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Alexandra buwalda


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Alexandra buwalda


ALEXANDRA BUWALDA PEDIATRIC PHYSICAL THERAPY


 

I am a New York State licensed pediatric physical therapist based in Park Slope, Brooklyn.  Having previously worked in the United Kingdom and Belgium, I moved to the United States more than 15 years ago.

My goal is to help infants and children attain their gross motor skills and achieve their highest level of independence within their environment. In particular, my focus is toward developing basic motor skills such as sitting, rolling, crawling, or walking, as well as more advanced motor skills such as balance and co-ordination. Other issues that may need to be addressed are loss of range of motion, strength and flexibility (possibly due to injury, illness or surgery).

 
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Expertise


Expertise


 

My approach emphasizes family involvement and team-work with other therapists or experts as deemed appropriate by the parents (see testimonials). I see it as my duty to ensure a positive collaborative environment with all service providers involved.

I enjoy working with children of all abilities and needs. My fields of expertise include:

  • Neuro Developmental Treatment for the early intervention and pre-school population presenting with neuromotor delays and disorders. I am a certified NDT therapist with over 25 years of experience.
  • Newborns and premature infants with issues such as torticollis, poor self-regulation systems, difficulty positioning etc.
  • Pediatric rehabilitation, including intensive training pre-and post surgery or after trauma or illness.
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD) through Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and DIRĀ®/Floortime.
  • Orthopedic and musculoskeletal conditions, including sports injuries.