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Boston Pediatric Physical Therapy

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

World-Renowned NAPA Center Provides Individualized Pediatric Physical Therapy Sessions to Families in Boston

 

 

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 traditional weekly physical therapy sessions, we also offer intensive therapy sessions. Our programs include occupational, physical, speech, and feeding therapy. 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 phone screening and a tour of our Boston pediatric therapy clinic. The NAPA Boston clinic is located at 210 Bear Hill Road, Suite 401, Waltham, MA 02451.

 

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Meet Your Team of Boston Physical Therapists

Tara Dunne

General Manager, NAPA Boston

Working with children of all abilities has always been a passion for Tara. During high school and college she worked in a variety of after school recreational programs for children with special needs as well as a summer camp program.
When Tara's first child Kate was born, she suffered a hypoxic event at birth and was ultimately diagnosed with cerebral palsy. This brought Tara back into the world of special needs. Like many parents, she searched everywhere for the most effective treatments for her daughter including traditional and alternative therapies. She found NAPA in 2016 when Kate was three years old and flew to LA with her family to complete her first intensive.
Tara told us “I knew immediately that I had found the right place for Kate. The expertise, therapies, knowledge, and community at NAPA is unlike anything I have experienced before.” Tara and her husband Mike are lifelong Connecticut residents and excitedly moved to the Greater Boston area to join the NAPA family. As Red Sox fans, the idea of moving to Boston was a natural fit as well as a great community to bring NAPA to.

Tara Dunne

Tara Dunne
Lindsey Moss

Lead Trainer, Physical Therapy Manager

Lindsey is excited to help the NAPA team in Boston makes it's first years epic. She grew up in Northern New Jersey and moved to Boston to attend Northeastern University. While working towards her Doctorate in Physical Therapy and Early Intervention Certification, Lindsey fell in love with the city and has lived there ever since.
Her enthusiasm for learning led her to explore and receive certification in NeuroDevelopment Treatment and KinesioTaping techniques. Lindsey is known for her friendliness and compassion with the children and families she works with. It gives her great pleasure when she can make the experience fun for all.
Lindsey’s drive to learn extends beyond physical therapy, as she recently became a certified yoga instructor. Lindsey enjoys many outdoor activities like running, hiking, and bike riding, but nothing beats a relaxing New England beach day. She also enjoys traveling when she can; Iceland, Prague, and Greece are places on her bucket list, just to name a few.

Lindsey Moss

Lindsey Moss
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 Rice

Nikki Rice
Kerri Stuart

Physical Therapist

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 is excited 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 Stuart

Kerri Stuart
Jennifer Pflug

Physical Therapist

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.

Jennifer Pflug

Jennifer Pflug
Micayla Pedrick

Physical Therapist

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 Pedrick

Micayla Pedrick
Tso-Hsien (Geoffrey)

Physical Therapist

In 2012, Tso-Hsien (Geoffrey) received his Bachelor in Physical Therapy in Taiwan. He worked in post-acute hospital as a physical therapist for both geriatric and pediatric population which then encouraged him to pursue higher education in the US. He attended Loma Linda University and received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2017.
Tso-Hsien grew up in Taiwan and has always enjoyed working with kids. After working two years in hospitals in Taiwan, he found there wasn’t enough recourses nor techniques available in pediatric rehab field, so he decided to travel to the US to gain more knowledge and training. He found out about NAPA Center and instantly fell in love with this big family and feels like it's a one-stop shop of all contemporary therapies.
When Tso-Hsien is not at work, he enjoys spending his time with his dog Gucci and his husband Wissanu. They love exploring different restaurants and never says no to good food, and will travel to a different state just for a nice medium-rare steak.

Tso-Hsien (Geoffrey)

Tso-Hsien (Geoffrey)
Sasha Gunther

Physical Therapist

Sasha has always loved working with children, being active, and learning from others. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a concentration in Neuroscience from Elon University and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from MGH Institute of Health Professions.
Since her first internship at a pediatric clinic, Sasha knew she had found her passion. She is excited to combine her love for pediatrics and neurology here at NAPA.
On a weekend, you can find her playing ice hockey, taking dance classes, or spending time with her friends and family!

Sasha Gunther

Sasha Gunther
Meghan O'Toole

Physical Therapist

BS in Interdisciplinary Sciences and Doctorate of Physical Therapy, American International College, Springfield, MA

Meghan began her PT experience in an orthopedic outpatient PT clinic after graduating, where she treated most pediatric clients referred to the clinic. Since completing a pediatric clinical rotation, Meghan knew that pediatrics was her niche and this led her to becoming an early intervention PT. After EI, she gained more clinical experience as the PT in a specialized school for day and residential students. Meghan is excited to join the NAPA Center team and cannot wait to further expand her pediatric experiences! Meghan has been an Irish Step Dancer since she was 5 and you can find her competing or taking classes on the weekends! When she isn’t working or dancing, she can be found going on adventures to explore the outdoors with her dogs, Duck and Finn, and her family!

Meghan O'Toole

Meghan O'Toole
Juliann Cosetta

Physical Therapist

Juliann earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from MCPHS University in 2021. Prior to MCPHS, Juliann attended Westfield State University where she played softball and studied Movement Science. Her experience as an athlete motivated her to pursue physical therapy. While studying PT, she found her passion combining her love for working with children and her knowledge of physical therapy. Juliann has experience working in nursing homes, day habilitation programs, schools, outpatient pediatric clinics, and with home and hospital students. She is excited to join the NAPA team to help children and their families achieve their goals and have fun while doing so! Juliann enjoys watching and playing sports as well as spending time with friends, family, and her dog Milo!

Juliann Cosetta

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

 

For additional resources, visit 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 CME, 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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