Chair: Marie Corkery, PT, DPT, MHS
Marie Corkery, PT, DPT, MHS is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences. Marie is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists. She teaches in the musculoskeletal track and mentors students completing their capstone DPT research projects. Her research interests include the study of flexibility and motor control as it relates to low back pain and lower extremity dysfunction. She is active in American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists, the American Physical Therapy Association of MA and at the National level in the Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy.
Board Liaison: Lori Michener, 2019 - 2022
Committee Members: Murray Maitland, Amy McDevitt, Michael Ross, Lisa Hoglund
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Are there opportunities to get involved?
Yes! As a current member of the AOPT, you are welcome to submit your name and interests on our Volunteer Involvement Form.
It's never too early to nominate a colleague for one of the AOPT's prestigious awards:
Paris Distinguished Service Award
Acknowledges and honors a most outstanding AOPT member whose contributions to the Academy are of exceptional and enduring value.
Emerging Leader Award
Recognizes and acknowledges an AOPT member who has demonstrated extraordinary service/leadership early (less than 10 years) in one’s professional career.
James A. Gould Excellence in Teaching Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Award
Recognizes and supports excellence in instructing OPT principles and techniques through the acknowledgment of an individual with exemplary teaching skills.
Richard W. Bowling-Richard E. Erhard Orthopaedic Clinical Practice Award
Acknowledges an individual who has made an outstanding and lasting contribution to the clinical practice of orthopaedic physical therapy as exemplified by the professional careers of Richard W. Bowling and Richard E. Erhard.
Outstanding PT & PTA Student Award
Identifies a student physical therapist and student physical therapist assistant (first professional degree) with exceptional scholastic ability and potential for contribution to orthopaedic physical therapy.