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Margaret Anderson, PT, MAppSci

In Memoriam

Margaret’s steadfast commitment to continued involvement with the Kaiser OMPT Fellowship was a gift for all of us. We feel especially privileged to have been able to work beside her, hear her perspective and grow with her as we embarked upon the job of re-establishing/improving the Kaiser OMPT Fellowship. Margaret had an immense impact on the profession and on many people personally.  She will be greatly missed.  Margaret Anderson passed peacefully on March 22, 2023.  Here are a few videos that were presented at her ‘Celebration of Life’:  Remembrances of Margaret and the Full Celebration of Life video

Role(s) in Programs

Didactic Instructor
Curriculum Committee

Education & Training

Graduate Diploma in Advanced Manipulative Therapy (Grad Dip Adv Manip Ther), South Australian Institute
Master of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) University of South Australia


Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists – Honorary


1942 – 2023
Margaret graduated from the School of Physiotherapy at The University of South Australia in 1978. She completed the year long program in advanced manipulative therapy with Geoffrey Maitland in 1980, earning a Graduate Diploma in Advanced Manipulative Therapy. In 1993, she returned to Australia to complete a Master of Applied Science.

She had been a faculty member of the Kaiser Northern California OMPT Fellowship since 1985. She practiced concurrently in Mill Valley at Marin Orthopedic Rehabilitation until 2014. Margaret had extensive teaching experience in manual therapy and had conducted numerous short-term courses in Australia and the USA. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Therapists (AAOMPT) awarded her Honorary Fellow status in 2010 for her contribution to Manual Therapy education in the USA. AAOMPT awarded her the Karltenborn “Teach I Must” Award in 2016. Margaret was a proud citizen of USA , and was passionate about classical ballet and cultivated a beautiful garden in her home city San Francisco.

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