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Portrait of Caitlyn Anderson

Caitlyn Anderson, PT, DPT, NCS, GCS

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Sciences & Technology


DPT Physical Therapy Northwestern University 2014
BS Dietetics/Chemistry University of Nebraska-Lincoln 2011

Speaker Topics

  • Early mobilization in the intensive care unit
  • Physical therapy in the Emergency Department
  • Mobilization on advanced circulatory support systems (ECMO, Impella, Intra-aortic Balloon pump, etc)
  • Physical therapy management of heart / lung transplant
  • Covid-19 physical therapy response, treatment, and management

Interests & Expertise

Caitlyn received her undergraduate degree in Dietetics from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Northwestern University. Her clinical background includes evaluation and treatment of medically complex neurologic and cardiopulmonary populations, emergency department triage, and medical, surgical, and Covid-19 intensive care units. She is APTA board-certified in neurologic and geriatric physical therapy, and has completed poster and platform presentations at the APTA Combined Sections Meeting.

Caitlyn has been with the College of Health Sciences since fall 2020. She is passionate about interdisciplinary teamwork, medically-complex and high-risk patient populations, and evidence-based acute care / hospital-based rehabilitation.


Anderson, C. A., & Alt, C. A. (February 2022). Can targeted virtual interventions support physical activity behavior change in persons living with Parkinson's Disease?. Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), San Antonio, Texas.
Anderson, C. (2021). Rehab Roadblocks: Identification of Barriers in the Complex ECMO Patient Population. Combined Sections Meeting, Orlando, Florida.
Anderson, C., & Alt, C. (October 2021). Can Targeted Virtual Interventions Augment Psychosocial and Physical Outcomes in Persons Living with Parkinson's Disease?. APTA Wisconsin Fall Conference, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin.
Anderson, C. (June 2020). Hospital System Response to Covid-19 Pandemic. Quality Improvement Course guest speaker, University of Utah.
Anderson, C. (April 2020). Unique Insights into Advanced Circulatory Support Systems. Guest Lecturer at Touro University, Touro University.
Anderson, C. (February 2020). Lungs of the Future? Physical Therapy Outcomes Pre and Post Ex Vivo Perfusion Lung Transplantation. Combined Sections Meeting, Denver, CO.
Anderson, C. (February 2020). PT Role in the Emergency Room: An Emerging Practice. Guest Lecture, Briar Cliff University and University of North Dakota.
Anderson, C. (January 2020). Early Mobilization in the ICU. Guest Lecturer, University of Arkansas.
Anderson, C. (November 2019). A review of critical illness neuropathies in the intensive care unit. Guest Lecturer, University of South Dakota.
Anderson, C. (2018). Factors associated with long-term outcomes in patients with Acoustic Neuroma Resection. APTA CSM 2018, APTA.
Anderson, C. (2018). Physical Therapy Driven Order Set can Assist the Medical team in Triaging Patients Appropriately in an Acute Care Observation Unit: A Research Report. APTA CSM 2018, APTA.
Anderson, C. (2018). Would ischemic stroke patients benefit from specific treatment progression to avoid perfusional symptoms in the acute care setting?. APTA CSM 2018, APTA.

Professional Memberships

  • American Physical Therapy Association member, 2015-present
  • New York Physical Therapy Association member, 2016-present
  • Neurology section member, 2016- present
  • Acute Care section member, 2016-present

Honors & Awards

Best Poster Presentation (2021) Johns Hopkins ICU Conference 2021.
Advanced Clinician (2019) Rusk Rehabilitation, NYU Langone Health.
Performance Improvement Award (2017) Rusk Rehabilitation, NYU Langone Health.
Advanced Credentialing Award (2016) Rusk Rehabilitation, NYU Langone Health.
Clinical Research Award (2016) Rusk Rehabilitation, NYU Langone Health.
Performance Improvement Award (2016) Rusk Rehabilitation, NYU Langone Health.