Sheryl R. Comet, PT, DPT

Assistant Professor/Industry ProfessionalAssistant Director of Clinical Education
Doctor of Physical Therapy, Long Island UniversityBachelor of Science, Syracuse University

Sheryl R. Comet, PT, DPT, is the Assistant Director of Clinical Education and Assistant Professor in St. John’s University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program. She earned her B.S. at Syracuse University and her Doctor of Physical Therapy at Long Island University–Brooklyn. She completed her orthopedic manual therapy residency at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA, and has dual board certifications as a clinical specialist in both orthopedic and sports physical therapy. 

Dr. Comet enjoys attending conferences and taking continuing education courses in orthopedics and manual therapy. She had a poster at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists conference and published a case report in the Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy. She serves as an appointed member on the task force for leadership-mentorship within the Greater New York District of the New York Physical Therapy Association. 

Before coming to St. John’s University, Dr. Comet had nine years of cumulative experience across academia and outpatient clinics. She continues to work as a staff physical therapist on a per-diem basis at an outpatient clinic, where she mainly provides rehabilitation for patients with acute and chronic orthopedic and sports injuries/dysfunctions, as well as post-surgical orthopedic conditions. 

Additionally, she served as a Clinical Instructor for eight years, and has mentored both doctoral- and residency-level students. She was an Adjunct Professor at Long Island University–Brooklyn, and mainly taught musculoskeletal courses within the physical therapy and occupational therapy programs. 

Dr. Comet enjoys her work both in and out of the classroom. She brings her passion for working with patients and students to the orthopedic courses she teaches in the DPT curriculum. She has a strong passion to connect with her students and patients, and ensure that students are exposed to the wonderful world of physical therapy both didactically and experientially. Dr. Comet ensures a safe and welcoming learning space for everyone in order to enhance each individual’s educational experience. 

Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy, 2015, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties 

Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy, 2016, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties

Other training:

Completed an orthopedic manual therapy residency at Temple University (2016)

Professional Service Activity and Memberships:

Member of the American Academy of Physical Therapy Association

Appointed member on the NYPTA Greater New York District Leadership-Mentorship Task Force (2021) 

Publications:

Masaracchio M, Comet S. Commentary on hand-held dynamometry isometric torque reference values for children and adolescents. Pediatr Phys Ther. 2015;27:424.

Masaracchio M, Comet, S, Godwin E. Management of an anterior cruciate ligament tear in a 5 year-old. A case report. J Pediatr Phys Ther. In Press.

Presentations:

Sheryl Comet
The management of a patient following MUA for adhesive capsulitis: A case report
American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists.
October 2016

Michael Masaracchio, Sheryl Comet, Ellen Godwin
Management of an anterior cruciate ligament tear in a 5 year-old: A case report
Combined Sections Meeting of the APTA.
February 2015