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Design, Web and Media Development and Project Management

Content Authors

Contributing Authors

Reviewers and Formative Assessment (listed in alphabetical order)

  • Kiayonna Daniels, DPT
  • Carolyn Ann Olejniczak, DPT
  • Megan Lorraine Owens, DPT
  • Jenna Marie Serecky, DPT

Technique Demonstration and Technique Models


Fredrick D. Pociask, PhD, PT, OCS, FAAOMPT
Fredrick D. Pociask completed his PhD in Instructional Technology at Wayne State University in 2004, and his BS and MS in Physical Therapy at Oakland University in 1990 and 1996, respectively. Dr. Pociask received his Orthopedic Manipulative Therapy Certification through the International Seminar of Orthopedic Manipulative Therapy in 1994 and completed his orthopedic residency training and received his Graduate Certificate in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy through Oakland University in 1994. Dr. Pociask is a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists. He is an assistant professor in the Department of Health Care Sciences at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Pociask’s research interests include instructional technology research pertaining to the reduction of cognitive load in the design and teaching of complex instruction and the design of effective asynchronous web-based blended learning, as well as orthopedic interventions in the management of specific spinal and extremity disorders. Dr. Pociask has designed and developed commercial and open-source software, presented nationally and internationally, and is published in textbooks and peer-reviewed journals.

Rosanne DiZazzo-Miller, DrOT, OTR
Dr. DiZazzo-Miller received her bachelor’s degree from Adrian College, Michigan, her master’s degree in occupational therapy from Eastern Michigan University, and her doctoral degree from Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Entering academia in 2003, she serves on the faculty at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Prior to her career in academia, she worked in clinical practice in traumatic brain and spinal cord injury rehabilitation, which encompassed clients from pediatrics through late adulthood. She is currently involved in assistive technology consultation for clients with brain and spinal cord injuries, in addition to providing caregiver training for the Alzheimer’s Association of Michigan. Research interests include various modes of instructional learning delivery and outcomes research. She has presented at the state, national, and international level. She is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association, and serves on the Political Action Committee for the Michigan Occupational Therapy Association.

Tracey Fleck, MPT, OCS
Tracey Fleck is an instructional assistant in the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, where she is an orthopedic laboratory instructor in the Physical Therapy Program. She received her Master's Degree in Physical Therapy (MPT) from Wayne State University in 2001 and has worked in outpatient orthopedic clinical practice since that time, with an emphasis in orthopedic spinal conditions. In her practice, she has been involved in clinical instruction, mentoring, and educational coordination. She became a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) through the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) in 2007 and is a contributing author of a published orthopedic physical therapy text.

John Krauss, PhD, PT, OCS, FAAOMPT
Dr. Krauss is an Associate Professor in the School of Health Sciences at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. He completed his Baccalaureate of Science degree in Physical Therapy in 1990 at Oakland University. Dr. Krauss received his Orthopedic Manipulative Therapy Certification through the International Seminar of Orthopedic Manipulative Therapy in 1994. He completed his orthopedic residency training and received his Graduate Certificate in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy through Oakland University in August of 1994. His Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy was completed in 1996 at Oakland University. Dr. Krauss is a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists. Dr. Krauss completed his PhD in Physical Therapy at Nova Southeastern University in 2005. Dr. Krauss has presented at the state, national, and international levels, authored and coauthored peer-reviewed papers, and authored and coauthored book chapters, Dr. Krauss primary research focuses on the efficacy of manual therapy and orthopedic intervention in the management of spinal and extremity disorders across the lifespan.

Christine Carlson, DPT, MA
Christine Carlson is an Assistant Professor in the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.  She received her Baccalaureate of Science from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI, her Master of Arts in Human Growth and Development from Wayne State University and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Creighton University, Omaha, NE. Dr. Carlson has twenty years of clinical practice and has extensive continued training with a focus on pediatrics and neurology. Dr. Carlson has taught numerous workshops relating to advanced neurological and pediatric practice at national and state levels. For many years, she has been an active participant in State and National Physical Therapy Association Activities and presently serves on the Board of Directors for the Education Section, APTA.

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