Meet Wendy

Wendy Kaplan-Lager, PT – Owner/Director Physical Therapy 4 Kids

Wendy Kaplan-Lager, PT, C/NDT is an extremely skilled and caring  Pediatric Physical Therapist with 40+ years of experience treating infants and children. She graduated from Ithaca College in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy.

Wendy received her certification in Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT) in Pediatrics in 1988. Her specialty areas are in evaluating and treating infants and children with Torticollis, Plagiocephaly, Prematurity, Toe Walking, Hypotonia, Developmental Delays, Cerebral Palsy, Coordination Disorders, Orthopedic, Neurologic and Genetic Disorders.

Wendy has worked in hospital settings, neonatal intensive care units, early intervention and pre-school programs, school-aged special education settings, home care, telehealth and private practice. As a professional who enjoys teaching, Wendy provides workshops and in-service training to medical professionals, parents, and teachers.

Wendy is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) as well as the Neurodevelopmental Treatment Association (NDTA).

Wendy is well-known in her field as an experienced clinician, consultant, administrator, and educator. She is married and is the mother of 4 wonderful children. Wendy is exceptionally passionate about her field of work. As a result, her patients remain part of her large “extended” family for years and years.

Wendy Kaplan-Lager, PT, is a highly sought-after lecturer to physicians, schools, daycare centers, and parent support groups.

Topics include:

  • Latest Techniques for the Treatment of Torticollis and Plagiocephaly
  • Motor Skills and Child Development
  • Developmentally Appropriate Toys for Play
  • Gross Motor Development
  • Age-Appropriate Activities and more

Lectures can be custom designed for any group.

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So I will start just by saying every mom wants their baby to be perfect with no issues at all, no problems ect…. reality is….. they ARE born perfect some are just born with a little something extra that may need a tweak or two. My son has been going to Wendy’s practice for a few months now and I could not be happier… he has made such progress in this short time! Wendy’s team is amazing not only to my son but to my family as well! The encouragement I receive every session really does mean the world to a mom that is trying to help her baby in every way possible. I could keep going on and on but all I have to say is that I would never have my son go anywhere else and trust Wendy’s team with one of the most important things in my life!!!

Wendy is an incredible professional, talented and resourceful! I don’t know what we would have done without her and her team. She treated my son starting late infancy for Torticollis and gross motor delays. She was a godsend to our family. My son is now 5 and a half, and very active in skiing, skating, swimming and taekwondo! We are eternally grateful!

We have been with Wendy and her team for a few months and couldn’t be happier. We work with Colleen but have also done sessions with Hayden and Wendy. They each have their own style but are equally wonderful. My daughter has had tremendous progress since starting here. Wendy and her team came highly recommended to me by our pediatrician, pediatric neurologist and a few friends. Everyone agrees her team is the best around! I’m happy to give her name out to others and hope everyone has just as much success. Finally, Wendy and Colleen have been assets during our journey with EI. They are able to help answer questions, are extremely flexible and accommodating, and have held my hand for the last few months while we figure out the best combination of therapies for my daughter. Thank you, Colleen and Wendy! And Hayden too

Another happy mom! Wendy treated my daughter’s Torticollis. She was under two months when we started and ten months when we finished treatment. It was a pleasure working with Wendy, who provided us with excellent recommendations and exercises. Plus, she was willing to accommodate our schedule and always had a smile on her face (even when my daughter was a challenging patient!). Wendy’s support and guidance made me feel confident that everything would be okay – which was very reassuring for a first time, mom. Wendy came highly recommended, and we’d recommend her without hesitation.

It has been five years since Wendy treated my son. He was 12 weeks old when he first started visiting her twice a week. Wendy was knowledgeable and very sweet, with a great level of energy. As a new mother of twin boys, the need for Physical Therapy was stressful and often overwhelming. Wendy not only helped my son but helped me cope with my worry, pinpointing how I could best support my son’s development. I couldn’t attend the session because I had to work, so she would Facetime me in to make sure I understand his progress and goals. Glad to be discharged, I still miss our visits to Wendy’s because of her unsurmountable support and knowledge.