MEET GRACIELA PAGANO
THE FOUNDER OF BABY BUILDERS PEDIATRIC PHYSICAL THERAPY
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 diagnoses, 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 Dysplasia, 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 specialized in pediatric services, which include early intervention services for children with developmental delays and neuromuscular and orthopedic needs (working with children from birth to three years old).
In 2002 she established Baby Builders Pediatric Therapy services of Northen California, a company that provides Early Intervention services. She is a certified infant massage instructor (CIMI).
In 2011, after collaborating with Movement Discovery focused on children with neuromuscular involvement, she became certified in TheraSuit® Method and Intensive Physical Therapy. Graciela was trained by Izabela Koscielny, the founder of the method (www.suittherapy.com) 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 16 and 13. 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 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.
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