Who is Dr. Ivy
Dr. Ivy Salamanca PT, DPT, C/NDT
Certified Pediatric Neurodevelopmental Physical Therapist
My name is Ivane Salamanca- most of my colleagues and friends call me Ivy. I am a pediatric Physical Therapist with a little over 11 years of clinical experience. I am married to a wonderful husband who happened to be a passionate Physical Therapist as well. We are blessed with two beautiful children: a fur baby and our son.
I finished my Bachelor's degree of Physical Therapy in Our Lady of Fatima University in the Philippines and earned my Doctor of PT degree in year 2018 at Utica University- New York. Licensed Physical Therapist in the State of Texas with an Advanced Certification for Neurodevelopmental Treatment Approach- Pediatric Population at Texas Childeren's Hopsital in Houston, TX.
I have a vast of clinical experiences in the field of Pediatric PT (from Newborn to age 21): Autism Spectrum Disorders, Neuro Atypical Conditions such as Cerebral Palsy, Genetic Disorders, Muscle Dystrophy, Gross Developmental Delay and etc. I am a strong believer that a good quality PT services is not a cookie cutter approach- every child is unique with their needs and interests and should never be defined by a medical diagnosis. Children should be treated with fun and compassion coupled with a 1:1 individualized holistic program in order to continually have small wins!
What is Neurodevelopmental Treatment Approach?
NDT has been developed in 1940s by Dr Karel Bobath and Berta Bobath which is widely being used for therapy treatment for kids with neurological deficits such as Cerebral Palsy and other neuro-impairment deficits alike.
NDT is characterized by hands-on “therapist-guided” facilitation of movement to provide sensory input and improve postural control. It is a wholistic approach for treatments of both kids and adults with neurological impairments.
" Where to start my daughter started in 2020 and just got discharged this week 100/10 definitely recommend your babies will be in amazing hands with Dr.Salamanca she’s amazing and wonderful person /Therapist and treats my baby likes she’s her know"