Roberta Gatlin

“Bertie” Gatlin, PT, DSc, PCS 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. She completed her Doctorate of Science with an emphasis in Neurological and Pediatric Physical Therapy in 2013. Bertie received her Board Certified Pediatric Clinical Specialty in 2001 and recertification in 2011. Her experience draws from over 28 years in the field of pediatric physical therapy. She is currently Assistant Professor in the Physical Therapy Department at Emory & Henry College, Marion, Virginia.  Bertie’s experience encompasses physical therapy within the NICU, developmental follow-up clinic and outpatient pediatrics servicing all populations. Her research currently focuses on the Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, wound care practices for the premature infant in a NICU setting and obtaining norms for children in the United States on the Infant Motor Profile. She currently holds the Secretary position for Tennesee Physical Therapy Association Executive Committee, the Regional VI Director and Neonatology Specialty Interest Group’s Vice-Chair position for the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy of the American Physical Therapy Association. 

Disclosure: Financial: Roberta Gatlin receives a speaking fee from Education Resources for this course. Non-Financial: Roberta Gatlin is on the membership Board of the APTA.



Roberta's Courses:

Intervention in the NICU: A Neurodevelopmental Approach

Treating Infants and Families in the NICU and Beyond



What others are saying:

“Roberta’s presentation was truly excellent! As a new therapist working with newborns and preterm babies, this course covered all the information I need for safely handling my patients. I strongly recommend this course for any therapist who is training to be a neonatal clinician event for experienced therapists."
- P. Peter, PTA, TX

“Bernie is very passionate about the care of neonates which clearly comes across in her course. She has wonderful knowledge and experience to share. I highly recommend this course especially to therapists new to the NICU."
-  L. Scott, PT, MN

“Roberta was an excellent speaker and a wealth of knowledge in the NICU neurodevelopmental approach to therapeutic interventions. This is a great course for beginners in the NICU or the experienced therapist. I will be recommending this course to my NICU colleagues."
 - K. Lowry, OT, IN