Kaitlyn Richards PT, DPT
Kaitlyn Richards PT, DPT
physical-therapist

Languages:

English
University of Dayton
Bachelor of Science
University of Illinois at Chicago
Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • Traveling, Spending time with my family and friends, Outdoor activities
  • School Aged Children
  • Autism,Developmental Disorders

I became a physical therapist because my younger sister has Down syndrome and I saw first hand how important physical therapy is in promoting independent functional mobility. It allows children to play with their peers and advocate for themselves throughout life! In addition to providing physical therapy services at Therapy Works, my experience includes working with children with a variety of diagnoses including ventilator/trach dependent infants with chronic lung disease, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, a variety of genetic syndromes, post-stroke, Autism, Muscular Dystrophy, Spina Bifida, and developmental delay. I also have experience with school based physical therapy and children with orthopedic injuries. I believe that a child will succeed when they are provided with the tools to do so. My goal is to help provide you and your child with these tools!

COVID-19 Protocol

We hope you and your family are continuing to stay safe and healthy! We have outlined our protocols for in-person sessions during COVID-19. As you know, the health and safety of our clients and therapists remain our highest priority. As always, please reach out with any questions or concerns. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding as we work together through these unprecedented times.


Hand Washing:
Upon arrival at your home, your therapist will wash their hands with soap and water and/or use hand sanitizer. We ask that you and your child also wash your hands and/or use hand sanitizer upon your therapist’s arrival.
 
Facemasks:
We are asking our therapists to wear masks upon entering your home and throughout your child’s session. That said, we understand that some children have adverse reactions to seeing adults in masks and will leave it up to you and your therapist to decide your comfort level while still taking safety precautions.
 
We ask that parents and caregivers also follow the guidelines and wear masks when sitting in on sessions. We will not enforce that policy, but we do kindly ask for compliance.
 
As for your child, we realize that masks may not be appropriate for every child so we will not enforce the rule that children over the age of 2 should wear a mask.  However, if your therapist insists that your child wear a mask, then that will be a requirement directly between the two of you. We respect our therapists’ individual comfort levels with safety precautions and ask that you respect them as well.

 

Protocol Acknowledgment and Health Certification:

Before your child’s first in-person session, we are asking clients to submit an acknowledgment of these protocols and a health certification, which you can find here. Thank you again for your cooperation and for helping all of us stay healthy!