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Austin Physical Therapy

Impactful Pediatric Physical Therapy,
Tailored to Your Child's Unique Needs.

Pediatric Physical Therapy in Austin, TX

 

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 pediatric physical therapy, 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.

World-Renowned NAPA Center

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.

 

We offer multidisciplinary treatments integrating physical, occupational, speech, and feeding therapy. 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.

 

 

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Address: 7801 North Lamar Blvd, Suite A114, Austin, Texas 78752   |   Phone Number: (512) 646-HOPE (4673)

Meet Your NAPA Austin Physical Therapists

Emily Norlock

Austin Director of Rehabilitation, Pediatric Physical Therapist

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”!

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 many 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 Norlock

Emily Norlock

Emily Norlock
Jennifer Wooland

Pediatric Physical Therapist, NAPA Austin

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.

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 Wooland

Jennifer Wooland

Jennifer Wooland
Kaitlyn Fuller

Pediatric Physical Therapist, NAPA Austin

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.

Kaitlyn graduated with her Doctorate in 2013 from University of Vermont in Burlington, VT. 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 Fuller

Kaitlyn Fuller

Kaitlyn Fuller
Rachel Yang

Pediatric Physical Therapist, NAPA Austin

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.

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!

Rachel Yang

Rachel Yang

Rachel Yang
Savanna Newton

Pediatric Physical Therapist, NAPA Austin

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.

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.

Savanna Newton

Savanna Newton

Savanna Newton
Annika Hedlund

Pediatric Physical Therapist, NAPA Austin

Annika attended Rhodes College in Memphis, TN for undergrad and played lacrosse while completing her BS in Biology. She graduated in May 2022 from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center with a doctorate of physical therapy. She completed a school clinical with NAPA Center Austin and absolutely loved it. She knew she wanted to work with kids after volunteering at a therapeutic riding center in TN during PT school. She loves developing strong relationships with the kiddos and families at NAPA and celebrating their accomplishments!

Annika completed a school clinical with NAPA Center Austin and absolutely loved it. She knew she wanted to work with kids after volunteering at a therapeutic riding center in TN during PT school. She loves developing strong relationships with the kiddos and families at NAPA and celebrating their accomplishments!

Annika Hedlund

Annika Hedlund

Annika Hedlund
Benjamin Pirtle

Pediatric Physical Therapist, NAPA Austin

Originally from the PNW, Ben & his wife moved to Texas in 2017 and quickly fell in love with the surrounding Austin area, making it their home. He completed his DPT program through the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in Austin, Texas, in December 2019. Being a kid at heart, he strives to empower and provide joy to his patients and their families, through tailored, engaging and playful treatment sessions while employing the most current evidence-informed practices. When he's not at work, he loves spending time with his wife of 6 years and their 5-year-old GSP/Collie mix, Faith. They love the outdoors and are always looking for new places to camp, hike, fish, kayak and swim. They also devote their time to attending and serving at their church, seeking out community with the families with young children.

Being a kid at heart, Ben strives to empower and provide joy to his patients and their families, through tailored, engaging and playful treatment sessions while employing the most current evidence-informed practices.

Benjamin Pirtle

Benjamin Pirtle

Benjamin Pirtle
Lauren Sobotik

Pediatric Physical Therapist, NAPA Austin

From coaching little league cheerleaders to volunteering at pediatric therapy clinics throughout her undergrad, Lauren knew she wanted to pursue a career focused on helping children become strong and independent. Lauren moved from Houston, Texas to become part of the NAPA family after seeing the substantial gains a fellow patient of hers received after attending our intensive program. And yes, “ya'll” is a permanent part of her vocabulary. It only takes one conversation to learn that Lauren is dedicated to three things: The Texas Longhorns, helping kids, and brunch.

From coaching little league cheerleaders to volunteering at pediatric therapy clinics throughout her undergrad, Lauren knew she wanted to pursue a career focused on helping children become strong and independent. Lauren moved from Houston, Texas to become part of the NAPA family after seeing the substantial gains a fellow patient of hers received after attending our intensive program.

Lauren Sobotik

Lauren Sobotik

Lauren Sobotik
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Physical therapy can benefit your child if he/she is experiencing or has experienced:

 

For additional resources, visit our Pediatric Physical Therapy Program Page and browse our Physical Therapy Blogs

Therapies Offered

Weekly Physical Therapy

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.

Innovative Tools

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.

Intensive Physical Therapy

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.

Not sure what therapies are best suited for your child?

Schedule a free 30-minute screening with one of our therapists today!

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