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 55 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

Doctor of Physical Therapy
Women’s Health Board-Certified Specialist

EDUCATION

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

CERTIFICATIONS + LICENSURE

  • Pennsylvania State Physical Therapy License # PT001975E
  • Pennsylvania Direct Access License # DAPT000156
  • 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

AWARDS

  • Lehigh Valley Health Network Friends of Nursing Award: The Bill and Nancy Mason Award for Excellence in the Delivery of Rehabilitation Services, 2021
  • APTA Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy President’s Award – Obstetric Committee, 2020
  • 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)
Develop and instruct postgraduate clinical education in women’s health; Instructor for “(Pre) Menopause Matters” 2-day continuing education for healthcare professionals.

Faculty, APTA’s Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy (formerly SoWH) 2014-Present
Instructor and curriculum development for postgraduate continuing education nationally and internationally for certification courses in pregnancy, postpartum, and pelvic health physical therapy.
 
Instructor: Pelvic Health Level I, Fundamental Topics in Obstetric Physical Therapy, Advanced Topics in Obstetric Physical Therapy.
 
Professional Lab Assistant: Obstetric Fundamental, Advanced, Intrapartum; Pelvic Health Levels 1, 2 A&B, 3.

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 doctoral students clinical instruction and evaluation in the clinical setting. Educate medical residents and rehabilitation staff in topics related to chronic pain, obstetric physical therapy, pelvic health conditions in all genders, 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 outpatient clients of all genders 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. Developed 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.

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
Women’s Health Board-Certified Specialist

EDUCATION

Dr. Karen Litos is a Board-Certified Women’s Health Physical Therapist and national educator for doctorate and postgraduate professionals.

  • College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, Minnesota
    (t) Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy, 2015
  • The University of Michigan – Flint, Michigan
    Master of Physical Therapy Degree, 1999
  • The University of Michigan-Flint, Michigan
    Bachelor of Science, Health Science Degree, 1998
  • Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
    Bachelor of Arts, Journalism Degree, 1985

Licensure

Michigan State Physical Therapy License # 5501010341

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Board Certification in Women’s Health (ABPTS) – WCS, 2015
  • Certificate of Achievement in Pregnancy and Postpartum Physical Therapy (CAPP-OB), 2010
  • Certificate of Achievement in Pelvic Health Physical Therapy (CAPP-PH) 2019
  • American Heart Association Certified in Professional Advanced Life Support, last renewed 2020

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

2017-Present
COmmunity education provider

“Labor Like a Rock Star”
Childbirth education class online monthly webinar

2015 - Present
INSTRUCTOR,
APTA ACADEMY OF PELVIC HALTH
CAPP OB course series – taught nationally

  • Fundamental Topics in Obstetrics Physical Therapy
  • Intrapartum Topics in Obstetrics Physical Therapy
  • Advanced Topics in Obstetrics Physical Therapy
  • Professional Lab Assistant – Pelvic 1, 2A and 2B
  • Fundamental Topics in Obstetrics Physical Therapy (Tokyo, Japan 2016)

2014 - Present
ADJUNCT FACULTY
The University of Michigan – Flint
Instructor in Physical Therapy Program - Educate transitional doctoral students and certificate students through online courses. Regular guest speaker for topics on Women’s Health for third year graduate students.  Mentor second year student physical therapy special projects. 

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

2017 - Present
PHYSICAL THERAPIST AND CLINICAL PRACTICE OWNER
NO MOM LEFT BEHIND PHYSICAL THERAPY, Okemos, Michigan
Private practice physical therapist specializing in the treatment of female pelvic health, pregnancy and postpartum, and women’s health throughout the lifespan.

2007-2016
Physical Therapist

COMPASS HEALTHCARE, East Lansing, Michigan
Outpatient physical therapist providing treatment for patients with orthopedic and neurological conditions, and chronic pain. Developed women’s health program specializing in female pelvic health, pregnancy and postpartum rehabilitation.

CONCURRENT: Center Coordinator for Continuing Education (CCCE): Developed affiliations with universities for PT graduate student internships. 

2000-2007
Charge Therapist

EDWARD G. SPARROW HOSPITAL, Lansing Michigan

 
CONCURRENT: Service Excellence Provider: Trained over 1,000 new and current staff and physicians at the hospital on interpersonal communication skills with patients, staff and families

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