Oliver Rivera PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, FAAOMPT

Oliver Rivera

Visiting Clinical Instructor, Physical Therapy


Office Phone

(312) 413-8049


1640 W. Roosevelt Rd., 307 DHSP

Mail Code


Office Hours

By appointment


Oliver Rivera PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, FAAOMPT is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedics and Sports Physical Therapy, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic and Manual Physical Therapists. Oliver received his undergraduate degree in 2012 at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2017 at Touro University Nevada. He then completed an orthopaedic physical therapy residency at the University of Illinois Chicago in 2018, and the Northwestern University Fellowship in Advanced Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Practice, Research, and Education in 2021.

Primarily working in the outpatient setting, he has worked with a variety of patients with orthopedic, sports, and neurological conditions across the age spectrum including able-bodied and adaptive athletes. His clinical and research interests include return to sport and sport performance, adaptive sport, and hypoalgesia associated with exercise and manual therapy. Oliver provides patient care and serves as a clinical mentor for the UIC Orthopaedic Residency at the Faculty Practice.

Service to the Community

EDGA Eligibility Assessor -Provides eligibility assessments for those seeking WR4GD pass approval for the adaptive golf community.

Leadership in the Profession

American Physical Therapy Association, Orthopaedic and Sports Section Member

American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists, Fellow

Illinois Physical Therapy Association, Assembly Representative


Doctor of Physical Therapy, Touro University Nevada, 2017
B.S. Chemistry, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2012