physical therapy can be fun

A Bright Start prides itself in offering pediatric therapy services outside of Chicago. Local families who are faced with a scary diagnosis about their child’s movement development can stay right in the community by visiting Christina, a certified pediatric therapist who is dedicated to providing the highest quality care to you and your child.


Amanda’s son was born a healthy baby boy. When he started having seizures at the age of three months, she was terrified about his uncertain future.

“He kept having more and more seizures,” she says. “When he was somewhat stable at five months, we started seeing Christina.”

Although Amanda’s fears of him not walking came true, she says that the progress he has made in five years is beyond what she could have imagined.

“He has come a long way,” she says. “He has more muscle tone, better reflexes, better head control, and better body movements overall. Christina makes sure he has all he needs.”

Amanda says that she is the primary student at her son’s therapy sessions.

“I stay at every therapy and then we perform them at home,” she explains. “And when my daughter comes, Christina engages her in therapy as well, by tossing a balloon or assisting her little brother with a toy.”

Amanda’s son is old enough to attend school now, but Amanda takes him out of school on Mondays so that he can still see Christina.
“Her number one goal is the kids,” she says.

 – Amanda Parchim, St. Anne