Chatham University

Physical Therapy (DPT) Faculty and Staff

Steve Karas DSc, PT, COMPT, OCS, ATC

skaras@chatham.edu
Assistant Professor
Hometown : Forest Hills
Joined Chatham : 2009

Academic Areas of Interest

Thoracic Spine treatment, Manual Therapy of the Spine, Knowledge Translation in Manual Physical Therapy

Personal Areas of Interest

Running, Travel, Triathlon

Education

Publications

  • T4 Syndrome: An example of Regional Interdependence. SportEX Medicine, October 2014, 62, 8. Karas, S; Pannone, A.
  • The effects of seated thoracic distraction as compared to specifically targeted thoracic thrusts. The Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy. (2014) Karas, S. Olson Hunt, M.
  • Karas S. Enseki K. Physical Therapy following a Hip Resurfacing Procedure. J Nov Physiother 2013, 3:3.
  • Karas, S. Olson M. A randomized trial to compare the effect of general seated thoracic supine manipulation and targeted supine thoracic manipulation on cervical spine range of motion and pain. The Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy (JOSPT), 2012. (Abstract)
  • Clinton S, Karas S, Luethcke, R. Evidence based treatment of pelvic pain: comparison of orthopedic and antepartum populations. JOSPT, 2012. (Abstract)
  • Outcomes of Birmingham Hip Resurfacing. The Asian Journal of Sports Medicine, (2011) Karas, S.
  • Rehabilitation after Birmingham Hip Resurfacing: a case study. (Abstract) JOSPT (2010) Karas S, Enseki K.
  • The effects of seated thoracic distraction as compared to specifically targeted thoracic thrusts.(Abstract) The Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy. (2010) Karas, S.
  • Pezzullo D. Karas S. Irrgang J. Functional Plyometric Exercises for the Throwing Athlete. Journal of Athletic Training. (1995)
  • Stress Fractures Explanation, Treatment and Prevention. Running Times. Karas, S. (2005)
  • Karas S. Clinical Affiliations Abroad. Therapy Student Journal (1997)

Certifications

Awards

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists : Thoracic Spine Research Award ( 2013, 2014)
  • Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association Research Committee Award
  • Journal of Athletic Training Manuscript of the Year: Functional Plyometric Exercies for the Throwing Athlete

Organizations

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy: Research Committee, Education Committee
  • Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association: Research Committee
  • Reviewer: Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy, Manual Therapy, Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy, Trials Journal

Achievements

Presentations