Discipline: Physical Therapy
Tell us a little about your approach to early intervention:
Early intervention is most successful when an interdisciplinary approach is
utilized, in order to treat the child from a holistic perspective. When open and
effective communication is employed through a family based plan and play-
based interventions the child is able to exceed in their natural environment. As a
result of time spent educating in an academic environment and advocating for
children in a clinical setting, my approach is evidence based and innovative.
Furthermore, I can provide the necessary information for parents to continue
reinforcing proper techniques when I’m not in the home in order for the child to
safely make progress towards their goals. With the ideal balance between work
and play children are able to improve their movement skills which allows them to
reach their functional mobility goals. As an early intervention physical therapist,
I know the value of taking the time to learn the needs of the child and family.
That child based approach allows me to understand the best way to motivate the
child and create physical therapy intervention strategies that allow the child to
flourish in a safe, engaging and enjoyable atmosphere.
What qualifications and trainings do you have?
B. S. in Kinesiology
Doctorate in Physical Therapy
Are there areas of practice that you specialize in?
Currently, I work with a variety of diagnoses and with children whose ages range from
birth to three years of age. Diagnoses include Down syndrome, spina bifida, cerebral
palsy, hemiplegia, prematurity, hypotonia, traumatic brain injury and failure to thrive. I
also have experience with sensory integration and specifically, vestibular training.
Although I’m constantly learning and interested in interventions that are supported by
research, in order to improve the quality of care for each and every child.