Joseph Rivieccio earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from SUNY Downstate Medical Center, achieving highest academic honors & receiving the Samuel B. Feitelberg Award for his GPA. During his rotations, he performed rehabilitation on various types of musculoskeletal injuries and post-operative cases. His 3rd rotation at the United States Athletic Training Center in New York focused primarily on rehabilitation of the athlete. Following graduation, he became an outpatient orthopedic physical therapist, eventually holding a leadership position as clinical director.
Joseph is certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), as well as an Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) through the American Red Cross. He also holds certifications for Functional Movement Systems (FMSC), Clinical Athlete Weightlifting Coach, Rocktape Basic & Performance Taping, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization, Blood Flow Restriction Training, Myofascial Decompression, and Crossfit Level 1 training. Joseph also recently attained his board certification as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist. He is currently in pursuit of his APTA board certification as a Sports Clinical Specialist (SCS), and is also pursuing a PhD in Exercise Physiology. Aside from working with athletes, he has a particular interest in combining the principles of strength & conditioning and pain science into his active approach to rehabilitation.
In his spare time, Joseph enjoys working on his fitness blog which focuses on tips and evidenced based interventions to help optimize performance. He also enjoys doing CrossFit, playing football and baseball, and hanging out with friends and family.