Bryan Kuhlman

Bryan Kuhlman



  • DScPT, Oakland University
  • DPT, Oakland University
  • OMPT, Oakland University (Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy)
  • MPT, Oakland University
  • BS in Health Science, Oakland University


  • American Physical Therapy Association since 2001
  • Michigan Physical Therapy Association
  • APTA Sections: Orthopedics and Sports

Professional Involvement

Bryan is a part-time Professor in the Physical Therapy program, School of Health Sciences at Oakland University. He teaches the Examination and Evaluation I’ and has been a teaching assistant in Foundations of Musculoskeletal Diagnosis and Interventions’, Advanced Musculoskeletal Diagnosis and Interventions, Arthrology, Gross and Neuro Anatomy and the Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy (OMPT) program. He completed his final doctorate on soft tissue stiffness measure through ultrasound. He served as a teaching assistant on the topic of manual therapy interventions internationally. Bryan has presented at the MPTA and international manual therapy conferences on the topic of manual therapy. His research interests include implementation of manual therapy for the spine, headaches, the hip, and complex cases. Bryan is certified in Bike Fit and trained in Run and Gait Analysis.


Bryan has received the Educational Excellence, Professional Recognition, Manual Therapy and Research Excellence awards from the Oakland University Physical Therapy Program. He observed surgical and rehabilitation procedures performed on top athletes with leading doctors. He has worked with the Detroit Red Wings. He has volunteered his time for Common Ground (individuals in crisis and victims of crime), veterans, Hope Water Project, and elementary programs. Bryan challenges himself to find the source of the pathology when extraneous forces disrupt the normal integrity of the tissues. He deconstructs the symptoms to devise specific manual training and functional rehabilitation programs for each patient.

Personal Experiences:

Bryan is an avid cyclist and hiker. He enjoys backpacking around the world with his family. Bryan has been an avid triathlete in the past and has done more than 20 triathlons with 2 Half Ironmans. His experience has led to him having a heavy interest in athletes with sports injuries and biomechanical issues. 

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