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 Denver 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.
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Address: 11211 East Arapahoe Road, Unit 118, Centennial, CO 80112 | Phone: (720) 791-2881
Holly has always had a passion for pediatrics and working with children of all abilities. During her time in physical therapy school, Holly directed her passion towards founding a wheelchair seating and mobility clinic in Masindi, Uganda and participating in pediatric research through the South Carolina LEND (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities) program. These experiences allowed Holly to continue growing her passion for collaborating with patients, families, and peers in order to best support the individuals she serves. When Holly is not in the clinic, she can be found indulging in good Mexican food or exploring all that the outdoors have to offer. As a native to Carolina coast, her favorite past time involves hunting for shark teeth. However, she is excited for the opportunity to head west and see what Denver has to offer.
Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of Colorado
Jason was inspired to become a Physical Therapist after being a camp counselor and volunteer for children with physical and intellectual disabilities over 10 years. Jason enjoyed promoting inclusion through creative camp activities, watching campers grow physically and socially, and collaborating with parents to understand their child’s unique needs, equipment, and interests. Jason is excited to join the NAPA Center team to continue supporting the growth and potential of children of all abilities. Outside of work, Jason advocates for people with disabilities through local and national leadership roles, and he has presented on topics such as 24-hour postural care, assistive technologies, and adult transition. Jason’s hobbies include running, cooking, eating, and traveling with his wife. Growing up his favorite TV show was Sesame Street, and today he loves anything to do with Pete the Cat.
Doctor of Physiotherapy, Idaho State University
Liz relocated to Los Angeles from Idaho specifically to work at NAPA Center. Liz has always loved being around children, especially when she began coaching youth football as a teenager. Liz was introduced to physical therapy when she was injured playing football in her senior year of high school. Soon after learning more about the profession, she shadowed a pediatric physical therapist, and knew immediately that she wanted to pursue it as a career.
Liz is a member of the Pediatric section of the American Physical Therapy Association, has completed her CME Level 2 training, has attended numerous continuing education conferences and courses, and has had formal training with children's orthotics. One of Liz's ambitions is to organize and run a football camp for children with special needs. Liz has spent the last 5 years working in NAPA Sydney and has recently started with us at NAPA Denver.
Karleigh graduated with a doctorate of physical therapy from Georgia State University. During her time in grad school, she developed her passion for neurologic and pediatric physical therapy. She enjoys play based pediatric therapy as it gives her the opportunity to be creative with her treatment techniques and create a positive, exciting experience for the children that she works with. Karleigh loves helping individuals recreate alongside their peers and has enjoyed volunteering for adaptive golf, swimming, and wheelchair/bike racing programs. In her time outside of the clinic, Karleigh can be found hiking, biking, running or exploring national parks (as she hopes to one day visit all 62)!
Liz is a Physical Therapist at NAPA Denver! She is originally from Michigan and received her bachelors in Health Science from Oakland University. After that, she headed down to North Carolina to attend Duke University where she received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She continued her journey south to Florida to complete a pediatric physical therapy residency with Brooks Rehabilitation before finally finding her home at NAPA. Growing up she attended hundreds of her sisters therapy sessions where the therapists saw her sister as a person and not as her disability. Her goal is to see kids as kids while helping them maximize their physical potential and meet their goals! When she is not in clinic you can find her checking out the newest local coffee shop, hitting up the gym, or enjoying the great outdoors.
Tara developed a passion in physical therapy specializing in pediatrics volunteering at a local hippotherapy therapeutic riding organization in high school. Since she has achieved this goal as a physical therapist and continues this passion treating children of all ages and needs. Tara strongly believes bonding with families and collaborating with other disciplines is an integral part in the entire treatment process and strives for this in her daily practice. Tara enjoys making therapy a fun place with silly faces and showing off everyone’s best dance moves!
Outside of Napa, Tara can be found hanging out with her dog and friends, binge watching reality T.V. or alternating between a puzzle and a good book. She loves traveling by car, plane or boat and would love any recommendations near or afar!
Kari is a board-certified behavior analyst with a Masters in Early Childhood Special Education. Oh yeah, and did we mention she is also a NAPA mom!? Working with children who have developmental disabilities since 2006, Kari is a mother of three (Madison, Wilson, and Miles) who has firsthand experience traveling for intensive therapy. On top of managing her trio, this powerhouse started an ABA company in Tennessee, making her a perfect fit for NAPA.
We welcome local Denver families to join us for weekly pediatric physical 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 of our Denver 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 DMI, SpiderCage, and the NeuroSuit 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!