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Mary Sinnott

Physical Therapy
Temple University
United States of America


Mary C. Sinnott, PT, DPT, M.Ed is a professor in the Department of Physical Therapy of the College of Public Health at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Sinnott serves as the Director of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. She is a graduate of Temple University (BS in Physical Therapy and M.Ed in Exercise Physiology) and MGH Institute of Health Professions. Dr. Sinnott is a past president of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Section on Health Policy and Administration. She is a past president of the APTA Acute Care Section. In both Section presidencies, Dr. Sinnott served two full terms in office. In addition, she has served as a past member of the APTA Advisory Panel on Reimbursement. Dr. Sinnott served on the APTA Committee on Sections, and served on the Pennsylvania Chapter’s Practice Committee. In June 2009, Dr. Sinnott was elected to the national APTA Board of Directors for a three year term. In 2012 she was elected to a second three-year term. Dr. Sinnott maintains her clinical practice at Temple University Hospital on the acute care consult service. In addition, she has lectured across the country on topics that range from the impact of pathophysiology on function to leading organizational change.

Research Interest

Her research interests include Management of patients with acute health care needs as well as cardiopulmonary impairments, health policy and the American health care system, and organizational dynamics including management and leadership initiatives.


  • Sinnott MC (2005) “Considerations for Modalities in Selected Medical Conditions” in Michlovitz SL, Nolan T. Modalities for Therapeutic Intervention, ed 4, Philadelphia, FA Davis.

  • Sinnott MC (2012) Second Acute Care Section Lecture: Acuity, Autonomy and the Intelligent Conversation. Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy. 3(1):139-143.

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