Theodore “Ted” Corbitt
1919 – 2007
An American Pioneer


Continuing Education

Ted Corbitt’s Physical Therapy Career


Education Major Degree
University of Cincinnati 1938 – 1942 Physical & Health Education B.S. in Ed
University of Cincinnati 1943 – 1944 Chemistry
New York University 1947 – 1948 Physical Therapy (P.T. PT Certificate
New York University 1949 – 1950 Physical Therapy M.A.

Professional Organizations

American Physical Therapy Association – 1947 – 2007 (60 years)
American Registry of Physical Therapists – 1948
Registered Physical Therapist, New York State – 1951
Served on committees with New York Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association in
the early 1950’s

Ted Corbitt: Post Graduate Continuing Education Courses

1.    Relaxation – Columbia University
2.    Basic Movement; Sensory Awareness; Neurosis & Psychosis – New School
3.    Mechanics; Prosthetics; Vocabulary Building; Writing – New York University
4.    Connective Tissue Massage – University of Connecticut, 1957
5.    Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation – Boston University, 1960 with Margaret Knott
6.    Foundation for Therapeutic Exercise – Oklahoma University, 1960
7.    Compression Massage – Philadelphia, 1960
8.    Lower Extremity Prosthetics – New York University, 1962
9.     Connective Tissue Massage – Elizabeth Dicke Institute, Uberlingen/Bodensee, West Germany,
1956, 1962
10.    Neurophysiology: Rood Techniques – University of North Carolina, 1965
11.    Neurological Basis of Motor Activity – Virginia Commonwealth University, 1970
12.    Joint Manipulation
       a.    John Manell, MD – Extremities and Trunk – St. Vincent’s Hospital, 1972
       b.    Dr. Sany Burkhart – Booth Memorial Hospital
       c.    Maitland Technique – New York University
       d.    Cyriax Method – New York University
13.    Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation – Northwestern University, 1972 with Dorothy Voss
14.    Electromyography – New York Chapter American Physical Therapy Association, 1972
15.    Shiatsu – Asian Institute – New York, 1970s
16.    Polarity Therapy – New York, 1974-1975
17.    New York Orthopedic Study Group Series – Various Topics, Brooklyn & New York, 1974-1986
18.    Sports Medicine – several workshops, New York – 1970s and 1980s
19.    Joint Mobilization – Mennell, Ola Grinsby, McKenzie, Edegelow, New York, 1970s & 1980s
20.    Jin Shin Jyutus (several courses) – New York, 1980s
21.    Myofascial Release – Barnes, Valley Forge, PA. 1984
22.    Applied Kinesiology, 100 Hour Course – New York, 1985-1986
23.    Applied Kinesiology – Weekend Seminars by Dr. George Goodheart, New York, 1985
24.    Alexander Technique – Debora Kaplan, P.T. – New York, 1986
25.    Principles of Manual Medicine – Michigan State University, 1986
26.    Static Posture Evaluation – Judith Aston, Denver and Washington, DC, 1987
27.    Electrotherapy – Kahn, Staten Island, 1987
28.    Manual Lymph Drainage- 3 courses – University of Connecticut, 1988
29.    Treating Injuries to Dancers Series – Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, 1988
30.    Introduction to Mirrowing – Jokel – New York, 1988
31.    Looyen Work Certification Program, Sausalito, CA, 1991
32.    Kinesio Taping Association, 2000 & 2001
33.    Neurology – Barry Wyke, MD., APTA, NYU, New York
34.    McKenzie Technique – Cincinnati
35.    Posture – Florence Kendall, APTA, NYU, New York
36.    Cardiac Rehabilitation – Long Island University, Brooklyn
37.    Modified Squat – Presbyterian Medical Center, New York
38.    Pharmacology for Physical Therapy – Lenox Hill Hospital, New York
39.    Wound Healing – Brooklyn
40.    Muscle Energy – Lenox Hill Hospital, New York
41.    Wellness in the Aged – Bronx, New York
42.    Stretching – APTA Conference, New York
43.    Tempero – Mandibular Joint Treatments, New York
44.    Florence Kendall Posture
45.    Circle of Life Techniques
46.    Vibrational Medicine
47.    Touch for Health – New York
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