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Michael O'Hara

Assistant Professor of Instruction
Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

Ritter Annex 600
1301 Cecil B. Moore Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19122


Michael O’Hara, PT, DPT, OCS is an assistant professor of instruction in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Temple University. Michael earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Temple University in 2014, and subsequently completed an orthopaedic residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center in 2015. He is recognized by the American Physical Therapy Association as a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy. Michael has presented platform, laboratory-based, and poster presentations on a variety of orthopaedic and manual therapy topics at local, regional, and national levels. He is also a contributing author to a textbook chapter published in 2017. Additionally, he is an Education Committee member in the Southeast District of the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association.

Michael's current teaching responsibilities include involvement with the Musculoskeletal Management course series, Human Anatomy, Functional Biomechanics, Modalities, and Vestibular Rehabilitation elective courses. Michael also serves as an instructor in the Temple University Orthopaedic Physical Therapy residency program, and volunteers his time as a clinical mentor at the North Broad Physical Therapy Center. In addition to academic work, Michael maintains per-diem clinical practice at Good Shepherd Penn Partners—Penn Therapy and Fitness at University City in Philadelphia, PA.


  • DPT, Temple University
  • BS, Biology, Providence College