Michael Timko PT, MS, FAAOMPT



    Director, Post-Professional Studies

    Office Location

    228 Bridgesidepoint 1

    Office phone


Academic Appointment

  • Instructor-University of Pittsburgh, Department of Physical Therapy
  • Director, Musculoskeletal Master's Program
  • Assistant Professor (Part-time)-West Virginia University, Department of Physical Therapy 


  • BS-Business and Economics-West Virginia University, 1988
  • BS-Physical Therapy-West Virginia University, 1990
  • MS-Health and Rehabilitation Science-University of Pittsburgh, 1994

Academic Interests 

  • Clinical Decision Making Principles in Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy
  • Applied Manual Therapy Concepts and Principles
  • Spinal Rehabilitation

Refereed Articles

  • Mathers KS, Schneider M, Timko M. Occult hypermobility of the craniocervical junction: a case report and review. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2011 Jun;41(6):444-57. 

Other Scholarly Publications

  • Spinal Exercise Handbook and DVD, 2009
  • Evaluation and Treatment of the Lumbopelvic Region, 2009
  • Evaluation and Treatment of the Cervicothoracic Region, 2010

Courses Recently Taught

  • PT 2031: Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy I
  • PT 2032: Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy II
  • PT 2033: Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy III
  • HRS 2361: EBP: Examination and Treatment of the Lumbopelvic Region
  • HRS 2372: Advanced Clinical Practice: The Lower Body Region
  • HRS 2373: Advanced Clinical Practice: The Upper Body Region
  • HRS 2380: EBP: Examination and Treatment of the Cervical and Thoracic Spines
  • HRS 2308: Clinical Practice Seminar 

Service and Assignments

  • AAOMPT Board of Examiners

Membership in Scientific/Professional/Honorary Societies

  • APTA, Member
  • APTA Orthopedic Section, Member
  • AAOMPT, Fellow and Member 
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