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Bertie Gatlin




“Bertie” Gatlin, PT, DSc, PCS is an Associate Professor for South College Department of Physical Therapy.  She graduated from University of Memphis in 1986 with a BS in Special Education and from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Department of Physical Therapy in 1989 with a BS in Physical Therapy and completed her Doctor of Science with an emphasis in Neurological and Pediatric Physical Therapy in 2013. She received her Board Certified Pediatric Clinical Specialty in 2001 and recertification in 2011. Her experience draws from over 30 years in the field of pediatric physical therapy. She is an adjunct professor in the Physical Therapy Department at Emory & Henry College, Marion, Virginia. She provides post-professional education for Educational Resources Inc.  Bertie provides programming instruction for Brooks Rehabilitation Pediatric Residency and Evidence In Motion’s pediatric courses.  Bertie’s experience encompasses physical therapy within the NICU, developmental follow-up clinic and outpatient pediatrics servicing all populations. Her research currently focuses on Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, wound care practices for the premature infant in a NICU setting and interprofessional experiences for entry level physical and occupational therapy students within simulated neonatal intensive care settings. Bertie currently holds the Secretary position for the Association Executive Committee, the Neonatology Specialty Interest Group’s Chair position and member of the Finance Committee for the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy of the Association.

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