Scholar Bios

Federico Pozzi, PT, MA, PhD

Federico Pozzi, PT, MA, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Physical Therapy
University of Florida


Phone: 917-355-7130

Lead Mentor
K. Vandenborne, PhD, PT

Research Areas

Biomechanical and functional outcome of patients with different orthopaedic pathologies


  • 2015 University of Delaware PhD
  • 2010 New York University MA
  • 2006 Università Vita-Salute San Raffael BS

Current Research Funding

2017 The Charles D. and Mary A. Bauer Foundation ($25,000) Project title: Shoulder Tendon Health in Dental Hygienists. Principal Investigator: Lori Michener. Role: Co-Investigator. The purpose of the project is to determine the predictive validity of clinical and ultrasound measures for early detection of work-related shoulder pain.

2016 Career Development Grant ($50,000). Orthopaedic Section, American Physical Therapy Association Project title: Performance of shoulder muscles after a physical therapy intervention for patients with rotator cuff tears. Role: Principal Investigator. The purpose of this project is to assess the recovery of patients with full-thickness rotator cuff tears after a course of physical therapy and compare them to healthy controls without shoulder pain.

Recent Publications

Pozzi F, White DK, Snyder-Mackler L, Zeni J Jr. (2018) Restoring physical function after total knee arthroplasty: a cross sectional comparison of progressive strengthening vs. standard physical therapy. Physiotherapy Theory & Practice. [accepted]

Plummer HA, Pozzi F, Michener LA. (2018) Comparison of two trunk electromagnetic sensor placement methods during shoulder motion analysis. Journal of Biomechanics. [Epub]

Plummer H, Sum J, Pozzi F, Varghese R, Michener L. (2017) Observational Scapular Dyskinesis: Known- Groups Validity in Patients With and Without Shoulder Pain. Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy. 47(8), 530-537.

Abujaber S, Pozzi F, Zeni J. (2017) Influence of weight bearing visual feedback on movement symmetry during sit to stand task. Clinical Biomechanics. 8(6), 110-116.

Pozzi F, Seitz A, Plummer H, Chow K, Bashford G, Michener L. (2017) Supraspinatus tendon micromorphology in individuals with subacromial pain syndrome. Journal of Hand Therapy. 30(2), 214-220.

Pozzi F, Madara K, Zeni J. (2017) A six-week supervised exercise and educational intervention after total hip arthroplasty: a case series. International Journal of Sport Physical Therapy. 12(2), 258-268.

Pozzi F, Di Stasi S, Zeni J, Barrios J. (2017) Single-limb drop landing biomechanics in active individuals with and without a history of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a total support analysis. Clinical Biomechanics. 43(3), 28-33.

Pozzi F, Marmon A, Snyder-Mackler L, Zeni J. (2016) Total support moment during a step up and over task in subjects six months after total joint arthroplasty. Gait & Posture. 49(9), 41-46.

Adams D, Pozzi F, Carrol A, Rombach A, Zeni J. (2016) Validity and Reliability of a Commercial Fitness Watch for Measuring Running Dynamics. Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy. 46(6), 471-476.

Pozzi F, Moffat M, Gutierrez GM. (2015) Neuromuscular control during performance of a dynamic balance task in subjects with and without ankle instability. International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy. 10(4), 520-9.

Abujaber S, Marmon A, Pozzi F, Rubano J, Zeni J. (2015) Sit-To-Stand Biomechanics Before and After Total Hip Arthroplasty. Journal of Arthroplasty. 30(11), 2027-2033. Journal of Arthroplasty. 30(11), 2027-2033.

Zeni J, Pozzi F, Miller L, Rasis L. (2015) Relationship between physical impairments and movement patterns during gait in patients with end-stage hip osteoarthritis. Journal of Orthopedic Research, 33(3), 382-9.

Pozzi F, Zeni J, Snyder-Mackler L. (2015) Relationship between biomechanical asymmetries during a step up and over task and functional performance after total knee arthroplasty. Clinical Biomechanics, 30(1), 78-85.

Zeni J, Abujaber S, Pozzi F, Raisis L. (2014) Relationship between strength, pain, and different measures of functional ability in patients with end-stage hip osteoarthritis. Arthritis Care and Research, 66(10), 1506- 1512.

Dundas M, Gutierrez GM, Pozzi F. (2014) Neuromuscular control during stepping down in continuous gait in individuals with and without ankle instability. Journal of Sport Sciences, 32(10), 926-33.

Marmon A, Pozzi F, Alnahdi A, Zeni J. (2013) The validity of plantarflexor strength measures obtained through hand-held dynamometry measurements of force. International Journal of Sport Physical Therapy, 8(6), 820-26.

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