Dr. Michael Connors
PT, DPT, PhD, OCS

Assistant Instructor

Mike earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Stockton College in 2001, and his Master’s in Physical Therapy from University of Medicine & Dentistry of NJ-Rutgers University in 2003. Mike 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. Mike completed a PhD degree in Physical Therapy with an emphasis in applied biomechanics from Texas Woman's University in 2017. Mike is a Regional Therapy director for Greater Therapy Centers, a therapist owned private practice in the Dallas area.  He is also the current president of the Texas chapter of the APTA.


Mike's focus 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 includes spinal manipulation, dry needling, KT taping, and various other interventions. Mike is certified in Functional Dry Needling from KinetaCore. 

Mike is an outside consultant for a professional ballet company in Fort Worth and is an adjunct professor in orthopaedic physical therapy for the entry level DPT program at the University of North Texas Health Science Center. In addition, Mike is the current President of the Texas Physical Therapy Association advocating regularly for the PT profession in Austin and DC on regulatory and payment policy issues impacting PT.  He lives in the Fort Worth area with his wife and daughters.