Theresa M. Crytzer
Theresa Marie Crytzer, DPT, ATP is an Assistant Professor in the Rehabilitation Science and Technology Department at the University of Pittsburgh. Her clinical work includes evaluating clients for wheelchairs and other assistive technology at the UPMC Center for Assistive Technology. Theresa completed T32 post-doctoral research training (2009-2011) at the University of Pittsburgh’s Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department under mentor, Dr. Brad Dicianno, with a study related to arm ergometry and text message reminders to exercise in adults with spina bifida, and graduated with a Certificate in Clinical Research from the University of Pittsburgh in 2011. She also co-authored a research study published in Pediatric Physical Therapy, related to a community-based fitness program for children with disabilities. Theresa had the honor of providing physical therapy services and assistive technology to children, age 3 to 21, with visual impairment and multiple disabilities at the Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children full time from 2002 to 2009 and part time from 2009-2011. Theresa holds a doctoral degree in physical therapy from Slippery Rock University and a bachelor of arts in psychology with minor in English from Carlow University.