Physical Therapist, MNRI Core Specialist, Owner
Denise A Wentzel graduated from Virgen Milagrosa University Foundation, Philippines with a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy. She moved to the United States in May 2000 and has worked in many different settings and has found her passion for pediatric care. She founded Stargait Pediatric Therapy, LLC April 14, 2015, focusing on reflex integration, to reconnect brain and body function and help facilitate neuroplasticity. Denise believes that helping the body recognize sensory stimulus involving all the senses and teaching the body the appropriate motor response can lead to the reorganization of the brain pathways for a more coordinated and efficient movement.
The earlier the better. Starting Pediatric therapy is crucial to start as early as 3 months to make sure that your child is not getting behind with their milestone.
E-stim, hot compress, aerial yoga swing, vibrating/u-surfboard, I-gallop, therapy ball, free weights, and body weight supported systems.
The session is designed to target different areas: It includes relaxation techniques, strengthening, stretching, massage, myofascial release, sensory integration, dynamic and postural integration, proprioceptive and cognitive integration, visual tracking, intra-oral manipulation. The kids usually tolerate 3 hours because they feel better every step of the way.
Base on the client’s need, therapy sessions can be at home or in the clinic.
Most insurance companies cover Pediatric therapy services. You will be billed for co-insurnaces and co-pays.
Yes! Physical therapy and reflex integration can help anyone as it is good for physical and mental health. PT can help with things like:
And, if your nervous system is more organized, your coordination improves, your body awareness improves and your sports specific skills can improve.
Your body has nervous system pathways that it has used since birth to help you move, live and learn. Sometimes our pathways get blocked (e.g., trauma or stress). Sometimes our pathways are on too high (e.g., ADD, ADHD) and sometimes our pathways are on too low (e.g., Autism, Down Syndrome).
We use reflex integration to help organize your nervous system. We also use MNRI (it often looks like massage to most people) to reorganize your nerves and make your body more efficient. Once your body is more organized, your body can use its energy in different ways and often your threshold for new and different things improves.
Reflex integration can help improve: