As Physical Therapist working with children with special needs, we work on joint range of motion and flexibility, posture and alignment, muscle strength, balance and coordination, motor milestones and ambulation, quality of gait and movement patterns as well as functional activities of daily living. We also provide assistance regarding adaptive devices such as walkers and crutches, bracing and orthotics, as well as wheelchairs and equipment.
Pediatric Physical Therapy Services opened its doors in 1988. We have worked hard to maintain a professional yet small town atmosphere where every patient is treated like family. We respect the unique differences of each child and the diversity of cultural values. While others may offer similar services, our services come with a personal touch, a smile and a genuine desire to make a difference.
Debi Abdow-Addis, PT, MS has been active in Pediatric Physical Therapy Practice since 1978, logging 30-plus years working with infants and children of all diagnoses. She holds a MS degree from John Hopkins University and holds a BS in Physical Therapy from the University of Wisconsin in Madison where she graduated with distinctive honors. She has 25 years of experience in private practice and is the sole owner of Pediatric Physical Therapy Services. Prior experience includes working at Children’s Hospital and School in Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Mount Washington Pediatric Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland; and Fairfax County Public Schools in Northern Virginia. In addition to past clinical practice, she served as a special projects therapist,clinical coordinator and supervisor for physical therapy interns and lectured to special education, nursing and medical students. She is affiliated with the American Physical Therapy Association and is a member of the Pediatric and Private Practice Sections.
Special Interest and Expertise in the Treatment of Torticollis and Plagiocepahly
Advanced Training in the Treatment of Infants
Certified in Neurodevelopment Treatment
Certified in the Administration and Interpretation of the Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests
Certified in Therapeutic Electric Stimulation
Certified in Total Motion Release for Tots
Certified in Direct Access in Virginia
Ms. Abdow-Addis is also highly proficient in Manual Therapies, as well as, Kinesiotaping, keeping current with Physical Therapy Advances and Best Practices.
Debi came highly recommended to us in light of her extensive experience in pediatric practice and her unique specialization in congenital muscular torticollis. Debi’s techniques are gentle yet so incredibly effective. Our daughter absolutely adored Debi and truly enjoyed their sessions together, which Debi so cleverly disguised as play. Debi is a true professional- a long time pediatric practitioner as well as a mother of two who understands the sensitivities and concerns of parents. It is because of Debi’s hard work and efforts, as well as her keen observations and recommendations, that our daughter is where she is today.
The Pahner Family
In short, Debi was my lifesaver during those early years. She was a calm presence in the maelstorm of dealing with doctors and diagnoses. She was easy to talk to and so encouraging. She patiently showed me each week how to do all the exercises at home and she always managed to make everything seem possible, even the impossible. Her loving personality, her infectious laugh, her ‘can do’ attitude gave me such encouragement. I wouldn’t have gotten through life without her.
Lucia, mother of Harris
Debi is a great therapist who really loves kids.
I should know because I was one of those kids.
Harris (16 years old)
former patient (infancy-age 7)
We are located in the town of Vienna VA, near Tyson's Corner, I-66 and I-495. The office is easily accessible from all points in Northern Virginia, suburban Maryland and the District of Columbia.
All services are available by appointment only, Monday through Thursday. Because we are DIRECT ACCESS CERTIFIED, a REFERRAL FROM YOUR PHYSICIAN IS ONLY NEEDED IF REQUIRED BY YOUR INSURANCE CARRIER.