Kristi Brown, PT


Kristi Brown

Physical Therapist

Certification and Licensure:

Licensed Physical Therapist

Neurodevelopmental Therapy, Certified

 

Specialized Training:

Natural Learning Environment Practices

Coaching Model

Development of Pediatric Gait and Abnormalities

Neurodevelopmental Therapy

Myofascial Release

 

Experience:

Exclusive experience with Pediatric population while practicing as Physical Therapist for nearly 25 years, primarily birth to 3 year old population

Visual Impairments and relation to development of gross motor skills

Spina Bifida

Cerebral Palsy

Gait disorders

Traumatic Brain Injury

Hypoxic Ischemia

Muscular Dystrophy

Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Down Syndrome

 

Bio:

Kristi received her BS in Physical Therapy from the Medical University of South Carolina, in Charleston, SC. She began her practice of PT with an emphasis on pediatrics and has worked primarily with pediatric population since graduating 27 years ago. Soon after graduation, she worked in school and home settings with pediatric caseload in small towns surrounding Vancouver, WA. After returning to NC in 1991, she began working with pediatrics exclusively in outpatient, in-home and center-based settings. She has treated patients with wide variety of diagnoses including cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, in-utero itra-cranial hemorrhage, spinal muscular atrophy, muscular dystrophy, spinal cord injury, spina bifida, Down Syndrome, pre- and post- selective dorsal rhizotomy and traumatic brain injury. She spent several years specializing in treating children who have motor impairments as related to their visual impairment. She was certified in Nuerodevelopmental Therapy (NDT) in 1993 in St. Louis, MO with Linda Caldwell, PT. She has also been trained in using myofascial release and PNF patterns in restoring/gaining gross motor function. Kristi believes in having fun and feels it is best for her patients to enjoy their time in PT. Gross motor skills are best learned and retained through functional play. Having families and caregivers involved with follow-through from therapy sessions is imperative to achieving targeted gross motor goals. Therefore communication with families/caregivers is essential for helping each child achieve his greatest success. Kristi has two children, one in college and another in high school. When not working as a Physical Therapist, Kristi is involved with caring for their three horses.