Zack DiCristino, MSPT, OCS
Zack DiCristino arrived at the Stanford University sports medicine clinic as a staff physical therapist in April 2010. Since his arrival, Zack has worked with a wide variety of the 35 athletic teams within the athletic department. In addition to being passionate about providing excellent patient care and education for the student-athletes, he has also taken a strong interest in developing rehabilitative programs for high-level athletes, as well as mentoring physical therapy students and volunteers who are interested in sports medicine and physical therapy.
Zack's other clinical interests include the development of activity integrations for athletic teams who present with common injuries, to ensure the safest and fastest return to competition.
Zack is a California-licensed physical therapist and a board-certified orthopaedic specialist (OCS) through the American Physical Therapy Association. He is currently pursuing his certification in manual therapy through the North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT).
- Stanford University- Stanford, CA (2010-present)
- Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Outpatient Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine- Redwood City, CA (2007-10)
- Napa Valley Physical Therapy Center- Napa, CA (2006-07)
- Howard Head Sports Medicine Center- Vail, CO (2003-06)
While at Howard Head Sports Medicine, Zack served as a leader on the physical therapy team for Dr. Richard Steadman of the Steadman-Philippon Clinic and Dr. Richard Cunningham of Vail Summit Orthopaedics. He also presented at multidisciplinary community in-services on overuse injuries of the knee, foot, and ankle. He also co-authored an article on exercise alternatives during the winter for the Steadman-Hawkins clinic newsletter.
While at Stanford University Hospital and Clinics, Zack assisted in the development of the outpatient orthopaedic and sports medicine department in Redwood City, that now works closely with the sports medicine, joint and physical medicine, and rehabilitation departments.
Zack earned his bachelor of science degree in exercise science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He subsequently received his master's of science in physical therapy from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver.