About

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Hi, My name is Kathryn DiFrank and I am a licensed pediatric physical therapist. Since 2002, I have developed my skills in pediatrics and specialize in working with newborns through 10 years of age. I find such joy in witnessing a patient learn, grow and progress as a result of my guidance and hard work from both the child and their family. I am also trained in craniosacral therapy, which is an additional tool that complements my therapeutic practice.  

 

Empowering children and their families is what I strive for as a therapist. This fosters the child’s self-awareness, builds confidence and supports them in reaching their highest potential. I am very passionate about providing parents with the skills they need to feel confident in their ability to help their child develop, learn and grow. When working with families, my focus is to meet the child and family where they are, build a strong and trusting relationship and from there help them reach their goals. My gentle, open and warm approach facilitates this process smoothly. I believe in treating the whole child and addressing every aspect of development to support their individual and unique needs. 

 

Outside of my professional world, I am the mother of an energetic, loving and adventurous little boy. The inherent joys, knowledge, and lessons that have come through motherhood have allowed me to grow as a woman as well as a physical therapist. I love adventuring, traveling and playing in the mountains with my husband, son and big brown dog!

 

Experience:
  • Licensed Physical Therapist since 2002

  • Masters in Physical Therapy - Ithaca College, NY

          (accredited physical therapy program)

 

  • Specialize in pediatric physical therapy since 2004:

    • Independent contractor with early intervention program in Boulder County  providing home-based physical therapy (12 years)

    • Senior physical therapist in a pediatric outpatient clinic (10 years)

    • Physical therapy consultant at Longmont United Hospital’s NICU

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  • Owner of a successful pediatric physical therapy practice since 2013

 

  • Additional training in CranioSacral Therapy(CST) through the Upledger Institute (CranioSacral Therapy 1 & 2, SomatoEmotional Release 1)

 

  • Continuing education:

    • Approach to treatment of the baby (Neuro Developmental Techniques)

    • Neonatal assessment, feeding and treatment techniques

    • Developmental interventions in neonatal care

    • Family infant relationship support training: regulation, reflection and relationships

    • Pediatric powered mobility

    • Torticollis focused course

    • AFO’s/orthotics course

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  • Spanish-speaking: intermediate level