Where Caterpillar Gain Wings and Become Butterflies

Stargait Pediatric 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 Pediatric 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.

Under Way

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What our clients are saying

My daughter was a whole different child after just a few days of intensive and we were floored at the difference after the three-week program was through! She wasn’t able to walk without her knees locked stiffly in place before and stair was completely out of the question. She also had a severe head tilt (torticollis). After just one intensive regiment, she can now do stairs without stopping or holding the railing. She loves mimicking her sisters in their gymnastics, soccer, softball, and Jiu-Jitsu(since she just turned 3 and isn’t old enough). She has a great throwing arm and is coordinated enough now to dribble a soccer ball with her sisters! The essential oils I believe play a key factor with treatment. On of the main things that set Denise’s treatments aside from other intensive treatment courses available is her ability to address so many key factors that aren’t as evident and play such a big part in healing. The way she works with sensory integration. Having Denise see our Daughter has been life changing for our whole family.
Melissa Nickels


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 pediatric therapy or reflex integration?

The earlier the better. Starting Pediatric 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 Pediatric 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.