Pura VidaSTAFF

Dr.Tony Child attained his Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from Arcadia University in 2017.  He has also earned his Masters in Physical Therapy from the University of Saint Augustine (Florida) in 1997 and his Bachelors 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 is certified in McConnell Taping and  Kinesiotaping, SFMA, Functional Capacity Evaluations.  When Dr. Child is not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three children. He is an avid runner having completed 8 marathons.

Richard Brandl, PTA, MA, is a Midwest native. He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Omaha with Masters Degree in Exercise Science. Rich also graduated from Penn Valley Community College with his A.A.S. as a Physical Therapist Assistant. Rich has been working in the field of physical therapy for over ten years. He has a vast amount of professional experience in patient care, home health rehabilitation and sports rehabilitation and joint replacement. When Rich is not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and children. He also enjoys lawn and garden work, WWII reenactments and training for different obstacle courses throughout the year.

Emma Tiscareno is the person welcoming you and managing our offices. Emma was born and raised in Kansas City, MO where she graduated from Northeast High School. She has had experience in many different administrative capacities in various industries. Emma and her husband live in Kansas City metro with their two adorable children. She enjoys spending most of her time with family and friends, going to movies, swimming, and just being outdoors.

Emma is bilingual, enjoys interacting with patients, and is a constant source of help and support for the office staff.