Nora trained at the University of Delaware, the #1 Doctor of Physical Therapy program in the country, under one of the country’s leading pediatric PT researchers. Prior to becoming a physical therapist, she was a patient, undergoing 6 ankle surgeries and many, many PT appointments. She treats all diagnoses and all ages, from extreme preemies to young adults, with experience treating diagnoses including:
Torticollis and plagiocephaly,
Brachial Plexus Birth Injury,
Rare genetic disorders.
Her personal history and background in orthopedics helps her work with children recovering from injuries or surgeries as well as those with underlying diagnoses. She has completed post-graduate training in Bodywork, Total Motion Release (TMR), NDT, Aquatic Therapy, CranioSacral Therapy, Manual Therapy Techniques, and enjoys providing land-based PT as well as aquatic physical therapy.
Nora believes in play-based therapy and treating the whole child using evidence-based practice, building a therapeutic activity using a kiddo’s interest in a specific toy, book, song or piece of equipment.
PEDIATRIC PHYSICAL THERAPY
WHAT IS PEDIATRIC PHYSICAL THERAPY?
Pediatric Physical Therapy addresses any delays or deficits that your child may be confronting in the realm of gross motor development. Babies and children, including very young babies, may have restrictions that limit their ability to perform typical activities, including rolling, sitting and Tummy Time.
Gross motor development typically describes whole body movements - crawling, walking, running, and jumping, but also includes balance, proprioception, vestibular processing, strength and endurance.
Children are NOT small adults - pediatric physical therapy means modifying all interventions so that your child is playing and often does not know that she is "working."