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Carolyn Cheema, PT, DSc, OCS, FAAOMPT

  • Assistant Professor
  • Co-Director, PT Clinical Education


  • DSc Doctor of Science, Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, 2021
  • FAAOMPT, Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists, Manual Therapy Institute, San Marcos, TX, 2015
  • MPT, Physical Therapy, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Tulsa, OK, 2009


  • OCTH/PHTH 8002: Concepts in Rehabilitation Sciences (Course Co-coordinator)
  • OCTH/PHTH 8274: Introduction to Orthopedic Management of Upper Extremity Dysfunctions (Lab Instructor)
  • OCTH/PHTH 8372: Clinical Management II (Course Coordinator)
  • PHTH 8114: Orthopedic Management of Lower Extremities (Lab Instructor)
  • PHTH 8214: Axial Skeleton (Lecture and Lab Instructor)
  • PHTH 8313: Differential Diagnosis (Course Coordinator)
  • PHTH 9152: Clinical Reasoning in PT II (Course Coordinator)
  • PHTH 9391: Inter-Professional Case Management (Small Group facilitator)

Research Interests:

  • Chronic Back Pain/Lower Back Pain
  • Residency and Fellowship Education

Clinical Interests:

  • Adult Outpatient Rehabilitation, primary focus on orthopedics and neurological conditions.