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Stephanie Di Stasi PhD, PT, OCS



Staff Physical Therapist
Research Associate

OSU Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation, OSU Campus

 Education and Background

  • Bachelors of Science, Springfield College (2002)
  • Master of Science in Physical Therapy, Springfield College (2003)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Biomechanics and Movement Science, University of Delaware (2011)
  • Board Certified Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy

Experience & Interests

Stephanie Di Stasi, PT, PhD, first joined The Ohio State University Sports Medicine team in July 2011 as a post-doctoral researcher in the Sports Health and Performance Institute (SHPI).

Dr. Di Stasi is now a full-time researcher in SHPI and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics. Her research is focused on developing and validating effective rehabilitation programs for active individuals undergoing hip and knee surgery and understanding the mechanisms which influence the development of disability and post-traumatic degenerative joint disease in this population.

Dr. Di Stasi has been treating injured athletes at all levels of competition since 2003, and received her specialist certification in orthopaedics from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) in 2010. She continues her clinical work part-time at the OSU campus, treating patients with a variety of sports and orthopaedic injuries.

Dr. Di Stasi is a member of the Hip Outcomes Team and P4 ACLTM Preventive Sports Medicine Program at OSU, both of which represent collaborative, multidisciplinary clinical outcomes research efforts between clinical and research team members including clinical scientists, orthopaedic surgeons, rehabilitation specialists, and engineers.

Dr. Di Stasi is an active member Sports, Orthopaedic, and Research Sections of the APTA. Her work characterizing the neuromuscular adaptations of athletes with femoroacetabular impingement is currently funded by the Sports Physical Therapy Section of the APTA.