Adam Popchak is a research assistant professor in the Department of Physical Therapy. Popchak currently serves as a manuscript reviewer for multiple peer-reviewed journals, is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, Orthopaedic section, and is a faculty mentor for undergraduate Rehabilitation Science students and graduate students in Physical Therapy. His research interests include orthopaedic injury prevention and rehabilitation with emphasis on disorders of the shoulder in youth and adult populations and the use of patient-reported outcomes in clinical care. Relevant publications have been related to rotator cuff and biceps tendon characteristics in overhead throwing and in response to rehabilitation. Popchak currently serves as an instructor in the DPT and MS curriculums in courses related to musculoskeletal physical therapy of the 1) lower extremity, 2) upper extremity, and 3) biomechanics. Popchak remains a practicing physical therapist at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex and works closely with the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in both research and clinical care.
Department of Physical Therapy
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Doctor of Physical Therapy/Doctor of Philosophy in Bioengineering
Post Professional Program in Physical Therapy