Karen Missy Ball, MT, PT, ATP

Missy is the former Acting director and Assistant director of the Physical Therapy Department at Children’s Hospital in New Orleans. She was the co-director of the seating program at Children’s for a 10 year period as well as a consultant for the United Cerebral Palsy Center’s seating clinic. She has been the educational specialist for Freedom Designs for the past 16 years. She has lectured both nationally and internationally with regard to seating and mobility. Presently, she has a private practice specializing in pediatric neurology clientele for treatment and equipment needs. She is an ATP and certified in pediatric NDT with a solid focus on improving function through treatment and equipment. Prior to her PT career, she practiced as a laboratory scientist specializing in Hematology. She attended Louisiana State University Medical Center for both Medical Technology (1977) and Physical Therapy (1984). She has been working as a health care professional for over 34years.