Keynote Speaker Information


Dr. Paolo Sanzo

Speaker   |   DSc, MSc, BScPT, FCAMPT, CAFCI

Dr. Paolo Sanzo is the Assistant Dean of the Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences and an Associate Professor in the School of Kinesiology at Lakehead University and at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine University.

He is also the Director of Active Potential Rehabilitation Services. He is a Clinical Specialist (Musculoskeletal) Physiotherapist and an instructor, examiner, and lead examiner for the Advanced Integrated Musculoskeletal program of the Orthopedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. Dr. Sanzo was the elected past Member Organization Delegate for Canada and was appointed to the executive committee of the International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists (IFOMPT) in the role of Treasurer in October 2017 and was elected as the Vice President of IFOMPT in 2020.

His research interests are in the area of rehabilitation and sports medicine. More specifically, his research integrates the clinical, biomechanical, and physiological aspects of human movement and gait analysis. It also includes the exploration of the medical and clinical uses and effects of extracorporeal shockwave therapy as it applies to failed tendon and bone healing responses, the clinical application and rationale for the use of therapeutic taping and bracing as an adjunct to rehabilitation and aiding in sport performance, the biomechanical analysis of concussion, manual therapy and length tension testing and the relationships between muscle and myofascial tissues in various musculoskeletal disorders, and the integration of medical technologies for both assessment and treatment purposes. He has published articles in several peer-reviewed journals, authored four books on length tension testing techniques in the upper and lower quadrants, and serves as a reviewer for several journal titles.