267-777-9878 [email protected]

I’m Dr. Bryan Nichols

Bodywork | Physical Therapy | Infant Massage

I believe infants deserve support in who they uniquely are.

Services

  • Myofacial release and Bodywork
  • Physical therapy 
  • In home and in office visits
  • Parent infant massage training
  • Parent education

Collaborative Care Within Your Community

  • Lactation Consultants
  • Laser Dentistry
  • Speech Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Doulas
  • Midwives
  • Pediatricians

Bodywork

Bodywork allows infants to relax reducing stress, and allowing optimal muscle function.

Physical Therapy

Bodywork allows infants to relax reducing stress, and allowing optimal muscle function.

Infant Massage

Infant Massage classes teach you how to use your hands to promote connection and reduce stress for you and your baby.

Reassurance

Every family is unique. I love helping families of all makeups succeed in their goals within the roles each member fills.

Babies need bodywork when they…

  • Seem uncomfortable laying or sleeping on their back
  • Struggle with breast or bottle feeding or if nursing causes pain
  • Sleep for less than 1 hour consistently
  • Always clench their hands or feet
  • Resist extending their head or lifting their shoulders
  • Hate the car seat and/or stroller
  • Have a tongue-tie
  • Vomit on you after every feed
  • Appear tight or tense

 

 I can help with:

  • Tongue Tie
  • Breast / Bottle Feeding Difficulty
  • Mobility Restrictions
  • Colic
  • Sleep Difficulty
  • Reflux
  • Bonding and Attachment
  • Managing Stress Around Feeding and Sleep
  • Weak Suck or Latch
  • Normal Developmental Hurdles 

 My Promise:

  • To build collaborative connection with your family.
  • To capitalize on what you already do well. 
  • To adapt research to your needs
  • To question common advice
  • To protect your rights and values as a parent
  • To make care accessible at home or in office
1. Do you take insurance?

Instead of taking insurance I work with families to provide care at an accessible rate. Some families pay at or below their copay for PT services.

2. Where are you located?

I serve Montgomery and Philadelphia counties in Pennsylvania through home visits and my offices in Philadelphia and Oreland.

3. How are you handling COVID?

I am fully vaccinated and wear a mask at all times. If everyone is vaccinated in session I allow for a caregiver to be unmasked to help soothe their child if needed.

Services

Myofacial Release & Bodywork

Bodywork allows infants to relax, reducing stress and allowing optimal muscle function.

Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy From a Fellow trained Manual Therapist. Your child will be in safe, caring hands.

Infant Massage

Infant Massage classes – promotes attachment between caregivers and infants allowing for release of stress regulating hormones.

My Story

I have many jobs. I am a board certified orthopaedic specialist in physical therapy and a fellow of the American Academy of Manual Physical Therapy. In the past I have been a clinical director at an outpatient clinic, and treated patients in both outpatient and home care settings.  I also teach in Jefferson University’s Physical therapy Program and Orthopaedic Residency where I have the honor of mentoring the next generation of physical therapists.   But, perhaps my most important job is shown in the photo above.

Testimonials

Very glad to have found Balanced Baby LLC. My newborn was having issues with gas discomfort and after great advisement and exercises to try, she is doing much better. Would easily recommend to friends and family!”

Dr. Nichols was the perfect choice for my daughter. He is knowledgeable, sweet, and is great with children. He helped me and my daughter through a rough patch and made it fun. I would recommend him to anyone. Also great location in downtown Philly!”

It was such a pleasure meeting & working with Dr. Nichols. We were referred to him for pre & post op bodywork for my son’s tongue/lip tie releases. Dr. Nichols also targeted certain areas where my son had been holding tension as well. He gave us gentle massaging exercises for the tension in the left side of his body and mouth exercises for pre & post release. My son’s body/mouth are now moving like they never moved before!! I only wish we found Dr. Nichols sooner! I loved Dr. Nichols’ approach & his expertise. I felt like I could talk with him all day. His schedule was also pretty flexible and he has Sunday hours! Forever thankful for you helping my son!”

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