Pediatric therapy services are in high demand, and COAST Physical Therapy is now offering this much needed and wanted service to the Auburn, Syracuse and surrounding communities. Under the care and supervision of Dr. Maria K. Shepherd, pediatric patients in need of physical therapy services can be serviced in a comfortable and professional clinic environment.
Dr. Shepherd has always loved working with children of all ages, with a special place in her heart for children who have special needs. She has worked in many different settings over the last 20 years including school settings, outpatient clinics and in the home. She has worked with a diverse pediatric patient population including children with autism, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, mytochondrial disorders, spina bifida, gross motor delay, developmental delay, sensory integration disorder, and many more medical and developmental diagnoses. Her passion is helping children to be happy, healthy and the most active they can be during their childhood years. Dr. Shepherd truly believes that “Childhood is the most beautiful of all life’s seasons.”