John Patrick Dorangricchia, PT, DPT

Assistant Professor/Industry Professional
Doctor of Physical Therapy, Long Island University 2012B.S. in Health Sciences, Stony Brook University, 2009 (Concentration in Medical Informatics)

John Patrick Dorangricchia, PT, DPT, is an Assistant Professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at St. John’s University. He earned his B.S. in Health Sciences with a concentration in medical informatics at Stony Brook University and his Doctor of Physical Therapy at Long Island University.  

Prior to joining St John’s University, Dr. Dorangricchia practiced at Rusk Rehabilitation for nine years, where he received advanced training in vestibular and neurological rehabilitation and continues to work on a per diem basis. His expertise lies in the assessment and treatment of dizziness, vertigo, and imbalance resulting from peripheral and central vestibular disorders.  

Dr. Dorangricchia had a poster at the American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting and has lectured for the New York Physical Therapy Association. He has appeared on Sirius XM’s Doctor Radio–The Otolaryngology Show as a guest expert in vestibular rehabilitation and has an episode on the Rusk Insight on Rehabilitation Medicine podcast.  

Dr. Dorangricchia served as a clinical instructor in both inpatient and outpatient settings where he taught entry level students the applications of neurological rehabilitative principles. He also provided mentorship to colleagues regarding advanced topics in neurological rehabilitation. He is passionate about providing the best possible patient education and brings this passion to the classroom in all courses he teaches. His other clinical and teaching interests include prosthetic gait training, chest physical therapy, and medically complex rehabilitation. 

Dean’s Scholar Award for Clinical Excellence, Long Island University, 2012

Dr. Dorangricchias’ research interests surround vestibular rehabilitation. Specific areas of interest are differential diagnosis and pathophysiology, including but not limited to, assessment and treatment of atypical or multicanal BPPV and cervicogenic dizziness. Further interest lies in researching the prevalence, assessment, and treatment of patients with vestibular symptoms post- COVID-19 infection or vaccination against COVID-19, as well as the efficacy of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) assessment and treatment in-person vs. videoconference/tele-health. 

Flanzraich S, Dorangricchia J. Different Treatment Techniques for Horizontal Canal Cupulolithiasis BPPV. Poster Presentation: Combined Sections Meeting American Physical Therapy Association, San Antonio TX, February 2017

Dorangricchia, J. Vestibular Rehabilitation: An Introduction. Professional Presentation: NYPTA Chaptered Meeting at Hunter College. New York, NY. 2019.