My PT Story
Physical therapists are neuromuscular and musculoskeletal primary care providers. Pediatric physical therapists are developmental and movement experts. I am a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy. I have trained students and PTs from across the nation on movement disorders that affect development.
I have been a physical therapist for 15 years in a variety of settings: private practice, acute care hospitals, pain centers, outpatient clinics, NICU follow-up clinics, orthotic facilities, and rehabilitation centers. Infants, toddlers, and children are my favorite clients. Currently, I spend my days working with babies under age two, where plagiocephaly, torticollis, toe-walking, generalized weakness, coordination disorders, and gross motor delay are their main concerns.
Highly proficient in Mandarin Chinese, I am an advocate for APTA's vision to make physical therapy fully accessible for everyone. My goal is to reach an international and diverse audience to promote the profession of physical therapy.
You can find my PT blog at https://judyjwang.wordpress.com/
Every single day, I meet many first-time parents and their babies. Neck tightness, flat head syndrome, and/or developmental delay are not life-threatening conditions, but they affect the way babies move and engage with their environments. In turn, they affect the way the babies learn and grow. Movement disorders and developmental conditions in babies are very time-sensitive, especially when they start to affect the shape of their heads, their alignment, and posture. Not to mention, they are usually a point of anxiety for new parents.
While working at my previous job, I noticed that many of these babies are waiting weeks, even months, before they can be seen by their pediatricians or physical therapists for their neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, and developmental conditions.
That's where Lil' Peanuts Physical Therapy comes in. We are a direct-pay private practice that address these issues early on, when parents need us the most, at where they need us the most. We will perform a full physical therapy evaluation and provide individualized treatment plans in the comfort of your own home, to address time-sensitive conditions that affect a baby's global development. We will provide valuable information to get development back on track while babies are waiting for formal Los Angeles Regional Center or outpatient clinical care. We can give babies the extra boost they need: high intensity high frequency physical therapy interventions.
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Washington University School of Medicine 2009
Credentialed Clinical Instructor
American Physical Therapy Association 2013
Board-Certified Specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy
American Physical Therapy Association 2015
I love watching babies grow and I love teaching them to explore their world. My number one priority is to teach parents the most effective and fun ways to bring about the best motor development for their babies and toddlers.
Happy parents = happy baby.
“Judy was amazing with the whole process and I know my daughter was lucky to have her as her therapist!!! Xoxo." Monica G.
"Judy transformed our daughter from a physically cautious, "w-sitter" with low muscle tone and little endurance to a confident athlete with the ability and desire to continually push herself physically. During her time with Judy, our daughter lost weight, built muscle and became enthusiastic about physical activity. " Lisa M.
“We have been going to a different therapist and saw no results and were very discouraged until we met Judy, who in one quick visit identified the problem and cured it in about two weeks to be 90% better.” Irene G.
"Upon our first visit for torticollis, she was able to quickly diagnose Plagiocephaly, as well. Under Judy's care, we made great strides in both conditions.Within two months, the torticollis was significantly reduced, and completely resolved by four months...with Judy's help, we made leaps and bounds over peers." Nancy J.