Christina Calhoun Thielen, MSPT

Coordinator, Center for Outcomes and Measurement
Clinical Research Project Coordinator

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Contact

901 Walnut Street
6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Christina.Calhoun@jefferson.edu

215-503-6834
215-503-1640 fax

Christina Calhoun Thielen, MSPT

Coordinator, Center for Outcomes and Measurement
Clinical Research Project Coordinator

Education

MSPT, Widener University, Chester, PA - 2001

Recent Publications

Research & Clinical Interests

Christina Calhoun Thielen is a Physical Therapist and serves as the Coordinator for the Center for Outcomes and Measurement within the Jefferson College of Rehabilitation Sciences. Her background includes work as Clinical Research Project Coordinator where she oversaw several multi-center research studies. Many of the studies she worked on involved the development and validation of outcomes including the development and validation of item banks and computer adaptive tests for children with spinal cord injury and cerebral palsy, evaluation of patient reported outcomes for children, and pediatric clinical performance assessments. As a practicing physical therapist and rehabilitation team leader, She is focused on the evaluation and treatment of pediatric patients, primarily with spinal cord injury but also with other neurological and orthopedic diagnoses. Ms. Calhoun Theilen has authored book chapters and worked to develop guidelines for the treatment of children with spinal cord injury. She has also written several peer reviewed manuscripts and presented at both national and international conferences.

Book Chapters

  • Calhoun Thielen C, Johnston TE, Krey CH.  Spinal Cord Injury.  Campbell Physical Therapy for Children (5th Edition).  2017. Elsevier; St. Louis MO.
  • Mulcahey MJ, Betz RR, Bryden A, Calhoun CL, Lavelle W, Schmidt Read M, Stiefbold G.  Orthotic Management. ISCoS Textbook on Comprehensive Management of Spinal Cord Injuries. 2015. Wolters Kluwer; New Delhi.
  • Calhoun CL, Harvey L.  Mobility for Children with Spinal Cord Injury.  Spinal Cord Injury in the Child and Young Adult. 2014. MacKeith Press; London.
  • Chafetz R, Johnston T, Calhoun CL. Lower Limb Orthoses for Persons with Spinal Cord Injury.  AAOS Atlas of Orthoses and Assistive Devices (4th edition). 2008; Philadelphia.