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Dr. Melissa Nancy Kang, DPT

Physical Therapist (Pediatric)

Dr. Melissa Broderick is a pediatric physical therapist practicing in PURCHASE, NY. Melissa is a doctor specializing in physical treatment of children to help reduce pain, restore mobility, rehabilitate an injury, or increase movement and overall function. As a physical therapist, Dr. Kang can treat multiple conditions with exercises, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, joint mobilization, heat, ice, massage, laser or light therapy and more. Dr. Kang will create a treatment plan based on the childs specific injury, disease or condition, and might target a specific body part or body system based on the individual.
Dr. Melissa Nancy Kang, DPT
  • PURCHASE, NY
  • Accepting new patients

Should I consider physical therapy for my daughter?

Yes. Muscles atrophy and joints become stiff when casted so it is important to achieve pre-injury state by addressing range of motion deficits and re-gaining the strength that READ MORE
Yes. Muscles atrophy and joints become stiff when casted so it is important to achieve pre-injury state by addressing range of motion deficits and re-gaining the strength that was lost due to the immobility.

How can physical therapy benefit my son?

Pediatric PT is habilitative medicine, which is helping young infants, toddlers, and children attain skills and function that would have otherwise not developed without intervention. READ MORE
Pediatric PT is habilitative medicine, which is helping young infants, toddlers, and children attain skills and function that would have otherwise not developed without intervention. There are varieties of reasons that children can have challenges with walking and following a thorough evaluation, we can properly assess the origin of those issues. At our office, depending on the age of a child, we use standardized tests, postural measurements, and other clinical findings to assess the causes for gait delays and we focus on those concerns through play-based intervention that incorporates hands-on therapeutic handling, suspension equipment, therapeutic exercises, and manual techniques. The older children, 2+, typically enjoy the session as it's viewed as "fun" since we use a multitude of games and activities to encourage movement, balance, strength building, and flexibility, if needed.

Regards,

Melissa