• Faculty
  • Mark D. Bishop, PT, PhD

    • Title: Associate Professor
    • Employer: University of Florida
    • Telephone: 352-273-6112
    • Email: bish@phhp.ufl.edu

    Dr. Bishop is an Associate Professor at the University of Florida. He received his professional training in Australia and worked in Australia and Canada before moving to the United States. He currently teaches in the entry-level and post-professional physical therapy programs at the University of Florida, as well as the post-professional research program. Dr Bishop’s primary research focus is the management of musculoskeletal pain and his research is currently funded by the National Institutes of Health.

    • Doctorate: PhD, Rehabilitation Science University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA
    • Masters: Master of Health Science, Rehabilitation University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA
    • Bachelors: Bachelor of Physiotherapy University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

    Mark Bishop has a primary clinical interest in the management of patients with musculoskeletal pain conditions using manual therapy and exercise.

    Dr. Bishop is an Associate professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Florida. He teaches anatomy in the professional and post-professional residency programs at the University of Florida and supervises the training of three PhD students. Dr Bishop is part of a vibrant pain research community at UF and studies factors that lead to the development and maintenance of musculoskeletal pain, as well as the management of pain by manual therapy. He has had his work funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Florida Department of Heath, as well as by foundations such as the Brooks Endowment and the Ida Mae Foundation.

    Dr Bishop is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT). He has served as a Delegate to the APTA House of Delegates and on a variety of committees for the Orthopedic Section, the Section on Research and for AAOMPT. Currently he serves on the Physical Therapy Steering Committee for Health Volunteers Overseas and is an Assembly Representative to the Florida Physical Therapy Association Assembly of Representatives. Awards: 2003 Teaching Excellence Award, College of Health Professions, Univ. of Florida, Fl 2003 Finalist, Best Scientific Abstract, World Congress of Physical Therapy, Barcelona, Spain 2005 Teaching Excellence Award, Physical Therapy Class of 2005, Univ. of Florida 2006 Margaret L. Moore Outstanding New Faculty Member Award, APTA 2008 Research Report (Neurology) Recognized for Excellence: APTA Annual Conference, 2008 2009 JOSPT Excellence in Research Award 2011 Most Influential Paper 2010, Journal Manual and Manipulative Therapy 2012 Assistant Professor Research Award, University of Florida 2012 Plenary paper, Neuroscience Letters