About Us

Los Angeles Intensive Pediatric Therapy (LAIPT) is a private pediatric clinic located in the heart of West Los Angeles. LAIPT provides speech therapy, occupational therapy, and physical therapy to children from birth to 16 years of age. We also offer center-based infant developmental program for children 18-36 months. We specialize in treating children with developmental delay, speech delay, speech articulation disorders, pronunciation problems, movement disorders, neurological disorders, sensory disorders, feeding difficulties, and genetic diagnoses.

We understand that for some families privacy is an important issue when choosing a pediatric therapy clinic for their child. At LAIPT your visit will be kept confidential. Upon request, we will help you to arrange your arrival and departure to/from the session with minimal exposure to the public.

LAIPT is a clinic with a special home-like atmosphere appealing to our little clients. It makes them relaxed and comfortable. Our clinic is equipped with the best pediatric equipment to stimulate clients’ progress in the gross motor area.

Our clinic provides a unique feature to our patients by offering individual treatment rooms (gyms) to each patient in order to minimize distraction and maximize our patients’ potential.

LAIPT’s goal is to improve our clients’ life by maximizing their potential and educating family members to ensure that clients will continue to maintain and/or improve their skills in the gross motor, fine motor, and communication areas after or in between therapy.

Our mission is to provide superior clinic-based therapy to pediatric clients, utilizing the latest technology and research findings. 

LAIPT maintains a personalized, child-directed model of intervention that allows each of our clinicians the ability to apply evidence-based methods while children are engaged in play and exploration. We believe that coming to therapy should be a fun and positive experience for our children and we maintain a “tears-free” clinic environment.

We develop our therapy plans to specifically ensure that your child will be challenged in each session without frustration or stress. LAIPT is committed to working in collaboration with other doctors and health professionals to ensure our clients progress.

Meet Our LAIPT Team!

Dr. Natalia Pokras, PT, DPT

Dr. Natalia Pokras, PT, DPT is the founder and owner of Los Angeles Intensive Pediatric Therapy (LAIPT). She received her Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from the California State University of Northridge and completed her post-professional clinical doctorate with honors at Regis University. Since her undergraduate years, Dr. Pokras  interests included the study of movement disorders. She participated in numerous research projects as a graduate student. Upon graduation, Dr. Pokras was invited to participate in a three-year research project at UCLA involving a lokomat and patients with multiple sclerosis.

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