Meet The Team
Dr. Melissa Howard, Clinic Owner
PT, DPT, C/NDT, NCS
Melissa received her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Texas Tech University Health Science Center. She is board certified as a Neurologic Specialist and in Neurodevelopmental Treatment.
Melissa decided to pursue Pediatric Physical Therapy by combining her love of medicine and teaching. She loves connecting with children and parents and encouraging them in their journey. Melissa’s passion for pediatric physical therapy also comes from personal experiences – she was born with a rare GI malformation and had several surgeries both as a baby and again as a teen. She deeply understands what it’s like to struggle to do the things you love and what it’s like to need hope.
Her unique treatment approach is based on the realization that every patient is different and therefore requires the use of many different therapeutic tools. She uses a hands-on approach with a high intensity to challenge patients and meet their goals.
She has taught at Texas Woman’s University Physical Therapy school, Gaza, Palestine, the Cerebral Palsy Annual Academy, and APTA sections at Pediatrics Conference.
In her free time Melissa enjoys skiing, baking, having intentional down time to relax, and hanging out with her friends.
Dr. Leah Northcutt
PT, DPT, PCS
Leah received her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Texas Woman’s University in Houston. She has worked in the field of pediatric physical therapy for over 10 years with the majority of her career at a specialty care hospital, where she learned that there is always hope for things to change and get better.
From a young age Leah knew she wanted to work in medicine and pediatrics. When she started looking into the variety of healthcare fields available, she became enamored with physical therapy. To Leah, being a Pediatric Physical Therapist is more than just her dream job, it’s the opportunity to truly help change lives. The ability to decrease someone’s pain in just one session, or to empower a parent on how to support their baby’s development is incredibly rewarding to her.
Leah fights to protect a child’s freedom to dream. She believes a child should determine their future, not a diagnosis. And that every parent should have the tools and knowledge to care for their child through all seasons of life.
In her free time, Leah can be found gardening, baking, or reading. But her favorite place to be is with her husband, James, and their two sons as they explore the outdoors and visit new places.
Want to know more? Send Leah an email any time at: email@example.com