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Assistant Professor
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedics
Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists

University Physical Therapy (Hillsborough)
115 Oakdale Dr. #8 | Hillsborough, NC 27278

Aycock Family Medical Center
590 Manning Dr. | Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Email Dr. Sarah McAuliffe


  • Bachelor of Science, University of Florida, 2014
    • Major: Applied Physiology and Kinesiology with a specialization in Exercise Physiology
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2018
  • Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency, Northwestern University and Shirley Ryan Abilitylab, 2019
  • Fellowship in Advanced Orthopedic Physical Therapy Practice, Research, and Education, Northwestern University, 2021

Board Certifications

  • Board-Certified in Orthopedics

Clinical Interests

  • Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy
  • Pain Mechanisms-based treatment of chronic musculoskeletal pain
  • Running related injury and return to running
  • Hypermobility spectrum disorders in the performing arts

Professional Associations

  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
    • Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy (AAOMPT)