Making a way for radical results.
We give every child the opportunity to thrive, achieving their own unique definition of perfect.
Radical acceptance. Radical courage. Radical results. For over two years, All Kids Are Perfect has been focused on radically changing the lives of children through physical therapy intensives—unique neurology-specific interventions to improve motor skills and daily functioning. AKAP Way, a nonprofit launched from the vision and mission of All Kids Are Perfect, offers access to pediatric physical therapy intensive programs that empower children to reach their full potential—regardless of the family’s ability to pay. This approach to early intervention is proven to catalyze remarkable progress in children with disabilities.
Why AKAP Way?
Dana Broughton created All Kids Are Perfect based on the philosophy of radical acceptance and that a diagnosis doesn’t define a child. She has seen firsthand the progress that kids are making, but she also understands client frustrations that insurances don’t cover the intensive physical therapy model.
Intensive therapy has shown better improvement than regular PT visits, especially in kids with CP and lower functional level.1
AKAP Way is Dana’s dream of helping children attend PT intensives regardless of a family’s ability to pay by offering treatment scholarships to All Kids Are Perfect. The non profit will initially focus on providing an intensive to families every few months. Since most of our families come to the Raleigh area from all around the country—and globe—the organization’s ultimate goal is to provide free or low-cost temporary housing for the families of those children receiving treatment. Of course, the more support we raise, the more lives we can impact…and more children can thrive.
Changing brain pathways to change the future.
It’s not just our unique intensive and collaborative methods that set us apart from other pediatric therapy clinics. We provide unwavering support for families, understanding that a child is not defined by their diagnosis. (This is what we call radical acceptance.) But we also take a neurological approach to treatment. Our stretching and strengthening protocols focus on the brain’s neuroplasticity—creating new neuropathways in the brain to change the body’s emotional, psychological, and physical responses. The younger a person is, the more neuroplasticity the brain has, so altering these neural pathways in children is easier and more successful. So, the younger we can treat children with intensives, the more progress they can make, as neuroplasticity “feeds” best on novel experiences.
Our approach sets a solid foundation for each child’s future success, based on their unique needs. Compassion, empathy, and sensitivity guide our every interaction with each family we serve, and we operate with transparency, honesty, and accountability in all that we do.
See the impact of our work by following our physical therapy sessions on our social media accounts.
AKAP means “hug”—which makes perfect sense to us.
Over the last two years, All Kids Are Perfect has received numerous messages explaining that “akap” (our oft-used acronym) means “hug” in the Filipino language. It was a joy to learn that the very thing we do throughout therapy sessions to encourage, support, and comfort our little patients is built right into our name…we hug!
Help us extend our loving, hugging, and healing arms to more kids in need.
1 Rahman MA, Zaman MM, Rahman MM, Moniruzzaman M, Ahmed B, Chhobi FK, Rahman N, Akter MR. Effects of Intensive versus Non-Intensive Physical Therapy on Children with Cerebral Palsy. Mymensingh Med J. 2016 Jul;25(3):421-4. PMID: 27612885.