Colleen Coulter-O’Berry PT, DPT, PhD, PCS

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine
Team Leader Limb Deficiency Program Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Email:   colleen.coulter@choa.org
Orthotics and Prosthetics
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
5445 Meridian Mark RD Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30342
Phone:   (404) 785-5684 (Office)

Overview

Dr. Coulter is a Board Certified Pediatric Clinical Specialist through the APTA practicing in the field of pediatrics for 38 years. For the past 28 years, Dr. Coulter has worked alongside orthotists and prosthetists in the Orthotics and Prosthetics Department at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. She is the team leader for the Limb Deficiency Program and has taught and lectured on topics relating to development and limb deficiencies in children. Dr. Coulter also serves as the physical therapist in the Cranial Remolding and Scoliosis Programs at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta The focus of one of her studies is the effect of torticollis on the skull, posture and movement. For the past 8 years, she has joined the Children’s team teaching the MSP&O students at GA Tech and is involved in the clinical rotations of the GA Tech MSO&P students and physical therapy students on clinical affiliations at Children’s. She is an adjunct assistant professor at Emory University Department of Physical Therapy.

Education

Dr. Coulter received an undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Boston University, a Master’s degree in Developmental Disabilities from Long Island University, and Doctor of Physical Therapy and Doctor of Philosophy in Pediatric Science degrees from Rocky Mountain University of Allied Health Professions.

Publications

Dr. Coulter wrote the chapter on pediatric physical therapy and co-authored the chapter on tibial deficiencies in the Atlas of Prosthetics and Limb Deficiencies. She co-authored the chapters on Limb Deficiencies in the prestigious Campbell’s Physical Therapy for Children and in the Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation. Along with Dr. Mark Geil, she has 2 publications in the Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics in the area of pediatric prosthetics and function. Her doctoral dissertation is in the field of pediatric prosthetics. In 2004 along with distinguished colleagues, Dr. Coulter co-authored the chapter “Identification and Treatment of Congenital Muscular Torticollis in Infants” in the supplement to Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics: Orthotic Treatment of Deformational Plagiocephaly, Brachycephaly and Scaphycephaly

Awards and Honors

In 2009, Dr. Coulter was awarded honorary membership to the Academy of Orthotics and Prosthetics. She is an active member of the Section on Pediatrics of the American Physical Therapy Association and is on the board of the Association of Children’s Prosthetics and Orthotics Clinics, ACPOC.