Meet the Doctor

Sophie Tritasavit, Doctor of Physical Therapy

  • Privately owns and operates EARLYstart
  • Created EARLYstart with the goal of striving to provide nurturing care to children and their families

Qualifications and expertise

  • Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from USC, consistently ranked the #1 PT program by U.S. News and World Report
  • B.S. in Biology and Psychology with emphasis on child development from UCLA. Graduated UCLA with recognition of Distinguished Honors
  • President of UCLA chapter of Psi Chi, Nationwide Psychology Honors Society
  • Clinical Instructor to USC Physical Therapy Doctorate Program students
  • Over 15 years of experience in physical therapy with infants
  • Implements evidence-based practice- the integration of research findings and clinical expertise
  • Specialized expertise in treatment of congential muscular torticollis
  • Proficient in the use of specialized therapy tools that optimize resolution of head tilt: Kinesiotaping and Tubular Orthosis for Torticollis (TOT Collar)

A mother’s instinct and nurturing care

  • Passionate and involved mother of 3 young active boys
  • Empathizes and relates to parents on a personal level – her youngest son had developmental delays that required extensive therapy during his infant/todder years
  • Understands and has experienced first-hand, the challenges and concerns that parents face when discovering that their child has a health condition that requires specialized care
  • Created and facilitates EARLYstart Parent and Me Program in West LA – presents information on various ways to nurture infant toddler development, build strong parent-child relationships and address age-specific issues through a caring and effective approach. She has spoken at over 2000 parenting workshops

Trust

Babies who may have torticollis often do not feed well and their mothers will frequently experience very painful nipples, making breastfeeding an unpleasant experience. I have found Dr. Sophie Tritasavit to be a tremendously valuable referral for these babies. Dr. Tritasavit has worked wonders in solving these feeding challenges. Her competent and calming demeanor is greatly appreciated by my clients. I highly recommend Dr. Tritasavit to any family who has an infant with suspected torticollis.

Wendy Haldeman, MN, RN, IBCLC
Co-founder, The Pump Station & Nurtury