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Pediatric Physical Therapy


Power of Movement Physical Therapy delivers comprehensive Physical Therapy intervention to infants and children in Putnam and Westchester County, NY and Lower Fairfield County, CT

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Pediatric Physical Therapy


Power of Movement Physical Therapy delivers comprehensive Physical Therapy intervention to infants and children in Putnam and Westchester County, NY and Lower Fairfield County, CT

Services & Specialties


Services & Specialties


Physical Therapy
Services & Specialites

› Cerebral Palsy
› Congenital Deformities
› Deconditioning
› Developmental Delay
› Down Syndrome
› Genetic Disease/Syndromes
› Gross Motor Delays and Incoordination

› Hypotonia

› Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

› Muscular Dystrophy

› Musculoskeletal and Neuromuscular Impairment

› Orthopedic Injury

› Orthotic and Splinting Management

› Pes Planus/Flat Feet

› Plagiocephaly

› Positioning and Adaptive Equipment

› Prematurity

› Strokes

› Toe Walking

› Torticollis

If you are interested in scheduling an evaluation for your child, please call the office.

My Process


From appointment to treatment, your child will be cared for every step of the way.

My Process


From appointment to treatment, your child will be cared for every step of the way.

My Process

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Testimonials


Testimonials


"Melissa Broderick is a gifted therapist.  She is very intuitive and has a wonderful way with her patients (and their parents, too!). Melissa is the consummate professional who keeps a finger on the pulse of latest therapeutic techniques and consistently seeks out professional development opportunities.  Her balance of persistence and kindness makes her the perfect agent for physical change… especially with a feisty toddler!  Melissa’s knowledge base and commitment to children is admirable.  Her communication with parents is excellent.  She has done amazing work with my son and we are so very grateful."

Meg G.

Bedford, NY

"My wife and I were talking to our pediatrician about our daughter and her disdain for tummy time.  She recommended pediatric physical therapy to be proactive instead of reactive.  The first name she gave us was Melissa Broderick with Power of Movement Physical Therapy.  The first time we spoke with Melissa, her genuine love for helping children was so evident and she hadn’t even met us yet.  Melissa was patient with us as we had a lot of questions and also helped us with navigating insurance.  As for the visits, the first thing you notice is how clean her office is from the floor/mat our daughter crawled on to the toys she incorporated into her therapy.  Melissa is so knowledgeable and instantly diagnosed our daughter and started a program to get her up to speed.  The progress our daughter has made is incredible and had it not been for Melissa I’m confident that her development would have been delayed.  Working with Melissa and The Power of Movement was the best decision for our daughter and family.  If you are in need of pediatric physical therapy, there isn’t a better place or better person to bring your child to than Power of Movement Physical Therapy and Melissa Broderick."

A Very Grateful Family

“I am incredibly lucky to be a client of Melissa Broderick. She has worked with all three of my children over a period of a few years. I don't know where to begin. As a parent, I felt overwhelmed, scared and uncertain how to handle my children's challenges. From the first time I met her, I knew she was one of a kind. She is absolutely gifted at what she does. I always felt supported with Melissa. She is available when you have questions, she helps guide you at home with exercises and there was always an open dialogue. 

She is WONDERFUL with the kids...my elementary aged child simply adores her and still talks about her even though his own therapy has ended. She is very knowledgeable and professional, but has a terrific sense of humor, which helps to alleviate kids' fear about therapy. She is calm and patient, no matter the situation...which says a lot when dealing with infants and toddlers. 

She has been a huge asset to my three kids and our family as our physical therapist. The difference we have seen in our children is incredible. But not only that, she has been a friend. When I started this journey, I didn't know if I was strong enough to handle it all. Because of Melissa, I know I can. She comes with my highest possible recommendation.”

Keri V.

GREENWICH, CT

 

“Melissa is an amazing pediatric PT.  She is able to evaluate a child quickly and accurately, and her sessions target the essential skills they need to make progress right away.  Melissa really cares about children and their families.  She uses cutting-edge therapy tools and techniques, but she is also able to motivate children by making therapy fun!”

Cathy C., Occupational Therapist

Irvington, ny

“We have had a such a great experience with Melissa. She is very knowledgeable in her field and extremely passionate about what she does! Our daughter looks forward to seeing Melissa every week and we look forward to seeing our daughter grow! Over the first few weeks of working with Melissa, we noticed improvements in our daughter's physical strength and her confidence has improved dramatically! She is willing to try things that used to intimidate her and she knows saying "I can't do it," is not an option, thanks to Melissa! Melissa has given us activities that we can work on together at home, which now has become a part of our daily routine! We feel so fortunate to have met someone who cares about our child's needs as much as we do!”

Jonna C.

Bronx, NY

“When the pediatrician recommended that my son see a physical therapist, I was scared and confused. I called Melissa's office and got an appointment later that week. As soon as I met Melissa I knew that everything was going to be alright. She did a thorough evaluation, explained everything in a way that I understood, and made me feel a million times better about everything.  We started seeing Melissa twice a week when he was 10 months old. At that time he still couldn't sit up unassisted. By the time he was 12 months old, he was crawling perfectly and he was walking by 15 months. The progress was amazing under Melissa's care. There is no one I would trust more than Melissa to work with my son. I feel so lucky that she is a part of our lives!”

Stacie T.

Rye, NY

 

“My son had torticollis and plagiocephaly which was treated starting at 6 months.  Part of his treatment included sessions with a physical therapist and we were so lucky to have found Melissa Broderick.  My son had weekly visits with Melissa over the course of several months, and she was excellent in motivating him and progressing his strength.  Other details about Melissa's treatment were especially appreciated.  For example:  she explained and video'd the exercises he needed to follow in detail so we could do at home, and highlighted his improvement or when he needed to improve faster.  Melissa was very accommodating in finding the best time for our schedule, and perhaps one of the best aspects is that she came to our home (she provides home based services so families can have therapy in the comfort of their own homes)  This definitely saved time, helped my son's comfort, and also was convenient for my other children.”

Gail D.

Mamaroneck, NY

“Melissa is absolutely fantastic!  She puts the children completely at ease during what can be a pretty traumatic experience for them.  She is very gentle, kind and loving during her sessions.  You can tell she is extremely knowledgeable by the way she explains things and by witnessing her skills.  I have been bringing my daughter to Melissa every week for almost a year now.  She was initially treated for her torticollis; however without Melissa, my daughter would never have made all her milestones so quickly.  My daughter loves her and will truly miss her when our PT sessions are over.  Melissa is like part of the family and a very special loved one in my daughter's life.”

Jean L.

West Harrison, NY

“When we first brought our son to Melissa, he had moderate to severe torticollis which prevented him from properly turning his head to the left and meeting his developmental milestones.  Within just a few weeks of Melissa’s help we began seeing improvement in the range of motion of our son’s neck.  In addition to being a highly skilled therapist, you can tell that she loves what she does.  At the beginning of every session she greeted us with a smile.  Then, during each session, she would sing and play with our son to distract him from the sometimes uncomfortable stretches.  Through Melissa’s vigilant and detailed assistance our son met all of his physical developmental milestones on schedule.  We would, without hesitation, recommend Melissa to anyone.”

Amy E.

White Plains, NY

 

“My pediatrician recommended Melissa Broderick to me when my daughter was diagnosed with a developmental disorder and hypotonia at the age of 19 months old.  My daughter worked with Melissa for 2.5 years with steady progress and improvement.  At a recent neurological examine, the pediatric neurologist commented that the benefits of my daughter’s physical therapy were evident and that the therapy significantly mitigated the impacts of the disorder.

My daughter enjoyed attending therapy with Melissa.  Melissa has a thorough understanding of movement and functionality, which allows her to focus the training on the fundamentals and core strength.  Melissa has developed a wonderful relationship with my daughter, who enjoyed her 45-minute physical therapy session.  Melissa is creative in making the session age-appropriate and children-friendly, engaging my daughter with a variety of core-strength exercises, balance, and coordination skills.  My daughter’s ability to descend stairs and to chase her brother at the playground is one of Melissa’s many accomplishments with my daughter.

From a parent’s perspective, I appreciate the after-session discussions on progress and issues.  Melissa’s “take-home” notes are very useful in explaining what exercises I can encourage my daughter to do at home.  Melissa is knowledgeable and can recommend home-equipment to enhance these home exercises.  I have also worked with Melissa on custom-orthotics to further assist my daughter’s walking.  Melissa has assisted me in communicating with my pediatrician and neurologist, and Melissa has acted as an advocate for my daughter at our public school special education meetings.

Melissa is sincerely invested in my daughter’s progress and improvement, and while my daughter’s physical disability is likely a life-long condition, I am truly grateful to Melissa’s effort to educate me as a parent and provide my daughter with the skills for her to succeed as a pre-schooler.”

AmyMarie A.

YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, NY

 

“I have known Melissa personally for over 5 years now so needless to say when my daughter needed a pediatric physical therapist, I knew who to turn to.  Melissa was able to spot my daughter’s plagiocephaly by her facial asymmetry just from looking at a picture! The way Melissa works with children is nothing short of amazing!  She has such a calming and soothing way about her and children automatically respond.  My daughter gets so excited to see her every week! My little girl has overcome so many hurdles all thanks to Melissa!”

Lisa W.

Harrison, NY

 

“I cannot say enough wonderful things about Melissa Broderick.  My son, Parker, was diagnosed with severe left-side Torticollis when he was 3.5 months old.  It was a very upsetting diagnosis as my son was unaware that his left side even existed and he also required a helmet to help correct his positional plagiocephaly.  Melissa was my rock for the year and half that Parker was in physical therapy.  Her kind demeanor, vast knowledge and her amazing way of interacting with newborns was such a welcomed relief.  She is extremely knowledgeable and was always available for consultation no matter what time of day it was.  In fact, my husband and I face-timed her while she was on vacation with her own family to help us correctly carry out Parker’s home care therapy.  Melissa also worked around my schedule when I had to head back to work, so that I could still be a part of Parker’s therapy sessions.  I highly recommend Melissa as a physical therapist as she has helped my son become the perfect healthy 2 year old that he is today.”

Tamara C.

harrison, NY