Shawn Leis, MPT

Physical Therapist - Washington, DC

Shawn is the owner and physical therapist at Little Feet Physical Therapy.  With over 15 years experience, she is a graduate of Saint Louis University with a Masters in Physical Therapy.  After starting Little Feet Therapy in Charlotte, NC in 2019 with a mission to bring family, and child first, therapy to the community she now resides and practices in Washington, DC.

She brings a play-based and patient centered approach to each session and enjoys working with families to provide the best individualized care for each child. Shawn will meet your child where they are and work with them to be where you/they want to be.

Shawn specializes in working with children as young as 2 months old with diagnoses of developmental delays,  developmental coordination disorder, hypotonia, torticollis, plagiocephaly, cerebral palsy, Down’s Syndrome, ASD, and various genetic disorders.  She is a certified in Therapeutic Listening and has had additional training in early intervention, sensory integration, torticollis, kinesio tape, tethered oral tissues (TOTS) and ADHD management.

She has a special interest and additional training in working with children born premature and with NICU stays. She is an advocate for early intervention and runs an early diagnosis clinic with a local pediatric rehabilitation physician. Shawn is trained in the Hammersmith Infant Neurological Exam (HINE) and the General Movement Assessment (GMA) which are early diagnosis tools for cerebral palsy.  Additionally, she is on the International Committee for the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPMD).

In her free time she enjoys spending time cooking, crafting, doing yoga, running, hiking, cycling, playing soccer, or just hanging out outside with her husband.