Physical Therapy

Reimagining Milestones To Move Forward

When you experience developmental delays with your child, all you want is for them to have the same opportunities as other kids.  You just want them to be able to walk, play and explore.  And, we do, too!

Red Flags to Look out for
3-5 MONTHS
  • Child is presenting with poor head control, and appears to look or gaze to one side more than the other.
6 MONTHS
  • Child is not reaching while on their back or belly, or participating in supported sitting.
8 MONTHS
  • Child is not able to sit with control, unsupported.
11 Months
  • Child is not crawling.
18 MONTHS
  • Child is not walking.
We support your child and family in reimagining new milestones to move forward, creating hope and possibilities for your child to move in the world with confidence.

Talk to one of our physical therapists about your child today.

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From An Empowered Parent

“We love (our therapist) Katy! She is a blessing to our daughter and family.”

@brittany_ida

What Physical Therapy Encompasses

Physical therapy can cover a wide range of activities and behaviors that your child may be working on: crawling, walking, running, and climbing to name a few.   Here are more specific examples for when our PT’s typically get involved: 

  • Walking, running, jumping
  • Sitting, crawling, rolling, standing
  • Cardiopulmonary endurance
  • Climbing stairs
  • Coordination, Balance, Flexibility
  • Posture / Positioning
  • Pain Management
  • Wheelchair mobility 
  • Toe walking
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Child participating in PT

Milestone Specialities, Going Above & Beyond

At Milestone, we’re always innovating.  We offer three specific specialty treatments in physical therapy so your children have the best opportunity to develop and grow. 

NEURO-DEVELOPMENTAL THERAPY (NDT)

Neurodevelopmental Therapy (NDT) is a holistic approach to movement and therapeutic handling to achieve optimal function for your child.

INFANT MASSAGE

The benefits of infant massage are numerous, helping to support the infant /child development of body systems including: circulatory, digestive, hormonal, immune, lymphatic, nervous, respiratory, vestibular and proprioceptive

KINESIOLOGY TAPING IN PEDIATRICS

While kinesiology taping is typically thought of as a treatment for athletes (and utilized since the 1970s), it’s also been found to be beneficial specifically for pediatrics. The pediatric neuromuscular system benefits from early and continuous input for postural development and motor learning. Therapeutic taping provides an additional modality for optimal results across all pediatric patients.

Meet Your Milestone

Physical Therapists

Our expert physical therapists are passionate about working with you and your family to take those next small steps so your child can be an active participant at home, school & in the community.

Brittany D., PT, DPT

DMI Trained

FUN FACT

Favorite food is Tomatoes.. I have a Costco card specifically to buy tomatoes in bulk.

 

My Why

I quickly found a special passion for Pediatric population. The resilience and strength of kids inspires me everyday!

Brittany was born and raised in San Diego, then ventured to Fort Worth, Texas to attend TCU (Texas Christian University -Go Frogs!).

Brittany received a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and then returned to San Diego to earn her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from San Diego State University.

Brittany has a variety of clinical experience for both the adult and pediatric populations in adaptive sports, inpatient care, robotic gait training, orthopedics, and neurological rehabilitation.

She is passionate about helping all kiddos reach their full functional potential!

When not working, you can find Brittany spending time with friends and family and soaking up the San Diego sun!

 

TRAININGS + CERTIFICATIONS

  • Dynamic Movement Intervention (DMI)
Physical Therapist

Paige R., PT, DPT

FUN FACT

My favorite animal is the Giant Panda and I love watching the Panda Cam from the Smithsonian Zoo!

 

MY WHY

I love being a Pediatric Physical Therapists, because of the incredible bonds you form with children and their families.

Paige is originally from Corona, California. She lived in Portland, Oregon for 6 years before moving back home to California to be closer to family.

Paige earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Pacific University in Oregon

She has worked in a variety of settings including; multidisciplinary clinics, hospital, home and preschool, and as an adjunct faculty member for the Pacific University DPT program.

She has a special interest in empowering children and families to take ownership of their therapy and purposeful play.

Family centered care is at the core of every intervention and goal–in order to be effective, it has got to be meaningful! Paige is passionate about early and on time mobility for infants and young children, through her involvement with Go Baby Go and believe that movement is a human right and so crucial to development.

She also loves celebrating progress, and who doesn’t want to PLAY all day?!

In her free time she loves going to the dog beach with her wife and labradoodle, spending time with family, playing and coaching softball, enjoying live music/concerts, and going to Disneyland.

 

TRAININGS + CERTIFICATIONS

  • Idiopathic Toe Walking Treatment + Interventions
  • Serial Casting
  • Wheelchair Seating
  • Orthotic prescription
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder and Physical Therapy
  • Aquatic Therapy
  • Chronic Pain in Children
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion within the Physical Therapy Field
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Laura T., PT, DPT, CEIM

Lead Physical Therapist

FUN FACT

 I sing, play piano, guitar and ukulele.

 

My Why

I was immersed in physical therapy from a young age and discovered the amazing world of Pediatric Physical Therapy in graduate school. I absolutely love helping children and families.

Laura is originally from Buffalo, NY. She earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy and Bachelors of Natural Science at Daemen College.

Laura has experience treating children of all ages, in a variety of settings: home, clinic, parks/community, pools, telehealth.

Parent coaching and routine based models are especially important to Laura’s practice. These involve coordination with all caregivers and the patient on goal setting and carrying over interventions throughout daily routines.

During her free time, Laura enjoys skateboarding, hiking, beaching, camping, playing guitar/piano/ukulele, singing and relaxing with her husband and 2 kitties.

 

TRAININGS + CERTIFICATIONS

  • Dynamic Movement Intervention (DMI)
  • Kinesiology Taping
  • Torticollis and Plagiocephaly Management
  • Pediatric Yoga
  • Orthotic and Equipment Indication and Implementation
  • Pediatric Neurological Development Treatment (NDT)
  • Pediatric Vision Techniques
  • Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CEIM)

Katy W., DPT, PT

FUN FACT

I used to dance en pointe and had the chance to be in some professional ballet productions with my local company.

 

My Why 

I have always loved working with children. It is so rewarding to work closely with the families!

Katy is originally from Syracuse, NY. She earned her Bachelor of Science from Syracuse University with a major in Biology and minor in Education in 2006 and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Upstate Medical University in 2009. 

She has worked with both adult and pediatric patients in a variety of settings, but pediatrics has always been her passion. She has worked with children in a variety of environments including: outpatient facilities, pediatric extended care centers, preschool and school based settings. 

Katy has worked with children with a wide variety of diagnoses and recognizes how important a family centered approach is while developing a treatment plan. 

When she is not working, Katy enjoys exploring all that Southern California has to offer and spending time with her husband and two pups: Lincoln and Benji.

 

TRAININGS + CERTIFICATIONS

  • Dynamic Movement Intervention (DMI)
  • Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT)
  • Kinesiotaping
  • Orthotic + Equipment Prescription

Frequently Asked Questions

  • It can sometimes be difficult to know if a service is needed for your child.  That’s why at Milestone Pediatric Therapy we offer free consultations to help guide you to the best treatment for your family. Our therapists’ goal is to get you the help you need and for your family to be empowered to make the next best choice for your child.  Additionally, speaking with your doctor is also helpful to decide if therapy is needed.

    • Amputations
    • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
    • Cerebral Palsy (CP)
    • Developmental Delays
    • Down syndrome
    • Genetic Conditions
    • Gross Motor Delays
    • Hypotonia / Hypertonia
    • Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Muscular Dystrophy
    • Musculoskeletal injuries 
    • Scoliosis
    • Spina Bifida
    • Spinal Cord Injury
    • Stroke
    • Torticollis
    • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • The common theme for all our services is fun! We love taking the child’s current interests and incorporating them into therapy. Our Milestone Pediatric physical therapists can help your children develop the skills needed to be an active participant in life at home, at school and in their community.

Let’s Connect

We would like to meet with you and your family to determine how we can help.

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