Caroline Ubben
IHL Role:
Dr. Caroline Ubben currently serves as the Pediatric Residency Program Coordinator for the Brooks Institute of Higher Learning.

Dr. Ubben is a proud pediatric physical therapist, with a passion for helping children achieve their full potential and maximize their quality of life. It was through her clinical experiences in undergrad and in PT school that she discovered her passion for working with children, and it inspired her to complete a Pediatric Residency at Brooks Rehabilitation in 2018. During her residency, Dr. Ubben worked in many specialty areas within Pediatric Physical Therapy, and was able to sit for her PCS Exam, becoming a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy in 2019.

Dr. Ubben has worked in acute care, inpatient rehab, outpatient and early intervention settings, which gives her a comprehensive understanding of her role in the pediatric physical therapy system of care. She currently works in outpatient, early intervention and private pediatric settings, where she treats children from prematurity into adulthood with neurologic, neurodevelopmental and orthopedic diagnoses. Dr. Ubben also works as a clinical lab instructor at the University of St. Augustine, where she assists in teaching neurologic and pediatric interventions to future DPT students.

Education & Training:

Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) – Duke University in 2017

Bachelor’s of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology – University of Florida in 2014

Areas of Interest:

Dr. Ubben is passionate about incorporating functional strengthening into pediatric play and utilizing observation for movement analysis. She developed a CEU course with a focus on utilization of strength and conditioning principles in the Pediatric setting.

Academic & Professional Activities:

CEU course instructor related to lower extremity pediatric injuries and developed APTA Residency consortium content on lower extremity musculoskeletal conditions.

Mentor for Pediatric Residency at Brooks, assisting in mentoring in the NICU setting at Halifax Acute Care setting.

Currently works within the research setting, assisting in assessing the feasibility and impact of utilizing the PedsQL outcome measure in the outpatient setting, assessing participation changes over time following serial casting intervention to address ankle range of motion limitations, and assisting in completing research on utilization of hip helpers in children with Down Syndrome to influence development of gross motor milestones.

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