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Dr Erin Jacob

Dr. Erin is a licensed physical therapist (PT, DPT) and joins the PhysioBaby Physical Therapy & Wellness, LLC, with over 7 years of specialized pediatric therapy experience. After completing her doctorate of Physical Therapy at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas, she began her career in critical and acute care pediatrics at Texas Children’s Hospital (TCH). 

 

She quickly found her niche in TCH's Heart Center, working primarily within the cardiovascular ICU (CICU) and progressive care units. Erin focused much of her career on pediatric rehabilitation surrounding heart and lung transplant, ventricular assist device (VAD) implantation, and neurological insults. Neonatal therapeutic positioning, developmental skill progression, myofascial interventions, and early post-op mobility were also areas of special interest. 

 

Treating neonates through adults with congenital heart disease, Erin began to see barriers faced by her patients after prolonged hospitalization. Many patients did not receive sufficient therapy interventions upon hospital discharge due to lack of available coverage or therapy providers refusing treatment due to complex diagnoses. Erin is passionate about helping patients, including those with complex needs, receive the skilled physical therapy interventions needed to reach their full, functional potential. She looks forward to applying her years of critical care expertise to a new setting. 

 

Erin was a contributing member of the Heart Failure and Lung Transplant multidisciplinary teams; also assisting with the outpatient adolescent sports medicine and aquatic therapy programs for intervals of time during her time at TCH. In 2018, she had the honor of presenting with colleagues at the Combined Sections Meeting on the topic of Early Mobility in the Pediatric ICU setting.

 

Erin is also a wife and mother to a young son and daughter.

 

Texas Children's Hospital

Clinical Specialist 2014- 2021

 

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

UT Southwestern Medical Center, 2013

 

Bachelor of Arts in Biology

Ouachita Baptist University, 2010

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