Ben Handler Pediatric Therapy LLC,  in-home pediatric therapy was created around the theory that the most efficient and effective rehab is one-on-one treatment in the comfort of the patient’s home. Our model for therapy emphasizes patient functionality and incorporates the goals of the patient and family in the treatment plan. We provide a personable treatment approach that creates a fun, energetic, and engaging environment that is optimal for patient rehabilitation and sustainable change.

Services include non-traditional physical therapy, aquatic therapy, community-based therapy, and private training.

Meet Ben

Ben Handler, DPT

Education: bachelors degree in Kinesiology from Indiana University, doctorate in physical therapy from Husson University.

Experience: Ben worked as a pediatric outpatient physical therapist for 3 years before moving to Zurich, Switzerland to become a private physical therapist to a client in 2015. He started BHPT in 2016. Ben has received training from the Aquatic Therapy & Rehab Institute (ATRI) in pediatrics.

Hobbies: exercising, traveling, reading, trying new restaurants, writing yelp reviews.


It’s not always obvious why children are having difficulty or how to help. That’s where we can help:

BHPT provides physical therapy, aquatic therapy, community-based therapy, and private training. All therapy sessions provided are one-on-one and take place in the comfort of the patient’s home or desired location.

Physical Therapy: BHPT provides home-based physical therapy in the comfort of a clients home. Impairments such as low tone, balance, coordination, and gait are addressed through prescribed therapeutic exercises and activities.

Aquatic Therapy: The benefits of aquatic therapy go beyond traditional  therapy and the properties of water. Aquatic therapy provides the child with a sensory-filled environment. This combined with proper guidance of a therapist creates the ability for the child to strengthen musculature, improve coordination and balance, and promote normal movement and gait. All aquatic therapy equipment is supplied.

Community-based Therapy: BHPT provides community-based physical therapy in locations such as parks, schools, or other community locations. Examples of therapy include learning gross motor skills such as running, jumping, catching and throwing, sport-specific training, or school-based therapy.

Private Training: BHPT offers private training sessions in the home or fitness center. Goals are client/family specific. Examples of treatment include generalized strengthening, balance and coordination, and range of motion.

Common conditions treated are: autism, cerebral palsy, down syndrome, gross motor delay, and other impairments due to an acquired congenital, neurological, or orthopedic condition.

BHPT does not accept insurance for payment as insurances such as DDD limit patient services and provide restrictions to patient care.


“Ben started in home-based physical therapy with my son Colin when he was 13 years old. Colin has Down syndrome. Ben was able to motivate, keep Colin engaged and focused as well as make each session fun and memorable. Ben suggested we meet in a local neighborhood park where Colin could advance and learn many sports activities which were a perfect fit. Ben and Colin had mostly one-on-one sessions and sometimes Ben would arrange to have us meet and work with other clients. This was always a great opportunity for the children as well as parents! My family is thankful and grateful for the time Colin spent each week with Ben and his lasting positive experiences that have contributed to Colin’s growth and development.”

-Suzanne- Cave Creek, AZ

“There are a lot of challenges in raising a child with Autism. It is important to have the proper team to grow and nourish the child. I signed my son up for flag football when he was 8 years old. I did this to add physical education to his week as well as make friends. The coaches were great and would let him in the game when the score was up. It did not matter if he ran the wrong direction as long as he was having fun. At the end of the first season, my son asks if someone could help him play like his football friends. He has matured and gained so much confidence. I am forever grateful for the love and care Ben has given my son! In my book, Ben is the best physical therapist in the state of Arizona!”

-Mimi- Mesa, AZ