Wentz, Erin

Wentz, Erin
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United States
Bio

Erin is an assistant professor in the department of physical therapy at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York.  She is a board certified pediatric clinical specialist with 23 years experience as a pediatric physical therapist.  She holds a PhD in Kinesiology from the University of Michigan and a bachelor of science in exercise science from the University of Southern California and in physical therapy from Georgia State University.  Her research focus is on effective infant interventions to improve development and physical activity.  She is currently working on a randomized controlled trial that seeks to inform tummy time recommendations for young infants.  Her most recent co-authored publication, "Longitudinal trajectories of physical activity and walking performance by gross motor function classification system level for children with cerebral palsy," appeared in the January 2019 edition of Disability and Rehabilitation.  She authored posters at the Combined Section Meeting in New Orleans in 2018 as well as presented at the New York Physical Therapy Association's district meeting.  In addition to WCPT, she will be speaking at the New York student physical therapy conclave on promoting physical activity beginning in infancy in 2019.  She also leads the department's international service learning program.