Pediatric physical therapy involves the treatment of children from birth through adolescence who are experiencing functional limitations involving gross motor skills. Our team of caring physical therapists aim to help children restore function and achieve independence at all levels. Physical therapists work to improve muscle strength, range of motion, balance, coordination, endurance, the proper presence or integration of reflexes, and agility. They treat a variety of conditions including sports injuries, gait abnormalities, developmental delay, torticollis, muscle weakness or tightness, balance or coordination disorders, etc. through the use of play, exercise, orthotics, neuromuscular re-education, stretching, etc.
Elizabeth has been a pediatric Physical Therapist for over 18 years. She attended LSU Medical Center in New Orleans and received her BS Degree in Physical Therapy in 1992. She is trained in NDT and a Certified Infant Massage Instructor.
She worked for the Children's Hospital in New Orleans where she worked in out patient rehabilitation and the NICU/PICU. She ran the Wheelchair Clinic and the Amputee Clinic. She moved to Atlanta in 1995 and started working for Scottish Rite Children's Hospital specializing in Early Intervention. In 1998 she started working independently in Pediatric Physical Therapy.
She has been with Premier Children's Therapy since 2006 and provides care to her patients in their school and our clinic. She is the founder of our Infant Massage program.
Elizabeth is married and has two teens!
Dr. Elizabeth Van Varick is a pediatric physical therapist that holds a Bachelor of Science in Health Science, and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy - both from the University of Florida. She has been published in the International Journal of Student Research in Physical Therapy. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association.
Dr. Liz has always had a love for children, and her passion lies in treating children with developmental disorders and torticollis. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, painting, and baking. She currently lives in Roswell with her husband, Matt, her beautiful new baby girl, and her cats, Klaus and Kairo.