Undergraduate School
Baylor University (1999)
Graduate School
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2001)
The Manual Therapy Institute (2007), Physical Therapy
Graduate School
Texas Woman's University (2015), Physical Therapy

Research Interest

  • Chronic pain
  • Manual Therapy
  • Orthopedic Physical Therapy


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Treatment of drug-resistant fibromyalgia symptoms using high-intensity laser therapy: a case-based review.
White PF, Zafereo J, Elvir-Lazo OL, Hernandez H Rheumatol. Int. 2018 Mar 38 3 517-523
Effects of different verbal instructions on change of lumbar multifidus muscle thickness in asymptomatic adults and in patients with low back pain.
Wang-Price S, Zafereo J, Brizzolara K, Sokolowski L, Turner D J Man Manip Ther 2017 Feb 25 1 22-29
Immediate and lasting effects of a thoracic spine manipulation in a patient with signs of cervical radiculopathy and upper extremity hyperalgesia: A case report.
Deschenes BK, Zafereo J Physiother Theory Pract 2016 12 1-7
Reliability and Comparison of Spinal End-Range Motion Assessment Using a Skin-Surface Device in Participants With and Without Low Back Pain.
Zafereo J, Wang-Price S, Brown J, Carson E J Manipulative Physiol Ther 2016 Jul-Aug 39 6 434-42
The Role of Spinal Manipulation in Modifying Central Sensitization
Zafereo JA, Deschenes BK JABR 2015 20 2
Hip Stiffness Patterns in Lumbar Flexion or Extension-Based Movement Syndromes.
Zafereo J, Devanna R, Mulligan E, Wang-Price S Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2014 Oct
Preventing shoulder pain after cardiac rhythm management device implantation: a randomized, controlled study.
Daniels JD, Sun S, Zafereo J, Minhajuddin A, Nguyen C, Obel O, Wu R, Joglar JA Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 2011 Jun 34 6 672-8

Honors & Awards

  • SSHP Outstanding Faculty Award, Department of Physical Therapy
  • SSHP Outstanding Faculty Award, Department of Physical Therapy
  • SSHP Distinguished Teacher Award for Excellence in Teaching

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists
  • American Physical Therapy Association
  • Texas Physical Therapy Association