Main Content:

Research Interests:

  • Comparing the effectiveness of non-surgical and non-pharmacological treatments for back and neck pain
  • Exploring the biomechanical mechanisms underlying spinal manipulation

Ongoing Projects:

  • Spinal Manipulation and Patient Self-Management to Prevent Back Pain Chronicity (PACBACK)

Peer-Reviewed Publications


Mike Schneider is an associate professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute. He serves as a committee member on the University of Pittsburgh Institutional Review Board (IRB) and is also an Advisory Panel Member to the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). Schneider has designed and implemented several federally funded clinical trials comparing conservative treatments for low back and neck pain. His primary areas of research interest are rehabilitation approaches for spine related disorders, as well as dissemination and implementation science.


Department of Physical Therapy


Doctor of Physical Therapy Residential and Hybrid Program