• Faculty
    • IHL Role: Continuing Education Course Instructor
    • Employer: East Tennessee State University, Clinical Assistant Professor and Residency Program Director
    • Email: Bourassa@mail.etsu.edu

    Dr. Bourassa is a Clinical Assistant Professor and Residency Program Director for East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, TN. His primary responsibilities include Residency program development/management and teaching within the musculoskeletal, therapeutic exercise and biomechanics content at ETSU. In addition to those roles, he continues to practice locally specializing in Orthopaedic conditions. He is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association, TN Physical Therapy Association, Orthopaedic Section of the APTA and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists.

    Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship Program
    Brooks Rehabilitation/University of North Florida 

    Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency Program
    Brooks Rehabilitation/University of North Florida 

    Doctor of Physical Therapy
    Elon University

    Bachelor in Exercise Physiology
    California State University

    • Orthopaedics Physical Therapy
      Manual Therapy
      Exercise Dosing and Prescription

    Peer Reviewed Publications:    

    Andrews A, Chinworth S, Bourassa M, Gavin M, Benton D, Tanner S. Update of Distance and Velocity Requirements for Community Ambulation
    Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy, 2010. 33:3 p128-134

    Published Abstracts of Peer Reviewed Presentations:

    Bourassa M, Beneciuk J, Osborne R. Utilization of a Home Exercise Program in the Management of a Peripheral Nerve Injury after Cervical Lipoma Surgery
    Journal of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy. 2014, 44:1 A108

    Bourassa M, Rowe R, Beneciuk J. Utilization of Manual Therapy Techniques in the Management of Cervical and Thoracic pain during Pregnancy
    The Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy. 2014, PO #23

    Bourassa M, Rowe R, Osborne R, Beneciuk J. Physical Therapy Diagnosis and Management of a Patient with Thoracolumbar Joint Syndrome
    Journal of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy. 2015, 45:1 A80.

    Autry A, Bourassa M, Carpenter G. The use of Manual Therapy Techniques and a Supervised Exercise Program in the Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis: A Case Report.
    Physical Therapy Annual Conference Abstracts. 2011 p183-RR.