Pura Vida Therapy is the premier bilingual, outpatient, physical therapy practice in the Kansas City Metro. Founded in 2005 by physical therapist Dr. A. Anthony (Tony) Child. We are a small, non-corporate clinic that offers skilled physical therapy services with a wholesome approach. Most sessions are one-on-one with a licensed physical therapist, not with an assistant or aide.
Meet Dr. Child
Dr. Tony Child attained his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Arcadia University in 2017. He has also earned his Masters in Physical Therapy from the University of Saint Augustine (Florida) 1997 and a Bachelors Degree in Industrial Hygiene and Safety from Brigham Young University (Utah) in 1994. After graduation, Dr. Child relocated to Texas, where he practiced and managed clinics for 8 years. In 2005, he moved to Kansas and opened Pura Vida Therapy with a goal to provide physical therapy that was best for the individual, not the corporate entity. Dr. Child speaks fluent Spanish and has over 20 years of experience in physical therapy, dating back to 1991 when he started his career as an aide.
Along the way, Dr. Child has suffered from different joint injuries and understands the challenges of rehabilitation. His therapy approach reflects this.
Dr. Child frequently attends continuing education courses to learn the newest techniques and advancements in physical therapy.
Below is a list of courses he has taken with several certifications he has acquired:
S1- Spine Evaluation and Manipulation (Stanley Paris)
E1 – Extremity Evaluation and Manipulation (Catherine Patla)
BET- Back Education & Training (Institute of Physical Art)
FO1 – Functional Orthopedics I (Institute of Physical Art)
FO2- Functional Orthopedics II (Institute of Physical Art)
We are the healthcare clinic for any member of the community who chooses the best care and a healthier lifestyle. We are a team of innovative, empathetic, exemplary healthcare professionals who are driven by passion, inspiration and performance.