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Erin Wentzell Erin Wentzell
Academic Director, Pediatric Residency
Assistant Clinical Professor of Health, Human Function, and Rehabilitation Sciences

Office Phone: 202-994-7042
Email: Email
Department: Health, Human Function, and Rehabilitation Sciences


  • BA, University of Michigan, 2003
  • DPT, Oakland University, 2006


Dr. Wentzell moved to the Washington D.C. area in 2007 from Michigan. She is a practicing
pediatric physical therapist who has worked in both acute care and outpatient settings. In 2010 
Dr. Wentzell purchased her own practice where she provides in-home early intervention therapy 
for children throughout Washington D.C. Her practice serves primarily infants and young toddlers 
with a focus on parent education and family empowerment to increase activity and physical play 
from an early age. Dr. Wentzell earned a Specialist Certification in Pediatrics (PCS) from the Board 
of Physical Therapy Specialties in 2012. She is active in the APTA and Pediatrics Section as well 
as the International Organization of Physical Therapists in Pediatrics. Dr. Wentzell teaches in the 
Foundations of Interventions and Pediatrics courses. In addition she organizes and runs the Inter-
Professional Community Practicum course. Her areas of interest are physical activity and exercise 
promotion for children with special needs as well as obesity prevention in special needs populations.


  • Physical Therapy


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