BGSU alumnus earns national physical therapy award
Dr. Anthony E. DiFilippo, a 1992 BGSU graduate, received the American Physical Therapy Association’s 2008 award for Outstanding Physical Therapist/Physical Therapist Assistant Team along with physical therapist assistant Sanaz Armand Holcomb. The award is presented annually to recognize outstanding teamwork between physical therapists and physical therapist assistants.
DiFilippo of Avon Lake, Ohio, is owner of Rehab Professionals of Cleveland, a private clinical site that specializes in orthopedics and industrial health. He and Holcomb have worked together for eight years. In addition to receiving a bachelor of science degree in physical therapy from BGSU in conjunction with the former Medical College of Ohio, DiFilippo also earned a master’s degree in exercise science from Cleveland State University, certification as a strength and conditioning specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Association and a doctorate in physical therapy from Marymount University in Arlington, Va. He also is certified as a Workability Therapist for industrial injury management through the Workability Network LLC.
DiFilippo’s expertise in rehabilitation of work-related injuries and his development of sports-specific conditioning programs has helped many patients return to their jobs or the sports they enjoy. As an orthopedic physical therapist, treatment of conditions is not limited to industrial and sports. DiFilippo also enjoys treating all types of orthopedic conditions such as sprains and strains, spinal disc problems, arthritis and balance deficits.
Currently, he is on the board of directors for the Ohio Physical Therapy Association and also instructs physical therapy students from Cleveland State University. He has led seminars on back care and treatment in several states. Most recently he has given seminars to other healthcare providers on foot and ankle treatment.