“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.”
YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, NY