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

Pediatric Physical Therapy – NAPA Center Los Angeles

 

NAPA is a family business built on the love that parents have for their children. NAPA Center was founded by Lynette LaScala in 2008 after spending two decades traveling the world to find the best pediatric physical therapy programs for her son. Her travels inspired her to create a pediatric therapy clinic unlike any other, offering the best and most innovative therapies from around the world all under one roof. Over the past 15 years, NAPA has helped thousands of children break barriers and achieve their full potential through intensive and weekly pediatric therapy programs. To discover how NAPA can help your child or loved one, get in touch to book your free 30-minute phone screening with one of our therapists and a tour of our clinic.

 

 

Address: 11840 S La Cienega Blvd, Hawthorne, California, 90250   |   Phone: (424) 269-3400

 

 

 

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, speech and feeding therapy. We strive to provide children and families with hope by offering services in a playful environment that helps children maximize their full potential.

 

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Meet Your Team of Los Angeles Physical Therapists

Rebecca Weiss

Global Director: DMI Services
and Physical Therapist

Rebecca Weiss has worked at NAPA Center as a physical therapist since interning here in 2008. She graduated with a Bachelors degree in Social Welfare from UC Berkeley and a Masters of Physical Therapy from Cal State University Northridge. Rebecca has had an interest in pediatrics since volunteering at the Children's Hospital of Oakland while in undergrad.

Rebecca has dedicated her practice to Cuevas Medek Exercises (CME) since studying under Ramon Cuevas in Santiago, Chile three times since November 2011. She believes that CME has enabled her to facilitate countless improvements in the lives of children and families at NAPA Center, and is so grateful she discovered CME.

When not working, Rebecca and her husband are busy running around with three small children - Aviv, Benjamin, and Talia. Never a dull moment in the Weiss household!

Rebecca has worked at NAPA as a physical therapist since interning here in 2008. She has dedicated her practice to Cuevas Medek Exercises (CME) since studying under Ramon Cuevas in Santiago, Chile three times since November 2011. She believes that CME has enabled her to facilitate countless improvements in the lives of children and families at NAPA Center, and is so grateful she discovered CME.

Rebecca Weiss

Rebecca Weiss

Rebecca Weiss
Cait Parr
Dana Thomsen

Pediatric Physical Therapist, NAPA Los Angeles

Doctor of Physical Therapy, Washington University of St. Louis

Cait received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Washington University in St. Louis and a Bachelor’s degree in Pediatric Health and Motor Development from Pepperdine. During her 10-week clinical rotation at NAPA, we fell in love with Cait (and the feeling was mutual.) Cait is passionate about the power of play and strives to educate and empower all of her families. When she’s not working with the superstar NAPA kids, Cait enjoys swimming, surfing, traveling,  and organizing/leading physical therapy service trips.

Cait received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Washington University in St. Louis and a Bachelor’s degree in Pediatric Health and Motor Development from Pepperdine. During her 10-week clinical rotation at NAPA, we fell in love with Cait (and the feeling was mutual.) Cait is passionate about the power of play and strives to educate and empower all of her families.

Cait Parr

Cait Parr

Cait Parr
Yumi Sugiyama
Dana Thomsen

Pediatric Physical Therapist, NAPA Los Angeles

Bio coming soon!

Yumi Sugiyama

Yumi Sugiyama

Yumi Sugiyama
Geoffrey Cruz
Dana Thomsen

Pediatric Physical Therapy Aide
NAPA Los Angeles

BS Sports Rehab Therapy, Fremont College

Geoff feels that being a therapist for kids gives him a sense of accomplishment. "Hard work pays off!" It is also a very rewarding job that keeps him grounded. He enjoys weight lifting and watching Green Bay football games with friends and family.

BS Sports Rehab Therapy, Fremont College

Geoff feels that being a therapist for kids gives him a sense of accomplishment. "Hard work pays off!" It is also a very rewarding job that keeps him grounded. He enjoys weight lifting and watching Green Bay football games with friends and family.

Geoffrey Cruz

Geoffrey Cruz

Geoffrey Cruz
Mia Oliver
Dana Thomsen

Pediatric Physical Therapist, NAPA Los Angeles

As a child, Mia always knew that she would work in the medical field and with children. Originally, she wanted to be a pediatrician, but after spending a summer in college shadowing a pediatric physical therapist, she knew physical therapy was the job for her and changed her major with little second thought. As Mia also has a passion for seeing new places, she began working as a travel PT after graduating for about 2 years, living several different states during that time. However, in 2019, her love of working with kids caused her to settle in Los Angeles where she has lived out her childhood dreams and what she believes to be her life’s purpose. However, Mia does continue to enjoy visiting new places, both in the country and internationally when not busy improving the lives of little ones through PT.

As a child, Mia always knew that she would work in the medical field and with children. As Mia also has a passion for seeing new places, she began working as a travel PT after graduating for about 2 years, living several different states during that time. However, in 2019, her love of working with kids caused her to settle in Los Angeles where she has lived out her childhood dreams and what she believes to be her life’s purpose.

Mia Oliver

Mia Oliver

Mia Oliver
Alejandra Roque
Dana Thomsen

Pediatric Physical Therapist, NAPA Los Angeles

Ale discovered her love for working with children during her time coaching gymnastics. She received her undergraduate degree at Long Beach State University before entering her Doctorate degree at University of California, San Francisco and San Francisco State University. During her last clinical rotation, she was placed at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles where she had the pleasure to work with amazing kiddos and families to help them overcome life changing events. It was here that she further solidified that she wanted to explore the pediatric setting after school. She is incredibility excited to become part of the NAPA team and ready to continue to learn in order to provide great care to kiddos. Ale is born and raised in Los Angeles, but did find a new found love for the Bay area during her schooling. During her free time, she enjoys tennis, swimming, surfing, and running. But additionally, loves being a couch potato and binge-watching shows along with trying new foods.

Ale discovered her love for working with children during her time coaching gymnastics. She received her undergraduate degree at Long Beach State University before entering her Doctorate degree at University of California, San Francisco and San Francisco State University.

Alejandra Roque

Alejandra Roque

Alejandra Roque
Joshua Ehinger
Dana Thomsen

Pediatric Physical Therapist, NAPA Los Angeles

Joshua graduated with his Doctor of Physical Therapy from Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA in 2022. You may know him from his clinical rotation at NAPA LA! "This rotation, I was able to learn so much and found a passion for pediatric physical therapy," Joshua tells us. Ask him anything, and we mean anything, about running.

Joshua graduated with his Doctor of Physical Therapy from Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA in 2022. You may know him from his clinical rotation at NAPA LA! "This rotation, I was able to learn so much and found a passion for pediatric physical therapy," Joshua tells us. Ask him anything, and we mean anything, about running.

Joshua Ehinger

Joshua Ehinger

Joshua Ehinger
Camden Selby
Dana Thomsen

Pediatric Physical Therapist, NAPA Los Angeles

Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Lebanon Valley College
Camden started his NAPA journey as a student in the spring of 2023. Following his graduation with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in May 2023, he decided to stick around and joined the NAPA team as a PT! Camden's favorite part of working at NAPA is the opportunity to collaborate with other providers to create a multidisciplinary approach to care. Camden has always had a drive for working with children, conducting research on improving cardiovascular fitness and quality of life for adolescents with intellectual disabilities. Originally from York, Pennsylvania, Camden now resides in Los Angeles with his dog, Koda. Camden enjoys taking Koda for hikes and exploring LA. Outside of NAPA, Camden likes to spend his time cooking, baking, and antiquing.

Following his graduation with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in May 2023, he decided to stick around and joined the NAPA team as a PT! Camden's favorite part of working at NAPA is the opportunity to collaborate with other providers to create a multidisciplinary approach to care. Camden has always had a drive for working with children.

Camden Selby

Camden Selby

Camden Selby
Donna Cicchesi
Dana Thomsen

Physical Therapist Assistant Manager
NAPA Los Angeles

Bio coming soon!

Following his graduation with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in May 2023, he decided to stick around and joined the NAPA team as a PT! Camden's favorite part of working at NAPA is the opportunity to collaborate with other providers to create a multidisciplinary approach to care. Camden has always had a drive for working with children.

Donna Cicchesi

Camden Selby

Donna Cicchesi
Serena Patel
Dana Thomsen

Pediatric Physical Therapist, NAPA Los Angeles

DPT Duke University School of Medicine 2023
Serena chose to pursue a career in physical therapy as her dream is to help others get back to doing what they love. As an avid dancer, Serena has been through her fair share of injuries and rehab and always looked forward to when she could get back to the studio. She hopes to inspire other children to strive for their limitless potential. Outside of work Serena enjoys reading personal development books, hiking, baking an assortment of goodies, or spending time with her family.

Following his graduation with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in May 2023, he decided to stick around and joined the NAPA team as a PT! Camden's favorite part of working at NAPA is the opportunity to collaborate with other providers to create a multidisciplinary approach to care. Camden has always had a drive for working with children.

Serena Patel

Camden Selby

Serena Patel
Kayee Xiong
Dana Thomsen

Pediatric Physical Therapist, NAPA Los Angeles

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences

Kayee graduated from the University of Washington and continued to receive her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. Kayee's love for working with kids and interest in health science has brought her to pediatric physical therapy. She is passionate about impacting kids and their family's lives through innovative treatment, education, and play! Kayee prioritizes spending quality time with her family and friends outside of NAPA Center. New to California, you will find her exploring new places and restaurants in the area and running along the beach.

Following his graduation with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in May 2023, he decided to stick around and joined the NAPA team as a PT! Camden's favorite part of working at NAPA is the opportunity to collaborate with other providers to create a multidisciplinary approach to care. Camden has always had a drive for working with children.

Kayee Xiong

Camden Selby

Kayee Xiong
Ashley Engelbert
Dana Thomsen

Pediatric Physical Therapist, NAPA Los Angeles

Bio coming soon!

Following his graduation with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in May 2023, he decided to stick around and joined the NAPA team as a PT! Camden's favorite part of working at NAPA is the opportunity to collaborate with other providers to create a multidisciplinary approach to care. Camden has always had a drive for working with children.

Ashley Engelbert

Camden Selby

Ashley Engelbert
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Welcome to the NAPA Family

 

Physical therapy can benefit your child if he/she is experiencing or has experienced:
  • » Ataxia
  • » Autism
  • » Cerebral Palsy
  • » Developmental Delays
  • » Down Syndrome
  • » Gait Difficulties
  • » Gross Motor Incoordination
  • » Hypertonia (tightness, high tone)
  • » Hypotonia (weakness, low tone)
  • » Motor Planning Difficulties
  • » Muscular Dystrophy
  • » Neurological Disorders
  • » Orthotic Concerns
  • » Prematurity
  • » Spina Bifida
  • » Stroke
  • » Torticollis/Wry Neck (head tilt)
  • » and More

To learn more, visit the NAPA Pediatric Physical Therapy Program Page and browse the NAPA Physical Therapy Blog!

 

 

Pediatric Physical Therapy, Tailored to Your Child’s Specific Needs

 

At NAPA Center, we take an individualized approach to pediatric physical 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. Let your child’s journey begin today by contacting us to schedule your free screening consultation and/or a tour of our Los Angeles clinic.

 

 

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Therapies Offered

Weekly Physical Therapy

In addition to our intensive therapy, we also welcome local Los Angeles families to join us for weekly 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 Los Angeles 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 SpiderCage, NeuroSuit, DMI and more 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.

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