Mary Derrick, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

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Faculty Profile

Adjunct Instructor of Clinical Physical Therapy


(512) 573-6700

Professional Interests

Dr. Mary Derrick specializes in orthopedics, manual therapy and multidisciplinary interventions for persistent pain. She is a board-certified orthopaedic clinical specialist and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT).

Derrick has clinical experience ranging from private practice to large health systems and has been teaching both in entry-level and in residency and fellowship settings for a number of years. She is faculty in charge of faculty success at the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Graduate PT Education Residency and Fellowship programs.

Derrick is involved nationally in both APTA and AAOMPT and is currently chair of the Mentoring and Research subgroup of the Educational Standards and International Monitoring Committee for the AAOMPT.

Derrick currently resides in Salt Lake City and attends the University of Utah, where she is pursuing her doctoral degree in rehabilitation sciences, exploring predictors of compliance for patients attending multidisciplinary chronic pain treatment programs.


  • Fellowship, American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists, 2017
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, Texas State University, 2013

Selected Publications

  • Ortel J, Thompson J, Bannan B, Shepherd M, Henjum M, Derrick M. “Adoption of Clinical Prediction Rules and Manipulation after CEU Training buy Physical Therapists: An Observational Study.” Orthop Phys Ther Pract. 2017;29(1):26-35.
  • Gagnon K, Sabus C, Robertson E, Derrick M. “Social Media and Mobile Technology Use Among Physical Therapist Students: A Multisite Descriptive Study.” J Phys Ther Educ. 2016; 30(2): 14-22.