Visual & Academic Track

  • Is your child struggling with attention and self control in the classroom? 
  • Is schoolwork becoming frustrating and difficult? 
  • Is their handwriting, reading, or spelling suffering?

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Kimmy PT at Elite Therapy Center Waco

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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Elite Therapy Center Speech Therapy

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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OT Fun with Elite Therapy Center

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.

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Elite Therapy Center Trunk or Treat
Sensory Friendly, Drive-Thru Trunk or Treat

Sensory Friendly, Drive-Thru Trunk or Treat

Sunday, Oct. 24th 2:00pm-4:00pm
Location: Elite Therapy Center Waco Clinic
601 W. Loop 340, Waco, Texas 76712 (See Google Map Below)

REGISTRATION CLOSED! Our sensory-friendly, DRIVE-THRU, Halloween event for children and families with special needs and different abilities in Central TX is full. Our specialized Trunk-or-Treat offers a comfortable and FUN, sensory-friendly environment where kids can dress up and our vendors practice safety and social distancing by bringing treats TO the VEHICLES while accommodating children with a more quiet environment! Organizations who specialize in treating and caring for families with children who have disabilities or special needs will bring a colorful array of costumes and treats to share with kids and celebrate their creativity! It’s always a special time of fun and laughter while also enriching families with what’s available to them in the Waco and surrounding areas.

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B2S: Talk to Your Doc about Therapy

B2S: Talk to Your Doc about Therapy

REAL TALK PARENTS:  As summer comes to a close, we know about the "endless tasks” you're trying to accomplish before the first day of school. No doubt dental visits, vision screenings, physicals, shopping for school supplies and finding that first day outfit are TOP OF THE LIST! Are you wondering ‘how'  therapy is necessary and useful for your child after a summer break? When visiting your child’s pediatrician or family doctor, here are three types of questions can you ask about therapy:  My child was online last year and is used to a very isolated and quiet environment in their room or at our house.Q: How do I help them when they are back in a classroom where there are so many kids,...

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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.


Choose Physical Therapy

Elite Therapy Center is an essential health care provider offering pediatric speech, occupational, physical therapy services through five locations in Central Texas. Services can be requested through your doctor through a referral. CLICK HERE to request services!

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Powering through Pain

Benjamin has suffered with hip dysplasia and severe pain for several years. His therapists at Elite have always been knowledgeable, comforting, and caring when it comes to his treatments and care plans. When his surgery was performed this past January, they were super supportive. When complications arose and he spent extra time in the hospital,… Read more “Powering through Pain”

Ashley Ballew

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

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

6420 S. General Bruce Dr.
Temple, TX 76502

Gatesville Clinic

4723 E. Hwy 84
Gatesville, TX 76528

West Clinic

848 E. White Oak Rd.
West, TX 76691

Killeen Clinic

1020 Trimmier Rd.
Killeen, TX 76541

Tel: 254-399-8255

Fax: 254-235-3408


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