Meet the Staff
Gena Livingston is a licensed pediatric physical therapist who brings seven years of experience to Kids’ Therapy Center. Gena has obtained a diverse background in pediatric care and has worked in a variety of settings including early intervention, private school and pediatric outpatient facilities and has clinical experience in acute care hospitals and the neonatal intensive caire unit. She has treated children with a multitude of developmental, neurological, neuromuscular and orthopedic diagnoses ranging from birth to eighteen years of age.
Gena enjoys working with families as a team and finds it very important to involve parents in the physical therapy process from start to finish. Parent’s are not only impressed with Gena’s warm and caring way with their children, but also her vast clinical knowledge. Gena has a very unique approach to physical therapy and finds it crucial to not only understand the physical state of the child, but the child as a whole. She combines many treatment techniques and philosophies and tailors a unique protocol for each child. Even though two children may present with similar impairments, each individual responds to care very differently. She is most satisfied when she can assist children in reaching functional goals and ultimately improve their quality of life.
Gena’s other qualifications are as follows: She is the primary author of a publication of the orthopedic section of the American Physical Therapy Association entitled “Torticollis” and has taken continuing education courses in Neurodevelopmental Treatment, Myofascial Release, Craniosacral Therapy and Strain/ Counterstrain Treatment of the Hypotonic Child and Treatment of the child with Cerebral Palsy. She has recently been certified in the Therasuit Method and is proud to bring Suit Therapy to Kids Therapy Center. Gena also writes an informational article for the local newspaper Life and Leisure on a bimonthly basis.