First Steps Physical Therapy's Carol Manno PT draws from many years of pediatric training and specialized continuing education. She received her BS in Physical Therapy from Ithaca College and has practiced pediatric physical therapy for over 30 years. Her initial training was at Children's Hospital and Health Center in San Diego, CA. Carol has extensive postgraduate training in pediatrics, including the NDT/Bobath Certificate Course in the Treatment and Management of Children with Cerebral Palsy and the NDT Advanced Baby training. She has been practicing craniosacral therapy for the last 9 years and has completed CST1, CST2, SER1, CST for Pediatrics and Clinical Applications for Pediatrics with the Upledger Institute. Carol has also studied with Carol Gray, a highly regarded midwife and CST practitioner in Portland OR . Her additional training includes kinesiotaping, myofascial release, treatment for torticollis and sensory processing disorders. First Steps Physical Therapy is a well-established private practice which has been serving the Doylestown area for 15 years.
"I took my daughter in for her routine checkup when the pediatrician recommended physical therapy for torticollis. We had quite a few options and chose First Steps. I am so glad we did; Carol was fantastic! She is very professional and very welcoming. She made us feel at home, and always told me exactly what she was working on, so I could be involved in my infant's care." - Rebecca L.
"Carol Manno is a caring, compassionate and knowledgeable therapist. She goes above and beyond for your child, catering to their individual needs. She has a wealth of knowledge on many topics that she is happy to share with parents. Her home based office is a peaceful and comfortable environment. I highly recommend Carol for any child’s physical therapy needs." - Aga S.
"First Steps Physical Therapy has provided exceptional physical therapy for my son diagnosed with Prader-Willi Syndrome over the past seven years. Carol is caring, compassionate, knowledgeable and a great resource to Jacob and my entire family. Carol is flexible with making weekly visits that work with our busy family schedule and provides ongoing exercises we can do at home with Jacob too! With Carol's help, Jacob continues to improve and make great progress in his strength, balance and coordination. Jacob looks forward to therapy each week where Carol motivates him to work hard and do his very best." - Anita P.