Jamila Aberdeen, PT, DPT, OCS

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Jamila Aberdeen, PT, DPT, OCS, is a senior manager of the Center for Rehabilitation at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Phone: 215-590-5819


I have worked at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia since 2008 and joined the Sports Medicine team at the Main Campus location in December 2010.

In the clinical setting, I have worked with adults, children and adolescents undergoing outpatient orthopaedic physical therapy, pediatric in-patient and acute rehab and adult acute rehab (orthopaedic, cardiology, oncology and general medical-surgery). During my time at CHOP, I have worked in the amplified pain program, healthy weight program, RND clinic and bone clinic. I have also volunteered in the Global Health program, Reach and Special Olympics.

In addition to my clinical work, I have lectured at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia and at Arcadia University.

Recently I completed an Orthopaedic Residency at Temple University and presented a poster at the Pennsylvania Chapter, south eastern district combined sections meeting.

My special interests are in manual therapy and injury prevention/reduction of overuse injuries in the pediatric athlete in low income areas.

Education and Training

Board Certification

APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor
Board Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist (OCS)

Undergraduate Degree

BS in Biology - Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD

Graduate Degree

DPT - Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

Titles and Academic Titles

Senior Manager, Center for Rehabilitation

Departments and Services