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.
Jeanette received her Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree from The University of Saint Augustine in December of 2016. She has experience working in home health, inpatient rehab, Skilled Nursing Facilities, and outpatient clinics. Jeanette likes to use techiniques such as Neurodevelopmental Treatment and myofascial release. Her interests include sensory deficits, and patients requiring myofascial work. Jeanette’s favorite thing about being a therapist is watching her patients’ progress. She is also a licensed medical massage therapist and is an improv performer in local theaters around Austin in her spare time.
Mackenzie recently graduated in May or 2017 with a doctorate of physical therapy from Gannon University in Erie, PA. Previously she earned her Bachelors of Science from Missouri State University and was on the Dean's list there. She currently is working both in the Home Health atmosphere as well as here in clinical outpatient with KidTherapy. She also has obtained experience working with outpatient orthopedic clients.