Anthony F. Carusotto, PT, EdD, DPT, CLT, WCC

Assistant Professor

Department of Physical Therapy
University of Scranton
800 Linden Street
Scranton, PA 18510-4586
Office: Edward Leahy Hall (ELH) 520
Voice: (570) 941-7934

B.S, Misericordia University
M.S.PT, Misericordia University
DPT, Misericordia University
EdD, Drexel University

CLT, Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy
WCC, National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy (NAWCO)

Courses Taught

PT 706/706L Kinesiology and Pathokinesiology for PT Lecture/Lab

PT 741/741L Cardiovascular and Pulmonary PT Lecture/Lab


PT 705/705L Therapeutic Modalities in PT Lecture/Lab

PT 700 Anatomy for PT

Research Interests

  • Biomechanical Aspects of Gait Dysfunction
  • Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Studies
  • Electrophysiology/Photobiomodulation
  • Psychosomatic Effects on Learning
  • Lymphatics and Quality of Life
  • Curriculum and Instruction in Higher Education

Professional Activities


  • Certified Lymphedema Specialist
  • Wound Care Certified
  • APTA Certified Clinical Instructor
  • Basic Life Support Certified (FA, CPR, AED, EMR) 


Publications and Presentations (Within 10 years)


Carusotto AF, Prall J (2022). The effect of hatha yoga on doctor of physical therapy students' anxiety: A narrative review. Journal of Yoga and Physiotherapy, 9(4), 1-7.

Carusotto AF (2021). Efficacy of hatha yoga on doctor of physical therapy student perceived stress. (Publication No. 12904) [Doctoral dissertation, Drexel University] ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database.

Carusotto AF, Hakim RM, Oliviera R, Piranio A, Caughlan C, MacDonald T (2021). Effects of dry needling on muscle spasticity in adults with neurological disorders: A systematic review. Physical Therapy Reviews, 26(5), 1-6.

Poster Presentations:

Carusotto AF, Higgins D, Kimball M, Shah D, Thomas R. Key axiogenic factors in taking objectively structured clinical examinations among healthcare students: A systematic review. Poster presentation at Annual Combined Sections Meetings of the American Physical Therapy Association; February 2022; San Antonio, TX.

Scardillo J, Carusotto AF. Telehealth simulation in a cardiovascular and pulmonary course: Delivery of airway clearance content. Poster presentation at Educational Leadership Conference of the American Physical Therapy Association; October 2021; Atlanta, GA.

Carusotto AF, Hakim RM, Brown K, DiGiovine E, Harvan E, Trumpore A. The effects of music on heart rate and blood pressure on patients in the ICU. Poster presented at Annual Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association; February 2021; Orlando, FL. (virtually secondary to pandemic guidelines)

Carusotto A, Hakim R, Piranio A, Oliveira R, MacDonald T, Coughlan C. Effects of Dry Needling on Muscle Spasticity in Adults with Neurological Disorders: A Systematic Literature Review. Poster presentation at Annual Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association; February 2020; Denver, CO.

Carusotto A, Hakim R, Kucharska N, Turrisi L, Franco J, Murphy S. Effects of Photobiomodulation on Cardiorespiratory Endurance in Adults with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Systematic Review. Poster acceptance to present at NEXT meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association; June 2020; Phoenix, AZ. 

University/Department Service

  • Determination and Appeals Panel for Title IX Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct
    • Office of Equity and Diversity
  • Department of Physical Therapy Admissions Committee
  • Department of Physical Therapy National Physical Therapy Honor Society Committee
  • Circle of Scholars Working Group

Community Service

  • Edward R. Leahy Jr. Center Clinic for the Uninsured
  • University of Scranton PT Club
  • Board Member for Johnson College PTA Program Advisory Committee (PAC)
  • Northeastern Central Pennsylvania Interprofessional Education Coalition Volunteer (NECPA IPEC)
  • Religious Affiliation Services
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