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Physical Therapy & Developmental Guidance

for Babies and Children with special needs

(ages 0-21)


Marissa Slate, PT, DPT

Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy (PCS)

Marissa obtained her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Marine and Environmental Sciences before going back to school to pursue her true passion for working with children. She graduated from the Medical University of School Carolina (MUSC) with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2016. She then completed a Pediatric Physical Therapy residency program with Brooks Institute of Higher Learning in Jacksonville, FL. Marissa has worked with children of all ages and diagnoses in numerous pediatric settings such as early intervention, acute care, sub-acute rehab, outpatient clinics, and schools. She has been focused on providing services in the natural environment (such as homes, playgrounds and the community at large) since 2017. Marissa has spent time educating and mentoring physical therapy students and maintains status as faculty and research liaison for the current residents at Brooks. She also serves as faculty for the MUSC Pediatric Physical Therapy residency program. In 2019, Marissa completed the SC Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) Fellowship to connect resources for families across the state of South Carolina. Above all else, Marissa promotes a family-centered model of care to create goals that will maximize the potential of patients and empower families.


Individual Treatment Sessions
(in-home, daycare, community, etc.)

See Services tab for more information


Free Consultations

If you or your pediatrician have concerns about your child's development, please contact me for a developmental screening at no charge to you.

Durable Medical Equipment & Leg Bracing

I work with reputable medical equipment vendors and orthotists in the local area. In the event your child requires either of these services, I will coordinate care to ensure that your child is appropriately fitted for the equipment and bracing that meet your child's and your family's needs. In most cases, I am able to schedule these appointments to occur in your home during a standard physical therapy visit.


Parents & Colleagues Recommend

"Marissa is an awesome and dedicated therapist. You can tell by the support and guidance she gives her families."

"I love that Marissa is always so detailed and explains what is going on."

"I so appreciate Marissa, her quality of work and her genuine care for her patients. It speaks volumes"


At-Home Toddler Activities!

I created this video while working at my previous company. It contains many age-appropriate gross motor activities to perform with toddlers using only materials you have in your home.

Gross Motor Activities for Toddlers

Gross Motor Activities for Toddlers

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