Clinical Assistant Professor
Dr. Ellen Perlow is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at Mercer University. She received her BS in Physical Therapy from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri in 1980 and her Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 2012.
She has over 35 years of clinical experience as a physical therapist, working primarily in inpatient rehabilitation facilities treating individuals with neurological impairments. She has worked at three regional spinal cord injury centers in Chicago, Houston and Atlanta.
Dr. Perlow’s current teaching responsibilities include pathophysiology, differential diagnosis, examination and interventions, management of patients with neurological conditions, and prosthetics and orthotics.
Her research has focused on areas to improve physical therapy student learning, prevention of patient and therapist injury with use of safe patient handling, and referred pain patterns. She has published and presented locally and regionally.
Dr. Perlow is the co-chair of the Recruitment and Admissions Committee for the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. She is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association, including the Education and Neurology sections, and the Physical Therapy Association of Georgia. She currently serves on the APTA’s Neurology Section’s Programming Committee for the Combined Sections Meeting.