Physical Therapist Assistant
After graduating from River Valley Community College with a Physical Therapist
Assistant degree in 2015 I began working in a pediatric outpatient clinic, assisting children with diverse diagnoses, needs and goals. From medically complex patients and those with rare disorders to those with sensory disorders, unintegrated reflexes, or nocturnal enuresis, to young athletes looking to return to play, these children require a professional with a diverse toolbox.
After 5 years in the clinic, I began work in home
health care, providing services to the individual in-home settings.
I primarily serve pediatric patients in conjunction with their overseeing physical therapist. Unique skills I bring to the home
based physical therapy practice are 12 (plus) years of experience with Integrative
Manual Therapy (IMT), as well as my experience working with children with sensory disorder,
anxiety, difficulty moderating themselves, training in primitive reflex integration,
concussion recovery, and SĀF-T training. My interest in essential oils and nutrition help
round out the tools I bring to the treatment environment.
When children are overwhelmed with the challenges of chronic illness and the anxiety that can accompany their condition, I am able to offer them physical therapy and coaching, collaborating as indicated with the child’s other service providers, counselors, occupational therapy,
speech and school.
I love the diversity of pediatrics and meeting kids where they are at that day; from an abundance of energy, to learning new motor skills and body awareness, to strengthening and returning to play after an injury. I especially enjoy equipping the parents to be the primary therapy providers for their children. Through education, coaching, and practice during therapy, parents are empowered to bring therapy exercises back to the home, enabling them to help their children to progress each day.