Welcome to Exceptional Horizons!
Safe and Stimulating Environment
Individualized, effective pediatric physical therapy
Exceptional Horizons Physical Therapy provides individualized, effective physical therapy to children of all abilities in an atmosphere that is warm and nurturing. Our paramount goal is to help children achieve their full potential and experience their lives with greater confidence. The Exceptional Horizons gym is a safe and stimulating environment where children are challenged to advance their developmental skills in an enjoyable and therapeutic way.
- We have a variety of specialized equipment designed to enhance a child’s fundamental skills while providing fun and motivation.
- Our main treatment room allows for one way observation so that parents and caregivers can view treatment sessions without distracting their child.
What Parents say
Jen has been working with our son since he was 8 months old. Her work with him has been truly life changing. He is now 2 and a 1/2 and Jen still sees him monthly to make sure he is on track. The work Jen did with our son helped him strengthen his core, greatly improve his muscle tone, and get on a better developmental trajectory. She has a great way of working with kids - always patient, kind, and compassionate. She is enthusiastic about their progress and really great at teaching parents how to do exercises in-between. We are so grateful for her help over the last two years and highly recommend her. She is a gem!
Tracy B. Mother
Exceptional Horizons Physical Therapy has been a tremendous blessing to my son. Ms. Jen is remarkedly gifted in her ability to work with her patients. She has a very unique blend of physical therapy that incorporates a well rounded set of exercises individually designed for each patient with a bent toward sensory and vestibular disciplines. Our son's treatment program continues to evolve based on his development and need. She is passionate about continuing her education, is fun and engaging, and has an amazing therapeutic gym. We couldn't be more pleased.
K.L.J. Cold Spring, NY
My five year old son LOVES going to physical therapy with Jennifer Rotando. I love that she makes physical therapy fun and engaging for my child. I also love that I can see significant improvement in his strength, balance, and coordination since starting Physical Therapy at Exceptional Horizons. Jennifer's therapeutic gym has a large variety of suspended equipment, such as swings, swinging bolsters, and Lycra hammocks, in addition to many games and climbing areas. This keeps the therapy sessions fun and interesting and helps motivate my son to happily complete his therapy. Jennifer stays up to date with the latest research and guidelines, and is very willing to discuss her methods and my child's progress. At Exceptional Horizons my son gets the undivided attention of his excellent physical therapist in a quiet, playful setting. We are very happy to have such great therapy so close to home!
Abigail M. Mother
I just wanted to write to let you know how much I appreciate all you have done for both Madi and Ada. I feel blessed to have known you for 20 plus years both personally and professionally. I have watched you work with a multitude of children all with varying challenges and yet somehow you work your magic on each child. It's also been amazing to watch you expand your profession and build your own practice from the ground up, all while continuing to advocate and treat full time. Watching you work on my own children has been an amazing experience. Madi's challenges were mild and straight forward and it took you a handful of sessions of therapy to get her back on track. Ada was a bit more complex, requiring strengthening, vestibular and visual work. You were cutting edge in your knowledge and applications of it. And the best part was the kids loved the experience! You are truly a wonderful asset to the profession and have followed your passion in helping children succeed. The NY area is beyond lucky to have you!
Pepper Franchina-Gallagher BS/MS OTR/L
The owner and director of Exceptional Horizons Physical Therapy is Jennifer Rotando. She is a NYS licensed physical therapist who has been providing PT to children in Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess counties for over 28 years.
Jennifer's career began at Blythedale Children’s Hospital in Valhalla, NY where she provided rehabilitation to children recovering from neurologic, orthopedic and cardiac surgeries as well as devastating injuries. The vast amount of clinical experience obtained at Blythedale provided her with the knowledge and confidence to bring her skills to the Early Intervention (EI), Committee of Preschool Special Education (CPSE) and Committee of Special Education (CSE) programs servicing children in their homes and schools. Providing effective PT in the home and community settings required lugging large cumbersome equipment from location to location. It was during these years of hauling equipment through the streets and into homes and schools that the inspiration to open her private practice was born.
Jennifer is committed to continually improving her therapeutic techniques and private practice. She maintains her membership with the American Physical Therapy Association and frequently attends continuing education seminars. She always strives to enhance her repertoire for treatment. Jennifer is the mother of four children and intimately understands the individuality of each child and applies that knowledge when working with her clients.
NDT is a therapeutic approach using facilitation techniques and an in depth knowledge of human development to enhance the function of children (and adults) who demonstrate a difficulty with coordinated movement as a result of neurological challenges such as cerebral palsy, head injury and cerebral vascular accident (CVA).
The vestibular system is a sensory organ housed in each ear that provides information about motion, equilibrium and spatial orientation. VRT is a specialized exercise program designed to address ocular motor control, dynamic visual acuity, postural reflexes and balance in children who demonstrate vestibular dysfunction.
Primitive reflexes are present at birth and are key elements of human development. Many are essential to survival. They are the fundamental neurological building blocks for learned movement and have a profound influence on intellectual processes. They typically remain active until the age of 6-12 months. If a primitive reflex is not integrated by 12 months of age, there is an indication of immature central nervous system development.
- Putnam and Dutchess CPSE OT and PT services
- PT Evaluation
- PT Treatment
EHPT is not a participating provider with any insurance company. This means the physician, therapist and patient’s family determine the course of care, not the insurance company. The patient’s family will be responsible for direct payment at the time of services and will receive an invoice with necessary information and codes for potential insurance reimbursement.
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3102 Route 9, Cold Spring, NY 10516