Michael Gross, PT, PhD, FAPTA
Michael Gross, PT, PhD, FAPTA

Michael Gross, PT, PhD, FAPTA

Division of Physical Therapy
Department of Allied Health Sciences
3034 Bondurant Hall, CB# 7135
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7135
Office: (919)843-8680 Fax: (919)966-3678

Email address: mike_gross@med.unc.edu


PhD, Curriculum and Instruction, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1986

MSPT, Physical Therapy, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1983

BS, Physical Therapy, The University of Florida, 1979

BA, Psychology, Miami University, 1976

Research Interests

Treatment of lower extremity injuries

Influence of foot orthoses on injury and balance

Prevention of paratrooper landing ankle injuries


PHYT 875 – Advanced Orthopedic Assessment and Treatment

HMSC 790 – Advanced Biomechanics and Kinesiology

PHYT 870 – Integrated Clinical Experiences for 3rd year DPT students

Lectures and modules on the foot and ankle in the DPT program

Orthopedic Residency modules on foot/ankle, pharmacology/radiology, and final journal article submission

Professional Societies

American Physical Therapy Association, 1980 to present

Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Section of the APTA, 1986 to present

North Carolina Physical Therapy Association, 1981 to present


Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association, 2007.

Teaching Excellence Award, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1999.

Alumnus of the Year, College of Health Professions, University of Florida, 1996.

Margaret L. Moore Award for Outstanding New Academic Faculty, American Physical Therapy Association, 1991.

Phi Beta Kappa, Miami University, 1975.

Phi Kappa Phi, Miami University, 1974.

Psi Chi Psychology Honorary, Miami University, 1975.


Please see this PubMed Link for peer reviewed publications