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Get to Know Me
and My Philosophy

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ABOUT ME

Haley McDonald, PT, DPT, PCS

Board-Certified Pediatric Clinical Specialist

I am a native of Rome, Georgia, and graduated with my Bachelor's from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, before moving to Atlanta, Georgia, to attend Emory University for my doctorate in Physical Therapy.  I achieved my Board Specialty in Pediatric Physical Therapy in 2020.

I have worked with the pediatric population in a variety of settings including hospital-based acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, Early Intervention services, outpatient clinics, and schools. I  have received additional training in Neurodevelopmental Treatment for infants and toddlers with neurological diagnoses, electrical stimulation as a modality for the pediatric population, and interventions for torticollis and plagiocephaly. I have worked with a plethora of diagnoses including developmental delay, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Down Syndrome, Spina Bifida, Torticollis, and many more. 

I am an adjunct professor at Emory University and Brenau University's Physical Therapy programs and love teaching students how to bond and connect with families during the care for their child. I am also an active member and leader in state and national organizations for physical therapy. I currently serve as the Vice President for the Georgia Chapter for the APTA and as a Georgia Delegate for the National APTA House Assembly.

I am married to my husband of nine years, William, and we have two children, Hudson and Madelyn.

MY APPROACH

Development, Movement, Family

Infancy and toddlerhood is not for the faint of heart. Little bundles of joy come with many rewarding aspects but also many challenges for new and experienced parents. My goal in partnering with you is to provide you support, resources, and ways to bond deeply with your child. Play and development are easy ways to build connections with your child that will last a lifetime. 

Movement is one piece of development for a growing child. It unlocks new worlds to explore, touch, taste, and see. A child who struggles with movement misses out on these adventures.

My mission is to create a supportive, accepting, and fun atmosphere for both you and your child as we work together to support his/her development. 

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