Patrick Kitzman, PT, PhD

Associate Professor, Division of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences Doctoral Program

Dr. Kitzman is an associate professor and has been a full-time faculty member in the Division of Physical Therapy at the University of Kentucky since early 2000. He received a MS degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a Ph.D in Neuroscience from Ohio State University in 1994. In 1999, Dr. Kitzman received a BS and MS in Physical Therapy from the University of Kentucky.

Research Focus

  • Community re-integration of individuals with neurological impairments living in rural communities
  • Pharmacological interventions for spinal cord injury induced spasticity
  • Secondary complications in persons with chronic spinal cord injury

Educational Focus

Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • Neurophysiology
  • Management of Neurological Systems
  • Research: Analysis and Outcomes

Rehabilitation Sciences Doctoral Program
  • Profession Seminar on Research
  • Neuroplasticity

 

Clinical Work

Dr. Kitzman has worked in the home health and Rehabilitation Hospital settings.

Recent Publications

Rabchevsky AG, Patel SP, Duale H, Lyttle TS, O’Dell CR, and Kitzman PH. Gabapentin for Spinal Cord Injury-Induced Reflexes.  Spinal Cord 1 June 2010; doi: 10.1038/sc.2010.67.

Kitzman PH. Effectiveness of riluzole in suppressing spasticity in the spinal cord injury rat. Neurosci. Lett 455:150-153 (2009).

Kitzman PH, Uhl TL, Dwyer MK. Gabapentin Suppresses Spasticity in the Spinal Cord Injured Rat. Neuroscience 149: 813-821 (2007).

Kitzman P. VGLUT1 and GLYT2 labeling of Sacrocaudal Motoneurons in the Spinal Cord Injured Spastic Rat. Exp. Neurology. 204: 195-204 (2007).

 

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Patrick Kitzman, PT, Ph.D.

Patrick Kitzman, PT, PhD
Associate Professor, Division of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences Doctoral Program
phkitz1@uky.edu

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