Physical Therapy

Physical therapists specialize in helping infants and children gain independence and reach their full potential when navigating their environment. PT focuses on increasing each child’s ability to participate in age appropriate gross motor play. At Downtown Kids Therapy our therapists are trained to evaluate gross motor performance, identify impairments, and come up with a treatment plan to work towards goals.

 

PT Services Provided

Downtown Kids Therapy works with children ages birth to 13 years providing individualized care to enhance development and enable participation in age appropriate activities. Each session is designed to promote independence, increase participation, and facilitate motor development. Therapy is given in a play based environment to help children increase strength, balance, coordination, and reach their full gross motor potential!

Pediatric physical therapy can provide significant benefits for:

  • Torticollis

  • Plagiocephally

  • Developmental Delay

  • Limitations of range of motion and strength

  • Balance and coordination difficulties

  • Genetic syndromes

  • Cerebral Palsy

  • Brain Injury

  • Autism spectrum disorders

  • Toe-walking

  • Spina Bifida

  • Sports related pain or injury

  • Poor posture

  • Orthopedic injuries 

PHYSICAL THERAPY TEAM

Amanda Reed, DPT

Amanda is a co-founder of Downtown Kids Therapy. She received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has provided services to children with a variety of neurological, genetic, and developmental movement disorders. Amanda has had the opportunity to work in acute care, early intervention home care, pediatric residential care, and outpatient sensory gyms. She practices using a holistic family centered approach, and believes in involving the whole family in treatment plans to achieve best results. Amanda is certified as a level 1 CME (Cuevas MEDEK Exercise) practitioner, and has taken NDT (Neuro-Developmental Treatment) courses.

 
 

Nilofer “Nilo” Patel, MS PT

Nilo is a co-founder of Downtown Kids Therapy. She received her Master of Science in Neuromuscular Rehabilitation from University of Pittsburgh

Nilo has worked with children with a variety of diagnosis including autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, neurological and genetic disorders, and developmental delays. She has worked in early intervention, home care, public and private schools, and pediatric therapy gym. Nilo believes that every child is unique and has tremendous potential hidden in that little mind and body. And a holistic approach works best in maximizing that potential. Nilo is certified in level 1 Cuevas MEDEK Exercise, and has taken the Introduction to NDT course with Lois Bly.

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