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Charles Thigpen

  • PhD, PT, ATC/ Director of Observational Clinical
  • University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health
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  • 879CitationsNumber of citations received by Charles's publications. Updated daily.

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Research interests

ACLThrowingRotator CuffClinical ResearchShoulder


Arm injury prevention in young baseball players. Optimizing physical therapy and pathway driven approaches for nonoperative and postoperative rehabilitation for patients with orthopedic disorders.

Co-authors (109)

  • Caroline Finch
  • Matt Briggs

Publications (5)

  • National athletic trainers’ association position statement: Evaluation, management, and outcomes of and return-to-play criteria for overhead athletes with superior labral anterior-posterior injuries

    • Michener L
    • Abrams J
    • Huxel Bliven K
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  • Selection, implementation, and interpretation of patient-centered shoulder and elbow outcomes

    • Hawkins R
    • Thigpen C
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  • The Influence of Patient Choice of First Provider on Costs and Outcomes: Analysis From a Physical Therapy Patient Registry

    • Denninger T
    • Cook C
    • Chapman C
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  • Preoperative Ultrasonography Is Unreliable in Predicting Hamstring Tendon Graft Diameter for ACL Reconstruction

    • Momaya A
    • Beicker C
    • Siffri P
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  • Predictive risk of ulnar collateral ligament injury based on ligament morphology and dynamic abnormalities in professional baseball pitchers using stress ultrasonography

    • Mayer B
    • Shanley E
    • Bailey L
    • et al.
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Professional experience

University of South Carolina, Arnold School of Public Health


PhD, Human Movement Science

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

August 2003 - May 2006(3 years)

MS Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

August 2000 - August 2003(3 years)

BS Physical Therapy

East Tennessee State University

January 1996 - December 1997(2 years)

BS Exercise Science

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

August 1991 - December 1995(4 years)