Lise Petricone has been a practicing physical therapist for over 20 years, specializing in pediatrics. She is Board Certified in Pediatrics by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialities since 2002 and is licensed to practice physical therapy in both New York and New Jersey. Lise has worked in various pediatric settings, including preschools, early intervention programs, hospital-based early intervention programs and a hospital-based developmental clinic. Her diverse and broad experience is a very valuable asset in the running of Small Steps.

Lise has also worked on various multidisciplinary teams with other professionals, which assists in helping families to understand the various roles therapists will play during the course of treatment in early intervention. Lise has extensive neonatal and medically fragile infant experience. She was responsible for coordination of the developmental neonatal intensive care unit program at Long Island College Hospital (LICH) in Brooklyn, New York, where she worked closely with the attending neonatologists on staff.

Infant developmental follow-up occurred at the Pediatric High Risk Clinic at LICH. There, she worked closely with the pediatric residents and their attending physicians to ensure proper follow-up for those children who needed more aggressive intervention. Lise and another staff member ran a developmental infant group for parents and their infants/toddlers twice per week through the hospital.

Lise has coordinated equipment clinics for infants through adults in conjunction with rehabilitation specialists. This included the ordering of and written justification for the equipment to be ordered through Medicaid. Her work at this hospital-based clinic allowed her to work with children and their families through crucial developmental periods over an extensive period of time.

Lise has supervised the evaluation team at a Brooklyn-based early intervention program for several years, speaking with the families and deciding which evaluations should be performed in order for them to begin services to help their child.

Her experience includes the ordering of and fabrication of casts for orthotics (braces), which help children to maintain their feet/ankles/legs in appropriate alignment to aid in standing and walking. She has worked closely with pediatric neurologists, pediatricians, neonatologists, as well as pediatric orthopedists to ensure the best possible communication between professionals and the child and family. Lise has worked in Rockland County, New York for the past several years and is known as a knowledgeable, caring person who will work hard for the families with whom she is involved.

Lise is now devoting all of her time and energy to Small Steps to ensure a satisfactory experience for all families with whom we are working.

Lise can be contacted here.