Trish Crane, PT, DPT, MBA, OCS, FAAOMPT, Cert. MDT, is an assistant professor of instruction in the doctor of physical therapy program at Temple University. Trish earned her BS/MS in physical therapy from Long Island University in 2003 and later received her doctor of physical therapy from Widener University in 2006 and a master’s in business administration from West Chester University in 2019. Trish spent the majority of her career treating in an outpatient orthopedic setting and pelvic health while serving as the clinical manager for multiple outpatient sites. She subsequently completed a fellowship program in orthopedic manual physical therapy at Regis University in 2013 and is certified in the McKenzie method of mechanical diagnosis and treatment. Trish is recognized by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) as a board-certified clinical specialist in orthopedic physical therapy and is a member of the APTA with local district and chapter leadership involvement in the APTA PA. Trish has presented platform, lecture, laboratory-based and poster presentations on various orthopedic, ethics and manual therapy topics at local, regional and national levels.

Trish’s current teaching responsibilities include involvement with the musculoskeletal management course series, musculoskeletal elective, clinical examination and intervention skills, modalities, evidence based practice, and healthcare management/systems. Trish also serves as an instructor in the Temple University orthopedic physical therapy residency program. In addition to academic work, Trish maintains per-diem clinical practice at MossRehab.


  • DSc (anticipated 2023), Physical Therapy, Bellin College
  • MBA, West Chester University
  • Fellowship, Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy, Regis University
  • DPT, Widener University
  • BS/MS, Physical Therapy, Long Island University

Curriculum Vitae 

Courses Taught




PHTH 8105

Human Anatomy I


PHTH 8121

Clinical Electrophysiology and Biophysical Agents


PHTH 8125

Clinical Management of Musculoskeletal Conditions I


PHTH 8131

Clinical Management of Musculoskeletal Conditions II


PHTH 8137

Evidence Based Practice II


PHTH 8138

Management and Healthcare Systems


PHTH 8141

Clinical Management of Musculoskeletal Conditions III


PHTH 8151

Evidence Based Practice III


PHTH 8152

Elective - Musculoskeletal


Selected Publications

  • Crane, P.A. (2022). Management of the Cervial and Thoracic Spine Orthopedic Conditions. In J. Kopack & K. Cascaedi (Eds.), Principles of Therapeutic Exercise for the Physical Therapist Assistant. Slack, Inc..