Together have more than 50 years of clinical experience treating women

What Makes Us Different?

About Us

  • Are Doctorate-trained Physical Therapists with Board Certified Specialization in Women’s Health, along with years of continuing education
  • Together have more than 50 years of clinical experience treating women, and continue to treat women throughout the lifespan
  • Are experienced educators in doctorate-level and postgraduate education for healthcare providers throughout the United States, and use the latest teaching strategies to make complex information understandable
  • Provide the most current menopause-related women’s health evidence, and won’t confuse that with opinion
  • Are skilled at teaching how to integrate scientific research with practical solutions for effective patient care
  • Respect our colleagues who also want to raise the bar for women’s medicine and won’t constantly bombard your inbox with mailings for purposes of self-promotion

DR. KAREN C. SNOWDEN

PT, DPT, WCS

Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy, 2004

EDUCATION

  • Widener University, Chester, Pennsylvania
  • Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy, 2004
  • Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapy, 1987

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Pennsylvania State Physical Therapy License # PT001975E
  • Pennsylvania Direct Access License # DAPT000156
  • American Heart Association Certified in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation - Current
  • Board Certification in Women’s Health (ABPTS) – WCS, 2011
  • Certificate of Achievement in Pregnancy and Postpartum Physical Therapy (CAPP-OB), 2010
  • Certificate of Achievement in Pelvic Physical Therapy (CAPP-Pelvic), 2009
  • APTA Certified Clinical Education Instructor, 2004
  • Certified Strength Training Specialist (IWA), 2000
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA), 1990

AWARDS

  • APTA Section on Women’s Health (SoWH) Volunteer of the Year, 2018-2019
  • APTA Section on Women’s Health (SoWH) President’s Award, 2018-2019
  • APTA Section on Women’s Health (SoWH) President’s Award – Nominating Committee, 2018-
    2019
  • APTA Section on Women’s Health (SoWH) Lab Assistant of the Year, 2017-2018
  • APTA Section on Women’s Health (SoWH) Education Volunteer of the Year, 2016-2017
  • Best Original Research Award, Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association (PPTA) Annual
    Conference, 2017

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Educator and Co-owner, Snowden & Litos, LLC (2019-Present)
Developed an education company offering evidence-based online and in-person clinical education -
“(Pre) Menopause Matters” for healthcare professionals nationally and internationally.

Faculty, APTA’s Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy (formerly SoWH) 2014-Present
Develop curriculum and instruct postgraduate continuing education nationally and internationally for
APHPT certification courses in pregnancy, postpartum, and pelvic health physical therapy.

Adjunct Faculty, DeSales University, Center Valley, PA 2014-Present
Instructor in Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program - Educate graduate students through lecture and
lab in topics related to pregnancy, postpartum, pelvic anatomy and kinesiology, pelvic girdle
dysfunction, and disease prevention/aging in women. Developed and instructed an Advanced
Women’s Health course. Clinical mentor for student physical therapy research projects.

Adjunct Faculty, DeSales University, Center Valley, PA 2014-Present
Instructor in Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program - Educate graduate students through lecture and
lab in topics related to pregnancy, postpartum, pelvic anatomy and kinesiology, pelvic girdle
dysfunction, and disease prevention/aging in women. Developed and instructed an Advanced
Women’s Health course. Clinical mentor for student physical therapy research projects.

Clinical Instructor 1998-Present
Provide physical therapy students clinical instruction and evaluation in the clinical setting. Educate
medical residents and rehabilitation staff in topics related to chronic pain, obstetric PT, female/male
pelvic health conditions, and menopause.

Associate Professor, Lehigh Carbon Community College, Schnecksville PA 1991-1997
Instructor in Physical Therapist Assisting Program - Curriculum development and educated students
through lecture and lab in kinesiology, therapeutic exercise, medical/surgical conditions, physical
therapy procedures, massage, and rehabilitation. Coordinated student clinical affiliations and
evaluated students’ clinical performance. Advisor for student academics and conflict resolution.

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

Lehigh Valley Health Network, Allentown PA 2006 - Present
Rehabilitation Clinical Specialist for conditions associated with Woman’s Health, Pelvic
Dysfunction, and Complex Pain - Evaluate and treat female, male and LGBTQ outpatient clients
with obstetrical, gynecological, urological, anorectal, sexual, orthopedic, and persistent pain
disorders. Provide community and interdisciplinary education for physical therapists, medical
students, nurses, and physicians. Develop clinical pathways for treatment of pelvic and obstetric
therapy, including cancer-related disorders, and physical therapy performance improvement projects.
Member of the Opioid Stewardship Committee. Instructed prenatal education and exercise classes.

Blue Mountain Healthcare System, Lehighton PA 2002 - 2006
Physical Therapist - Provided inpatient and outpatient treatment for patients with orthopedic and
neurological conditions, wounds, and cardiopulmonary rehabilitation. Developed and managed
physical therapy clinical education

Luther Crest Retirement Community, Allentown PA 1997 - 2002
Director of Rehabilitation - Managed physical, occupational, and speech therapy services in a
continuing care retirement community. Developed Women’s Health Clinic, residential fitness
programs, and clinical education for physical therapy students. Managed staff and conflict
resolution. Created policies and trained executive staff in performing internal investigations.
Instructor for company’s classes in customer service, stress management, and communication skills.
Public health education offered through local radio broadcasts.

Independent Contractor 1991-Present
Provide pro bono services of fitness and healthy living education in community upon request.

Valley Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Coopersburg PA 1991-1996
Rehabilitation Coordinator - Supervised physical, occupational, and speech therapists. Liaison to
nursing home executive staff. Provided physical therapy and managed productivity standards.

Sports Physical Therapists Inc., Sellersville PA 1989-1991
Senior Physical Therapist - Provided orthopedic care for athletes and out-patients, conducted
orthopedic research, administered functional capacity evaluations and work hardening programs, taught onsite ergonomic classes at manufacturing businesses, performed preseason fitness screenings
for athletes, and broadcast health tips during televised Philadelphia 76ers and Flyers games.

Southern Maine Medical Center, Biddeford ME 1988-1989
Senior Physical Therapist - Provided inpatient and outpatient care, coordinated clinical education for
physical therapy students, and assisted with administrative duties.

Lawrence and Memorial Hospital, New London CT 1987-1988
Staff Physical Therapist - Provided inpatient and outpatient physical therapy services for patients
with wounds, and orthopedic and neurologic conditions.

DR. KAREN LITOS

PT, DPT, WCS

Doctor of Physical Therapy, 2015

EDUCATION

Dr. Karen Litos is a board-certified women’s health physical therapist clinician and educator for
community, doctoral and post-graduate education.

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, College of St. Scholastica, Minnesota, 2015
  • Master of Physical Therapy , The University of Michigan-Flint, 1999
  • Bachelor of Science, Health Science,  The University of Michigan-Flint, 1998
  • Bachelor of Arts, Journalism, Michigan State University, 1985

Licensure

Michigan State Physical Therapy License #5501010341

CERTIFICATIONS

  • ABPTS Board Certification in Women’s Health 2015 – present
  • APTA American Academy of Pelvic Health CAPP OB Certificate, 2010
  • APTA American Academy of Pelvic Health CAPP Pelvic Certificate, 2020
  • APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor, 2013

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2018-Present
INSTRUCTOR AND CO-OWNER
Snowden & Litos LLC Provider of women’s health education. Co-authored and instruct (Pre) Menopause Matters, a 2-day continuing education course for healthcare providers

2018 – Present
BUSINESS MENTORSHIP
Labor Like a Rock Star Private business mentorship and educational program materials provided to
women’s health PTs interested in starting a childbirth education class

2015 - Present
INSTRUCTOR,
American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Section on
Women’s Health (SoWH) obstetric continuing education courses
• Fundamental Topics in Obstetrics Physical Therapy
• Intrapartum Topics in Obstetrics Physical Therapy
• Advanced Topics in Obstetrics Physical Therapy
PROFESSIONAL LAB ASSISTANT: Pelvic Levels 1, 2A and 2B

2014 - Present
ADJUNCT FACULTY (LEO)
The University of Michigan – Flint Doctor of
Physical Therapy Program
• Create course materials and instruct online transitional doctoral and post-graduate program that attracts national and international students
• PTP 894 “Professional Service Learning” UMF
• PTP 786 “Post-Professional Geriatrics in Physical Therapy”
• PTP 681/881 “Teaching, Learning and Health Education”
• PTP 789 “Seminars in Physical Therapy” (pelvic health and cash-based
practice seminars)
• PTP 855 “Therapeutic Relations & Cultural Competency III”
• PTP 777 “Case Studies in Neurologic PT”

2009 - Present
COMMITTEE MEMBER, APTA Academy of Pelvic Health CAPP OB committee

Responsible for authoring and editing continuing education course materials for
all CAPP-OB courses

2018-Present
INSTRUCTOR/AUTHOR of community childbirth education class

“Labor Like a Rock Star”
Offered monthly through No Mom Left Behind PT – free for financially
challenged mothers and birth partners

2013-2017
APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor

for physical therapist student clinic
affiliations/training from UM-F and Central Michigan University

RECENT AND CURRENT TEACHING EXPERIENCES:
• (Pre) Menopause Matters – Online live webinar courses March, April, May, July and November 2020; also pre-recorded independent study course narration

• Instructor for Academy of Pelvic Health CAPP-OB continuing courses nationwide 2015 -present

• (Pre)Menopause Matters – October 2018 (Murphreesboro TN) and July 2018 (Portland, OR) – offered through APTA

• Pelvic Health for non-PH PTs – August 2018 (Grand Rapids, MI) and November 2018 (Wyandotte MI), MPTA – 6 CEUs

• Clinical Advisor for 2nd year UMF students for Service Learning Projects, Summer 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016 – clinical and educational guidance for small group projects in PT program

• Guest lecture, UM-F public education seminar – Multiple Sclerosis and Sexual Health, April 2016

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

2017 - Present
Physical Therapist, Owner (private practice)
No Mom Left Behind Physical Therapy

East Lansing, MI – Clinical focus on women’s health with specialty practice in pregnancy, postpartum, perimenopause and female pelvic health through the lifespan

2007-2016
Physical Therapist, Compass Rehabilitation Center

East Lansing, MI – Clinical focus on female pelvic health and
obstetrics physical therapy

• Pregnancy, postpartum, and high risk pregnancy evaluation and physical therapy management

• Female pelvic floor dysfunctions: urinary and bowel incontinence, constipation, pelvic pain; menopause transition

• Increased referrals from 8 to 300 per year average Center Coordinator for Continuing Education (CCCE), 2013-2016: Compass Rehabilitation Center, East Lansing MI

• Developed clinical affiliations with University of Michigan-Flint and Central Michigan University for DPT students

2000-2007
Charge Therapist, Edward G Sparrow Hospital

–acute care and inpatient rehabilitation, Level 1 Trauma Center

• Clinical focus on neurologic disorders that included trauma-related brain injury and stroke rehabilitation

• Lead therapist for team of 13 PT/OT/ST; utilized dynamic interpersonal and management skills for successful team building

• Service Excellence Advisor – trained over 1,000 new employees and residents on interpersonal communication skills with patients, family and staff

2000-2002
Concurrent Position – PT, Gentiva Home Healthcare

East Lansing, MI – Home Health physical therapy

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