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Shurtleff, Timothy L., OTD, OTR/L

Current Position


Specialty Areas

Occupational Therapy

Patients Seen At

4444 Forest Park Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63108
(314) 286-1600
Fax: (314) 286-1601
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Service settings also include community, home, school, and workplace.
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Mailing Address

4444 Forest Park Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63108

Areas of Clinical Interest

Hippotherapy; motor and neurobehavioral disabilities. Older Adults: home modifications to enable safe, independent living.

Areas of Research Interest

Efficacy of hippotherapy as a treatment for cerebral palsy, autism, older adults, veterans (PTSD and mTBI)

Board Certification

NBCOT -- Licensed

Medical Education

Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD): Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 2006

MA, Organizational Behavior: Brigham Young University Graduate School of Management, Provo, UT, 1976

BA, Psychology and German Language: Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 1974

Selected or Recent Journal Articles

  • Ajzenman HA, Standeven JW, Shurtleff TL. The effect of hippotherapy on motor control, adaptive behaviors and participation in children with autism spectrum disorders. American Journal of Occupational Therapy. 2013;In Press
  • Wehofer L, Goodson N, Shurtleff TL. Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies: A Case Study of an Older Adult. Physical & Occupational Therapy In Geriatrics. 2013;31(1):71-87.
  • Engsberg, J. R., Standeven, J. W., Shurtleff, T. L., Eggars, J. L., Shafer, J. S., & Naunheim, R. S. (2013). Cervical Spine Motion during Extrication. The Journal of Emergency Medicine, 44(1), 122-127. doi:
  •  Shurtleff, T. L., & Engsberg, J. The long term effect of Hippotherapy on a Child with Cerebral Palsy British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 75(8), 359-366. 2012
  • Shurtleff, T. L., & Engsberg, J. R. Changes in Trunk and Head Stability after Hippotherapy, a Pilot Study. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, 30(2), 150-163. 2010
  • Shurtleff, T. L., Standeven, J., & Engsberg, J. R. Changes in Dynamic Trunk/Head Stability and Functional Reach after Hippotherapy. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 90(7), 1185-1195. 2009
  • Engsberg, J. R., Standeven, J. W., Shurtleff, T. L., Tricamo, J. M., & Landau, W. M. Spinal cord and brain injury protection: testing concept for a protective device. Spinal cord : the official journal of the International Medical Society of Paraplegia, 47(8), 634-639. 2009

Shurtleff, Timothy L., OTD, OTR/L


Contact Information

Program in Occupational Therapy
Washington University
4444 Forest Park Ave.
Box 8505
St. Louis, MO 63108
Phone: 314-289-4323
Fax: 314-633-4701

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