Michelina Cassella Kulak , PT
Office Phone: 617-355-7212
Appointment Line: 617-355-7212
Michelina Cassella Kulak, PT is a 1964 graduate of the University of Connecticut, School of Physical Therapy. She is currently Director, Department of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Services, Childrens Hospital, Boston MA. She was the Associate Director in the above departments from 1974 to 2002. She has a Harvard University appointment--Lecturer in Orthopaedic Surgery, which she has held since 1990. She is currently on the Faculty of the Boston Conservatory, Dance Division. Her previous academic appointments include Associate Director of Simmons College, Program in Physical Therapy (1974-1981. She has been a special instructor in Physical Therapy at Boston University and Northeastern University and is currently a guest lecturer at the Massachusetts General, School of Allied Heath Professionals. Ms. Cassella is the Director of Physical Therapy Services at Boston Ballet CO. and Boston Ballet, Center for Dance Education. She has held that position since 1991. Ms. Cassella has written several articles for professional journals, most recent ones are dance medicine related. She has recently written chapters for several textbooks: The Pediatric and Adolescent Knee (authors, Micheli and Kocher). Sanders/Elsevier, 2006; The Adolescent Athlete (editorsMicheli and Purcell). Springer, 2007; and The Young Athlete (editorsHebestreit and Bar-Or). Blackwell, 2008. She has lectured extensively both nationally and internationally on the topics of Dance Medicine and The Physical Therapy Management of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis. In 2002 Ms. Cassella established The Adaptive Dance Program for Children with Down syndrome at Boston Ballet. The program is now in its sixth year and has an enrollment of 40 students.
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