Dr. O’Grady is an adjunct professor at the UNLV Department of Physical Therapy. He also teaches advanced manipulation techniques in the USC Spine Fellowship Program. He was one of the pioneers in the specialization process. Over the last 45 years he has taught with luminaries in the field such Drs. Dick Erhard, Erl Pettman, Cliff Fowler, Ann Porter Hoke, David Lamb, Phil Tehan and Peter Gibbons and Laurie Hartman. He has written several journal articles and book chapters on the management of spinal problems.
Dr. O’Grady served as chief examiner of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapists and currently serves as the orthopedic representative on the board of directors of the American Board of PT Specialties. He is a Catherine Worthingham Fellow and was also honored as a Lucy Blair Service Award for the APTA. He also was honored as the Paris Distinguished Service Award from the Orthopedic Section and The John McMennel Service award and as the first “life” fellow by AAOMPT. He was also honored with the Military Order of Merit for his contributions to orthopedics in the Military.
Instructor at University of Southern California Spinal Fellowship Program – 2013 to Present (3 years)
Instructor Module III: advanced spinal and extremity manipulative techniques for the University of Southern California Spinal Fellowship Program. This began in 2013 and is projected to be an annual event.
Past CEO: Olympic Sports and Spine Rehab – September 1984 to April 2008
Assistant Chief, Army Medical Specialist Corps (Reserves) and consultant to Surgeon General’s office: US Army – 1994 to 2000
Served as the top PT in the US Army Reserve as the counterpart to the active duty Chief of the US Army PT section.