Dr. Camisa began his career in the health and fitness industry working as a personal trainer and boxing instructor for Boston University in 2004. In 2010 he earned his doctorate in physical therapy from Boston University and began practicing orthopedics and sports physical therapy.
By 2014 he was recruited by Parisi Franchise Systems Inc. for his expertise in injury prevention and performance training research. He served as a member of the Parisi Training Advisory Committee and as a consultant to Bill Parisi. He also instructed new training research and injury prevention strategies across the Parisi network, as well as assisted with presentations at the annual Perform Better summits.
As an experienced Doctor of Physical Therapy, he has expanded his knowledge and expertise in the field by closely studying the teachings of Dr. Stuart McGill for back injury rehab and prevention, as well as effective and safe sports performance enhancement through proper core training.
Dr. Joe became the first practitioner in the United States to become a McGill Method Certified Practitioner.
He is also trained in functional dry needling, myofascial decompression, instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM), orthotics, ergonomic assessment and frequency specific microcurrent (FSM), kinesiology taping and blood flow restriction training (BFR).
Dr. Joe utilizes various techniques to better facilitate recovery in patients/athletes via its effectiveness with pain management, improving muscle performance and restoring optimal/healthy movement patterns.
Dr. Joe Camisa’s licenses/certifications include:
- Doctor of Physical Therapy
- McGill Method Certified Practitioner
- NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
- ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist
- Kinetacore Level 3 Certified Functional Dry Needling
- Myofascial Decompression Certified
- Soft Tissue Manual Tool and Cupping Certified
- Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist
“The evolution of physical medicine has proven that the human body requires a holistic perspective from a practitioner in order to ideally resolve a problem, condition or disorder. Whether the condition is chronic or acute, there is a root cause that creates the symptomatic pain. My role as a Doctor of Physical Therapy is to determine the mechanical cause of the symptoms and determine a solution through the use of movement science. It is common for patients to see practitioners who cannot determine the root mechanical cause, and therefore only treat the patient’s symptoms. This perspective only temporarily resolves the patient’s issue. In contrast, I use a thorough biomechanical assessment, manipulating motions, postures and loads to select joints to determine the patient’s precise pain triggers and the associated tissue pathologies. I then coach better movement strategies to avoid the causative pain triggers and design an appropriate corrective exercise program to build the patient’s deficits. This establishes a pain free foundation of stability or mobility where appropriate and restores function to enhance fitness/performance. This approach will not only identify and treat the actual cause of the pain triggers but will empower the patient to prevent reoccurrence. By determining the position of most resilience for the joints and the body as a whole, the patient will have more tolerance to load before breakdown. The same mechanical principles that prevent injury, also enhance performance which further satisfies the patient’s goal of returning to sport and/or living a pain free life.” – Dr. Joe Camisa