Here to answer all of your questions about your baby's development and support you throughout parenthood
Because of our combined educational backgrounds of physical therapy, speech therapy, and lactation, we bring a comprehensive and fresh approach to infant development that you won't find anywhere else!
Gina Mydlo, PT, DPT
I am a pediatric physical therapist who specializes in treating the infant population. I am often in a family's home days after birth to guide them through those confusing (but exciting!) first few months.
Not only do I treat the whole child, but I also look at the whole family unit and environment, as well. I love giving families the tools they need to be confident when raising an infant.
I am married and have one son. While I have been a therapist longer than a mother, my son is the one who has taught me the most about relating to young children and families, and how a baby's physical function impacts every part of life.
I have been blessed with the knowledge and resources to assist me in promoting my son's development, and I want to make that information known and available to all families. Because ALL parents deserve access to the correct information!
I currently provide physical therapy services to children ages 0-3 in Missouri's early intervention program and love spending ordinary time with my family - riding bikes, taking walks, and playing outside as much as possible!
Laura Pierce, CCC-SLP, CLC
I am a pediatric speech-language pathologist and certified lactation counselor. I specialize in treating feeding issues in young infants, in addition to managing complex medical diagnoses related to feeding in the pediatric population. I work in a variety of settings, giving me the experience necessary to manage any situation.
I currently work in several pediatric settings:
Early intervention services for children ages 0-3
Pediatric therapy and rehabilitation services at Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital
Pediatric feeding and swallowing therapy and breastfeeding support through my own private practice, Pierce Pediatric Feeding Services
I have a passion for helping families with newborns, and I strive to find solutions that fit within every family's goals and belief systems. I am always continuing to learn and educate myself on the most up-to-date pediatric feeding information so I can give my clients the best and most trusted advice.
I live with my husband, five children, two Labrador Retrievers and three cats. In addition to my love for babies, I have a love of animals, and I volunteer with Duo Dogs by raising service puppies-in-training and caring for puppies from 0-8 weeks while they are with their mama.
We are specialized pediatric therapists. We are mothers.
We are here to help.
Why We Created Their Best Start
We noticed that there are many courses available on childbirth, CPR/first aid, breastfeeding, and newborn care. However, there are not many courses that teach parents the essentials of infant feeding, sleeping, and motor development and how to properly promote all of those skills!
Both of us provide early intervention therapy for infants and young children with developmental delays. We love that the families of these children can receive extensive support in different areas of child development due to their child's diagnosis, but we also want to educate other families who want to give their child the best start possible.