Wayne State University
Fredrick D. Pociask PhD, MS PT, OCS, OMT, FAAOMPT

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

Assistant Professor (Clinical), Physical Therapy

Contact

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

Office location

College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Appointments

  • Assistant Professor (Clinical)

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)
  • ISOMPT Orthopedic Manipulative Therapy Certification (OMT)

Awards and Honors

  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists
  • 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
  • College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Teaching Excellence Award
  • Co-founder CPHS Driving Simulation Research Laboratory

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.

Chapters Published in Edited Texts

  • 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.

Papers and Abstracts Presented (Invited and/or Refereed) Abstracts

  • Facilitators and Barriers to Sustainable Global Rehabilitation Programming: Learning Lessons from the Past. H.F. Alvarez, B.S., SPT, F.D. Pociask, PhD, PT, and R. DiZazzo-Miller, PhD, OTRL. 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.
  • The Effect of Extended Head Position on Sway Velocity In Community-Dwelling Older Adults. Hammond E, Kelsch L, Ullenbruch, S., Goldberg, A, Pociask, F.D, and Adamo, D.E. College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences 10th Annual Research Forum, Wayne State University Detroit, MI, October 16, 2013.
  • The Effect of Extended Head Position on Sway Velocity In Community-Dwelling Older Adults. Goldberg, A, Pociask, F.D, Adamo, D.E, Hammond E, Kelsch L, and Ullenbruch, S. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Fredrick D. Pociask, Allon Goldberg, Farah Khan, Mariam Naqvi and Nora Palanjian. The Effect of Changing Head Position on Postural Sway in Young Adults. MPTA Fall Conference, Grand Rapids, MI, September 30 and October 1, 2011.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Fredrick D. Pociask, PT, PhD, OCS, Susan Talley, PT, DPT, MA, Christine Carlson, PT, DPT, MA, and John R. Krauss, PT, PhD, OCS. Teaching In An E-Learning Age: using web-based blended learning and 3D virtual environments to facilitate student learning. Special Session, 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.
  • 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, PhD, OTR, Peter A Lichtenberg, PhD, Annmarie Cano, PhD, Gerry Conti, PhD, OTR, Allon Goldberg, PhD, PT, Nancy V Milligan, PhD, OTR, Mary Beth O'Connell, PharmD. Joe Pellerito, MS, OTR, Fredrick D Pociask, PhD, PT, and Stacey Schepens, MS, OTR. 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. 

 

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