Mohamed Khallaf, PT, DPT, MS, PhD

Associate Professor, PT Programs


Austin, TX


College of Rehabilitative Sciences


Neurological Rehabilitation


Doctor of Philosophy, Cairo University
Doctor of Physical Therapy, Dominican College
Master of Science, Cairo University

Research Interests

Task-specific training in the rehabilitation of individuals after stroke
New technology for analyzing posture of Parkinson’s disease patients and herniated lumbar disc
Rehabilitation of stroke patients using virtual reality

Dr. Mohamed Khallaf is an Associate Professor in the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS) Austin, TX campus Flex Doctor of Physical Therapy program. With a career spanning more than 20 years in education, Dr. Khallaf’s contributions extend beyond the classroom, as he has actively engaged in teaching physical therapy both internationally and nationally.

Dr. Khallaf earned his Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in Physical Therapy from Cairo University in 2006 and 2010 and Doctor of Physical Therapy from the Dominican College of Blauvelt in 2015. Through the American Institute for Balance, he received his Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) certification in 2022 and became a Certified Vestibular Rehabilitation Specialist (CVRS) in 2023.

Prior to joining USAHS, he was an associate professor in Cairo University with a teaching portfolio of physical therapy for neuromuscular disorders and surgery. For three years, he was the head of the physical therapy department at the University of Hail, Saudi Arabia with a teaching portfolio of physical therapy for neuromuscular disorders, biomechanics and research.

Dr. Khallaf’s research was designed to investigate the effects of task-specific training in the rehabilitation of individuals after stroke. Additionally, he used new technology to analyze the posture of Parkinson’s disease patients and those with herniated lumbar discs. This work resulted in 15 publications in peer-reviewed journals. As an invited speaker, he has attended numerous conferences and delivered lectures and workshops on neurorehabilitation both nationally and internationally.

Dr. Khallaf’s published dissertation focused on the rehabilitation of Parkinson’s disease using external cues. His research interests focus on the rehabilitation of stroke patients using virtual reality, which has emerged as a rehabilitation technology for patients with neurological conditions. 

Dr. Khallaf’s clinical experience has focused on the neurorehabilitation of adult clients after stroke, spinal cord injury, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis and peripheral neuropathy with an aim to improve functional performance and quality of life. He has worked with institutions including Forest Hills Rehabilitation in New York and St. David’s Rehabilitation of Georgetown, TX.