Rehabilitation Research Career Development (RRCD) Program

Federico Pozzi, PT, MA, PhD

Federico Pozzi, PT, MA, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Physical Therapy
University of Florida

Research Areas

Biomechanical and functional outcomes of patients with musculoskeletal disorders of the upper extremity


Phone: 917-355-7130

Lead Mentor

K. Vandenborne, PhD, PT


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

Current Research Funding

R21AR077231 - 01A1, National Institute of Arthritis Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, PI Pozzi, (9/1/2021 – 8/31/2023), Magnetic resonance biomarker of muscle quality in rotator cuff tears

Recent Publications

Barron SM, Ordonez Diaz T, Pozzi F, Vasilopoulos T, Nichols JA. (2022) Linear relationship between electromyography and shear wave elastography measurements persists in deep muscles of the upper extremity. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology. DOI: 10.1016/j.jelekin.2022.102645

Miller M, Zeppieri G, Farmer KW, Pozzi F. (2022) Blood flow restricted training for subacromial pain: a case series. JOSPT Cases. 2(2): 55-16.

Pozzi F, Sousa CO, Plummer HA, Andrade B, Awokuse D, Kono N, Mack WJ, Roll SC, Michener LA. (2021) Development of shoulder pain with job-related repetitive load: mechanisms of tendon pathology and anxiety. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. doi:10.1016/j.jse.2021.09.007

Heck K, Zeppieri G, Bruner M, Moser M, Farmer K, Pozzi F (2021). Preseason season upper extremity range of motion and strength screening and in-season injuries in division 1 collegiate gymnasts. Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine. 9(1), 2325967120977090.