Meet the Team

Elise Layton Townsend, DPT, PhD, PCS

Elise Layton Townsend, DPT, PhD, PCS

Physical Therapist

Specialties & Programs
Physical Therapy
Neuromuscular Service
Clinical Interests
Early intervention
Health-related quality of life
Boston: Pediatric Neuromuscular Clinic
Boston: MGH Institute of Health Professions
Education & Training
MPT, Emory University
DPT, MGH Institute of Health Professions
PhD, Child Psychology, University of Minnesota
Board Certifications
Clinical Specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (Board Certified)
Patient Age Group

Team Approach

At MassGeneral Hospital for Children, members of the patient's care team work together to provide coordinated, multidisciplinary treatment.

Excellence in Nursing

Our nurses were first in the state to obtain Magnet recognition, and are committed to providing the best possible care for children and families.