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Baby Builders, Oakland CA     -     Bilingual Pediatric Therapy Clinic




Graciela Pagano, PT, CIMI the founder and leader of Baby Builders, has 20+ years of experience in the field of pediatric physical therapy. She graduated as a physical therapist in 1989 from the prestigious Central University in Caracas, Venezuela. 


For six years, she worked at a children’s hospital in Caracas, where she provided outpatient and inpatient physical therapy services for children: birth to 21 years of age with different medical diagnosis, including but not limited to: Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Muscular dystrophy, developmental delays, Erbs palsy, Torticolis, Spina bifida, Scoliosis, Post orthopedic surgeries(spine, hip, knees) Hip displasia, Hand rehabilitation etc.


In 1995, she relocated to Northern California and obtained her California Physical Therapy License. She worked for nine years with a large nonprofit organization that specializes in pediatric and adult physical therapy. As her career developed, she has focused on pediatric services, which include early intervention services for children with developmental delays, neuromuscular and orthopedic needs (working with children from birth to three years old).

In 2002 she established Baby Builders Pediatric Therapy services of Northern California, a company that provides Early intervention services. She is a certified infant massage instructor (CIMI).

In 2011 after collaborating with Movement Discovery working with children with neuromuscular involvement, she became certified in TheraSuit® Method and Intensive physical therapy trained by Izabela Koscielny, (founder of the method) These experiences have been rewarding both for her and the families and children with whom she works.


Graciela is the proud mother of two busy children ages 7 and 4. Being a nurturing mother enables Graciela to appreciate even more the importance of that special bond between child and parent. Every day, she gets one step closer to achieving the challenging and fulfilling goal of being a skillful parent.


  • Integration of her love for music as one of the therapy modalities for treating children.

  • A joy for nature, the outdoors, and physical fitness.

  • Sport activities that enable children to gain greater confidence and self-awareness.

  • The art of making nutritious food, which she inherited from her Italian mother.

  • People of all cultures

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