• Emil Manfredonia
  • Emil Manfredonia
  • Lecturer
  • Area: Kinesiology and Biomechanics
  • End Degree: Doctorate in Physical Therapy
  • Specialization: Physical Therapy, Orthopedics, Geriatrics, Exercise Science, and Rehabilitation



Licenses and Certifications

Licensed Physical Therapist, State of New Jersey
Graston Technique
Integrative Dry Needling
LSVT BIG for Parkinson's Disease

Courses Taught

01:377:303   Neuromechanical Kinesiology
01:377:350   Biomechanics

Professional Background

Dr. Emil Manfredonia, DPT, joined the faculty of Exercise Science and Sport Studies at Rutgers University in the Spring of 2005.  Dr. Manfredonia graduated from Cook College in New Brunswick, NJ in 1994 where he received his B.S. in Exercise Science and Sport Studies.  He received his Bachelor and Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the City University of New York at the College of Staten Island in 1999.  Finally, he returned to academics to receive his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of South Alabama in 2011.

Dr. Manfredonia is currently a licensed physical therapist in New Jersey and the founder and owner of Home Sweet Home Physical Therapy, LLC, established in 2006.  This company performs physical and occupational therapy in the homes of patients with Medicare.  Additionally, he has worked at Kessler Rehabilitation Centers, USPh, the Sports Performance and Rehabilitation Center at the Somerset Patriots TD Bank Ballpark, and Health South in various roles including clinical manager, limited partner, and staff physical therapist.

Dr. Manfredonia also provides both volunteer and internship opportunities for Rutgers students who are interested in the profession of physical therapy.  He mentors the Physical Therapy Club and provides guidance to students whose next academic and career goal is to gain admission into graduate school for physical therapy or other health-related professions.


"The Functional Ambulation Performance of Elderly Fallers and Non-Fallers Walking at their Preferred Velocity," NeuroRehabilitation 13 (1999) 141-146.