Kirsten Hawkins Malerba, P.T., D.P.T., P.C.S.

Physical Therapist
Rehabilitation

Children's at Mount Zion
404-785-8841
kirsten.hawkins malerba@choa.org

Education and Training
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy: Arcadia University, 2011.
  • Masters in Physical Therapy: Emory University, 2001.

Interests
  • Motor development in infancy
  • Serial casting
  • Improving communication between physicians and therapists

Societies
  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Member
  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Pediatrics Section Member
  • Wellness Council, City Schools of Decatur

    Certifications
  • Board Certification in Pediatrics, 2007
  • APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor, 2006
  • CPR and First Aid certified for infants, children, and adults

Roles and Responsibilities
  • PRN Physical Therapist Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta outpatient and acute care settings
  • Mentor to new staff

Career Highlights
  • Program development: Rehab Journal Club 2003; Program development: Curriculum development for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Physical Therapy residency program
  • Board Certification in Pediatrics 2007
  • Adjunct Professor, Pediatric Neurorehabilitation, Emory University, 2010