Wendi McKenna is the owner of Strides Physical Therapy, Inc., a pediatric physical therapy clinic in Solana Beach, CA. Within that practice, she and her colleague, Rachel Griffin, created a Baby + Child Wellness program called Move Play Grow to address a growing need for more developmental specialists to work with the general population and provide prevention and wellness services.
In her more than 12 years of practice as a pediatric physical therapist, Wendi has witnessed an unprecedented increase in preventable medical diagnoses in infants and young children. In otherwise healthy babies, she receives referrals for plagiocephaly/brachycephaly, torticollis, and general developmental delay more frequently than ever. And it is hard to ignore the growing number of babies out in public wearing cranial-remolding helmets/orthoses. Wendi is a professional dedicated to her practice and passionate about sharing her knowledge to enhance the development of all babies and children by promoting more healthful and active lifestyles.
Outside her work life, Wendi has an incredible, loving and supportive husband and three beautiful children ages 6, 4, and 5 months! Wendi loves to spend time with her family, and places a high priority on an active family lifestyle. One cherished weekly tradition is going out for a family breakfast and heading to the park to play afterwards…she is always looking for new places!