Justine Veloza is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and Certified Pediatric Massage Therapist residing in Littleton, Colorado.
Her background in Physical Therapy includes training in pediatrics, movement therapy, neurological disorders, and orthopedic impairments.
Justine has worked in skilled nursing facilities with the elderly and also out-patient therapy working with populations of children to adults.
Currently, her practice is focused on outpatient work with patients of all ages. As a physical therapist, she understands the importance of education, and imparts that knowledge on a daily basis in order to empower her patients.
When Justine first discovered the Liddle Kidz Foundation, she was immediately hooked. Two of her greatest passions include traveling and helping others. So, this Philippines outreach trip seemed the most amazing opportunity to combine them both. Justine believes strongly that she can bring additional insight to the group with her physical therapy education and clinical experience.
Her volunteer experience includes working with the Boston Marathon Medical Tent, the Boulder Triathlon Medical Tent doing triage, and at a number of races (5k's) and community events.
Outside of work, Justine is a “foodie” who also enjoys playing soccer, baking, and reading. It is her goal to take her career as a physical therapist and travel across the world as much as possible to help those in need, plus to grow and learn as both a clinician and individual.
Why do you feel you would be an asset to the Liddle Kidz Foundation volunteer team?
I feel that my physical therapy background would be a great asset to the group, helping out by offering advice on more orthopedic or neurological impairments, in ways that might be most beneficial to the children/infants. My background of working with kids (coaching soccer and helping with kids camps) plus over six years of PT experience working in the field will allow me to contribute my skills and help teach others.
Why would you like to participate in this outreach event?
It is my dream to participate in outreach programs such as this one. When I was in PT school, I had opportunity to go to Nicaragua through my PT program, but was denied since I wasn't fluent in Spanish. Ever since then I have been searching for an opportunity to travel with a group dedicated on helping others. When my wife told me about the Liddle Kidz Foundation, we cried together watching the video from the Vietnam outreach trip and decided this was our goal to do together!
There are millions of infants and children worldwide who are struggling to live to their fullest potential. Would you like an opportunity to bring nurturing touch and pediatric massage to orphaned and displaced children around the globe?
Do you wish to share your skills with children who are affected by Cerebral Palsy, AIDS/HIV, landmines, Agent Orange, developmental disabilities, genetic birth defects, mental and emotional trauma?
Just ask yourself . . . can one person make a difference?
Take this moment to make a difference in the life of a child.
Apply now to be part of our next international volunteer team . . .you too, can be a Liddle Kidz Ambassador!