Michael Gross, PhD, PT, FAPTA has over 35 years of experience as a licensed physical therapist, specializing in biomechanics and orthopaedic assessment/treatment. Dr. Gross has maintained a consistent clinical practice for all of these years, currently seeing patients 2 days per week at his faculty practice, in addition to serving as a professor in the Human Movement Science and Physical Therapy doctoral programs at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He has earned the Teaching Excellence Award from UNC Chapel Hill's School of Medicine and APTA's Margaret L. Moore Award for Outstanding New Academic Faculty.

A Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association, Dr. Gross has 69 refereed journal publications in the Journal of Orthopaedic Sports Physical Therapy, Physical Therapy, and the Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy, among others, and he has served on numerous editorial review boards throughout his career. In addition, he has given well over 300 regional, national, and international presentations, which have been highly rated by attendees for their balanced blending of knowledge, skill, and humor.