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Morey J. Kolber, PT, PhD, OCS, Cert. MDT, CSCS

Professor , Physical Therapy - Ft. Lauderdale
2017 College of Healthcare Sciences Distinguished Professor , Physical Therapy - Ft. Lauderdale
(954) 262-1615


Professor Kolber received his Master of Science Degree in Physical Therapy at the University of Miami in Coral Gables in 1995.  He received his PhD, PT from Nova Southeastern University in 2007.


Professor Kolber is board certified in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialization (ABPTS).  He has also completed his credentialing in the McKenzie method and is a certified strength and conditioning specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.


Courses: Professor Kolber is the course leader for Musculoskeletal #1 PHT 6810 and 6810 lab; Musculoskeletal #2 PHT 6820 and 6820 lab; Musculoskeletal #3 PHT 6821 and 6821 lab; and and co-course leader for PHT 7415 Radiology/Pharmacology course in the Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (TDPT) Program

Additionally, he assists teaching PHT 5610-Clinical Anatomy and PHT 6705-Exercise Physiology.

Scholarly Activities and Interests

Professor Kolber’s research agenda is focused on weight-training related injuries of the shoulder complex. He has presented his research at numerous state and national conferences and his work has been cited in numerous referred journals and internationally circulated health and fitness magazines.

Additionally, his agenda is focused on the orthopaedic spine, shoulder complex as well as hip arthroplasty.  In particular his interests lie in the effects of eccentric training on tendinopathy and the relevance of posterior shoulder tightness.

He is currently the co-editor for the textbook entitled: Orthopaedic Examination and Treatment of the Hip.

Areas of Practice

Dr. Kolber’s primary practice background is in the outpatient orthopaedic setting where he maintains clinical practice.

Professional Activity Summary

Professor Kolber serves on the committee of content experts for the American Board of Physical Specialties- orthopaedic Certification Specialist Examination. He maintains service with the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy in the areas of item-writing, item coordination, and examination development. He is the associate editor-in-chief for Strength and Conditioning Journal and is the North American Regional Editor for Physical Therapy Reviews Journal.

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