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 the Team
Education: bachelors degree in Kinesiology from Indiana University, doctorate in physical therapy from Husson University.
Experience: Ben worked as apediatric outpatient physical therapist for 3 yearsbefore moving to Zurich, Switzerland to become a private physical therapist to a clientin 2015. Hestarted 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.
Treatment Territory: Scottsdale and North Phoenix
Education: bachelors of science in Physical Therapy and Bachelors of Art in French at St. Louis University￼
Experience: Bonnie has been practicing for 32 years working in several different settings. She is a certified aquatic physical therapist with ATRI, certified aquatic fitness instructor with AEA and has received at international certification through Hallowick. Since practicing in Arizona, Bonnie had the opportunity to become a dolphin assisted physical therapist at Dolphinaris treating children and adults with special needs￼
Hobbies: swimming, biking, reading, traveling, and her dogs.
Treatment Territory: East Valley
Education: bachelors degree in kinesiology from Arizona State University, doctorate in physical therapy at Regis University in Denver, CO.
Experience: Nikki has treated children for over 3 years, including ages birth to 21 years in home, aquatic, and school settings. She also has treated geriatric patients in outpatient, skilled nursing, and home-based settings.
Hobbies: hiking with her dog, dancing, hot yoga, enjoying good food and company on patios.
Treatment Territory: Central Phoenix and West Valley
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 physicaltherapy in the comfort of a clients home. Impairmentssuch 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 othercommunity locations. Examples of therapy include learning gross motor skillssuch as running, jumping, catchingand 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 generalizedstrengthening, 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.
Rates are dependent on location and visit-packages.
“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!”