Timothy Estilow, OTR/L

Timothy Estilow, OTR/L, is an occupational therapist on the outpatient team and New Jersey satellite sites team leader at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Locations: Main Campus; Specialty Care, Virtua; Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

  • Background

    Tim Estilow, OTR/L, has been an Occupational Therapist at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia since 2002. He provides outpatient-based therapy services, interdisciplinary specialty clinic consultations/evaluations, and participates in clinical research. His specialty practice includes the use of splinting, dynamic movement orthosis, and aquatic therapy interventions for patients with neuromuscular diseases. Tim has participated as an evaluator in clinical trials for CMT, DMD, SMA, MS, and other neuromuscular/neurological diseases. His goal is to maximize function in activities of daily living for patients with MS and other white matter diseases.

  • Education and Training

    Additional Training

    Internship - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

    Board Certification

    Registered/Licensed Occupational Therapist

    Undergraduate Degree

    BS - Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Occupational Therapist

    New Jersey Satellite Sites Team Leader

  • Departments and Services
  • Research Interests

    Outcome measures for children with neuromuscular disorders and rehabilitation of children with neuromuscular disorders

  • Publications



    Ashworth, S, Estilow, T., Humpl, D Occupational Therapy Evaluation and Treatment in Kozin, S, Abzug, J, Zlotolow, D, Editors. The Pediatric Upper Extremity. New York: Springer Reference; 2015. pp.171-195.


    Ashworth, S., Estilow, T., Humpl, D. Occupational Therapy Evaluation and Treatment. In The Pediatric Upper Extremity (pp. 1-32). Springer New York. 2014. 



    Burns, J., Ouvrier, R., Estilow, T. , Shy, R., Laurá, M., Eichinger, K., Finkel, R. S. (2012). Symmetry of foot alignment and ankle flexibility in paediatric Charcot–Marie–Tooth disease. Clinical Biomechanics, 27(7), 744-747. Burns, J., Ouvrier, R., Estilow, T., Shy, R., Laurá, M., Pallant, J. F., ... & Finkel, R. S. (2012). Validation of the Charcot–Marie–Tooth disease pediatric scale as an outcome measure of disability. Annals of neurology, 71(5), 642-652.

    Burns, J., Menezes, M., Finkel, R. S., Estilow, T., Moroni, I., Pagliano, E., Shy, M. E. (2013). Transitioning outcome measures: relationship between the CMTPedS and CMTNSv2 in children, adolescents, and young adults with Charcot‐Marie‐Tooth disease. Journal of the Peripheral Nervous System, 18(2), 177-180. Estilow, T., Kozin, S. H., Glanzman, A. M., Burns, J., & Finkel, R. S. (2012). Flexor digitorum superficialis opposition tendon transfer improves hand function in children with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease: Case series. Neuromuscular Disorders, 22(12), 1090-1095. 

  • Editorial and Academic Positions
    Academic and Institutional Committees

    Charcot Marie Tooth Association of United States, Advisory Board Member
    The Inherited Neuropathy’s Consortium Pediatric Neuromuscular Clinical Research Group, Member