Dr. Deborah Echternach

Dr. Kristen Jagger

Associate Graduate Faculty

Areas of Interest:

Community Based Programs for Children with Special Needs
New advancements in Pediatric Physical Therapy Treatment
Aquatic Therapy
Assistive Technology
Orthotics and Gait in Children with Neurological Impairments

Teaching Responsibilities:

AHPT 884  Pediatric Physical Therapy


Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA
September 2006 – December 2008
Course of Study: Doctorate of Physical Therapy
Degree: DPT (2008)

California State University, Long Beach
Long Beach, CA
September 1975 – January  1978
Course of Study: Physical Therapy
Degree: B.S. (1978)

Representative Publications/Presentations (last 5 years):

Moderator: Radford University Interdisciplinary Symposium Nov.  2012, 2013, 2014, 2016 

Poster Presentation for VPTA conference ’12  research: Meniscal Composite score: A     
Report on 2 Cases Oct. 2012

Presentation for VPTA District meeting: What’s New in Pediatric PT? March 2010


APTA Pediatric Certified Specialist  2009 & 2019
Early Intervention Certification  2009, 2012, 215, 2018 
Assistive Technology Professional Certification  2009
Advanced Credentialed Clinical Instructor,  APTA  2008
Credentialed Clinical Instructor,  APTA  2007
Sensory Integration Certification  1992
NDT Neuro-Developmental Treatment Certification, Adult Hemiplegia  1990