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Carl Pitts, PT, DPT

JSHP : Physical Therapy
Assistant Professor
Mailing Address
901 Walnut Street, 5th Floor
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107
United States
Contact Information
Phone: 215-503-5360
Fax: 215-503-3499
Carl.Pitts@jefferson.edu
Qualifications
Doctor of Physical Therapy, Arcadia University, 2003
MS Health Education, St. Joseph's Univ., 1988
BS Physical Therapy, Temple University, 1979
Other Expertise
RECENT
PRESENTATIONS/
SCHOLARLY
ACTIVITY:

Internal funding for research project:
"Assessing Student Competency in Goniometry"
2010

Funded/In Review Grant Activity

Research Assistant
$275,000.00 over 3 years
Biomechanical analysis of getting out of bed
In review R21 NIH

Presentations:

Professional Conferences:

Howard P, Hunt U, Markowitz S, Marzano C, Shelly G, McCoy J, Pitts C. The Wrist and Hand: Orthopaedic Teaching Practicum. Poster Presentation  American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Conference. New Orleans, LA. February 2005

Pitts C. Type C Personality and the Physical Therapist: Being Everything to Everyone. California State Conference of the American Physical Therapy Association. San Diego, CA. 1990

Invited Speaker:

Pitts C. Combining Viscosupplementation Using Hylan G-F 20 with Physical Therapy in a Patient with Osteoarthritis of the Knee. Department of Rheumatology. Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA. April 2004

Inter-professional Education

Howard P, Pitts C, Angiolillo F, Bayruns T. Interprofessional Seminar: Physical Examination of the Shoulder. Jefferson Sports Medicine Society. Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA April 2008

Pitts C, Wade C. Interprofessional Teaching Seminar: Patient Positioning and Transfers. Jefferson School of Nursing. Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA. September 2007

Howard P, Pitts C, Angiolillo F, Bayruns T. Interprofessional Seminar: Physical Examination of the Knee. Jefferson Sports Medicine Society. Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA. January 2007

Major Student Projects Supervised:

Pitts C, Bolin B, Dietz A, Grygalonis J, Murt C, Weber M Systematic Literature Review on the Effectiveness of Continuous Passive Motion Machines After Knee Arthroplasty Surgery. Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA. May 2008

Pitts C, Jaycox S, Lion K, Schlenner K, Schwenk K. The Effectiveness of Glucosamine in the Treatment of Osteoarthritis: A Systematic Literature Review. Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA. January 2007

Pitts C, Amisson C, Cossentino T, DeAngelis J, Hughes A. Evidence Based Teaching Practicum on Current Surgical Procedures for Hip and Knee Replacements and Physical Therapy Interventions. Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA. May 2006

Howard P, Pitts C, Bouchard S, Nolan M, Thomas J, Vakhnenko L. Clinical Anatomy, Biomechanics, Examination Findings, and Interventions Associated with Common Knee Problems. Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA. May 2005

Pitts C, Davidson A, DeLanzo W, Dolon S, Gitshier L. An Evidence Based Teaching Practicum on Cervical and Lumbar Mechanical Traction. Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA. May 2005

Hewston L, Pitts C, Cummings R, Flowers J, Jones R, Zuber A. The Use of Electrical Stimulation for Pain Management: An Evidence Based Teaching Practicum. Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA. May 2005

Pitts C, Czerwinski E, Fraker R, Seelaus K. Cultural Awareness and Sensitivity in Healthcare: A Teaching Practicum. Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA. May 2004


LICENSURE/
CERTIFICATION:
Licensed to practice Physical Therapy in Pennsylvania
License Number PT003687L

Licensed to practice Physical Therapy in California
License Number PT14355

Certified in Adult Fitness Instruction
UCLA 1992

PROFESSIONAL
ORGANIZATIONS:
American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
1979 - present


AWARDS:
Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching
Jefferson College of Health Professions
Thomas Jefferson University
2007-2008


SERVICE
ACTIVITIES:
University/College/School

Judicial Board Committee Member
Thomas Jefferson University
2006  2008

Student Affairs Committee  Member
Jefferson College of Health Professions
1997  2006
Academic and Professional Affairs Committee  Member
JCHP  Department of Physical Therapy
1997  2006

Executive Council, JSHP
2011 - Present

Profession/Community

Faculty Preceptor  Hands of Hope
Thomas Jefferson University
2007  2012

Faculty Preceptor  Bridging the Gaps Program
Thomas Jefferson University
1998  Present

Physical Therapy Licensing Exam Item Writer  The Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy, Alexandria, VA, March 2004

Philadelphia Police Athletic League (PAL)
Education Program Presenter
Philadelphia, PA
2003








Publications
  • Book Review. "Joint Structure and Function: A Comprehensive Analysis", 4th Edition. By Levangie, PK, Norkin, CC. Philadelphia, F.A. Davis Company, 2005. Journal of allied Health, 35:e167-e168, 2006
  • Wrist and Hand Teaching Practicum. Co-author with Dr. Paul Howard. Poster presentation - American Physical Therapy Association, Combined Sections Conference, 2005. Abstract: Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy, vol.35, no.1, January 2005

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