts, and a PhD in
Kinesiology from The Union Institute in Cincinnati, Ohio.
MGH Institute of Health Professions, founded by
Massachusetts General Hospital in 1977, is the only degree-granting affiliate
of the renowned Partners HealthCare. A progressive leader in developing comprehensive
models of health professions education, the MGH Institute prepares advanced
practice professionals in the fields of communication sciences and disorders,
nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, health professions education, and
rehabilitation sciences through a distinctive combination of academic study,
clinical practice, and research. Close to 1,300 students are enrolled in
graduate level and certificate programs, with an increasing number of courses
available online. The MGH Institute is accredited by the New England
Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).