Chuck Thigpen, PT, PhD, ATC
Elite Rehabilitation Solutions
Chuck Thigpen, PT, PhD, ATC (Proaxis Therapy/Duke University) Dr. Thigpen is a Clinical Research Scientist with Proaxis Therapy. He completed his PhD in Human Movement Science from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 2006. He has presented at the national and international conferences, and teaches in both the academic and continuing education arenas. He is currently leading several funded studies including: "A Randomized Control Trial for Treatment of Shoulder Impingement", "Prospective Evaluation of Risk Factors in Adolescent Baseball Players", and "Adaptations to Pitching Over Time in Professional Baseball Pitchers". He served as the staff athletic trainer for the 2002-2003 University of North Carolina women's basketball team. Before that, Chuck worked as a graduate assistant with UNC wrestling, men's lacrosse, women's golf, and women's crew. His primary research interest is shoulder injury, rehabilitation and prevention. Thigpen completed a M.S. in Human Movement Science with a concentration in Sports Physical Therapy from UNC in May of 2003. He earned his B.S. in Physical Therapy from East Tennessee State University in 1997. Thigpen is a NATABOC certified athletic trainer and a member of the National Athletic Trainer's Association, as well as the American Physical Therapy Association's Sports Physical Therapy and Orthopedic Special Interest Groups. He is currently serving as the Past President for the American Society of Shoulder and Elbow Therapists.
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