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Physical Therapy

Pediatric physical therapy at MUSC Children's Health provides specialized care for children of all ages with many different types of diagnoses. Care is provided while a child is in the hospital or in one of our outpatient locations. We help children meet their developmental milestones, demonstrate activities of daily living, recover from injury or surgery, or recondition after a long illness. We work closely with your child's health care team, providing treatment that is individualized and family-centered, focusing on meeting the specific needs of your child. 

Services We Offer

  • Adaptive equipment recommendations
  • Gait training 
  • Kinesio taping techniques
  • Neurodevelopmental treatment
  • Orthotic fabrication
  • Post-concussion syndrome
  • Pre- and post-selective dorsal rhizotomy treatment
  • Sensory integration therapy
  • Serial casting 
  • Wheelchair seating evaluation and management

Conditions We Treat

  • Cardiac disorders 
  • Cerebral palsy 
  • Developmental delay
  • Genetic disorders
  • Muscular dystrophy 
  • Oncology disorders 
  • Orthopedic disorders or injuries 
  • Premature birth
  • Spina bifida
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Sport injuries  
  • Stroke
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Others 

Locations

Therapy Center (Pediatric)

4480 Leeds Place West
North Charleston, SC 29405

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MUSC Children's Hospital

165 Ashley Avenue
Charleston, SC 29425

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Our Programs:

  • Aquatic therapy 
  • Brain tumor clinic
  • Down syndrome clinic
  • Hemophilia clinic
  • High-risk clinic
  • Muscular dystrophy clinic
  • Spasticity clinic
  • Spina bifida clinic

Our Care Team

MUSC Children’s Health Physical Therapy includes six physical therapists at our Children’s Health Therapy Center at Leeds Avenue campus.

Jennifer Pitassi, Physical Therapist, Team Leader
Jennifer graduated from Boston University in 1992 and began working at MUSC in 1993. She attained her Pediatric Certified Specialist in 1998 (re-certified in 2008) and has specialized expertise in Aquatic Physical Therapy, serial casting, and foot orthotic fabrication. She is currently a member of the statewide South Carolina LEND (Leadership in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities) Program. At the MUSC Health interdisciplinary clinics, she attends the spasticity, spina bifida, hemophilia and muscular dystrophy clinics.

Jenna E. Domann, Physical Therapist

Jenna joined our team after graduating in 2016 from Washington University in St. Louis, after completing a training program at MUSC in 2015. Jenna works with children of all ages who are admitted to the hospital for inpatient care or surgery. 

Stacey W. Gray, Physical Therapist

Stacey graduated from Shenandoah University in 2009. She previously worked at the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU until she joined our team in 2015 and attained her Pediatric Certified Specialist in 2016. She works at our outpatient facility primarily with children with developmental delays, post-concussion syndrome, cerebral palsy, chromosomal abnormalities and orthopedic injuries.

Erica Pfeiffer, Physical Therapist

Erica has been working as a pediatric PT for five years since graduating from Washington University in St. Louis. She previously worked at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and joined our MUSC Health team in 2013. She works primarily with children with cerebral palsy, specifically those who are pre- and post-selective dorsal rhizotomy, as well as children with developmental delays.

Jaime Snape, Physical Therapist
Jaime graduated from Simmons College in Boston in 2005 and has been working as a pediatric PT at MUSC Health since 2006. She works in the hospital caring for the inpatient population as well as children from the outpatient clinics. At MUSC Health, she attends the high risk, brain tumor and Down syndrome clinics.

Stacey Walker, Physical Therapist

Stacey has been practicing PT for eight years since graduating from Armstrong Atlantic State University in 2006. She was previously active duty Air Force where she practiced for three years treating both pediatric and adult patients. She is currently a member of the Air Force Reserves. She joined our team in 2013 working in the hospital as well as our outpatient clinic.