Michael Connors

Assistant Professor
Physical Therapy Program

Dr. Connors has a BS in Biology from Stockton College (2001). He has a Master’s in Physical Therapy from University of Medicine & Dentistry of NJ-Rutgers University (2003). Dr. Connors has a post professional Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Temple University (2008). He became a board certified specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy from the American Board of PT Specialties in 2011. Dr. Connors is currently finishing (ABD) the remaining requirements for completion of a PhD degree in Physical Therapy with an emphasis in applied biomechanics from Texas Woman's University (Anticipated completion 2016). Dr. Connors is a Regional Therapy Director for Greater Therapy Centers, a therapist owned private practice in the DFW area.

Dr. Connors clinical emphasis and specialization in orthopaedic physical therapy makes him an efficient clinician in managing patients with orthopedic dysfunction. He utilizes a multimodal approach to meet the needs of his patients and clients that include spinal manipulation, dry needling, KT taping, and various other interventions. Dr. Connors is also certified in functional dry needlilng.

Dr. Connors is an outside consultant for Texas Ballet Theater, a professional ballet company in Fort Worth. He is also an adjunct professor in orthopaedic physical therapy for the entry level DPT program at the University of North Texas Health Science Center. In addition, Dr. Connors is the current President of the Texas Physical Therapy Association advocating regularly for the PT profession in Austin and Washington, DC on regulatory, health policy, and payment policy issues impacting PT and healthcare delivery.