Gabby, SLP, provides bilingual services for Elite Therapy Center

Speech Therapy

Elite Therapy Center’s speech and feeding therapies are operated by ASHA certified Speech-Language Pathologists and our primary objective is to provide quality, comprehensive speech-language therapy to the public.  [Read More]



April is OT month

Occupational Therapy

Every April, we celebrate Occupational Therapy Month to honor our vital profession and the meaningful differences it makes in the lives of our clients. Learn how you can celebrate and promote our profession all year long!

Occupational Therapy (OT) puts the “fun” back into functional by providing skilled treatment with a variety of congenital, developmental, neuromuscular, skeletal, or acquired disorders/diseases perform functionally and achieve/restore mobility at the highest level possible.  [Read More]

Shae, PT, treats a youth in sports therapy

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 with any degree of impairment.  [Read More]

What are you asking of yourself in your career? Look to begin your ELITE career today!

Elite Careers

Looking for part time workload with FULL time benefits? Temple, Harker Heights, and Killeen are three of our fast-growing Central Texas clinics located on I-35 and Hwy 14. looking for PTs, OTs, and SLPs. Perks include signing bonuses, flexible scheduling, and medical/dental/vision benefits!   [Read More]

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

8:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Our six convenient clinic locations in Waco, Gatesville, Temple, Harker Heights, Killeen and West allow us extended reach to serve both urban and rural communities Monday through Friday. Therapists also treat in private schools, after school programs, daycares, and parent day out programs. If you are interested in scheduling an appointment with us, please click the bold type and fill out a request. We will get in touch with your child’s physician for a referral.



Welcome to Elite Therapy Center

Lauri Cole Kari McKown Heather FieldHeather 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.

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Update 2024 Insurance

Updating your insurance is easy and elite... simply TEXT!It’s SO easy to update your insurance and start off your 2024 ELITE and efficient. Simply text your new information to our benefit specialist and we will update your records accordingly. It’s our top goal to make sure all insurance claims are filed quick and efficiently and you can help us with this! We look forward to a great new year in 2024!


Clinic Locations

Tel: 254-399-8255

Fax: 254-235-3408


Proud Members

American Speech-Language Hearing Association

American Physical Therapy Association