Catherine Ortega, EdD

Editorial Board Member

Department of Physical Therapy, University of Texas Health Science Center, USA  

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Department / University Information


Dr. Catherine Ortega is a Distinguished Teaching Professor and received her doctorate in Kinesiology and Health Education from the University of Texas at Austin. She received a Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Texas Women’s University, Houston, Texas; a Master of Arts in Exercise Physiology and Education from West Virginia University and a Bachelor of Arts in Movement in Sports Science from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. Her primary teaching responsibilities include Therapeutic Exercise, Scientific Inquiry, Sports Medicine, Differential Diagnosis and Professional Issues. She is a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist in Physical Therapy and a BOC certified Athletic Trainer. She has worked with the United States Olympic Committee, the professional tennis tour, as consultant to shoe companies such as Nike, Fila and Reebok as well as in sport and spine out-patient orthopedic practice. She remains clinically active in home health, acute care and sports medicine.She has completed APTA fellowship programs in leadership and manual therapy.

Research Interest

Manual therapy, Orthopedics and lower extremity biomechanics