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Cindy Richards, MS, PT


Areas of Interest: Pediatric Physical Therapy

• University of Richmond, Undergraduate Degree
• Virginia Commonwealth University, Master of Science

• American Physical Therapy Association

• TheraSuit Method, under the direction of Izabela Koscielny

Cindy was inspired to pursue intensive suit therapy techniques when she realized that several of her patients had traveled long distances to receive this therapy. Patients would return to therapy after a three-week session with new skills and increased functional potential. It was evident that patients were benefiting from intensive therapy. Richmond Hope Therapy Center was founded to allow patients access to this type of treatment program in Richmond.

Cindy has been a physical therapist in the Richmond area since 1999. Cindy has been dedicated to being a pediatric physical therapist since the day she read about this specialty. She changed careers and has been in the pediatric environment since her second year in her PT program. Cindy’s love of her job is evident in daily interaction with the children, and her perspective in pediatrics is certainly heightened as a mother of four.