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Dr. Michael Gorman is an expert clinician, educator, and former clinic owner.   Dr. Gorman is regarded as an expert in the field of Physical Therapy with extensive knowledge on current best practices, insurance reimbursement, business regulations, and clinician management.

As an expert witness, Dr. Gorman provides consultative services for legal firms, insurance companies, and Physical Therapy clinics.

More About Dr. Michael Gorman PhD, PT, DMT, FAAOMPT


Michael is a treating Physical Therapist and manager for a national physical therapy company.  He graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1993 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy.

Following an intensive two year manual therapy residency program, he achieved a Masters Degree in Orthopedic Manual Therapy from the Ola Grimsby Institute in 1997. In 2009, Dr. Gorman completed work for a Doctor of Manual Therapy degree through the Ola Grimsby Institute. In 2010, Dr. Gorman completed an Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship program, also through the Ola Grimsby Institute.  Dr. Gorman achieved his PhD in 2014 following a rigorous academic program through the Ola Grimsby Institute culminating with his dissertation titled “Effectiveness of Orthopedic Physical Therapy Treatment for Conditions of the Spine and Extremities”.  He is one of sixteen physical therapists in the state of Missouri that is a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists.  He is currently the only physical therapist in Missouri who has achieved a PhD degree with a manual therapy focus.  Dr. Gorman has extensive training in treatment of neck and low back pain, as well as advanced specialization in treatment of upper and lower extremity conditions. He also is experienced with making of custom foot orthotics.

Dr. Gorman is very involved with the Missouri Physical Therapy Association (MPTA). After serving six years on the Board of Directors for the MPTA, he is now the Vice-President of the MPTA. He is very involved with state legislation in order to protect and advance the practice of physical therapy in Missouri. 

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I have consulted with Dr. Gorman as a retained expert witness in the defense of physical therapy cases and found his work product to be prompt, thorough, insightful and honest
— Missouri Defense Counsel
Dr. Gorman was quite informative and dedicated in his commitment to review my case on behalf of my physical therapist. He engaged with the case materials and dug into strategizing how best to explain my therapist’s actions and defenses in an understandable way.
— Kristin Pierson, Esq., Defense Attorney in Atlanta, GA
Dr. Gorman did a great job reviewing my case in east Tennessee. He was very timely in reviewing materials we sent him and also recognized several medical issues which we previously missed. We settled not long before trial, but Dr. Gorman exhibited an excellent preparation level and was definitely ready to testify.
— Jonathan Martin, Defense Attorney in Memphis, TN