Joseph Vorro

Michigan State University, USA


Joseph Vorro serves as a Professor at the Michigan State University Department of Family and Community Medicine, Mich, USA. Dr. Vorro received the Ph.D. degree in anatomy at the University of Maryland, College of Medicine and Dentistry, Md, USA and trained as a Postdoc Fellow at the University of Montreal School of Medicine Department of Anatomy and Rehabilitation Institute of Montreal, QC, Canada. His research involves kinematic and electromyographic studies of human movement patterns, with specific emphasis on study of human somatic dysfunction. Dr. Vorro teaches anatomy at the College of Medicine. He also works as a Lecturer to high school students, undergraduate university students, postgraduate physicians, M.S. and Ph.D. students, legal and para-legal professionals, and worker compensation professionals. A major emphasis of Dr. Vorro’s research involves the establishment of objective, kinematic correlates of palpatory diagnoses used in human manual medicine. Specifically, Dr. Vorro generates objective measures consisting of human motion patterns to correlate with clinical findings from standard palpatory motion tests. The utility of these measured parameters is the establishment of evidence-based (criteria) references prior to treatment intervention. These kinematic measures also serve as a foundation for documenting treatment outcomes and provide objective standards and guidelines to use in teaching and training, and in quantitative assessment of inter-examiner reliability. Dr. Vorro’s research findings are regularly published in domestic and international journals dedicated to human movement studies and clinical assessments of manual medicine. Other professional activities include grant application reviewer for public and private agencies, service on M.S. and Ph.D. student committees, and activities as a reviewer for journals and books.

Biography Updated on 7 November 2012

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