Kathleen Rodriguez, PT leads the PTA practice and has more than 30 years of experience in the specialty of pediatric physical therapy. She is certified in several Neurodevelopmental Treatment courses (Basic, Baby and Speech and Language) and received training in other treatment techniques including sensory integration, myofascial, dynamic splinting, taping, and brain gym. Kathy’s background includes acute pediatric hospital care and work with infants, preschoolers and children within public school and county systems. Kathy believes in working with children to achieve their maximum potential, whatever that may be.

 

Connie Sullivan PT, DScPT, MEd has 28 years of experience, 26 of those with children. She is a former Children’s National Medical Center, Leadership in Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) Fellow and is certified in Neurodevelopmental Treatment, Cranial Sacral Therapy, and Infant Massage. Connie is also a Registered Yoga Teacher-200 hour and has completed the Yoga for the Special Child course and Itsy Bitsy Yoga. She has many years of experience in Early Intervention, but has also worked in acute rehabilitation and home care with children with a variety of neurological and developmental conditions. Connie also enjoys promoting fitness for children with physical challenges and runs yoga classes and runners trainings throughout the year. The runners group has participated in the Halloween Young Run and the Marine Core Fun Run. Connie enjoys promoting physical fitness within her physical therapy practice.

 

Sharon Galitzer, brings 24 years of experience to our pediatric physical therapist and has acted as a teacher, consultant and clinician in the treatment of children with neuromotor impairments. Work experience includes inpatient, rehab, outpatient, recreational and school based settings. Areas of expertise include intensive therapy, family education, program management, and equipment consultation. She is certified in Neurodevoeopmental Treatment of infants and babies. Dr. Galitzer has a special interest in fitness training and conditioning for children of all ages. Her goal is to combine theory, practice and lots of fun into each session with your child.

 

Marie McNamara, MOT, has practiced occupational therapy in a variety of settings since 1983 including: acute care, rehabilitation, long-term care and outpatient clinic. For the past 14 years, she has been affiliated with PTA as an Infant and Toddler service provider. She has received training in sensory integration, self-regulation, therapeutic taping, hand writing and splinting. She has special interest in brachial plexus and hand injuries. Marie believes in promoting skills that enhance a child’s independence in daily living and student success. She collaborates with the family to identify strategies that will enhance their child’s continued development