Amanda Griffin MPT – Amanda Griffin graduated from Springfield College in Springfield Massachusetts where she received a Master’s degree in physical therapy. She has spent the last 16 years working with children of all ages and just recently relocated from Maine. She loves working with children and their families and getting the opportunity to be a part of helping children learn how to independently explore their environment. She strongly believes that teamwork is the best way to help a child succeed and works hard to involve family, caregivers, and other providers in fostering a child’s success. She loves spending time with her husband, two young sons, and gardening.
Jennifer Rizzardi, MPT – Jennifer Rizzardi is a Physical Therapist who earned her Masters of Physical Therapy degree from The University of Michigan in 1998. Her experience includes working with children in the home, clinic, and daycare settings. Jennifer has worked with a variety of diagnoses, some of which include Cerebral Palsy, Hydrocephaly, Autism Spectrum Disorder, developmental delay, prematurity, Down’s Syndrome, Torticollis and high or low muscle tone. She truly enjoys working with children and their families as a team, to ensure successful outcomes. Jennifer loves the opportunity to allow children to feel the joy of independent, functional movement while progressing toward their goals. She is happily married with two daughters who are 9 and 6 and loves spending time with her family. Jennifer also enjoys reading, exercising, gardening, cooking, and baking.
Alexandra Villecco, PT DPT Alexandra “Ali” Villecco earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Sage Graduate School in Troy, NY. Born in central NY, Ali now lives in Raleigh with her husband where she loves to be outdoors and make DIY projects. Ali’s passion for working with children began when she was a child herself and has continued to develop as she has. She has worked with children ages 5 weeks to 25 years and has seen wonderful outcomes in helping her patients reach their goals. She has extensive experience working with pediatric neuroscience, gait mechanics, developmental milestones, orthotics and mobility equipment, and incoordination. Ali excels at creating a meaningful connection with her patients making therapy a fun, yet productive, experience for the child and their caregivers!
Claudia Huntanar, PTA – Hi, my name is Claudia and I am a Physical Therapist Assistant. I am from Peru so I am fully bilingual. I am married and I have two amazing boys that I love so much, 5 years and 6 months old. After being an engineer for 3 years I chose to change career paths and become a therapist as a result of my nephew’s experience of needing intense physical therapy at 6 months of age. I became more interested and passionate about kids and therapy. I studied at Mercer CCC in New Jersey and saw multiple cases in all age ranges. I moved to NC in 2015 and started to work in-home care and early intervention. I’ve had a lot of experience with neurological and orthopedic cases. In my free time, we are a fit family, and love running, biking, hiking with my kids and husband.
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