From the book “Hope Will Find You,” by Rabbi Naomi Levy

...Evelina was all smiles always. She had a natural instinct for turning work in play, a struggle into a game. With her there was a jungle to enter, a river to cross, Beanie Babies instead of balls. She saw the beswt in every child and got the best out of every child.
PT N' Play Pediatric Physical Therapy
2015-04-06T18:34:40+00:00
...Evelina was all smiles always. She had a natural instinct for turning work in play, a struggle into a game. With her there was a jungle to enter, a river to cross, Beanie Babies instead of balls. She saw the beswt in every child and got the best out of every child.

Lisa P. Weinberger

During the first year of my son's life, I noticed that he was not meeting developmental milestones as quickly as many other babies his age. Fortunately, I took him to see Evelina. She immediately put both of us at ease and quickly identified the most efficient strategies to help him overcome his obstacles. My husband and I continue to be amazed at our son's progress, progress that we attribute in large part to Evelina's skill as a therapist and compassion and encouragement as a human being. If there has been a silver lining to my son's developmental delays, it has been that we have had the opportunity to get to know and learn from Evelina. She is simply the best!
PT N' Play Pediatric Physical Therapy
2015-04-06T18:35:34+00:00
During the first year of my son's life, I noticed that he was not meeting developmental milestones as quickly as many other babies his age. Fortunately, I took him to see Evelina. She immediately put both of us at ease and quickly identified the most efficient strategies to help him overcome his obstacles. My husband and I continue to be amazed at our son's progress, progress that we attribute in large part to Evelina's skill as a therapist and compassion and encouragement as a human being. If there has been a silver lining to my son's developmental delays, it has been that we have had the opportunity to get to know and learn from Evelina. She is simply the best!

Alison DeWitt

I was at my wit's end. My daughter had seen three physical therapists and results were elusive. My daughter would cry and I was increasingly frustrated. Then we met Evelina. Evelina was able to get her to work hard while playing; Avery quickly started to love going to therapy and I learned the proper way to work with Avery at home. What had been a struggle was now fun! I firmly believe had it not been for Evelina, Avery would still be crawling at 18 months. I strongly recommend Evelina to any parent whose child needs physical therapy; she is an amazing therapist and friend.
PT N' Play Pediatric Physical Therapy
2015-04-06T18:35:52+00:00
I was at my wit's end. My daughter had seen three physical therapists and results were elusive. My daughter would cry and I was increasingly frustrated. Then we met Evelina. Evelina was able to get her to work hard while playing; Avery quickly started to love going to therapy and I learned the proper way to work with Avery at home. What had been a struggle was now fun! I firmly believe had it not been for Evelina, Avery would still be crawling at 18 months. I strongly recommend Evelina to any parent whose child needs physical therapy; she is an amazing therapist and friend.

Sharon Shimanovsky

My daughter has a rare neuromuscular disease and we had the good fortune of being referred to Evelina even prior to her diagnosis. At 2 months of age, my daughter's doctors told us she wasn't floppy but Evelina knew better and thankfully we listened to her. As time progressed the doctors told us Evelina had been right all along. She has undoubtedly been the most helpful person in our daughter's care. Besides her in depth knowledge of how to get our daughter as strong as she can be, Evelina noticed things that other therapists and doctors didn't - how our daughter drank from a bottle, closed her fists, favored one side - all which we've been able to improve thanks to Evelina. She is a wealth of knowledge and information but as important, she loves working with children. She is warm and energetic and our whole family loves her dearly. I don't know where we'd be without her!


PT N' Play Pediatric Physical Therapy
2015-05-19T20:36:01+00:00
My daughter has a rare neuromuscular disease and we had the good fortune of being referred to Evelina even prior to her diagnosis. At 2 months of age, my daughter's doctors told us she wasn't floppy but Evelina knew better and thankfully we listened to her. As time progressed the doctors told us Evelina had been right all along. She has undoubtedly been the most helpful person in our daughter's care. Besides her in depth knowledge of how to get our daughter as strong as she can be, Evelina noticed things that other therapists and doctors didn't - how our daughter drank from a bottle, closed her fists, favored one side - all which we've been able to improve thanks to Evelina. She is a wealth of knowledge and information but as important, she loves working with children. She is warm and energetic and our whole family loves her dearly. I don't know where we'd be without her!

Laura Simon

I was so grateful from the minute Evelina started working with my 20 month old daughter. After only a few minutes of working with her, she had given me so much insight and advice. She assessed and treats the whole child. My daughter has tight heel cords and low muscle tone on her left calf and Evelina accurately determined that her whole left side is not well integrated and that she has weak core strength as well.  Evelina helps my daughter while they're working together but also gives me great ideas for what I can do to continue that work at home, as well as referrals for doctors I've needed to try and determine the cause of my daughters problem. My daughter is always so excited to go to the gym and play and I'm so glad she's finally getting the help she needs.


PT N' Play Pediatric Physical Therapy
2015-05-19T20:36:24+00:00
I was so grateful from the minute Evelina started working with my 20 month old daughter. After only a few minutes of working with her, she had given me so much insight and advice. She assessed and treats the whole child. My daughter has tight heel cords and low muscle tone on her left calf and Evelina accurately determined that her whole left side is not well integrated and that she has weak core strength as well.  Evelina helps my daughter while they're working together but also gives me great ideas for what I can do to continue that work at home, as well as referrals for doctors I've needed to try and determine the cause of my daughters problem. My daughter is always so excited to go to the gym and play and I'm so glad she's finally getting the help she needs.

Julie Holcenberg



Evelina Ricci-Yuster is the most dedicated, innovative, supportive, professional and caring physical therapist I've ever seen.  She provides her patients with the tools and support they need to overcome their challenges and disabilities.  Evelina develops individual therapy treatment plans specifically tailored to each child and has a wealth of knowledge about children with special needs.  She listens to parent's concerns, keeps them informed as to their child's progress, gives them recommendations and encourages their input and participation.


My son wasn't able to walk or talk when he started physical therapy with Evelina at 19 months of age.  Within two sessions, Evelina diagnosed him with Asymmetry and had him up on his feet.  After two months, she referred me to the Regional Center and helped me obtain more services so my son could learn to speak.  Without Evelina's insight and profound knowledge, my son may never have been correctly diagnosed and gotten the help he so desperately needed.  I am beyond grateful to Evelina for her insight, determination, and passion for my son's condition and his all around health.  My son is now 3 years old and he can run, jump, climb, ride a bike and it's all because of Evelina.


PT N' Play Pediatric Physical Therapy
2015-05-19T20:36:54+00:00
Evelina Ricci-Yuster is the most dedicated, innovative, supportive, professional and caring physical therapist I've ever seen.  She provides her patients with the tools and support they need to overcome their challenges and disabilities.  Evelina develops individual therapy treatment plans specifically tailored to each child and has a wealth of knowledge about children with special needs.  She listens to parent's concerns, keeps them informed as to their child's progress, gives them recommendations and encourages their input and participation. My son wasn't able to walk or talk when he started physical therapy with Evelina at 19 months of age.  Within two sessions, Evelina diagnosed him with Asymmetry and had him up on his feet.  After two months, she referred me to the Regional Center and helped me obtain more services so my son could learn to speak.  Without Evelina's insight and profound knowledge, my son may never have been correctly diagnosed and gotten the help he so desperately needed.  I am beyond grateful to Evelina for her insight, determination, and passion for my son's condition and his all around health.  My son is now 3 years old and he can run, jump, climb, ride a bike and it's all because of Evelina.

Anonymous

My son has Down syndrome and began working with Evelina when he was around 19 months old, still unable to walk. We had gone through numerous PTs and OTs, and we're not getting good results. Within a couple of sessions Evalina saw that his inability to walk was due to a problem with his vestibular system, as he wasn't receiving enough input. She gave us easy and fun exercises to do at home and she began implementing vestibular input exercises during his twice weekly sessions. Within a few weeks my son was walking. He began walking at 20 months, and for a child with Down syndrome that is considered early. Evelina's sessions were always fun and seemed like play for my son, of all the therapies he had to go to this was by far his favorite.


PT N' Play Pediatric Physical Therapy
2015-05-19T19:37:39+00:00
My son has Down syndrome and began working with Evelina when he was around 19 months old, still unable to walk. We had gone through numerous PTs and OTs, and we're not getting good results. Within a couple of sessions Evalina saw that his inability to walk was due to a problem with his vestibular system, as he wasn't receiving enough input. She gave us easy and fun exercises to do at home and she began implementing vestibular input exercises during his twice weekly sessions. Within a few weeks my son was walking. He began walking at 20 months, and for a child with Down syndrome that is considered early. Evelina's sessions were always fun and seemed like play for my son, of all the therapies he had to go to this was by far his favorite.