I believe that YOUR child is perfect and will make an incredible impact in the world.

Let's help YOUR child Bloom together!

Hello there! I'm Melissa Howard.

Nice to meet you, I am glad you are here. I am a Pediatric Physical Therapist who is ready to help your child tackle their next goal and maximize their potential.

Do you feel like it's hard to have hope sometimes? I've been there too! I was born with a rare GI malformation and had several surgeries both as a baby and again as a teen. I understand what it’s like to struggle to do the things you love and what it’s like to need hope. I can identify and would love to walk with you.

I've seen therapy done in a lot of ways. Finding the right approach matters! My unique treatment approach is based on the realization that every patient is different and therefore requires the use of many different therapeutic tools. You will find that I use a hands-on approach with a high intensity to challenge patients and meet their goals. 

I hope that through Bloom for all, I can help you have more peace of mind and help your child reach tackle their next goal. I believe every child deserves to confidently explore the world.

I received my Doctor of Physical Therapy from Texas Tech University Health Science Center in 2011. I am board certified as a Neurologic Specialist and in Neurodevelopmental Treatment.  I have had the privilege of teaching at Texas Woman’s University Physical Therapy school, Gaza, Palestine, the Cerebral Palsy Annual Academy, and APTA sections at Pediatrics Conference. 

I absolutely love getting to work with kids and parents, just like you, every day! But, there's more to me that a physical therapist - I love getting time with Jesus each day, being outside in nature, spending time with friends and being in the kitchen!

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Hi, I am Leah!

I received my Doctor of Physical Therapy from Texas Woman’s University in Houston in 2011. I have worked in the field of pediatric physical therapy for over 10 years with the majority of my career at a specialty care hospital, where I learned that there is always hope for things to change and get better.

From a young age I knew I wanted to work in medicine and pediatrics. Being a Pediatric Physical Therapist is more than just my dream job, it’s the opportunity to truly help change lives. The ability to decrease someone’s pain in just one session, or to empower a parent on how to support their baby’s development is incredibly rewarding.  

I believe a child should determine their future, not a diagnosis. And that every parent should have the tools and knowledge to care for their child through all seasons of life.

In my free time you will find me gardening, baking, or reading. But my favorite thing is to explore the outdoors and new places with my husband, James, and our two sons.

As a Physical Therapist—or, more specifically, your physical therapist — my top priorities are to:

Educate: Offer guidance and education to give you tools from the first time we meet.

Find the Root Issue: Create a detailed, goal-oriented plan—tailored to each child—to tackle goals.

Empower: Help guide you along your journey and give you the tools you need to help your little one thrive .


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Help your Child BLOOM!