Fredrick D. Pociask PT, PhD, MS PT, OCS, OMT, FAAOMPT

Fredrick D. Pociask PT, PhD, MS PT, OCS, OMT, FAAOMPT

Clinical Associate Professor, Physical Therapy Program

Contact

Office: 313-577-1433
pociask@wayne.edu

Office location

College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Degrees and Certifications

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy
  • Graduate Certificate in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy
  • Masters of Science in Physical Therapy
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Instructional Technology

Certification

  • American Physical Therapy Association Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist (OCS)
  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT)
  • ISOMPT Orthopedic Manipulative Therapy Certification (OMT)

Awards and Honors

  • Wayne State University President's Award for Excellence in Teaching
  • Wayne State University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Teaching Excellence Award
  • Oakland University Physical Therapy Program Visiting Scholar Recognition
  • Association for Educational Communications and Technology Robert M. Gagn Award
  • Wayne State University Outstanding Instructional Technology Doctorial Award

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists
  • American Physical Therapy Association
  • Michigan Physical Therapy Association
  • Association for Educational Communications & Technology

Recent Publications

Published Papers - Refereed

  • DiZazzo-Miller, R., Pociask, F. D., Bertran, E. A., Fritz, H. A., Abbas, M., Tarakji, S., . . . Arnetz, J. (2017). Diabetes Is Devastating, and Insulin Is a Death Sentence: Provider Perspectives of Diabetes Self-Management in Arab-American Patients. Clinical Diabetes, 35(1), 43-50.
  • Pociask, F. D., DiZazzo-Miller, R., Goldberg, A., & Adamo, D. E. (2016). Contribution of Head Position, Standing Surface, and Vision to Postural Control in Community-Dwelling Older Adults. Am J Occup Ther, 70(1), 7001270010p7001270011-7001270018. doi:10.5014/ajot.2016.015727
  • Fritz, H., DiZazzo-Miller, R., Bertran, E., Pociask, F. D., Tarakji, S., Arnetz, J., . . . Jaber, L. A. (2016). Diabetes self-management among Arab Americans: Patient and provider perspectives. BMC International Health and Human Rights, 16(22). doi:10.1186/s12914-016-0097-8
  • Samuel, P. S., Pociask, F. D., DiZazzo-Miller, R., Carrellas, A., & LeRoy, B. W. (2015). Concurrent Validity of the International Family Quality of Life Survey. Occupational Therapy in Health Care, 1-15. doi:10.3109/07380577.2015.1116129
  • Bertran, E. A., Fritz, H., Abbas, M., Tarakji, S., DiZazzo-Miller, R., Pociask, F. D., . . . Jaber, L. A. (2015). The Impact of Arab American Culture on Diabetes Self-management Education. The Diabetes Educator, 41(6), 748-754. doi:10.1177/0145721715607356
  • DiZazzo-Miller, R., & Pociask, F. D. (2015). Dementia in the Context of Disability. Physical & Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, 33(2), 139-151. doi: 10.3109/02703181.2015.1014126
  • Pociask, F. D., DiZazzo-Miller, R., & Samuel, P. S. (2013). Reducing cognitive load while teaching complex instruction to occupational therapy students.(Report). AJOT: American Journal of Occupational Therapy(5), 92. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2013.008078
  • Adamo, D. E., Pociask, F. D., & Goldberg, A. (2013). The contribution of head position, standing surface and vision to postural control in young adults. J Vestib Res, 23(1), 33-40. doi: 10.3233/VES-130473
  • Pociask, F. D., Morrison, G. R., & Reid, K. R. (2013). Managing Cognitive Load While Teaching Human Gait to Novice Health Care Science Students. Journal of Physical Therapy Education, 27(1), 58-69.
  • Dizazzo-Miller, R., Pociask, F. D., & Samuel, P. S. (2013). Understanding Resource Needs of Persons with Dementia and Their Caregivers. Michigan Family Review, 17(1), 1-20.
  • Pociask, F. D., & Morrison, G. R. (2008). Controlling Split Attention and Redundancy in Physical Therapy Instruction. Educational Technology Research and Development, 56(4), 21.

Editorships of Books

  • DiZazzo-Miller, R., & Pociask, F., D. 2018). Preparing for The Occupational Therapy Assistant National Board Exam: 45 Days and Counting (First edition). Sudbury, Mass. Jones and Bartlett Publishers. ISBN-13: 9781284072358.
  • DiZazzo-Miller, R., & Pociask, F. D. (2018). Preparing for The Occupational Therapy National Board Exam: 45 Days and Counting (Second edition). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning. ISBN-13: 978-1284072457.

Chapters Published in Edited Texts

  • Pociask, F. D. (2018). Learning as an Adult and Cognitive Factors in Learning. In R. DiZazzo-Miller & F. D. Pociask (Eds.), Preparing for The Occupational Therapy Assistant National Board Exam: 45 Days and Counting (First ed., pp. 13-24). Sudbury, Mass.: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.
  • Pociask, F. D., & Maher, S. (2018). Study Tips, Methods, and Strategies. In R. DiZazzo-Miller & F. D. Pociask (Eds.), Preparing for The Occupational Therapy Assistant National Board Exam: 45 Days and Counting (First ed., pp. 25-34). Sudbury, Mass.: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.
  • Gustitus, D., Placzek, J., & Pociask, F. D. (2018). Orthopedic Conditions of the Elbow and Forearm. In R. DiZazzo-Miller & F. D. Pociask (Eds.), Preparing for the Occupational Therapy Assistant National Board Exam: 45 Days and Counting (First ed., pp. 213-232). Sudbury, Mass.: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.
  • Gustitus, D., Placzek, J., & Pociask, F. D. (2018). Orthopedic Conditions of the Lower Extremity. In R. DiZazzo-Miller & F. D. Pociask (Eds.), Preparing for the Occupational Therapy Assistant National Board Exam: 45 Days and Counting (First ed., pp. 277-290). Sudbury, Mass.: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.
  • Gustitus, D., Placzek, J., & Pociask, F. D. (2018). Orthopedic Conditions of the Shoulder. In R. DiZazzo-Miller & F. D. Pociask (Eds.), Preparing for The Occupational Therapy Assistant National Board Exam: 45 Days and Counting (First ed., pp. 193-212). Sudbury, Mass.: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.
  • DiZazzo-Miller, R., & Pociask, F. D. (2018). Getting started. In R. DiZazzo-Miller & F. D. Pociask (Eds.), Preparing for The Occupational Therapy Assistant National Board Exam: 45 Days and Counting (First ed., pp. 3-12). Sudbury, Mass.: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.
  • Pociask, F. D. (2018). Learning as an Adult and Cognitive Factors in Learning. In R. DiZazzo-Miller & F. D. Pociask (Eds.), Preparing for the Occupational Therapy National Board Exam: 45 Days and Counting (Second ed., pp. 13-24). Sudbury, Mass.: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.
  • Pociask, F. D. & Sara Maher (2018). Study Tips, Methods, and Strategies. In R. DiZazzo-Miller & F. D. Pociask (Eds.), Preparing for the Occupational Therapy National Board Exam: 45 Days and Counting (Second ed., pp. 25-34). Sudbury, Mass.: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.
  • Gustitus, D., Placzek, J., & Pociask, F. D. (2018). Orthopedic Conditions of the Shoulder. In R. DiZazzo-Miller & F. D. Pociask (Eds.), Preparing for The Occupational Therapy National Board Exam: 45 Days and Counting (Second ed., pp. 193-212). Sudbury, Mass.: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.
  • Siegert, J., Krueger, K., Placzek, J., & Pociask, F. D. (2018). Orthopedic Conditions of the Elbow and Forearm. In R. DiZazzo-Miller & F. D. Pociask (Eds.), Preparing for the Occupational Therapy National Board Exam: 45 Days and Counting (Second ed., pp. 213-231). Sudbury, Mass.: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.
  • Pociask, F. D., & Fleck, T. (2017). Electrotherapy. In J. D. Placzek & D. Boyce (Eds.), Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Secrets (Third ed., pp. 60-72). Philadelphia: Elsevier Publishing.
  • Pociask, F. D., & Fleck, T. (2017). Iontophoresis, Ultrasound, Phonophoresis, and Laser Therapy. In J. D. Placzek & D. Boyce (Eds.), Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Secrets (Third ed., pp. 73-80). Philadelphia: Elsevier Publishing.
  • Pociask, F. D., & Krauss, J. R. (2017). Differential Diagnosis and Clinical Reasoning. In J. D. Placzek & D. Boyce (Eds.), Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Secrets (Third ed., pp. 183-207). Philadelphia: Elsevier Publishing.
  • Pociask, F. D., DiZazzo-Miller, R., & Pellerito, J. M. (2010). Learning as an Adult and Cognitive Factors in Learning. In R. DiZazzo-Miller & J. Joseph Pellerito (Eds.), Preparing for the Occupational Therapy National Board Exam: 45 Days and Counting. Boston: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.
  • Pociask, F. D., Pellerito, J. M., & DiZazzo-Miller, R. (2010). Study Tips, Skills, Methods and Strategies. In R. DiZazzo-Miller & J. Joseph Pellerito (Eds.), Preparing for the Occupational Therapy National Board Exam: 45 Days and Counting. Boston: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.
  • DiZazzo-Miller, R., Talley, S. A., Pociask, F. D., & Pellerito, J. M. (2010). Assessment of Sensation, Range of Motion, Strength, and Coordination. In R. DiZazzo-Miller & J. Joseph Pellerito (Eds.), Preparing for the Occupational Therapy National Board Exam: 45 Days and Counting. Boston: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.
  • Pellerito, J. M., DiZazzo-Miller, R., & Pociask, F. D. (2010). Occupational Therapy Management and Business Fundamentals. In R. DiZazzo-Miller & J. Joseph Pellerito (Eds.), Preparing for the Occupational Therapy National Board Exam: 45 Days and Counting. Boston: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.
  • Pellerito, J. M., DiZazzo-Miller, R., & Pociask, F. D. (2010). Promoting Meaningful Occupations through Assistive Technology, Driver Rehabilitation, and Community Mobility. In R. DiZazzo-Miller & J. Joseph Pellerito (Eds.), Preparing for the Occupational Therapy National Board Exam: 45 Days and Counting. Boston: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.
  • Pociask, F. D., & Fleck, T. (2006). Electrotherapy. In J. D. Placzek & D. Boyce (Eds.), Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Secrets (Second Ed.). Philadelphia: Elsevier Publishing
  • Pociask, F. D., & Fleck, T. (2006). Iontophoresis, Ultrasound, Phonophoresis, and Laser Therapy. In J. D. Placzek & D. Boyce (Eds.), Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Secrets (Second Ed.). Philadelphia: Elsevier Publishing.
  • Pociask, F. D., & Krauss, J. R. (2006). Differential Diagnosis and Clinical Reasoning. In J. D. Placzek & D. Boyce (Eds.), Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Secrets (Second Ed.). Philadelphia: Elsevier Publishing.
  • Pellerito, J., Burt, C., & Pociask, F. (2006). Adapted Driving. In J. Pellerito (Ed.), Driver rehabilitation and community mobility: principles and practice. St. Louis: Elsevier Mosby.
  • Pociask, F. D., Kahn, J., & Galloway, K. (2001). Iontophoresis, Ultrasound and Phonophoresis. In J. D. Placzek & D. Boyce (Eds.), Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Secrets. Philadelphia: Hanley & Belfus, Inc.
  • Pociask, F. D. (2001). Electrotherapy. In J. D. Placzek & D. Boyce (Eds.), Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Secrets. Philadelphia: Hanley & Belfus, Inc.

Refereed and Invited Papers and Abstracts Presented (underline indicates student researcher)

  • Myles, A.L., Bollinger, L.A., Brown, K.N., VanAntwerp, M.M., Pociask, F.D., DiZazzo-Miller, R., Adamo, D.E. Physical Fitness and Cognitive Function in Persons with Dementia and their Family Care Partners. 2018 MPTA Fall Conference, Traverse City, MI. October 5-6, 2018.
  • Pociask, F.D., DiZazzo-Miller, R., and Adamo, D.E. Evaluating Learning Effectiveness, Student Attitudes Aand Utilization of A Web-Based Performance Support System within PT Curriculum. 2017 MPTA Fall Conference, Frankenmuth, MI. October 13-14, 2017.
  • Pociask, F.D., DiZazzo-Miller, R., and Adamo, D.E. Evaluating Instruction Shown to Reduce Cognitive Load Using Task and Performance Incentives. 2016 MPTA Fall Conference, Holland, MI. October 14-15, 2016.
  • Gorman, G, Brooke, I, Nikula, M, Pociask, F.D., Adamo, D.E., and DiZazzo-Miller, R. Physical Fitness in Persons with Early to Moderate Stage Dementia. 2016 MPTA Fall Conference, Holland, MI. October 14-15, 2016.
  • Pociask, F.D., DiZazzo-Miller, R., and Adamo, D.E. Learning Effectiveness, Student Attitudes and Utilization of Supplemental Asynchronous Web-Based Performance Support Resources within Physical Therapy Curriculum. College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences 13th Annual Research Forum, Wayne State University Detroit, MI, October 5, 2016.
  • Pociask, F.D., DiZazzo-Miller, R., and Adamo, D.E. Evaluating Instruction Shown to Reduce Cognitive Load Using Task and Performance Incentives. College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences 13th Annual Research Forum, Wayne State University Detroit, MI, October 5, 2016.
  • Gorman, G., Brooke, I., Nikula, M., Pociask, F.D., Adamo, D.E., and DiZazzo-Miller, R. Physical Fitness in Persons with Early to Moderate Stage Dementia. College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences 13th Annual Research Forum, Wayne State University Detroit, MI, October 5, 2016.
  • H.F. Alvarez, F.D. Pociask, and R. DiZazzo-Miller. Facilitators and Barriers to Sustainable Global Rehabilitation Programming: Learning Lessons from the Past. College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences 12th Annual Research Forum, Wayne State University Detroit, MI, November 4, 2015.
  • Malak Abbas, Rana Fayad, Mohamad Kaafarani, Khalil Chahine, Heather Fritz, Elizabeth Conger, Judith Arnetz, Catherine L. Lysack, Fredrick D. Pociask, Rosanne DiZazzo-Miller, and Linda A. Jaber. Barriers and facilitators to diabetes self-management in Arab Americans. College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences 11th Annual Research Forum, Wayne State University Detroit, MI, October 1, 2014.
  • Hammond E, Kelsch L, Ullenbruch, S., Goldberg, A, Pociask, F.D, and Adamo, D.E. The Effect of Extended Head Position on Sway Velocity In Community-Dwelling Older Adults. College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences 10th Annual Research Forum, Wayne State University Detroit, MI, October 16, 2013.
  • Goldberg, A, Pociask, F.D, Adamo, D.E, Hammond E, Kelsch L, and Ullenbruch, S. The Effect of Extended Head Position on Sway Velocity In Community-Dwelling Older Adults. MPTA Annual Fall Conference, October 11-12, 2013, Southfield, MI.
  • Meredith Moore, Ambily Thomas, Rosanne DiZazzo-Miller and Fredrick D. Pociask. Understanding Educational Access & Referral Needs of Persons with Dementia and Their Caregivers Living in the Metropolitan Detroit Area. College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences 9th Annual Research Forum, Wayne State University Detroit, MI, October 10, 2012.
  • Pociask, F. D. and DiZazzo-Miller, R. Designing and Developing Effective Web-Based Blended Learning. Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) 2012 Conference.
  • Fredrick D. Pociask, Tina Reid, and Rosanne Dizazzo-Miller: Reducing Cognitive Load While Teaching Introduction Human Gait to Novice Students. MPTA Annual Fall Conference, September 20-22, 2012, Mackinac Island, MI.
  • Pociask, F. D., DiZazzo-Miller, R., & Krauss, J. Designing and Developing Effective Multidisciplinary Web-Based Blended Learning. Annual Sloan Consortium Blended Learning Conference and Workshop Sloan-C Blended 2011, Chicago, IL, March 28-29, 2011.
  • Pociask, F. D., DiZazzo-Miller, R., & Talley, S.A. Web-Based Blended Learning: A vehicle for the scholarship of teaching and learning. 2011 Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (SOTL) Academy Annual Conference, Ypsilanti, MI, May 16 & 17, 2011.
  • Nora Palanjian, Farah Khan, Mariam Naqvi, Fredrick D. Pociask and Allon Goldberg. The Effect of Changing Head Position on Postural Sway in Young Adults. College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences 8th Annual Research Forum, Wayne State University Detroit, MI, October 5, 2011.
  • Nora Palanjian, Farah Khan, Mariam Naqvi, Fredrick D. Pociask and Allon Goldberg. The Effect of Changing Head Position on Postural Sway in Young Adults. MPTA Fall Conference, Grand Rapids, MI, September 30 and October 1, 2011.
  • Fredrick D. Pociask, PhD, PT, Rosanne DiZazzo-Miller DrOT, and Joseph Pellerito, Jr., PhD, OTR. Designing and Developing Effective Multidisciplinary Web-Based Learning for Blended Learning Environments and Open-Courseware. American Occupational Therapy Association 90th Annual Conference & Expo, April 29-May 2, 2010 in Orlando, Florida.
  • Pociask, F. D. Instructional Technology Research and the Importance of Teaching and Learning Scholarship in Health Care Sciences Education. Oakland University Program in Physical Therapy Visiting Scholar Recognition. Rochester Hills, Michigan, May 2010.
  • Fredrick D. Pociask, Susan Talley, Christine Carlson, John R. Krauss, C. Sabus, P. and Kluding. Teaching In An E-Learning Age: using web-based blended learning and 3D virtual environments to facilitate student learning. American Physical Therapy Association Combined Section Meeting, February 17-20, 2010 in San Diego, California.
  • Fredrick Pociask & Gary R. Morrison. Managing Cognitive Load while Teaching Human Locomotion to Novice Health Care Science Students using Task and Performance Incentives. Association for Educational Communications and Technology International Convention. October 27-31, 2009 in Louisville, Kentucky. Details: 60 minute round table and abstract in conference proceedings.
  • Fredrick Pociask, PhD, PT, and Rosanne Dizazzo-Miller, DrOT. Reducing Cognitive Load While Teaching Human Locomotion to Health Care Science Students Using Task Based Incentives. American Occupational Therapy Association 88th Annual Conference & Expo, April, 2008 in Long Beach, California.
  • Catherine Lysack, Peter A Lichtenberg, Annmarie Cano, Gerry Conti, Allon Goldberg, Nancy V Milligan, Mary Beth O'Connell, Joe Pellerito, Fredrick D Pociask and Stacey Schepens. Integrating Mental Health Care into Occupational Therapy Practice with Older Adults. Gerontological Society of America 61st Annual Scientific Meeting November, 2008 in National Harbor, Maryland.
  • Fredrick D. Pociask and Gary R. Morrison. Managing Cognitive Load While Teaching Human Locomotion to Novice Health Care Science Students. Association for Educational Communications and Technology International Convention, October 2007 in Anaheim, California.
  • Fredrick D. Pociask and Susan A. Talley, Managing Cognitive Load While Teaching Complex Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Skills. American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, February, 2005 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Fredrick D. Pociask and Gary R. Morrison. The Effects of Split-Attention and Redundancy on Cognitive Load When Learning Cognitive and Psychomotor Tasks. Association for Educational Communications and Technology International Conference, October, 2004 in Chicago, Illinois.

Research Connect link

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