In addition to being on staff as a physical therapist, Eliette is also the Clinical Director of KidTherapy. Before receiving her Masters of Physical Therapy at Southwest Texas State University, she received a Masters of Education from the University of Texas at Austin. Since graduating as a physical therapist, she has had experience in various pediatric therapy fields, including outpatient, home health, and early childhood intervention programs, and has treated children with a multitude of diagnoses affecting their movement abilities. She uses therapeutic techniques such as cardiovascular endurance training, neuro-muscular re-education, serial casting, therapeutic taping, therapeutic exercise, and sensory integrative techniques to assist each child’s progress with motor skills. Eliette believes strongly in open communication between referring physicians, parents, and therapists so that every person in the child’s healthcare team is working together for the child’s benefit.
Luz completed her Bachelors degree in General Kinesiology at the University of Texas at Austin and received her Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of Texas Medical Branch. In graduate school, Luz received numerous awards and accolades including the Physical Therapy Students of Distinction Scholarship. As a therapist, Luz has worked in acute care, inpatient neuro-rehab, and outpatient settings. Her clinical interests include working with clients diagnosed with neurological diagnoses, developmental disorders, and orthopedic injuries. Luz’s varied experiences and dedication to finding the just-right and individualized treatment technique makes her the perfect addition to our physical therapy team.
Alexis graduated from the University of St. Augustine with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in December of 2016. She has had experience working with spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury clients at the Neurological Recovery Center and has used robotic gait training, manual facilitation and other techniques to increase neuromuscular facilitation and functioning in order to help clients return to activities of daily living. She also has experience with orthopedic injuries and pediatric clients with various diagnoses. Alexis prides herself in strong interpersonal skills and has experience with a diverse client population with neurological, and orthopedic injuries.
Kaitlin received her bachelor of Human Science Degree from Iowa State University where she graduated summa cum laude before receiving her doctor of physical therapy from the University of Iowa in December of 2014. Kaitlin has had most of her clinical experience from adult based treatment with neurological as well as orthopedic disorders. She has had the opportunity to assist with the oncology rehab program and has also worked with medically complex patients in an acute care center. She is a wondderful addition to our program and bringing in her vast knowledge to the pediatric population.
Jennie graduated from the University of Maine in 2012 before moving forward to Physical Therapy school at Stony Brook University. She has had experience in a variety of settings including a skilled nursing facility, outpatient orthopedics, and Outpatient pediatrics. Jennie really enjoys working with children who have a variety of diagnoses in particular, she loves to work with children with Down Syndrome, Torticollis, and cerebral palsy. Jennie uses a family centered approach and also includes Neurodevelopmental Treatment therapy techniques to achieve a family's goals. She feels that family participation and involvement is crucial in therapy, and witnessing a child accomplish a new skill for the first time and helping children achieve their goals is definitely her favorite thing about being a PT. Jennie met her husband in physical therapy school and therefore has always a PT around to bounce ideas off of! We are excited to have Jennie as part of our team!