Whether it's a temporary condition such as a sports related injury or a lasting condition, we will do all in our power to address your needs. With over a decade of experience and the best selection of therapists in the Charleston area, it's a guarantee that we are making a difference in children's lives . Our physical therapists will work closely with the child and their family allowing a close and trusting relationship to be built.
Alex Verissimo studied at the University of Illinois and received a BS in Community Health with emphasis on Rehabilitation and Disability Studies in 2008. In 2011, she graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science where she received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Upon graduation, she began working at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, now renamed the Shirley Ryan Ability Lab, where she practiced for 5 years prior to moving to Charleston in 2016. She has experience working with individuals of all ages with primarily neurological diagnoses including Traumatic Brain Injury and Stroke, Spinal Cord Injury, Multiple Sclerosis, ALS, Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, Developmental Disorders, among others. She has a great interest in gait training including intensive locomotor therapy and has taken courses in pediatric rehabilitation and NDT approaches. She has experience with adaptive yoga and Tai Chi. Alex has worked with the Heart of Illinois Special Recreation Association, interned with Shriners Children's Hospital, Mayo Clinic, and for the U of I housing and therapeutic programs for college students with disabilities, and has volunteered with Easter Seals of Illinois. Her passion is working with kids to achieve their goals and reach their maximum potential, while of course having a lot of fun!!!! She loves spending time with her husband and son, swimming, spending time at the beach, gardening, and traveling.
Kristine is a licensed Physical Therapist in South Carolina. She graduated from The Citadel in Charleston, SC with a Bachelor of Science in Health Exercise and Sport Science. She received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, GA. She has been employed at CPR since 2013. Kristine has experience performing examinations and providing treatment and home exercise programs to enable patients to improve mobility or function including range of motion, strength, balance, and also decreasing pain. Her interests include orthopedic/sports medicine, developmental gross motor skills, and torticollis treatment. She enjoys playing soccer, rugby, and spending time with family and friends.
Lauren is a licensed physical therapist in South Carolina. She graduated from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and received her Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2007. Lauren has worked in outpatient adult and pediatric neurologic and orthopedic rehab and in pediatric home health therapy. Her interests include neurologic injury and disorders, wheelchair evaluations and assistive technology, and gross motor development. Lauren enjoys being outdoors, kiteboarding, and spending time with her family and friends.
Sheilah is a licensed physical therapy assistant and is a graduate from Penn State University. She has been with CPR since July 2017. She also teaches PE and volunteers with various youth programs. Her hobbies include anything outdoors but especially paddleboarding and kayaking. Sheilah's favorite times are spent with her family and friends.
Katherine Smith PT, DPT, PCS is an Assistant Professor of Kinesiology in the School of Health Science at Charleston Southern University in Charleston South Carolina. Dr. Smith earned her Master of Physical Therapy in 2002 from American International College in Springfield Massachusetts and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2017 from the University of St. Augustine. Dr. Smith became a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy in 2014. Her clinical specialties include pediatrics and orthopedic physical therapy.