The Physical Therapy Clinical and Translational Research Center (PT-CTRC) provides consistent, high quality physical-performance testing and rehabilitation intervention services to clinical and translational researchers. PT-CTRC staff work closely with investigators across all phases of research, from pre-award to post-award, to ensure efficient use of resources. Staff consult and assist investigators with budget preparation for pre-award submissions, and letters of support and center resource descriptions. Collaborations with investigators ensure that each study has an appropriate selection of test batteries and rehabilitation interventions, and that these are appropriately analyzed.
Located on the fourth floor of Bridgeside Point One, the PT-CTRC has approximately 6,000 square feet of space including a waiting area, four clinical examination rooms, a walking track, and a conference room. The center is also equipped with emergency devices such as CPR kit, AED, and first-aid kits
Administration of performance-based physical function tests, including:
The PT-CTRC has equipment to perform a wide range of tests and interventions. Walls are outfitted with grab bars and mirrors to provide safety and exercise feedback. Computers, telephones, and emergency devices such as a CPR kit, AED, and first-aid supplies are also available. PT-CTRC capacity is four therapists and eight research participants at any one time. Available equipment includes:
Bridgeside Point 1
100 Technology Drive - Suite 470
Pittsburgh, PA 15219-3130
Administrator: Alexandra B. Gil, PT, PhD