Where Caterpillar Gain Wings and Become Butterflies

Stargait Physical Therapy: Pacific NW Reflex Integration Center


Butterflies come in different colors and sizes but like children, they are delicate, fragile—they start slowly as caterpillars. But as each comes into our door, the nurturing and healing touch they receive serves as a cocoon for them to gain new skills and develop their wings to fly like butterflies.

What We do

Program Overview

A comprehensive review of client’s function and disabilities and design an individualized program to address specific needs to gain the highest potential possible. It is an extensive review of all the body systems to optimize general well-being- “a holistic Physical Therapy approach”.

It covers:

  • Tactile
  • Proprioceptive
  • Auditory
  • Olfactory
  • Oculomotor
  • Fine and Gross Motor Movement
  • Reflex Integration
  • Balance and Strength Training

Reflex Integration

Focuses on the concept of activation of a sensory or proprioceptive stimulus for a reflex, followed by performance of a motor response pattern to create a more efficient neurological pathway for physical, mental emotional and cognitive functioning

Myofascial Release

Anatomy Trains leads to practical new holistic strategies to improve stability, coordination, and resolve long-standing compensations in postural and movement patterns with self-myofascial release

Brachiation Ladder

Using this ladder, the child learns to walk upright using hands and arms for support and weight bearing on B lower extremities and helps with development of upper body strength, as well as, balance and motor coordination.

Young Living Essential Oils

We use only the finest and purist therapeutic grade essential oils during our treatment to improve focus, grounding and emotional stability.

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What our clients are saying

By referral from a therapist, I brought my son for an evaluation to Stargait therapy. He was online medications for his mood and ADHD and we still were not having results. We were taking him for neurofeedback therapy as well and not seeing results. He ended up in the ER over Easter with symptoms of akathisia which is a severe muscle tic which can be irreversible. We started seeing a new psychiatrist and went to Stargate for an intense three-week therapy for 3 hours a day 5 days a week. At the beginning of it was terrible my son would get very upset and want to leave halfway through the session. Very upset he would want me parked right next to the table he was on conceding him throughout the treatment. After the first week, we had another difficult morning with me in tears on the way to therapy. I told him he needed to go inside while I went to get a coffee and collect myself. He did. From that day forward I dropped him off and left for about two hours of it. It was slowly evolved over the three weeks but during that time he came off lithium, Seroquel which the last time we tried was a complete nightmare and he was starting to lower his Lamictal. We are still working at this and have a long way to go, but this therapy has helped him immensely! Thank you to all the staff at Stargait. Lori was so patient, kind and supportive. And Denise has such a special way with her clients as well as her staff.


Masgutova Method

The historical and practical origins of the Masgutova Neurosensorimotor
Integration (MNRI) Method set it apart from other programs that address reflexes.

TheraSuit Method®

TheraSuit was created to be used as exercise device by therapists and parents alike, both during therapy time and out of the clinical setting.

Anatomy Trains

The Anatomy Trains concept joins individual muscles into functional complexes within fascial planes – each with a defined anatomy and ‘meaning’ in human movement.

Raindrop Technique

This technique involves applying therapeutic grade essential oils to the spine, neck, and feet. The session lasts about an hour however the benefits may last up to a week or more.

Doman’s Overhead Brachiation Ladder

Using this ladder will help a child learn to be in upright position and to support the weight of the body using hands and arms.  This overhead ladder helps with the development of upper body strength, as well as balance and motor coordination.

“Brachiation is the ability to swing from rung to rung on an overhead ladder. This activity is extremely easy for a very young child and extremely difficult for an adult. It is a very valuable ability because it helps the child to create a bigger, better chest and as a result he breathes more deeply, regularly and maturely.”

– Glenn Doman & Janet Doman

Frequently Asked Questions

What age is appropriate to do intensive physical therapy or reflex integration?

The earlier the better. Starting Physical therapy is crucial to start as early as 3 months to make sure that your child is not getting behind with their milestone.

What modalities are used in therapy?

E-stim, hot compress, aerial yoga swing, vibrating/u-surfboard, I-gallop, therapy ball, free weights, and body weight supported systems.

Who pays for the treatment?

Most insurance companies cover Physical therapy services. You will be billed for co-insurnaces and co-pays.

How do little ones tolerate 3 hours of therapy?

The session is designed to target different areas: It includes relaxation techniques, strengthening, stretching, massage, myofascial release, sensory integration, dynamic and postural integration, proprioceptive and cognitive integration, visual tracking, intra-oral manipulation. The kids usually tolerate 3 hours because they feel better every step of the way.

Is the program done in home or clinic?

Base on the client’s need, therapy sessions can be at home or in the clinic.

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