Pebbles Pediatric Therapy

400 S. Maple Avenue, Suite 220
Falls Church, VA 22046

Pebbles Pediatric Therapy is dedicated to improving the lives of its young clients. It is staffed and operated by therapists with many years of pediatric experience who have young children of their own. They are intimately familiar with the diagnosis related issues faced not only by the children but, perhaps most importantly, by their families. As a family and women owned and operated business, Pebbles takes great pride in its commitment to the very best therapeutic treatment for its clients and care for its families.

PEBBLES is a full-service organization, providing therapy in both a clinic setting and, where needed, in the client’s home. Not all children, or their parents, are comfortable in a clinic setting and Pebbles therapists can provide complete therapy at the client’s home or other suitable location.

PEBBLES is a full service clinic and home therapy provider specializing in pediatric clients, ages birth through 18 years. Clinical treatment is provided in a fully equipped facility created just for pediatric care and is conveniently located near major arteries in Northern Virginia. PEBBLES has a dedicated clinic facility where children are free to express themselves as they progress with their therapy. It has age-appropriate equipment for the widest range of pediatric therapy. Pebbles is continually upgrading its clinic to provide its clients with the latest therapeutic equipment.

THE COMPANY: PEBBLES is a division of Stonehouse Staffing, Inc., a women and family-owned company headquartered in Northern Virginia. Stonehouse has been providing pediatric therapy since its inception in February 2008. It continues to expand its staff and services in order to meet the needs of its young clientele.


Katie Parker has been a pediatric physical therapist in the Washington DC metro area for over 20 years. She graduated with distinction from Sargent College of Allied Health Professions at Boston University in 1987 with a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy. Her undergraduate degree was a BS in Biology with Honors from Trinity College in Hartford, CT and she was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa society. She began practicing physical therapy at Children’s National Medical Center in 1987 where she remained until recently when she came to join our staff. In 2000, she also started a small private practice seeing children in their homes. She has had experience with inpatients and outpatients and has practiced in all acute care settings including the NICU, ICU, heart and kidney, neurology, hematology and oncology, and orthopedic units at Children’ s Hospital. Her duties at CNMC also included training of the physical therapy staff and serving as a clinical evaluator on clinical trials for children with muscular dystrophy. She has had experience in all pediatric diagnoses including neuromuscular diseases, genetic syndromes, brachial plexus injuries, torticollis, and developmental delay. She is a Certified Pediatric Clinical Specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association. She is NDT (Neuro-developmental Treatment) certified for rehabilitating neuromuscular disorders in children. She has developed proficiencies in kinesiotaping, dynamic strapping, splinting, serial casting and casting for orthotics. Email:

Kristin Emery graduated from Hahnemann University in Philadelphia with a Masters in Physical Therapy in 2000. She immediately began practicing at Children’s National Medical Center treating children with acute and chronic conditions both in a hospital and an outpatient setting. She has cared for patients in the NICU, ICU, heart and kidney, neurology, hematology and oncology, and orthopedic units at Children’s Hospital. She helped create and run a free adaptive sports program which included swimming and athletics on a weekly basis for several years for children with physical disabilities. Kristin started a pediatric therapy home treatment practice in 2005. She is a founding member of Stonehouse Staffing, Inc. where she has provided home therapy services for clients. She is proficient in treating wounds and burns, and in reducing the effects of scarring. She has substantial experience in treating brachial plexus injuries. She is NDT (Neuro-developmental Treatment) certified for rehabilitating neuromuscular disorders in children. Her undergraduate degree from the University of Vermont in Early Childhood Education has enabled her to design treatments which are developmentally appropriate in a pediatric setting.

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