• Faculty
  • Jason Beneciuk, PT, PhD, DPT, FAAOMPT

    Full Bio

    Dr. Jason Beneciuk currently has a joint position as a junior level investigator with Brooks Rehabilitation and a research assistant professor in the department of Physical Therapy at the University of Florida. His primary responsibility is the development of a musculoskeletal research agenda at Brooks Rehabilitation in collaboration with the College of Public Health and Health Professions at the University of Florida. In addition, Dr. Beneciuk serves as a faculty member in the Brooks Rehabilitation Clinical Residency and Fellowship Program where his primary responsibility is as a scholarly mentor. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, the Florida Physical Therapy Association, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists, and the American Pain Society.

    • Doctorate: D.P.T University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences Entry-Level Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
    • Doctorate: Ph.D. (Rehabilitation Science) College of Public Health & Health Professions University of Florida
    • Masters: M.P.H. (Concentration in Epidemiology) College of Public Health & Health Professions University of Florida
    • Fellowship: Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences
    • Bachelors: B.S. in Biology Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

    Awards:
    2011 Supplemental Retention Program Award, The Graduate School, University of Florida

    2011 American Pain Society Young Investigator Travel Award ($750). Title: The fear-avoidance model of musculoskeletal pain and low back pain subgrouping: results of a cluster analysis. Conference: The Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Pain Society, Austin, TX

    2010 Frederick Family Scholarship in Physical Therapy Rehabilitation Science Doctoral Student Award, Physical Therapy Department, University of Florida

    2008-2011 National Institutes of Health Neuromuscular Plasticity Research Training Pre-Doctoral Fellowship (T32 HD043730), University of Florida

    Dr. Beneciuk’s primary research interests include: 1) identification of prognostic indicators for musculoskeletal pain; 2) identification and management of psychological distress for patients seeking physical therapy for low back pain; and 3) standardized clinical outcome measurement. Dr. Beneciuk is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT).

    Dr. Beneciuk is a research assistant professor in the department of Physical Therapy at the University of Florida where he currently teaches Professional Issues in the entry-level D.P.T. program. He also has a faculty position with the Brooks Rehabilitation Clinical Residency and Fellowship Program where he currently teaches foundational course content related to case report development, evidence-based practice, scholarly integration, and pain. Dr. Beneciuk has also taught continuing education courses for Brooks Rehabilitation including content relevant to the implementation and utilization of clinical outcome measures.

    Dr. Beneciuk is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, where he is also a member of the Orthopaedic and Research sections, the Florida Physical Therapy Association, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists, and the American Pain Society. He serves as a reviewer for scholarly journals including the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. He has been an Associate Faculty Member for Faculty of 1000 Medicine (Musculoskeletal Pain & Analgesia) since 2008. In 2011, Dr. Beneciuk was a contributor to the Orthopaedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association – Low Back Pain: Clinical Practice Guidelines.