Pediatric Therapy Associates, Inc.


Our Staff

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About Our Staff



Debbie Collins, PT, PCS is a Pediatric Certified Specialist who graduated from the University of Alabama in Birmingham with a degree in physical therapy in 1977. She received a Fellowship grant from the Sparks Center to train in the Jefferson County Schools and assist in the implementation of PL 94-142. (now IDEA) and then began working for United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Birmingham. She is certified in the Neurodevelopmental Treatment Approach to Cerebral Palsy. She is also a Level 2 certified yoga instructor through YOGAFIT. In addition, she is certified in Yoga for Kids and Intensive Therapeutic Yoga (also through YOGAFIT). Ms. Collins is a strong supporter of Special Olympics and other community activities supporting the needs of the disabled. Ms. Collins is active in the state and national American Physical Therapy Association.


Kathy Early, MOTR/L received her degree in occupational therapy and a Master’s degree in Allied Health Science from the University of Alabama in Birmingham. She has completed certification in the Neurodevelopmental Treatment Approach to Cerebral Palsy and the SIPT Certification Tract. She also completed Auburn University’s Cross Disciplinary Early Intervention Training Program. As a practicing pediatric OT for 28 years, she has extensive background in early intervention, preschool, and school system services. She is a clinical instructor for OT programs in Alabama and Mississippi. Kathy’s special interest in pediatrics includes oral-motor/feeding, adaptive equipment, handwriting, and related assistive technology. She is frequently consulted about legal issues affecting school-based practice.

Pediatric Therapy Assoc, Inc. is fortunate to have highly skilled and dedicated physical and occupational therapists who work across a variety of settings. We currently employ 7 physical therapists and 7 occupational therapists. All are licensed through the state of Alabama and meet or exceed state continuing education requirements.



If you are interested in our services, please call 205-823-1215 or fax us at 205-822-4999.

If you are interested in becoming a member of our staff, please fax us your resume at 205-822-4999.

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