At NAPA Center, we take an individualized approach to therapy because we understand that each child is unique with very specific needs. We embrace differences with an understanding that individualized programs work better. For this reason, no two therapeutic programs are alike. If your child needs our services, we will work closely with you to select the best therapies for them, creating a customized program specific to your child’s needs and your family’s goals.
NAPA Center was founded by Lynette LaScala in 2008 after spending years traveling the world to find the best pediatric therapy programs for her son. Now, NAPA has grown into an industry-leading pediatric therapy center; attracting patients worldwide by offering the best and most innovative therapies. Our highly trained and passionate pediatric physical therapists provide your child with individualized, fun, and meaningful PT sessions to help them reach their specific goals. We strive to provide children and families with hope by offering services in a playful environment that helps children maximize their full potential. We proudly offer Austin physical therapy for infants, toddlers, and children of all ages.
To discover how NAPA can help your child, contact our team to schedule a free 30-minute phone screening or a tour of our clinic.
Emily graduated from Western University of Health Sciences with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Since then, she has been working at NAPA Center, Los Angeles where she has had the opportunity to work with children and their families from across the world and gain extensive experience with diagnoses from Developmental Delay, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Kleefstra Syndrome, CDG, Seizure Disorders, and many more neurological, chromosomal, and genetic disorders. She is trained in Neurosuit, Medek, Universal Exercise Unit, Kinesiotaping, Theratogs, Trexo, NDT, and has seen great benefits from using whole body vibration (Galileo training) with her patients.
Emily is no stranger to cross country moves, she moved from Minnesota to California for her undergraduate work. While she enjoyed her time at the beach for 12 years, she is excited to get back to the lake life in Austin, TX just like she grew up with in Minnesota, “the land of 10,000 lakes”!
Doctor of Physiotherapy, Bond University
Jennifer was born and raised in Sugar Land, Texas. GO HOUSTON TEXANS! She moved across the world to Gold Coast, QLD to pursue a degree in physiotherapy. From teaching swim lessons, volunteering at paediatric therapy clinics to completing a paediatric physiotherapy placement in Vietnam, Jennifer knew she wanted to pursue a career working with children.
Jennifer enjoys visiting the beach, playing tennis, drinking coffee and searching for the best Mexican food.
Kaitlyn graduated with her Doctorate in 2013 from University of Vermont in Burlington, VT. Since graduating she moved back home to Syracuse, NY providing early intervention and preschool services to children in Central New York area. In addition, she provided physical therapy for the geriatric population at two local nursing homes. After spending life buried in snow, she’s decided to migrate to warmer weather in Austin, TX. She always knew that she wanted to work with children and she loves being active which drew her into the pediatric physical therapy field. Kaitlyn’s love for working with children has been highly influenced by both her parents who work as a special education teacher and a clinical children’s social worker. Kaitlyn particularly enjoys developing unique relationships with each of her patients and celebrating all the small and big wins along the way. When she’s not working you can find Kaitlyn at a spin/barre class, drinking coffee, or watching Syracuse basketball.
Rachel’s passion for working with children grew through past experiences nannying children with various abilities and working at a camp for children and adults with disabilities. It brings her great joy to see a child discover new ways to move and celebrate their abilities at NAPA Center, and she can’t wait to meet all our Austin families! When she’s not at NAPA, she enjoys playing ultimate frisbee, finding new hiking spots in and around Austin, and sharing meals with friends and family.
Laura chose the field of speech-language pathology when she was in high school, after working at a summer camp for children with special needs at her local park district. She completed her undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of Nebraska Omaha. Since becoming a speech-language pathologist, Laura has worked with children ages birth to thirteen years. She has spent most of her career working as an SLP in the field of applied behavior analysis (ABA), where she obtained a certification as a registered behavior technician. In addition to behavior, Laura is passionate about collaborating with families to empower them to best support their loved ones’ communication abilities.
When she is not working, Laura enjoys spending time with her dog, Pepper who is a toy Australian Shepherd. She also loves being active outdoors, doing yoga, and watching reality TV series.
Savanna Newton, DPT graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina in 2020. Following graduation, Savanna immediately began working as a PT in early intervention with a wide range of diagnoses including, cerebral palsy, hypotonia/hypertonia, Down syndrome, torticollis, delayed motor milestones, various genetic disorders, etc. It brings her so much joy to help a child reach their next motor milestone or bring a smile to their faces. When she's not helping her young friends, she enjoys traveling with her husband, trying new restaurants, talking to her plants, or binging the newest Netflix series.
Ms. Sarah adores children so much that decided to make it her lifelong career path. Her favorite part of the day is reading to her preschoolers. It takes no time to notice everything Sarah does is with great enthusiasm and spirit. In fact, Sarah is so passionate about a good read she once traveled all the way to Oregon to check out one of the top 10 bookstores in the country. Talk about commitment!
In addition to our intensive therapy, we also welcome local Austin families to join us for weekly therapy sessions. Our highly trained and passionate physical therapists provide meaningful, fun PT sessions individualized to your child's needs. NAPA Center is dedicated to delivering innovative therapy services to infants, toddlers, and children with a variety of neurological and developmental needs. To discover how NAPA can help your child, contact our team to schedule a free 30-minute phone screening and/or a tour Austin pediatric physical therapy clinic.
After spending two decades traveling around the world in search of the best pediatric therapy and treatments for her son Cody. Lynette made it her life’s mission to help him reach his full potential. Her journeys around the world inspired her to make the most innovative techniques and tools like Dynamic Movement Intervention (DMI), Cuevas Medek Exercise (CME), SpiderCage, NeuroSuit, Redcord, and Trexo Robotics available under one roof.
NAPA Center also offers intensive pediatric therapy programs which attract families from around the world. We use the Intensive Model of Therapy (IMOT) when treating children with cerebral palsy and other neurological disorders. This treatment model is increasingly used throughout the world as patients, therapists, and doctors recognize it’s many benefits and outstanding results. NAPA therapists create a customized program for each patient that varies in time, duration, intensity, and tools used. Children often advance to the next developmental skill or higher during the three-week program.
Schedule a free 30-minute screening with one of our therapists today!