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Mary Rahlin, PT, DHS, PCS

Associate Professor

Dr. Rahlin received her BA degree in Physical Education and a Physical Therapist Certificate from the State Central Institute of Physical Culture in Moscow, Russia. After her immigration to the United States, she received a BS degree in physical therapy and subsequently an advanced MS degree in physical therapy, both from FUHS/CMS. Her post-professional Doctor of Health Science degree is from the University of Indianapolis, IN. Dr. Rahlin is a Board Certified Pediatric Clinical Specialist through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, Section on Pediatrics and Education Section, and a member of the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine. Dr. Rahlin has practiced pediatric physical therapy in a variety of settings. Currently, she maintains a private pediatric home health practice, primarily in Early Intervention. Her research emphasis is on assessment and management of therapy-related behavior and on efficacy of Perception-Action Approach to intervention for children with movement disorders. Dr. Rahlin has published in Pediatric Physical Therapy, Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, and Infant Behavior and Development, and presented at national APTA meetings. In addition, she is the author of a textbook titled Physical Therapy for Children with Cerebral Palsy: An Evidence-Based Approach published in 2016.