Bill Egan

Associate Professor of Instruction
Program Director
Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
1301 Cecil B. Moore Ave


Dr. Egan received a BA in psychology from Rutgers University in 1997 and a MPT from the US Army-Baylor University in 1999. He served as an active duty Army physical therapist for 6 years. Dr. Egan completed the tDPT and Manual Therapy Fellowship program through Regis University in 2006. He is board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapists. Dr. Egan serves as an adjunct instructor for various local physical therapy programs teaching manual therapy and thrust manipulation. He is also an instructor for Evidence In Motion. Dr. Egan maintains part-time clinical practice at Strive Physical Therapy in Marlton, NJ.

Teaching responsibilities include the Musculoskeletal Management course series, Diagnostic Imagining, and Evidence Based Practice. Dr. Egan is the Director of the Temple Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency. His research interests are in the areas of clinical outcomes based research for common musculoskeletal disorders and orthopedic manual physical therapy.


  • DPT, Regis University
  • MPH, US Army-Baylor University
  • BA, Psychology, Rutgers College

Curriculum Vitae 

Courses Taught




PHTH 8113

Evidence Based Practice I


PHTH 8125

Clinical Management of Musculoskeletal Conditions I


PHTH 8131

Clinical Management of Musculoskeletal Conditions II


PHTH 8139

Medical Diagnostics


PHTH 8141

Clinical Management of Musculoskeletal Conditions III


PHTH 8147

Clinical Pain Sciences


PHTH 8151

Evidence Based Practice III


PHTH 8152

Elective - Musculoskeletal


Selected Publications

  • Burns, S.A., Cleland, J.A., Rivett, D.A., O'Hara, M.C., Egan, W., Pandya, J., & Snodgrass, S.J. (2021). When Treating Coexisting Low Back Pain and Hip Impairments, Focus on the Back: Adding Specific Hip Treatment Does Not Yield Additional Benefits-A Randomized Controlled Trial. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther, 51(12), pp. 581-601. United States. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2021.10593

  • Ojha, H., Masaracchio, M., Johnston, M., Howard, R.J., Egan, W.E., Kirker, K., & Davenport, T.E. (2020). Minimal physical therapy utilization compared with higher physical therapy utilization for patients with low back pain: a systematic review. Physiother Theory Pract, 36(11), pp. 1179-1200. England. doi: 10.1080/09593985.2019.1571135

  • Ma, L., Tornetta, F., Egan, W., & Wright, W.G. (2019). Virtual reality therapy as adjunct to traditional physical therapy for a TBI patient who suffered a gunshot wound to the head: Case report. International Conference on Virtual Rehabilitation, ICVR, 2019-July. doi: 10.1109/ICVR46560.2019.8994509

  • Ojha, H.A., Wyrsta, N.J., Davenport, T.E., Egan, W.E., & Gellhorn, A.C. (2016). Timing of Physical Therapy Initiation for Nonsurgical Management of Musculoskeletal Disorders and Effects on Patient Outcomes: A Systematic Review. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther, 46(2), pp. 56-70. United States. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2016.6138

  • Ojha, H., Egan, W., & Crane, P. (2013). The addition of manipulation to an extension-oriented intervention for a patient with chronic LBP. J Man Manip Ther, 21(1), pp. 40-47. England. doi: 10.1179/2042618612Y.0000000014

  • Burns, S.A., Egan, W., Glynn, P., & Cleland, J. (2012). Letter to the editor: response. Sports Health, 4(1), p. 16. United States. doi: 10.1177/1941738111431063

  • Egan, W., Glynn, P.E., & Cleland, J.A. (2011). Thoracic spine manipulation. In Neck and Arm Pain Syndromes (pp. 153-169). doi: 10.1016/B978-0-7020-3528-9.00011-X

  • Burns, S.A., Foresman, E., Kraycsir, S.J., Egan, W., Glynn, P., Mintken, P.E., & Cleland, J.A. (2011). A treatment-based classification approach to examination and intervention of lumbar disorders. Sports Health, 3(4), pp. 362-372. United States. doi: 10.1177/1941738111410378

  • Egan, W.E., Fisher, D.P., Gerber, L.D., Hatler, B.S., Ernst, G.P., Hall, C., & Henderson, N. (2001). Postural sway of subjects wearing the U.S. Army chemical protective ensemble after functional activity. Aviat Space Environ Med, 72(9), pp. 831-835. United States. Retrieved from