What is a pediatric physical therapist? Pediatric physical therapists are licensed and general physical therapists with a specialization or concentration in adolescent populations. We have a greater understanding of musculoskeletal development, gross motor milestones, and age-specific goals and functions for kids.
How do I know whether my child needs physical therapy? Reach out to schedule a free 15-minute consultation where you can describe your concerns, and together, we can develop a plan moving forward which may consist of beginning treatment sessions, monitoring over time, or referring to a doctor. Visit the Consultation Services page for more information.
Do you accept my insurance? I do not take insurance, however I am credentialed through most major health insurances, so you may be eligible for reimbursement from your insurance provider. I will provide a superbill and work with you and your insurance provider to make physical therapy sessions for your child accessible. Where are physical therapy sessions located? Most families I work with enjoy the convenience of having physical therapy sessions in their own homes. Sessions can also be held in a community space including parks or gyms. I bring my own equipment, use household supplies and/or your child's preferred toys, and can additionally make recommendations of play equipment to support your child's development. I travel within the New York City surrounding areas. How long will my child need to participate in physical therapy? It depends! Many factors such as your child's condition, frequency of therapy, and your short-term and long-term goals for your child can influence the prognosis. During a consultation or a formal evaluation, we can discuss these factors and determine the most appropriate treatment plan.