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About Dana

Pediatric physical therapist Morrisville

Dana Broughton

OUR EXPERIENCED FOUNDER

As a pediatric physical therapist and healthcare professional, I’ve been able to use my gifts to work with people of every age and stage in life—from neonatal and pediatrics to geriatrics. My passion and expertise, though, is pediatric physical therapy, with a focus on early intervention programs and therapies. I’m one of the first therapists in NC to be trained in Dynamic Movement Intervention (DMI). I am certified in DMI Intermediate levels.

As a pediatric physical therapist, I incorporate a special stretching technique called AKAP stretch. I apply this methodology for various mobility and physiological issues, from newborns with Torticollis to older kiddos with cerebral palsy. A gentle stretching technique that doesn’t cause pain, AKAP stretch produces profound results very quickly. These new techniques have allowed my patients to continue to grow and realize their own success and ability while providing significant results in their mobility.

I’ve been practicing Physical Therapy for 22 years, having earned my Master’s of Physical Therapy from the University of North Carolina. While finishing up my program, I had the privilege of having my thesis, “Physical Therapy in Preschool Classrooms: Successful Integration of Therapy into Classroom Routines,” published by the American Physical Therapy Association (Pediatric Therapy). I received my undergraduate degree from Auburn University. I now enjoy bringing my knowledge and gifts as a pediatric physical therapist to Morrisville, Cary, and Raleigh, NC.

What is DMI?

DMI is a psychomotor therapy based on dynamic challenging exercises, manually applied for children affected on their developmental motor functions. This therapy provides very concrete guidelines to stimulate babies in a total safe way, starting from two months of age to many years after birth.