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Our daughter's daycare provider is concerned that she is not developing enough
truck strength (falling out of chairs, w sitting, etc.) and has recommended that
she see a physical therapist or occupational therapist. We really can't afford
to pay out of pocket for the person they usually work with so are thinking about
going through Kaiser. Does anyone in the BPN community have experience with
successfully getting pediatric PT/OT at Kaiser? Any PTs or OTs to try and see
and/or avoid? Any tips for getting a Kaiser pediatrician to make the referral?
(we love our pediatrician, but she has not been super receptive to these kids of
subtle gross motor development issues in the past) Any advice or tips are much
My son received PT at Kaiser Richmond at age four and we were very happy with the service.
Alyson Zuppero was the PT and all it took was our pediatrician writing an referral. If you
go to your pediatrician with a letter from the school saying that the teachers recommend a PT
screen at the very least, that should do the trick to start you off. Once Alyson meets your
child, she should be able to determine whether ongoing services are warranted and make it
easy to access if so.
Alyson is no longer at Kaiser. She moved. I would recommend Stacey Roura in Oakland. Kaiser
pediatrician can refer your son for evaluation. That should not be a problem. All the pediatric
subspecialty are in Oakland, either in the Mosswood building or in the new building on Broadway.
I'm looking for a recommendation for a PT for my 3.5 year old. He has mild
low tone which is expressed through some stumbling while walking/running,
less strength and stamina, balance challenges. I'm in Berkeley, and so far
I have a recommendation for Ariel Kozen. Any other recommendation would be
ISO of PT
I would HIGHLY recommend Sara Stutz, PT (510-375-5420) to
work with your son. Sara is incredibly patient, creative,
and highly skilled. She started working with my now 10 year
old son when he was just about 2.5 years old. He has low
tone, motor planning challenges, sensory issues, social
skills issues, rigidity, etc, and Sara has helped him
tremendously in all of these areas in her PT sessions. My
son was sometimes resistant and Sara created lots of
motivating games/scenarios geared to his specific interests
that incorporated his goals. As he got older she consulted
on site at his school helping the staff and his peers
include him more seamlessly in lunchtime and PE games. The
difference in his willingness to participate and skills(!!)
over the years is really remarkable. I would definitely call
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