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Dr. Paul Ullucci, Jr., PT, PhD, DPT, ATC, SCS, CSCS

Assistant Professor / Director of Musculoskeletal Care Clinic

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Orthopedics and Sports Science Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, Provo, Utah 2014
  • tDPT, Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, Provo, Utah, 2009
  • B.S., Physical Therapy, Northeastern University, Boston-Bouve College of Human Development Professions, Boston, Massachusetts, 1991

Honors and Awards (recent)

  • 2016: Pinky Newell Address Presenter - Eastern Athletic Trainers Association
  • 2015: Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer - National Athletic Trainers Association
  • 2014: RIATA Hall of Fame – RI Athletic Trainers Association
  • 2010: Athletic Trainer Service Award – National Athletic Trainers Association 
  • 2009: Cramer Award – Eastern Athletic Trainers Association

Courses Taught (entry-level DPT)

  • PhTh 509 – Pathokineseology
  • PhTh 518 - Orthopedic Management in Physical Therapy II
  • PhTh 554 - Clinical Learning I
  • PhTh 556 - Clinical Learning III
  • PhTh 560 - Administration of Physical Therapy Services

Scholarly Activities

Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications

Ullucci, P, Casa, D, Matthews, T, Rosene, J.  “Dehydration reduces posterior leg and trunk flexibility and increases stiffness in male collegiate age runners.” Submitted for review.

Abstract (Recent)

Ullucci P: Manual Treatment of Cervicogenic Pain. Far West Athletic Trainers Association Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA April 2015

Harris J, Ullucci P (Chair). There is no significant difference in eccentric versus concentric exercise in reducing pain, improving strength and function in 6-12 weeks of treatment for chronic lateral epicondylalgia. Fresno State Graduate Research Symposium, May 2015.

Carlson N, Ullucci P (Chair). In Adults with Shoulder Impingement Syndrome, Kinesio-taping's Effects on Pain, Range of Motion, and Functional Outcome Measures as Compared to Sham Treatment or Modalities: A meta-analysis with systematic review. Fresno State Graduate Research Symposium, May 2015.

Cates C, Hickey C, Ullucci P: Effectiveness of a therapeutic exercise program with a sacroiliac joint belt compared to a therapeutic exercise program alone to reduce sacroiliac joint-related pain and improve function: a meta-analysis. Fresno State Graduate Research Symposium, May 2015.

Jensen B, Walker D, Ullucci P. The Effect of High-Intensity-Resistance Training as Compared to Low-Intensity Exercise on BMD in Postmenopausal Women: An Evidence Based Review. Fresno State Graduate Research Symposium, May 2015.

Avilla R, Thompson T, Ullucci P. Effects of Strengthening for Elite and Pre-Elite Athletes with Adductor-Related Groin Pain, a Meta-analysis. Fresno State Graduate Research Symposium, May 2015.

Strong D, Singh B, Ullucci P. In athletes with chronic patellar tendinopathy, will platelet-rich plasma with eccentric exercise have a statistically significant improvement in VAS and VISA-P scores compared to eccentric exercises alone. Fresno State Graduate Research Symposium, May 2015.

Mueller J, Singh B, Ullucci P. In women aged 16-40 with patellofemoral pain syndrome, what are the effects of combined proximal hip and quadriceps strengthening on pain and function compared to quadriceps strengthening alone: a meta-analysis. Fresno State Graduate Research Symposium, May 2015.

Barrows J, Hickey C, Ullucci P. Effects of Suboccipital Myofascial Release Compared to Cervical Mobilization on Cervicogenic Headache in the Adult Population: A Meta-analysis and Systematic Review. Fresno State Graduate Research Symposium, May 2015.

Kuo J, Singh B, Ullucci P. Effectiveness of End Range Joint Mobilization & Exercise on Shoulder ROM, Function, & Pain for Adhesive Capsulitis Patients - A Meta-Analysis. Fresno State Graduate Research Symposium, May 2015.

Bird S, Singh B, Ullucci P. Isolated Hip Strengthening Reduces Pain Associated with Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome: A Meta-analysis. Fresno State Graduate Research Symposium, May 2015.

Chan J, Sawdon-Bea J, Walker D, Ullucci P. Effects of Thoracic Spine Manipulation vs Scapular Stabilization Exercises in Individuals with Shoulder Impingement Syndrome: A Meta-Analysis. Fresno State Graduate Research Symposium, May 2015.

Johnston O, Sawdon-Bea J, Walker D, Ullucci P. The additional effect of prefabricated and custom orthotics on pain and function with patients participating in physical therapy with patellofemoral pain syndrome. Fresno State Graduate Research Symposium, May 2015.

Recent Peer Reviewed Scientific & Professional Publications/Presentations

Date Publication/Presentation

January 2016

Pinky Newel Address

April 2015

Manual Treatment of Cervicogenic Pain
Far West Athletic Trainers Association

 June 2013

 What You Need to Know About Billing, Coding and Reimbursement. Las Vegas, NV

 February 2012

 Athletic Shoulder Impingement an Evidence Based Approach. Pawtucket, RI

 January 2012

 Round Table: Panelist “Who is responsible for what NATA, BOC, ECE, CAATE”. Boston, MA

 November 2011

 Professional issues in Athletic Training Panelist. Worcester, MA

 November 2011

Legal Issues in Athletic Training in Maine. Waterville, ME

November 2011

Concussions: What we think we know today. Providence, RI

May 2010

Managing concussions for the family physician: From the Field To the Office. Providence, RI     

Professional Interests/Activities 

Research

  • Ullucci P, Pomaville F. The effects of a 4 hour hyperhydration protocol on posterior leg flexibility in college age students.
  • Ullucci P, Rivera M : Measuring Competence, Anxiety and Confidence in First Year DPT Students During an Integrated Clinical Experience.
  • Olson M, Pomaville F, Maul C, Ullucci P. Vocal Function Measures Before and After Hydration

Services (Recent)

  • University: Member at Large, Untenured Faculty Organization (UFO)
  • Department: Member, Policy Committee
  • Department: Member, Curriculum Committee
  • Department: Member, Student Affairs & Alumni Committee
  • Community: National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA)
  • Community: U.S. Bone and Joint Initiative
  • Community: Far West Athletic Trainers Association
  • Community: American Physical Therapy Association
  • Community: Athletic Trainers' Osteoarthritis Consortium

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