Read about our Success Stories with treating Torticollis, Motor Delays, Plagiocephaly and many other physical childhood issues.
We are extremely proud of our Success Stories. We have treated many children over the years. They have had issues from Torticollis to Scoliosis. We take great pride in considerable improvements of the children we see at our White Plains – Westchester, NY office.
Below are only a few of the testimonials from delighted parents. It is one of the greatest pleasures in life to see your child improve and increase their physical capabilities.
Torticollis, Plagiocephaly & Brachycephaly
In the spirit of thanksgiving & showing gratitude, I wanted to share my positive experience with my baby son’s pediatric physical therapist, for whom I am so thankful. I’ve been taking my now almost 6 month old to Physical Therapy 4Kids for the last 2 months- he sees the owner/director, Wendy Kaplan-Lager & I have already seen great progress in a short amount of time. Wendy and her staff have decades of experience in treating Torticollis, Plagiocephaly & Brachycephaly (tight neck & flat head). They are specialists in these diagnoses, so they really know what they’re doing & provide such helpful information. When I called, I was seen within two days for an evaluation. Wendy always works with me to be flexible on scheduling/rescheduling & if I ever have questions or concerns, she is always accessible in between our appointments. She can be reached at 914-421-9392 or http://physicaltherapy4kids.com. Lauren S.
My son had some flattening on his head as he preferred to lay on one side. We went to a consultation with Wendy in which she diagnosed him with torticollis. We were alarmed. But she immediately put us at ease. She has a nurturing personality and that immediately came through. She first assured us that it was not anyone’s fault and that he can and will overcome torticollis. We left the consult with a wealth of knowledge on the condition, and armed with exercise tools and technique to use at home. Most of all, we had a sense of comfort that our baby would be in capable, highly skilled and experienced hands. I was impressed at all the information she gave us right away and all the tips and tricks she told us to implement right away. No need to wait around for other sessions to get started. She wanted our baby to get better right away. No gimmicks.
A few days later I called Wendy’s office to ask her opinion on a torticollis pillow I’d found online. She answered, jumped on the internet as I’m on the phone with her, read about the pillow and gave me her feedback. I was impressed she took the time to do that without me having to call back or go through a member of her staff first.
Wendy referred us to cranial technologies to address the flatness on his head. We are glad she referred us to such a skilled team. They were friendly, informative and guided us every step of the way through his helmet wearing days.
We saw Wendy for most of our son’s first year and he has flown through his milestones and has full range of motion of his neck and is completely healed of torticollis. It was such a pleasure to watch Wendy do her work which she did with joy and enthusiasm at every single session. She is one of the kindest, most loving person I know. I’m so glad I met her and just want to encourage anyone that needs a pediatric physical therapist to go see Wendy. We knew our baby was getting the highest quality of care in her hands and are confident that we made the best choice in seeing Wendy.
NR, White Plains, NY
Hypotonia/Gross Motor Delays
We are most grateful for Wendy’s expert assistance with two of our children who had gross motor delays that required physical therapy. Our son started receiving services at 18 months and, after working with Wendy, made tremendous strides, reaching subsequent milestones in an age-appropriate fashion. His twin brother was always jealous of the fun activities during his special time with Wendy! By the time our son aged out of the Early Intervention program, he was back on track developmentally and today, five years later, he is an active, athletic and physically confident child. Wendy took the time each week, while treating our son, to educate us on age-appropriate developmental skills, which meant that we knew the signs of delayed development when our third child was only nine months old. We returned to Wendy for services for our daughter and with her speedy intervention, she was back on track within six months. I now marvel as she throws herself into physical situations with fearless abandon. Wendy’s experience as a parent and as a physical therapist meant that she always knew how to motivate my children and also had the sensitivity to know when to pull back. The kids worked hard during sessions and were often tired after the physical demands made by therapy but they recognized that Wendy was a caring presence. Once therapy for my daughter ended, I missed my weekly contact with Wendy! As our children grow and develop, we remain grateful for Wendy’s professionalism and skills provided at such a critical stage.
-RPA, Scarsdale, NY
Torticollis/ Low Muscle Tone
From the very first time that Wendy treated our son, we realized how fortunate we were to find her. She began seeing him when he was only 6 months old, and now almost a year later, we simply cannot believe the progress he has made with her help. We are truly grateful for all that Wendy has done. In addition to helping our son overcome his physical challenges in order to reach critical developmental milestones, she has also helped us as parents every step of the way to understand how he is doing and how we can enable him to develop and progress on a daily basis. Wendy’s warm, caring, delightful and friendly nature was evident from the beginning. Not only is she an impressive professional – she’s practically family to us. We wholeheartedly recommend her!
RF and KF, White Plains, NY
While we were on vacation, my two and a half year old daughter was jumping on the trampoline and landed in such a way that she broke her tibia bone. While we were lucky that this wasn’t a growth bone, she still had to a cast for 4 weeks. One of my first questions to the doctor was, “is she going to need PT afterwards?” Although the doctor did not require it, my husband and I wanted to keep the option open.
Her cast came off on a Thursday morning and like the doctor had told us, she was definitely walking with a limp. By Saturday night, I was concerned. I figured, why wait for it to heal on its own if there is something we could be doing to help my daughter out. She was about to start school and I was due with my second daughter in two weeks. Needless to say, time was of the essence. So, at 10:30 PM on a Saturday night, I emailed Wendy. I had met Wendy at a fair a few weeks earlier and knew that we might be in need of her services. Sunday morning I woke up to an email from Wendy asking if I could come over with my daughter. We jumped in the car and headed over.
Wendy was beyond impressive. Besides her being extremely flexible given the timing, she was organized, creative and very professional.My daughter walked into Wendy’s office and was excited to see all of the toys. Each activity was a game and presented in an creative manner. I could not believe Wendy got my two and a half year old on the treadmill – and she actually enjoyed it! Wendy would send us home with “homework” and things that we could do at home. She even lent us some of her equipment to make the exercises easier. Wendy’s patience, guidance, and warm personality made this experience truly enjoyable. On our last day, my daughter kept on asking why we are not going back. She looks back on her time at Wendy’s house with such positive memories and is now running, jumping, biking…and looking forward to the trampoline!
LB, White Plains, NY
My son, Jake, who was diagnosed with Torticollis, has been receiving exceptional physical therapy treatment from Wendy over the past few months. Wendy is a joy to work with and my infant son adores her. She is great at demonstrating the exercises we are to perform at home. In addition, she shows great interest in the overall well being of my son. She provides lists of developmental milestones we should look out for and handouts of age-appropriate toys. Jake’s progress has been well exceeding my expectations. This has been due in no small part to the fantastic care he has been receiving from Wendy.
JL, Peekskill, NY
As a local pediatrician, I have referred many patients to Wendy Kaplan-Lager for evaluations and treatments. When my own daughter was diagnosed with Torticollis, Wendy was the only person I called to evaluate her need for treatment. She was incredibly thorough in her evaluation and the feedback she provided to my husband and me. My daughter has been treated by Wendy for the past three months and the improvement is amazing. I continue to be a big fan!
WP, White Plains, NY
My daughter, Presley, was diagnosed with Torticollis at one month old. After seeing an orthopedist, I was instructed to perform two very specific exercises at every diaper change. Twisting my newborn’s neck was a very difficult thing to do and was made especially difficult when she screamed with each movement! At my two month check up with the orthopedist, I was told she made little progress and if I didn’t perform the exercises he gave me, she would not get better. Needless to say, I was very worried. I discussed my concerns with my pediatrician who referred me to Wendy Kaplan-Lager, a Pediatric Physical Therapist specializing in Torticollis. After two treatments with Wendy, my daughter showed significant improvement. Wendy supplied me with a multitude of simple exercises I could do on my own and more importantly, she demonstrated minor changes to make in my daily routine that significantly helped Presley. Wendy wrote down and illustrated all of the exercises she introduced during each session. Wendy is very gentle with my daughter. Her vast knowledge of Torticollis is evident with each treatment and in each answer to my thousands of questions. At five months my daughter is on her way to recovering from Torticollis and I owe it all to Wendy! Thank you Wendy!
LPT, Bronxville, NY
Developmental Delays/ Difficulty Walking
Wendy was my son, Gavin’s, Physical Therapist for over a year and a half. Gavin made tremendous strides working with her. We have seen all around improvements in every area. His muscle strength has improved along with his balance, coordination and even his speech. Wendy has dedicated more than 100% to him and has become part of our family, along with being his Physical Therapist. We are very grateful for all that she has done for Gavin!
LO, Eastchester, NY
Low Muscle Tone
My husband and I know that we were truly lucky to have found Wendy to treat our three children. Each child was born with low muscle tone and had difficulty meeting their developmental milestones. Wendy developed a comprehensive plan with follow through exercises for us to practice between treatment sessions. Wendy was not only an amazing Physical Therapist that treated our children but also became a close friend. We know our children would not be as active and happy as they are today without Wendy Kaplan-Lager’s treatments and expertise!
TK, Scarsdale, NY
In February 2011 our 6-year-old son was in a skiing accident. A snow boarder’s board crashed into his leg, fracturing his femur in several locations. The surgery to repair his breaks required the application of an external fixator. We knew the recovery would be long and difficult for an active 6-year-old boy. The key to getting him back on his feet would be intensive physical therapy. Thankfully we found Wendy Kaplan-Lager. She arrived at our home the day after our son was discharged from the hospital. Her extensive knowledge of child anatomy and physiology and her motivating attitude was crucial in getting our son out of bed and mobile. Wendy also took the time to educate us on how to work with our son. She explained all of the exercises and outlined home therapy programs for us to do with him on a daily basis. We are so thankful to Wendy for helping guide us through his recovery and happy to say that in 4 short months, he has made a full recovery and is back to an active lifestyle of baseball, football, swimming, rock climbing and biking. We would recommend Wendy to anyone needing a great physical therapist!
MW, Rye, New York
Wendy is extremely kind and caring. She has tons of experience and it really shows in the way she works with my baby. My son is 2 months old and we were afraid he may have some issues always turning his head to the right side. Wendy did not try to talk us into signing up for weekly sessions or “over sell” to us. She gave us a clear, unbiased assessment and suggested things we can work on at home with him and asked that we come back in a month. I truly appreciated her being so forthright with us. Also, the way she speaks to my baby…I just love it! She is so sweet and gentle and professional all at the same time. I feel completely comfortable with her handling him. I heard about Wendy from a friend of mine at my yoga studio and I am so glad that I did! I would highly recommend her! J.M. Tuckahoe, NY
My daughter started seeing Wendy and Colleen over a year ago, when she was about 3 months old. My husband and I noticed she was favoring one side of her neck and she had some flatness on one side of her head. We later found out that she was born with plagiocephaly and torticollis. Wendy is highly recommended by many people in Westchester for pediatric physical therapy and is often referred to as the pediatric physical therapist “guru”.
Wendy and Colleen are extremely knowledgeable, flexible, patient, professional and helpful. You are greeted with warmth and their love for children is obvious as soon as you walk in the door.
If you have any concern about your child,no matter how old, I highly recommend reaching out to Physical Therapy 4 kids. S.B.G.
“We are so pleased with the progress our child has made thanks to you and your staff.” Jennifer
This 17 month old was toe walking. After 2 months of physical therapy, he was walking much better without toe walking. You can see the results in these two videos. Before physical therapy and After physical therapy