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Bill Egan



I really enjoy teaching because it allows me to interact with engaging, bright, and fun people. The future of PT is bright and if I can help to influence this, then I am fulfilled in my career."


Bill is a physical therapist with 20 years of experience. He graduated from the US-Army Baylor Program in Physical Therapy in 1999.  He practiced as a physical therapist in the US Army for 6 years.  Bill is a board-certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT).  He has served as a core faculty member in the department of physical therapy at Temple University for the past 12 years.  He is an Associate Professor with the primary role of instruction within the doctor of physical therapy (DPT) program.  Within the DPT program, Dr. Egan provides program administration in addition to instruction in the musculoskeletal management course sequence, the advanced musculoskeletal elective, diagnostic imaging, evidence-based practice, and clinical pain sciences.  In 2010, he was recognized for teaching excellence with the Outstanding Teacher Award for the College of Health Professions and School of Social Work.  Bill is the director of the Temple Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency program in which he provides administration, content development, instruction, and clinical mentorship.  He has delivered conference presentations, written book chapters, written research articles, and presented continuing education workshops on musculoskeletal physical therapy.  Bill serves as a manuscript reviewer for several musculoskeletal physical related journals. He provides post-professional continuing education to physical therapists on the topics of orthopedic manual physical therapy and the management of patients with musculoskeletal disorders.

Current Roles:
  • Associate Professor of Instruction, Temple University
  • Director of Orthopedic PT Residency, Temple University
  • ROTC Cadets Physical Therapist, Temple University
  • Clinician and Mentor, North Broad Physical Therapy Center
  • Minimal physical therapy utilization compared with higher physical therapy utilization for patients with low back pain: a systematic review
  • Timing of Physical Therapy Initiation for Nonsurgical Management of Musculoskeletal
  • Disorders and Effects on Patient Outcomes: A Systematic Review

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