Brian Catania, MPT, SCS, ATC

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Brian Catania, MPT, SCS, ATC

Brian Catania, MPT, SCS, ATC

Physical Therapist and Site Manager of Rehabilitation Services at Glasgow

Expertise & Research Interests

  • Big toe to the foot core
  • Sports Rehabilitation
  • Core Sling System
  • Physical Therapy
  • Injury Prevention
  • Injury Recovery
  • Orthopaedic rehabilitation
  • Dry Needling


  • Master's Degree, Physical Therapy, University of Delaware
  • University of Maryland at College Park, Biology, University of Maryland

Brian Catania, MPT, SCS, ATC

Physical Therapist and Site Manager of Rehabilitation Services at Glasgow

Brian Catania, MPT, SCS, ATC, is a physical therapist and site manager of ChristianaCare Rehabilitation Services at Glasgow who has attracted national attention for trailblazing new types of therapy. Routinely sought after for media interviews, Brian co-created the Core Sling System which has been used to prevent and reduce injuries by athletes across the country, including the Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams. Skilled at synthesizing complex health information to make it relatable to the public, Brian even wrote, directed, and starred in the educational play called “Naked Brains on Stage” to highlight the care available for those recovering from a concussion.


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NFL puts core strengthening program of Delaware therapists in its playbook

2021-11-26 , WHYY
Catania acknowledges the exercises are arduous — his wife reminds him all the time after she performs some — but says clients and even his spouse find them effective and worthwhile. “Once they experience it and feel the difference and see how it can help them, the buy-in comes,’’ Catania said. “But it is hard.”

ChristianaCare exercise routine tested at UD used by Rams, Ravens

2021-11-22 , Delaware Live
Two NFL teams have picked up an exercise routine developed by ChristianaCare physical therapists to reduce muscle injuries and ankle sprains. The routine developed by Brian Catania and Travis Ross was published in the Journal of Sports Rehabilitation in March, after seven years of work.

These physical therapists have a new approach for strengthening the core, and the NFL is taking notice

2021-10-12 , The Philadelphia Inquirer
Exercises that rotate the spine have been a source of controversy among athletic trainers, with some arguing that the lumbar spine — the five vertebrae centered on the belly button — can be harmed in the process. Catania and Ross say their regimen is carefully designed to rotate muscles higher in the torso, along the thoracic vertebrae and rib cage, while the lumbar spine remains in a relatively neutral position.

New technique to prevent muscle injuries gets NFL’s attention

2021-10-01 , Delaware Public Media
Catania says they presented their findings to NFL trainers. "They were doing a whole series on the spine and felt like the core was an important component of that, so they asked if we would present it at their symposium in March of 2021," Catania said.

Trailblazing treatment by ChristianaCare physical therapists catches attention of NFL

2021-09-21 , Yahoo!
“We reasoned that if we could identify ways to improve the strength of the core muscles, common lower extremity injuries would be less likely to occur,” said Catania, who also is the program manager at ChristianaCare’s Rehabilitation Services location in Glasgow. “But it had to be a two-part approach. We needed to develop a reliable screening tool to examine the core muscles and then also come up with a targeted exercise program to strengthen those muscles.”