Physical Therapy

Here at LAUREL physical therapy staff spends time in each classroom consulting with the teaching staff regarding proper positioning for our students in seating and/or standing equipment for access to educational materials. We provide recommendations regarding sensory input to maximize student learning, and assist students with various movement experiences, including participation in adapted PE and access on the playground.

Karen Zylstra/PT and Kelly Mason/PTA provide physical therapy services for students here at LAUREL as  well as Lynchburg City, Amherst County, and Appomattox County Public Schools. In the educational setting physical therapy as a related service works with students to improve their functional mobility to enable them to access and participate in school to the fullest extent possible.

The PT department is committed to working in collaboration with our adapted PE teacher to instill in our students and their families a love for physical activity for a lifetime, and to help them develop an appreciation for the many community opportunities available in this regard.

Helpful Links

American Physical Therapy Association:
Challenged Sports Exchange:
Lynchburg City Parks and Recreation: 

Children's Assistive Technology Services:                                                                                              

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Contact Information

Karen Zylstra:
Kelly Mason: