Margo Orlin

Margo Orlin


Associate Professor

Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences Department

267-359-5531 P
267-359-5576 F

1601 Cherry Street, Room 729

Dr. Orlin is an Associate Professor and Interim Chair of the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences. 
Dr. Orlin is a Scientific Staff member of Shriners Hospitals for Children in Philadelphia where she is an investigator on several studies involving children with cerebral palsy. 

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Her clinical areas of interest are Running and walking ability and movement analysis, Pediatrics, school based practice, Pediatrics, and Sub specialty in Cerebral Palsy.

Research Interests:

Her research areas are Biomechanics of running and walking in children with Cerebral Palsy; Participation of children with CP in running activities; Impact of lower extremity alignment and foot biomechanics in children with Cerebral Palsy; Determinants of activity and participation of children with Cerebral Palsy. Her current projects are Principal Investigator:  “Biomechanics of Running in Children with Cerebral Palsy”.  Funded by the United Cerebral Palsy Research and Education Foundation; Co-investigator: “Activity and Participation of Children with Cerebral Palsy”; 3 year multi-site study funded by the Shriners COSAB Program

Academic Distinctions:

Dr. Orlin was the recipient of the Jack & Ethel Hausman Clinical Research Scholars Award (2007-2010) for her work on running in children with cerebral palsy.

Professional Society:

Dr. Orlin has served the APTA Section in Pediatrics as a member of the Program Committee, Chair of the Memorial Scholarship Task Force and is currently the Chair of the Communications Committee. She is currently serving a second term as a member of the Board of Directors of the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Philadelphia and Vicinity and is co-Chair of the Special Needs Committee of the Jewish Family & Children's Service of Southern New Jersey.