CDC Exclusive Provider

Frank J.M. Colarusso, D.O

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

79 West Shore Drive | Pennington, NJ 08534

PH: (908)-358-3152

As a specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, I provide comprehensive outpatient non operative Musculoskeletal and Sports medicine services. I have provided acute and sub-acute levels of inpatient care and consultations. My primary areas of expertise include Spine and SI joint dysfunction, Electromyography, Musculoskeletal and Sports Medicine, Osteopathic Manual Manipulation, Acute and Chronic Pain Management, Peripheral Joint and Soft Tissue Injections, Ultrasound Guided Injections (Prolotherapy and PRP) and Peripheral Nerve Blocks.

Board Certification

I am double board certified in PM&R from the American Osteopathic College of PM&R and American Board of PM&R with recent recertification of both boards and hold active state licensures in NJ, NY and PA.


Mercer-Bucks Orthopaedics, P.C. 2006 to Present
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Private practice in NJ and PA

Partners Health Care System 2004 – 2006
Shaughnessy-Kaplan Rehabilitation Hospital
Staff Physician – Attending Physiatrist

University PM&R Associates 2002 – 2004
State University of New York at Buffalo
Staff Physician – Attending Physiatrist

Private: Industrial Medicine Associated, P.C. 2002
Physiatrist, Independent Medical Examinations
White Plains, NY

Rockland Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, P.C. 2001
Physiatrist, Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation
Monsey, NY

Research: Boston Rehabilitation Medicine Associates, Inc. 2001
Independent Consultant, Spinal Cord Injury Research Grant

Boston University, Boston Medical Center 2000
Physiatric Physician, Dept. of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Boston, MA

Residency: Boston University, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA 2000
Chief Resident, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
BMC & VA Diplomas in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Internship: New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Union, NJ 1997
AOA Certified Internal Medicine Tracked Rotating Internship

Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 1996
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery

College: Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ 1992
Bachelor of Science in Biology, cum laude


Physiatrist Mercer-Bucks Orthopaedics, P.C. July 2006 – Present
• Musculoskeletal and Sports Medicine
• Electromyography and Peripheral Nerve Blocks
• Ultrasound Guided Injections, PRP, Prolotherapy
• Acute and Chronic Pain Management
• Osteopathic Manual Therapy Services
• IME, Narrative Reports and Expert Medical Witness
• Comprehensive Inpatient and Outpatient Consultative Services

Shaughnessy-Kaplan Rehabilitation Hospital July 2004 – June 2006
• Inpatient General PM&R, EMG and Consultative Services
• Outpatient clinics including Musculoskeletal, Spine and Sports Medicine
• Osteopathic Manual Medicine
• Orthotics and Prosthetics
• Acute and Chronic Pain Management

University at Buffalo, The State University of New York July 2002 – June 2004
• Academic Faculty Member – Staff Physiatrist – Erie County Medical Center
• Inpatient Consultation Service
• Electromyographic Service
• The Center for Pain Management – Acute and Chronic Pain
• Sports and Musculoskeletal Medicine Clinics
• IME’s and Expert Medical Witness
• On call coverage for Erie County Medical Center and Buffalo General Hospital

Industrial Medicine Associates, PC March 2002 – June 2002
• Independent Medical Examinations and Disability Determinations

Rockland Orthopedics and Sports Medicine September 2001 – February 2002
• Private practice involving Musculoskeletal and Sports Medicine
• Acute and Chronic Neck and Back Pain
• Osteopathic Manual Medicine and Manipulation
• Injection Therapy – Trigger Point and Joint Injections
• Myofacial Pain Syndromes, Fibromyalgia, TMJ, Headaches
• Electromyography
• Inpatient Subacute and Nursing Home Consultations
• Overview of Physical Therapists and Rehabilitation Programs

Employment Gap January 2001-September 2001
• Looking for employment and obtaining state medical licensure –

Independent Consultant October 2000 – January 2001
Spinal Cord Injury Research Grant – Boston Rehabilitation Associates, Inc.
• Internet and Research Searches
• Literature Reviews in Spinal Cord Injury
• Academic meetings with Research Clinician
• Teleconferencing with Medical Director
• Equipment and Experimental Design
• Proposal for Animal Control Board
• Protocol and Procedures for Research Pilot

Physiatric Physician July 2000 – October 2000
Boston Medical Center – Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
• Attending level of responsibility
• Coverage of services for attending physicians waiting for state licensure
• Education of Rehabilitative Staff
• Interviewing Candidates and Orientation of Residents to Clinical Service


Residency July 1997 – June 2000; Chief Resident July 1999 – June 2000
Boston Medical Center – Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
• Liaison between Dean, faculty, residents, university and medical center
• Coordinate rotations, call scheduling, didactic sessions and guest lectures
• Organize resident orientation program and manual with the Program Director
• Attend faculty meetings and interview resident candidates
• Available 24 hours / 7 days a week for emergent call coverage
• Sports medicine coverage for National Champion Collegiate Athletics
• Performance arts medicine coverage for the Boston Ballet and Orchestra

Internship July 1996 – June 1997
American Osteopathic Association Approved Rotating Internship
• New York College of Osteopathic Medicine Affiliate
• Internal Medicine Track – St. Barnabas HCS
• Union Hospital, 1000 Galloping Hill Rd., Union, NJ

Medical Student August 1992 – June 1996
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
• Associate Class Chairperson
• Sports Medicine Club Founder, President and Faculty Liaison
• Assistant Head Athletic Trainer for Saint Joseph’s University
• Home health aide for Alzheimer’s patient
• Manual manipulative therapy for family practice service
• Rehabilitation of professional athletes in Orthopedic Clinic