One of my greatest joys is watching kids participate in extracurricular activities like sports and school organizations and succeed despite their limitations.

Kari McKown

Co-owner, Clinical Director of Occupational & Physical Therapy, Elite Therapy Center

Sensory Santa Experience

Sensory Friendly Santa will be at our Waco and Temple Clinics this month!
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Elite Therapy Center Speech Therapist performs a Speech screening

Speech Therapy

Elite Therapy Center’s speech therapy is operated by ASHA certified Speech-Language Pathologists and our primary objective is to provide quality, comprehensive speech-language therapy to the public. We offer encouragement and celebrate in each client’s success.
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Elite Therapy Center Occupational Therapists

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy (OT) puts the “fun” back into functional by providing skilled treatment to clients age birth to 21 years. The occupational therapist treats clients with a variety of congenital, developmental, neuromuscular, skeletal, or acquired disorders/diseases perform functionally and achieve/restore mobility at the highest level possible. » More Info

Physical Therapy

Elite Therapy Center’s physical therapy team is dedicated to assisting in early detection of motor development problems and identifying concerns with movement, posture, strength, developmental delays, body position, and functional independence in children birth to 21 with any degree of impairment.
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We Are Elite Therapy Center

Elite Therapy Center Owners and Directors

[L-R] Co-owners: Heather Field, MS,CCC-SLP, Lauri Cole, MS, CCC-SLP, and Kari McKown, MOT, OTR

Heather Field, Lauri Cole, and Kari McKown, co-owners and directors of Elite Therapy Center, were each called over a decade ago to serve children and families through physical, occupational and speech therapies. Speech pathologists, Lauri Cole, M.S., CCC-SLP, and Heather Field, M.S., CCC-SLP, and occupational therapist, Kari McKown, MOT, OTR, have a long history of treating children with disabilities, intellectual challenges and behavioral disorders. Together as professionals and friends, these three servant-leaders created Elite Therapy Center, founded on the principle of helping families on a journey of hope and healing.

Elite Therapy Center is a team of over 60 certified therapists and administrative professionals helping our clients achieve their full potential by providing quality and comprehensive treatment plans tailored to meet their unique needs. Our team approach promotes collaboration with families, physicians, and schools. By setting the highest ethical standard for our associates and clients, as well as ourselves, we are equipped to establish and uphold a reputation of clinical excellence with a personal touch.

Sensory Friendly Santa Experience

Sensory Friendly Santa Experience

>> Click for Details! Kids will enjoy a truly sensory-friendly experience designed to support their physical, sensory, environmental and other developmental needs while meeting sensory friendly Santa! Set in a familiar place and with therapists onsite; parents and...

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A Night to Shine PREVIEW

A Night to Shine PREVIEW

We are thrilled to watch Emily Smith Christian and Kari King McKown talk about Crestview Church of Christ and Elite Therapy Center partnering with Tim Tebow Foundation to host Night to Shine for Central Texas! Watch as they visit with Ann Harder in Central Texas...

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My husband and I noticed something was different about our son when he was still a baby. The pediatrician we had at the time dismissed my concerns, telling me I was worrying for nothing because he was my first child. I finally got fed up with her and found another pediatrician. The first time I… Read more “The Elite Life”

Amanda Engel

Relationships matter with everyone, but it’s not only a ‘simple connection’ we work for. 
We strive for a quality bond along the entire journey.

Heather Field, MS, CCC-SLP

Co-owner, Clinical Director of Speech and Language

Clinics & Hours

Monday-Friday : 8:00am-5:30pm

Elite works closely with local area family and pediatric physicians. We have five convenient clinic locations in Central Texas allowing us extended reach to serve rural communities. Contact us for how our we can best accommodates your family's location and treatment needs. Elite Therapy Center is open Monday through Friday and our therapists can visit in homes, private schools, after school programs daycares, and parent day out programs.

Waco Clinic

601 W. Loop 340
Waco, TX 76712

Temple Clinic

2901 SW HK Dodgen Loop
Temple, TX 76502

Gatesville Clinic

4723 E. Hwy 84
Gatesville, TX 76528

West Clinic

848 E. White Oak Rd.
West, TX 76691

Killeen Clinic

1100 Trimmier Rd.
Killeen, TX 76541