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Mansoor Alameri, PT, MPT, PhD is an assistant professor and academic coordinator of clinical education (ACCE) in the Flex Doctor of Physical Therapy program at the Austin, TX campus.
In more than nine years of clinical practice, Dr. Alameri has worked in various outpatient, home health and inpatient physical therapy settings. He has served as a clinical instructor for many physical therapy students during their clinical experiences. He is a certified level II clinical instructor through the American Physical Therapy Association.
Dr. Alameri’s main area of research has been Orthopedic and Pain Sciences Research, focusing on the role neuromuscular and motor control plays in lower back pain. His Doctor of Philosophy research was explicitly designed to examine differences in postural and neuromuscular motor in individuals with and without low back pain, as well as how addressing these differences can lead to an improvement in the patient’s outcomes.