Amy Pasternak, PT, DPT, PCS

Physical Therapist III

Medical Services


  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy


  • Neurology


  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy Program

Experience and Education


Undergraduate Education

Boston University,

Boston, MA


  • Pediatric Clinical Specialist

Professional History

Amy has been a practicing pediatric physical therapist since 2001, working in several different settings including inpatient rehabilitation, early intervention, school and outpatient rehabilitation. She has been working at Boston Children’s Hospital for 6.5 years, and focuses on clinical leadership, outpatient practice and pediatric neuromuscular practice and research. She is a lead clinical evaluator for several clinical trials involving spinal muscular atrophy, muscular dystrophies and myotubular myopathy. She has a special interest in developing person-reported performance outcome measures, and has published work in this area. Amy is also passionate about student education, and has been the course instructor for the Pediatric Physical Therapy course for the physical therapy program at Boston University since 2009. She also guest lectures for the physical therapy program at Simmons College. Amy received her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from Boston University in 2001, and her Transitional Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Boston University in 2009.

We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”
- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

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