Sara F. Maher PT, DScPT, OMPT

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.

Mahatma Gandhi

Sara F. Maher PT, DScPT, OMPT

Chair, Health Care Sciences



Office location

EACPHS, Room 2252


  • Associate Professor (Clinical), Physical Therapy, Department of Health Care Sciences

Degrees and Certifications

  • Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy (DScPT), Oakland University, 2006
  • Graduate Certificate in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy, Oakland University, 2004
  • Master of Physical Therapy, Wayne State University, 1999
  • Bachelor of Science in Allied Health Science, Wayne State University, 1997
  • Bachelor of Music, Western Michigan University, 1990
  • Educational Leadership Fellow, American Physical Therapy Association, 2014
  • Ergonomic Assessment Specialist, Back School of Atlanta, 2001

Positions and Employment

  • Associate Professor, Oakland University, 2012-2014
  • Assistant Professor, Oakland University, 2006-2012
  • Graduate Assistant, Oakland University, 2005
  • Physical Therapist in numerous orthopedic sites throughout Michigan, 1999-2014

Areas of Expertise

  • Workplace and performance injuries (prevention and treatment)
  • Treatment of wounds
  • Therapeutic Modalities

Recent Publications


Research website

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