Sensory Santa visits Elite Therapy Center

At Elite Therapy Center, we understand there are many children and families who would like to have their photos taken with Santa for a fun holiday experience. However, some places aren’t able to accommodate children with special needs, sensory disorders, or assistive equipment for disabilities. Sensory Santa visits our Waco and Temple clinics and provides a calm and low stimulus environment where kids can take their time, visit with Santa, and share a special holiday moment with Santa and their family.

Visit our Waco and Temple Clinics

  • December 14th 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

  • December 17th 2:00 PM-5:00 PM

Safety measures and distancing will be enforced.
SarahPT and Levi use a therapeutic swing in the gym

Request 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. If you’d like to request an evaluation, please fill out our online referral today! » More Info

Kaylen OT at Elite Therapy Center Killeen

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

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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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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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.

Elite Therapy Center and Temple Parks & Rec

Elite Therapy Center Temple Parks and Rec Christmas EventVery Special Christmas

The City of Temple invites children with disabilities (ages 21 and under) and their families to a Very Special Christmas Party on December 18 from 6-8 pm at Reuben D. Talasek Bend of the River! Guests will pick up a goodie bag from Santa at this FREE drive-thru event.

Register online https://bit.ly/2Jw7RWX by December 16, or call 254.298.5690 for more information. Safety measures will be enforced.

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