PhD, M.Phty.(Manip) PT, Cred MDT, CGIMS, FCAMT
Alessandro Rosatelli is a Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapist with over 23 years of experience in sports physiotherapy and orthopaedics. He graduated from the University of Toronto with degrees in both Human Biology (‘92) and Physical Therapy (‘96). He completed his Clinical Masters in Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy from the University of Queensland in Australia in 2000. While in Australia, Alessandro was instructed by some of the best and most influential therapists in the world, including Professor Gwen Jull (https://researchers.uq.edu.au/researcher/7582), Professor Bill Vicenzino (Sports Physiotherapist; https://shrs.uq.edu.au/profile/269/bill-vicenzino), Professor Julie Hides (https://experts.griffith.edu.au/18784-julie-hides/about), and Professor Paul Hodges (https://shrs.uq.edu.au/profile/157/paul-hodges). In 2010, Alessandro completed his Ph.D. with supervisor Dr. Anne Agur (BSc (OT), MSc, Ph.D.) in the Department of Surgery, Division of Anatomy at the University of Toronto with his thesis focusing on the structure (morphology), function and nerve innervation of the muscles of the lumbar spine, particularly lumbar multifidus. Stemming from his research, Alessandro has several published peer-reviewed research papers on the lumbar spine and sacroiliac (SI) joints in the Journal of Clinical Anatomy.
Alessandro has also had the privilege of having formal training with renowned physiotherapists and researchers such as Brain Mulligan (PT), Peter O’ Sullivan (PT, Ph.D.) , David Butler (B.Phty, M.App.Sc, EdD), Shirley Sahrmann (PT, Ph.D., FAPTA), Jim Meadows (B.Sc.PT, MCPA, FCAMT), Thomas McPoil (PT, Ph.D., FAPTA), Phillip Vasyli (Podiatrist) and Stuart McGill (Ph.D., M.Sc, MBPHE) to name a few. He is credentialed with the McKenzie Institute International, is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapists (FCAMT) and is fully credentialled with the University of British Columbia (UBC) Faculty of Medicine to perform dry needling using Gunn IMS. Alessandro is also trained in the use of acupuncture through Acupuncture Canada, received instruction in prevention and treatment of golf-related injuries through the FITforeGOLF program, completed Level I training in concussion management through the Shift Concussion Management program and has extensive knowledge on the use of therapeutic taping (McConnell taping, Kinesio Taping® and KT taping) to support, alleviate pain and restore normal function of injured joints and soft tissue structures. In addition, Alessandro has over 20 years of experience in the prescription of custom-made orthotics and braces. Alessandro draws upon his vast knowledge in a variety of manual therapy and therapeutic exercise treatment techniques to provide unique, client-specific treatments to all his clients. He believes that it is this diverse treatment approach that allows him to assess and treat his clients both efficiently and efficaciously.
He has been involved in post-graduate education, teaching advanced manual therapy courses to other physiotherapists on a diverse spectrum of topics. Alessandro has been asked to present at various conferences, post-secondary educational courses and community educational sessions throughout his career. He has been a previous instructor/co-instructor with APTEI (Advanced Physiotherapy Education Institute) and has also instructed numerous courses independently on the foot/ankle and the thoracic and lumbar spines. Alessandro has a special interest in the assessment and treatment of lower extremity dysfunctions (particularly the foot and ankle region) and lumbosacral disorders.
Outside of his clinical work and teaching, Alessandro enjoys an active lifestyle in the outdoors and keeps fit by running, weight training, boxing, and doing Muay Thai. He enjoys cooking for his family and friends, reading, and is fluent in Italian. Alessandro is also a part-time chemist who enjoys sharing his knowledge of chemistry with his two young boys.