Welcome back to our interview series! For this one, we speak with Bill O’Grady, a veteran (in more ways than one) within the world of physical therapy and manual therapy.
Bill earned his Bachelor of Science in physical therapy from California State University, Long Beach during 1972; his master’s from the University of Southern California during 1977; and his doctorate at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in Florida during 2001. He completed three-year fellowship in manual therapy with the North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy during 1995.
Bill has served on the board of directors of the orthopedic section for the American Physical Therapy Association, chaired the orthopedic specialty council and was an original item writer for the specialty exam. He was chairman of the board of examiners for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT).
Dr. O’Grady has received many honors for his contributions to the profession including the John McMennell Service Award from AAOMPT, the Paris Distinguished Service Award from the Orthopedic Section, the Lucy Blair Service award, and the Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association. Dr. O’Grady retired from the U.S. Army in 2002 as a full colonel after 38 years of service. He was the first “Life Fellow” of the AAOMPT, and is a diplomat of the American Academy of Pain Management.
Currently, Bill teaches as adjunct faculty with the University of Nevada – Las Vegas (UNLV) DPT program. In recent years, he also teaches occasionally with Professor Laurie Hartman DO, PhD.
As you can read, Bill is well versed within the world of manual therapy and has much wisdom to share. Take a listen to our interview with him and comment below!