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.
Sonia is originally from Upstate NY - she graduated in 2019 with a doctorate of physical therapy from Suny Upstate Medical University. She has a strong clinical interest in working with infants who are working on crawling, transitioning, and walking. She also enjoys working with children of all ages working on balance and agility. She enjoys making therapy fun and applicable to the family's goals. Her recent coursework includes: "Positioning Clients with High Tone" "Treatment of Pediatric Neuromotor Disorders" and "Beyond BPPV: Comprehensive Vestibular Rehab."
Shweta graduated from Texas Woman's University in 2005 with her master's in physical therapy. She has worked in a variety of settings including outpatient clinics, home health, and skilled nursing facilities. Her clinical interests include working with postural and balance impairments. She also has a strong interest in working with clients who need to go through cardiopulmonary rehabilitation. She strongly believes in empowering the patient and their family to take care of their own help. She is a certified yoga instructor, as well as an acupuncturist. She has a love for Yoga centered techniques. She also is skilled in myofascial release. Shweta has worked with KidTherapy since 2021 and is a wonderful asset to our clinic.
Elise graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry. Hook'em! She then went on to get her doctorate in physical therapy from Texas Women's University in 2015. She is a member of the Texas Physical Specialists and her major interests are working with sports injuries. She is skilled in differential diagnosis and enjoys working with orthopedic issues. Treatment techniques that she uses include manual therapy, progressive therapeutic exercise, balance training, and injury prevention programs. She thrives on solving the physical puzzle and getting clients back to their activities. In her spare time, she is a competitive ultimate frisbee player and a pickleball athlete.
Helen graduated from the University of St. Augustine in 2021 with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy after getting her Bachelor of Science from UT Dallas in 2017. Her clinical experience includes outpatient orthopedic injuries, home health, inpatient rehabilitation, and inpatient acute settings. Her biggest interest is working with pediatric orthopedic issues but is also enjoying working with all other diagnoses using neurodevelopmental treatment techniques (NDT), manual therapy, and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF). She has been in Austin for 10 years, but comes from New York! We are happy to have Helen on our physical therapy team.
Kyle comes to us from South Carolina. He graduated in 2018 from Clemons University with a Bachelor of Science Degree and then moved forward to get his Doctorate of Physical Therapy graduating in 2021 from the Medical University of South Carolina. His clinical experience is mostly with outpatient orthopedic and sports injuries, acute care, ICU, and outpatient pediatrics. He has a wide range of clinical interests including working with babies, autism, down syndrome, cerebral palsy, orthopedic patients, and developmental delay. He says that his favorite thing about being a therapist is the relationships he builds with his clients and their families. In his free time, he enjoys good music, playing sports, and being adventurous.