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Boston Pediatric
Physical Therapy

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

World-Renowned NAPA Center Boston – Pediatric Physical Therapy

 

 

About 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. We approach pediatric physical therapy with the understanding that no two children are alike. Our highly trained and passionate physical therapists provide your child with individualized, fun, and meaningful PT sessions to help them reach their specific goals.

 

 

 

Discover How NAPA Can Help Your Child or Loved One

 

At NAPA Center, we offer individualized pediatric therapy programs with unique combinations of our wide range of physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, feeding therapy, and more. We strive to provide children and families with hope by offering services in a playful environment that helps children maximize their full potential.

 

In addition to our weekly physical therapy sessions, we also offer intensive therapy sessions. At NAPA Center, we proudly offer physical therapy for babies, toddlers, and children of all ages. To discover how NAPA can help your child, contact our team to schedule a free 30-minute screening with one of our therapists and a tour of our Boston pediatric therapy clinic. The NAPA Boston clinic is located at 220 Bear Hill Road, Suite 101, Waltham, MA 02451.

 

START YOUR CHILD’S JOURNEY TODAY

 

 

Meet Your Team of Boston Physical Therapists

Kerri Stuart

Pediatric Physical Therapy Manager, NAPA Boston

Kerri graduated from Amherst College with a Bachelor’s in Biology before pursuing her physical therapy degree at the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston. One of her earliest introductions to physical therapy was an observation of her younger cousin’s hippotherapy session. While she still can’t ride a horse, she found and has maintained a passion for using her knowledge of movement to help children reach their functional potential. Kerri developed a specific interest in the rehabilitation of neuromuscular disorders as a student at a pediatric hospital followed by a year spent working at an inpatient rehabilitation hospital on Cape Cod. She loves to combine her passion for pediatrics and neurology while serving the children and families at NAPA Center. When not at NAPA Center, you’ll likely find Kerri in a hockey rink, waterskiing, or chasing after her golden retriever.

Kerri is the PT Manager at NAPA Boston. Kerri developed a specific interest in the rehabilitation of neuromuscular disorders as a student at a pediatric hospital followed by a year spent working at an inpatient rehabilitation hospital on Cape Cod. She loves to combine her passion for pediatrics and neurology while serving the children and families at NAPA Center.

Kerri Stuart

Kerri Stuart

Kerri Stuart
Nikki Rice

Boston Director of Rehabilitation, Physical Therapist

Nikki graduated from Ithaca College with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Her physical therapy career has been solely in the pediatric field, and she has experience in both the outpatient and inpatient settings. She has worked for several years as a clinical supervisor, teaching graduate students of different universities.
In May 2015, she became an American board pediatric certified specialist. Nikki has experience treating a wide range of pediatric diagnoses, ranging from children with developmental delay to those with neurologic impairments, orthopedic conditions, and rare diseases. Furthermore, she has extensive training in evaluating and treating infants with torticollis as well as recommending orthotics for children.
Nikki is a CME level II clinician, and has trained several times under the creator, Ramon Cuevas. Since becoming certified in CME, Nikki truly believes her therapeutic approach has been further polished and more importantly, life-changing.

Nikki is the NAPA Boston Director of Rehabilitation. She has extensive training in evaluating and treating infants with torticollis as well as recommending orthotics for children. Nikki is a CME level II clinician, and has trained several times under the creator, Ramon Cuevas. Since becoming certified in CME, Nikki truly believes her therapeutic approach has been further polished and more importantly, life-changing.

Nikki Rice

Nikki Rice

Nikki Rice
Jennifer Pflug

PT Assistant Manager, NAPA Boston

Jenn is excited to be a part of the NAPA Center Boston team! She earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Northeastern University. While at Northeastern, Jenn swam on the varsity swim and dive team. Her experience with her own injuries as an athlete spurred her interest in pursuing a physical therapy degree. While in PT school, Jenn found her true passion in working with children. Since graduating, Jenn has worked in a variety of settings, including a school system for children with visual impairments and outpatient pediatrics, treating a wide range of diagnoses including cerebral palsy, developmental delays, genetic disorders, torticollis, and amputees. Outside the clinic Jenn enjoys beach days, learning to ski, and traveling every chance she gets.

While in PT school, Jenn found her true passion in working with children. Since graduating, Jenn has worked in a variety of settings, including a school system for children with visual impairments and outpatient pediatrics, treating a wide range of diagnoses including cerebral palsy, developmental delays, genetic disorders, torticollis, and amputees.

Jennifer Stevens

Jennifer Stevens

Jennifer Pflug
Micayla Pedrick

Pediatric Physical Therapist, NAPA Boston

Micayla has gained clinical experience working in early intervention, pediatric inpatient and outpatient clinics, and in the specialized school setting with children from birth to 18 years of age. Her passion lies in assisting children of all abilities to maximize their participation in all aspects of their lives, while providing their families the necessary tools to meet these goals. She is a strong believer in the intensive therapy model of care and is very excited to be a member of the NAPA Center team! In her free time, Micayla enjoys cooking, reading, being outdoors, traveling, and spending time with her family, friends, and crazy Husky pup, Theo!

Micayla has gained clinical experience working in early intervention, pediatric inpatient and outpatient clinics, and in the specialized school setting with children from birth to 18 years of age. Her passion lies in assisting children of all abilities to maximize their participation in all aspects of their lives, while providing their families the necessary tools to meet these goals.

Micayla Pedrick

Micayla Pedrick

Micayla Pedrick
Kati Maselli

Pediatric Physical Therapist, NAPA Boston

Kati received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from University of Pittsburgh. Originally from Ohio, she is a proud University of Dayton Flyer. Her special interest in childhood development and participation in adaptive physical activity and ski programs led her to a career in pediatrics. She has treated in outpatient, school, and early intervention settings in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Colorado. She is passionate about helping all patients explore and enjoy movement in a playful way as they build on the strengths that make them unique. She has experience in treating patients with a wide range of diagnoses including neuromuscular, developmental, orthopedic, and genetic disorders as well as torticollis. Katie finds so much joy in laughing with her patients while pushing them to work their hardest! New to Massachusetts, she is excited to explore anything involving the outdoors including skiing, hiking, and traveling with her fiancé and dog. She is always trying to become a better crafter and is on a mission to create the best stromboli.

Kati received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from University of Pittsburgh. Originally from Ohio, she is a proud University of Dayton Flyer. Her special interest in childhood development and participation in adaptive physical activity and ski programs led her to a career in pediatrics. She has treated in outpatient, school, and early intervention settings. She is passionate about helping all patients explore and enjoy movement in a playful way!

Kati Maselli

Kati Maselli

Kati Maselli
Claire Lashinger

Pediatric Physical Therapist, NAPA Boston

Claire earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from New York University in 2021. She is passionate about putting smiles on children’s faces as they learn new mobility skills and ways of being independent. She also enjoys working closely with parents and caregivers to support families along their unique journeys. Outside of NAPA, Claire loves being active and spending time in the gym or taking a fitness class. She also likes tackling a challenging recipe in the kitchen, working on a puzzle, and reading way too many books at the same time.

Claire earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from New York University in 2021. She is passionate about putting smiles on children’s faces as they learn new mobility skills and ways of being independent. She also enjoys working closely with parents and caregivers to support families along their unique journeys.

Claire Lashinger

Claire Lashinger

Claire Lashinger
Steven Zachary Sofley

Pediatric Physical Therapist, NAPA Boston

Zack chose the field of Physical Therapy in order to help other people. While he was able to work with various ages in this field, Zach found he most enjoyed working with kids! To see the progression and impact physical therapy has on children and their families is what Zack strives to continually pursue and accomplish in his medical career. Helping families meet their full capabilities and obtain the goals they never thought were possible is why Zach is proud to put on his NAPA shirt each morning. When Zack is not working at NAPA, he likes to be outdoors on hikes or bike rides with his girlfriend. He also enjoys playing sports, but primarily enjoys golf! On rainy days, he likes to play video games or watch a streaming series. He also loves to watch sporting events on TV such as football, golf, hockey, and F1.

Zack chose the field of physical therapy in order to help other people. While he was able to work with various ages in this field, Zach found he most enjoyed working with kids! To see the progression and impact PT has on children and their families is what Zack strives to continually pursue and accomplish in his medical career.

Zack Sofley

Zack Sofley

Steven Zachary Sofley
Brittany Gotts

Pediatric Physical Therapist, NAPA Boston

Brittany graduated from Simmons University in Boston, MA after completing both her Bachelors in Exercise Science and Doctor of Physical Therapy degrees. From a young age, she spent a lot of time caring for and observing the various therapies that a younger family member who has Down Syndrome was participating in. Brittany immediately knew that she wanted to work in pediatrics, and the role of Physical Therapy in particular sparked an interest that was further confirmed throughout her various clinical experiences while in PT school. She has experience in treating both children and adults in inpatient, outpatient, home, and school settings, in addition to her time at NAPA as a PT student! When not at NAPA, you can find Brittany at the beach, walking or biking around Boston to find the best ice cream, or hanging out with friends and family!

Zack chose the field of physical therapy in order to help other people. While he was able to work with various ages in this field, Zach found he most enjoyed working with kids! To see the progression and impact PT has on children and their families is what Zack strives to continually pursue and accomplish in his medical career.

Brittany Gotts

Zack Sofley

Brittany Gotts
Lisa Levine

Pediatric Physical Therapist, NAPA Boston

Lisa's first exposure to physical therapy was back in high school, when she watched a documentary about a beauty pageant for kids with disabilities. This movie gave just a glimpse of the rewards and challenges throughout their rehabilitation journey, and Lisa knew she wanted to be a part of it. She then attended University of Delaware where she was studying exercise science, disability studies, and dance/creative movement therapies (which is reflected in her clinical style today)! After graduation, she moved up to Boston where she received her doctorate in physical therapy at Boston University. Fun fact is that she was once a clinical student at the NAPA center, and she is excited to continue treating this community of wonderful kids and families. She is energetic, creative, and loves to make kids laugh and feel more confident in their abilities. In her free time, you can find her trying out a new recipe, going on a day hike, playing tennis, or seeing live music!

Zack chose the field of physical therapy in order to help other people. While he was able to work with various ages in this field, Zach found he most enjoyed working with kids! To see the progression and impact PT has on children and their families is what Zack strives to continually pursue and accomplish in his medical career.

Lisa Levine

Zack Sofley

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

 

For additional resources, visit the NAPA Pediatric Physical Therapy Program Page and browse the NAPA Physical Therapy Blog!

Therapies Offered

Weekly Physical Therapy

In addition to our intensive therapy, we also welcome local Boston 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 Boston pediatric 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 DMI, SpiderCage, NeuroSuit, Redcord, and Trexo Robotics available under one roof.

Pediatric Physical Therapy Boston

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?

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