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Who We Are

Who we are is strongly tied to the passion of our executive director, Karen Brelje. Karen is a registered nurse and the mother of four adopted children, three with special needs. Neurotherapeutic Pediatric Therapies, Inc. began after experiencing frustration with existing occupational and physical therapy services in the area. At the time, many clinics were either run by medical professionals who were not family centered and often weren’t interested in trying cutting-edge therapies or family friendly clinics run by parents, but without the depth of staff or therapy modalities to meet her children’s various needs.

Who we are is strongly tied to the passion of our executive director, Karen Brelje. Karen is a registered nurse and the mother of four adopted children, three with special needs.

We strive to provide the best of both approaches while also providing opportunities to children who are most in need. In order to better reflect these core values, the clinic was donated in 2007 and restructured into a non-profit organization. Many children in Oregon do not have adequate insurance coverage for specialty services and their families do not have the support they need to help their children. Through our generous supporters, we are able to continue to think creatively and reach families who wouldn’t ordinarily be able to receive services for their child.

We have now been serving the community for over 30 years and have grown to include 5 clinics throughout the greater Portland area and Southern Oregon, providing specialized occupational and physical therapy services to over 200 families each week. We look forward to continuing to serve all of our families with the best in therapy services and to expanding our ability to serve more and more uninsured and under-insured kids who so desperately need our services.

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