Sara F. Maher PT, PhD, DScPT, OMPT

Sara F. Maher PT, PhD, DScPT, OMPT


Interim Associate Dean for Health Sciences, Associate Clinical Professor of Physical Therapy


Physical Therapy

Office Location

Dean's Suite
WSU Applebaum Building
259 Mack Ave. 
Detroit, MI 48201




Sara F. Maher PT, PhD, DScPT, OMPT

Degrees and Certifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Educational Evaluation and Research, Wayne State University, 2020
  • 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