Associate Professor
Rehabilitation Sciences

Michael Tamburello

2146 Health Sciences Bldg
Norfolk, 23529

Physical therapist with 40 years of experience. Retired from the US Navy achieving the rank of Captain. Board certified specialist in sports physical therapy, clinical electrophysiology, athletic training.Remain in active clinical practice in clinical electrophysiology.

Ph.D. in Sports Medicine, University of Virginia, (1992)

M.S. in Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, (1982)

B.S. in Physical Therapy, University of Florida, (1975)

A.A. in Liberal Arts, Pensacola Junior College, (1973)

Direct Access Certification
Sponsoring Organization: Virginia Physical Therapy Association
Date Obtained: 2011-01-01
Electrophysiologial Certified Specialist (ECS)
Sponsoring Organization: American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists
Date Obtained: 1995-01-01
Certified Athletic Trainer
Sponsoring Organization: National Athletic Trainers Association
Date Obtained: 1992-01-01
Certified Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy
Sponsoring Organization: American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists (SCS)
Date Obtained: 1995-01-01
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Sponsoring Organization: National Strength and Conditioning Association (CSCS)
Date Obtained: 1993-01-01

Expertise

Physical Therapy
Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy;; Clinical Electrophysiology

Research Interests

Orthopaedic and sports medicine topics, clinical electrophysiology, sports performance, evidence based practice

Articles

Hanrahan, S., Van Lunen, B. L., Tamburello, M. T. and Walker, M. (2005). The Short-Term Effects of Joint Mobilizations on Acute Mechanical Low Back Dysfunction in Collegiate Athletes. J Athl Train 40 (2) , pp. 88-93.
Walker, M., Sussman, D., Tamburello, M. T., Van Lunen, B. L., Dowling, E. A. and Jamali, B. E. (2003). Relationship between Maxium Strength and Relative Endurance for the Empty Can Exercise. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation 12 (1) , pp. 31-38.

Presentations

( ). Nerve injury in Athletes Oral Presentation Arts and Science of Sports Medicine Conference Charlottesville VA.
Tamburello, M. (March 25, 2017). Modalities Update - where the Evidence is Leading us Oral Presentation Tidewater District Physical Therapy Association Meeting Newport News, Virginia.
Tamburello, M. and Tamburello, M. (October 10, 2015). Cervical Artery Dissection: Implications for the Physical Therapist A Case Report from a Direct Access EnvironmentStephen Henry DPT, CSCS; Michael Tamburello PT, PhD, SCS, ECS, ATC Poster Michael Tamburello Newport News Virginia.
Tamburello, M. T. (September , 2008). Basic Imaging of the Cervical Spine Alumni Weekend ODU Old Dominion University.
Tamburello, M. T. (September , 2008). Upper Quarter Screening for the Physical Therapist Alumni Weekend ODU Old Dominion University.
Tamburello, M. T. (January , 2006). Clinical and Electrophysiological Assessment of a Patient with Syringomyelia Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association San Diego, CA.
Tamburello, M. T. (June , 2004). The Throwing Adolescent The Arts and Science of Sports Medicine Conference Charlottesville, VA.
Tamburello, M. T. (May , 2004). The Effect of a Six Week Shoulder Strengthening Program on the Muscular Activity of the Trapezius, Posterior Deltoid and Infraspinatus Muscles NATA National Conference Baltimore, MD.
Tamburello, M. T. (May , 2004). The Effect of Exercise Sequence on Muscular Activity in Selected Rotator Cuff Muscles NATA National Conference Baltimore, MD.
Tamburello, M. T. (March , 2004). Orthodromic ulnar sensory nerve conduction across the cubital tunnel using an orthodromic technique College of Health Sciences Research Day Norfolk, VA.
Tamburello, M. T. (March , 2004). The Effect of Exercise Sequence on Muscular Activity in Selected Rotator Cuff Muscles Old Dominion University Research Day Norfolk, VA.
Tamburello, M. T. (March , 2004). The Short-Term Effects of Joint Mobilizations on Acute Mechanical Low Back Pain in College Athletes Old Dominion University Research Day Norfolk, VA.
Tamburello, M. T. (February , 2004). Trends for Managing Periphreal Nerve Injuries Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association Nashville, TN.
Jamali, B. E., Mariano, M. and Tamburello, M. T. ( 2003). Update in Evidence Based Physical Therapy Practice. ODU School of Physical Therapy Alumni Weekend ODU School of Physical Therapy.
Tamburello, M. T. (March , 2003). Effect of variable amount of warm-up on performance on Shoulder ER, Hip Flexion with Knee Extension and Lumbar Mobility Research Day Norfolk, VA.
Tamburello, M. T. (February , 2003). Irthodromic ulnar sensory nerve conduction across the cubital tunnel using an orthodromic technique Combined Section Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association Tampa, FL.
Tamburello, M. T. (February , 2003). Sciatic neuropathy following knee hyperextension with trunk flexion. A case report. Combined Section Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association Tampa, FL.
Tamburello, M. T. (October , 2002). Effect of Variable Amount of Warm-up on Performance on Shoulder ER, Hip Flexion with knee Extension and Lumbar Mobility Virginia Physical Therapy Association State Conference Virginia Beach, VA.
Tamburello, M. T. (June , 2002). Upper Extremity Nerve Injuries in Athletes The Art and Sciences of Sports Medicine Conference Charlottesville, VA.
Tamburello, M. T. (February , 2002). Diabetic Proximal Neuropathy Combined Section Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association Boston, MA.
Tamburello, M. T. (October , 2001). The Effect of Various Amounts of Warm-up on the Performance of Motor Tasks Virginia Physical Therapy Association State Conference Williamsburg, VA.
Tamburello, M. T. (October , 2001). The Effects of Over-the-Counter Insoles on Vertical Ground Reaction Force During Step-Down and Ambulation Virginia Physical Therapy Association State Conference Williamsburg, VA.
Dowling, E. A., Sussman, D. H., Walker, M., Tamburello, M. T., Van Lunen, B. L., Campbell, K. R., Flores, J. D., Ibrahimb, R. A. and Larson, E. A. (July 18, 2001). Loaded Backpack Positions Affects Trunk Position During Walking International Symposium on Biomechanics in Sports San Francisco, CA.
Dowling, E. A., Sussman, D. H., Walker, M., Tamburello, M. T., Van Lunen, B. L., Koss, E., Mulholland, M., Atkinson, R. and VanSchocyck (July 17, 2001). The Effect of Road Camber on Running Kinematics International Symposium on Biomechanics in Sports San Francisco, CA.
Tamburello, M. T. (March , 2001). Effect of Variable Amount of Warm-up on Motor Performance Research Day Norfolk, VA.
Tamburello, M. T. (February , 2001). Distal Suprascapular Neuropathy: A Report of 2 Unusual Cases Combined Section Meeting of the American Physical Therapy San Antonio, TX.
Tamburello, M. T. (February , 2000). The Role of Electrophysiologic Testing in the Management of Patients with Diabetes Combined Section Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association New Orleans, LA.
  • 2019: Excellence in Education Award, American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy
  • 2015: Co-recipient Best Student Poster Award Virginia Physical Therapy Association State Conference ,
  • 2015: College of Health Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award for 2014-2015 academic year,
  • 2004: Lindsay Rettie College of Health Sciences Research Award for the Best Faculty Program Presentation, Old Dominion University College of Health Sciences
  • 2003: College of Health Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award for 2002-2003 academic year,
  • 2001: Inducted into Alpha Eta National Allied Health Profession Honor Society,