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."
Niharika Received a Masters of Physical Therapy from Manipal University after receiving her Bachelors in Physical Therapy from Maharashtra University of Health Sciences. In 2020, she graduated with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Michigan in Flint, Michigan. Her clinical experience includes acute care, impatient trauma, surgery, and pediatric and neonatal intensive care units. She has alos had experience in both outpatient hospital and clinical settings. She really enjoys working with children diagnosed with genetic disorders, cerebral palsy and other developmental disorders. She has a passion for working with infants and toddlers under the age of 3. She believes in using principals of neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT) , functional strength training and purposeful play techniques. Niharika has been in Austin since 2017. She enjoys reading and writing and speaks 6 different languages! She has always had a passion for children and this passion is what originally had her study physical therapy.
Clayton moved to Austin after graduating from Florida International University with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2021. With his studies, he has obtained clinical experience in orthopedics, pediatrics and acute care. His clinical interests are working with children with toriticollis, cerebral palsy, as well as orthopedic limitations. Clayton uses treatment techniques such as manual therapy, therapeutic exercises, and joint mobilizations in order to help his clients achieve their goals. Clayton is passionate in striving to help all his clients and their families reach their full potential. A little tid-bit about Clayton is that he is the eldest of 5 brothers. He attributes his competitive spirit to this fact.