OPENINGS: Downtown Kids Therapy (4.22.19)
For those families looking for physical therapy or sensory regulation work, Downtown Kids Therapy is a new haven providing support and encouragement for kids. We spoke with Korri Daniels-Browne, Co-Founder and Speech Language Pathologist, Sara Jensen, Co-Founder and Occupational Therapist, Nilofer Patel, Co-Founder and Physical Therapist, and Amanda Reed, Co-Founder and Physical Therapist, to learn more about what you can expect and how Downtown Kids Therapy can help your family…
What inspired you to open Downtown Kids Therapy downtown?
We have all worked in the downtown area for years, and Tribeca has always been one of our favorite areas of the city! Tribeca is full of so many wonderful families and schools, so we really saw the need for a pediatric therapy gym in the neighborhood. Once we found our Franklin Street space we fell in love even more, and knew we could build something great here!
What can locals expect when they visit Downtown Kids Therapy?
We designed our gym with sensory regulation in mind. Living in New York City is amazing, but with that comes an overload of noises, lights, smells, and fast-paced living. We wanted to build a calming retreat for kids to have from the city, so that they can really focus and get the most out of their therapy sessions. Once you take away all the distractions it is amazing how much fun kids can have while working hard to meet their goals!
What are your areas of focus at Downtown Kids Therapy?
At Downtown Kids Therapy we focus on providing quality and family-centered occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech therapy services. We intentionally limit the number of kids we allow in the gym at a time in order to ensure minimal distractions during sessions, and to set kids up for successful social interactions. In addition to one on one therapy sessions we also offer small group classes to target social skills, sensory integration, and gross motor play.
What else should we know about Downtown Kids Therapy?
Downtown Kids Therapy is completely therapist owned and operated. After working in the field for years at various schools, hospitals, home-care, and sensory gyms we all decided to build our ideal treatment environment. We love our new space, and are excited to start helping all the downtown kids meet their developmental goals!!
What are your go-to spots in the neighborhood?
We are big coffee drinkers so we love going to Kaffe 1668, Gotan, and Laughing Man for our coffee fix. Also, most of our business meetings when we were planning the gym took place in Kaffe 1668, so it holds some great memories for us! For a sweet treat we love how close we are to Maison Kayser. We are also so lucky to share a building with the amazing Thalassa, which is our favorite for after work dinners. For after work drinks we love Tiny’s and jazz nights at The Roxy.