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OUR TEAM

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Owner, lead Physical Therapist
Birmingham, AL

Dr Katie, owner and lead clinician at PhysioBaby, is a licensed physical therapist (PT, DPT) with extensive experience in pediatric therapy ranging from medically fragile infants in the NICU (Neonatal ICU) to lung transplant rehabilitation. After completing her doctorate at The University of Alabama at Birmingham, she honed her career skills at nationally ranked Texas Children's Hospital for 9 years, contributing to innovative therapy program development in the Neurosurgery Headshaping Clinic, Vascular Anomalies Center, and Lung Transplant Program. Dr Katie is a certified lymphedema therapist (CLT-LANA) and has advanced skills in pediatric myofascial release with a particular niche in "ankyloglossia bodywork." She completed Gillespie Craniosacral Fascial Therapy training (CFT). She has special interests in holistic, multidisciplinary therapeutic treatment. Dr Katie is also a wife and mom to her young children, a daughter and a son.

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"Dr Kelsey" is a licensed physical therapist (PT, DPT) and advanced clinician at PhysioBaby Therapy & Wellness, with extensive experience in pediatric therapy, beginning her career at Texas Children’s Hospital, she honed her skill set working with young children, particularly with diagnosis of torticollis and developmental delay. Dr Kelsey is a certified Pediatric Aquaticist, providing care for children 0- 21 years of age  with a myriad of diagnoses. Dr Kelsey joined PhysioBaby in August of 2020, with the intent to provide therapy to those at risk for developing maladaptive movement patterns stemming from postural or neurologic impairment. Dr Kelsey also has passion working with babies with oral ties, assisting in the pre and post rehab to prevent long standing myofascial restriction and tightness that can greatly affect normal development, feeding efficiency and postural control, among other things. Kelsey is also a wife and mom to her daughter.

Physical Therapist
Houston and Kingwood, TX

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Physical Therapist
Houston, TX

Dr. Lorraine Harris is a licensed physical therapist. She received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Quickly following school, she found her passion for pediatrics and decided to specialize in the pediatric outpatient setting, treating patients with musculoskeletal and neuromuscular disorders. After years of experience at Texas Children's Hospital and outpatient private practice, she is excited to pivot her skills into the concierge home therapy setting with PhysioBaby Physical Therapy & Wellness, LLC. She continues to hone her manual therapy techniques and looks forward to initiating a certification in myofascial release. 

 

Dr. Lorraine is a wife and mother of 2. 

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Dr Lauren graduated with a doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She began her career at Children's of Alabama and has over 11 years of experience in inpatient pediatric therapy with an emphasis on care of critically ill infants, including infants with congenital heart disease, neurologic involvement, prematurity, tracheostomy/ventilator dependent, gastrointestinal disease, and a variety of genetic conditions. She has advanced training in general development from birth to 3 years, neurodevelopment, neuroprotection in the ICU, sensorimotor development, and care of children and infants with congenital heart disease. Dr. Lauren began her career at Physiobaby in 2023 and is excited to pivot her skills from the hospital to a holistic outpatient setting. 

 

Dr Lauren is a wife and mom of 2.

Houston Practice Manager, Patient Care Coordinator

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Chelsea Kerr joined the PhysioBaby Physical Therapy & Wellness Team as our Patient Care Coordinator in the Fall of 2020 and became our Houston Practice Manager in September 2022. Chelsea holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology with a focus in Human Movement Science from Louisiana State University. 

 

Chelsea has gained valuable industry experience through her time spent as a Physical Therapy (PT) Tech in both the Texas Children’s and Memorial Herman Hospital systems. After briefly taking time away, Chelsea found herself thriving as an Executive Administrative Assistant where her focus moved to a coordination and quality of service role. Her skills and experience, not only in the PT industry, but also in coordinating quality customer care make her an unmatched asset too all. When she is a not helping the PhysioBaby team, Chelsea is likely spending time at home with her husband and their two beautiful girls.

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Physical Therapist
Houston and The Woodlands, TX

Dr Trisha Thorne is a licensed physical therapist and Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy (PCS). She has over 15 years of expertise in pediatric settings including Neonatal Intensive Care unit (NICU), multidisciplinary NICU follow up clinic, hospital outpatient settings, home health, and private practice. She is a Certified Neonatal Therapist, Certified Neonatal Touch and Massage Therapist, and Certified Neurodevelopmental Therapist. She specializes in myofascial/manual therapy interventions, treating medically fragile infants; as well as, infants with torticollis and developmental delays. As a wife and mother of two boys, she intimately understands the family centered care model to provide exceptional care and treatment of your little one.

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Occupational Therapist
Houston, TX

Emily is a licensed occupational therapist who joins PhysioBaby in 2023 with 9 years of experience.  She received her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Louisiana State University and her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from LSU Health Sciences Center. Emily has experience in treating patients of all ages including children in the outpatient and school settings. Emily worked at Texas Children’s Hospital on the inpatient rehabilitation unit where she was able to combine her love of pediatrics with the medical complexity of the hospital setting.  Emily is certified in Neuro Developmental Treatment (NDT) for the management of children with neuromuscular disorders and expanded her skills, completing NDTA Advanced Baby Course for the treatment of infants (0-12 months). She is also trained in the Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) Approach to feeding, focussing on the oral, sensory, motor, cognitive and emotional developmental milestones needed for feeding. 

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Physical Therapist
Birmingham, AL

Dr. Samantha Newcomb graduated with her doctorate from The University of Alabama at Birmingham and has advanced training in manual techniques including myofascial release, visceral mobilization, fascial movement taping, instrument assisted manual therapy, trigger point dry needling, joint manipulation, neuroplasticity techniques and reflex integration. In the outpatient setting, Dr Samantha has treated a range of diagnoses from plagiocephaly, torticollis and toe walking to joint pain, post surgical care and adolescent athletes. At Vanderbilt Rehab Hospital, she worked with children recovering from traumatic brain injuries, stroke and neurodevelopmental delays.

Dr Samantha joined Physiobaby in July 2022 and is excited to bring her professional skills and love of building lasting relationships to her patients and their families. As a wife and mother of 3 boys, she intimately understands the individual needs of a child and looks forward to caring for your precious little one.

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