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

Board Certification

Registered/Licensed Occupational Therapist (OTR/L)

Undergraduate Degree

BS - Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

Additional Training

Internship - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 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




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. 



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. 

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