262-306-8450 ext 302
I have over 30 years of pediatric physical therapy experience after graduating with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of WI-Madison in 1984. My experience includes working with individuals from newborn through young adulthood. I have vast experience with infants and children with a wide variety of diagnoses including prematurity, torticollis, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, Hypotonia, Down Syndrome, and a variety of other syndromes, orthopedic issues and developmental delays. Other areas that I feel comfortable addressing are adaptive equipment, seating options and orthotics. I have learned so much over the years from OT’s, speech pathologists, and special education teachers that I feel that I have the expertise to look at the whole child to more specifically address PT goals.
My continuing education includes several advanced courses on Neurodevelopmental Treatment in the areas of gait, rib cage and upper extremity, baby treatment and advanced problem solving. I also have taken recent courses on implementing yoga, therapy ball techniques, Pilates and kinesiotaping into my treatment plan.
I enjoy working with the entire family on creating a plan for each child. I feel that a parent is a child’s best advocate and listen closely to what concerns and hopes each parent has for their child. I have a compassionate and gentle approach to treatment and enjoy developing a close rapport with each child and their family.
262-241-8030 ext 601
I am a pediatric physical therapist with thirty years of experience in pediatrics in the metro Milwaukee area. Before coming to Ozaukee Therapy Services I worked at Wheaton Franciscan -St. Joseph Campus in Milwaukee for eighteen years. During these years I was part of the Stepping Stones program following “at risk” infants that were graduates of the neonatal intensive care unit. It was during this time that I developed a great appreciation for the variations in typical development of the premature infant and how to address problem areas with therapeutic intervention.
Through my years as a pediatric physical therapist, I have also developed an understanding of life span development of children with disabilities and developmental challenges from infancy through adolescence and early adulthood and how this life span development has an effect on the orthopedic and rehabilitation needs of these individuals.
My continuing education has focused on treatment strategies for children with varied neurologic and orthopedic challenges especially cerebral palsy, prematurity, and torticollis. I have had the privilege to work with highly experienced occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists and exceptional education teachers such that I believe that I am able to treat in a global sense, incorporating the goals of other disciplines into my treatment sessions.
In addition to a strong use of the Neurodevelopmental treatment approach to physical therapy, I incorporate the use of electrical stimulation, Kinesiotaping, the use of orthotics and adaptive equipment into my treatment strategies.
I am a physical therapist. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in physical therapy in from the University of Wisconsin Madison and have work with children for over 20 years in the Birth to 3 program in Washington County. I completed the 8-week pediatric neuro-developmental treatment training.
I enjoy working with children and their families. I work with both children in both the Birth to 3 program as well as children at the Rehab Resources Clinic in West Bend. Over the years I have had the opportunity to work with a variety of children with different diagnosis’s, including prematurity, cerebral palsy, down syndrome, spina bifida, hypotonia and a variety of genetic syndromes. I continue to learn from the children and their families and try to bring my experiences to help each child reach their greatest potential for independent functional mobility. It is also important to me to help families to assist their children to learn, grow and be more independent. I have a gentle and compassionate approach in therapy. I enjoy discovering what motivates, excites and encourages each child to learn and move. Having fun as well as working hard in therapy is important to helping children and families meet their goals.
I am committed to learning and have continued to take ongoing continuing education courses to allow me to develop new and better treatment strategies to serve the children and families on my caseload. I have taken courses in electrical stimulation, myofascial, joint mobilization, kineseo-taping, aquatics, orthotics, rib cage and breathing.
I graduated from Mount Mary College with a Bachelor of Science in occupational Therapy. I became an OT due to my desire to work with special needs children and their families. As an OT I have worked in the Birth to Three programs, pediatric, school, outpatient, hospital and rehab settings.
My philosophy during therapy sessions is to improve a child’s strength, coordination, sensory and social abilities. When children are curious and motivated they want t put forth their best effort to explore, move and engage in play. My therapy sessions focus to provide children with the ability to engage in play and move toward greater independence and quality of life. My special passion is to provide children with the abilities and strength they need in a fun and supportive environment. I feel communication is important with families and team members. My goal is to design activities for families and children that incorporates play into their daily routine.
My knowledge of medical intervention, physical disabilities and sensory impairments provides a variety of techniques to meet each child’s individual special requirements and needs. I have completed extensive coursework in Sensory Integration. Continued education is important to me due to the constant changes that occur in our healthcare everyday.
Rehab Director – Central Region
As a pediatric occupational therapist I truly enjoy working with the children and the families that I meet every day. I graduated from Mount Mary College in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy. I have worked with Rehab Resources for the past 17 years, providing services in both the clinic and home setting through the Birth to Three Program. I have completed continuing education course work in the areas of Sensory Integration (SI), Therapeutic Listening, Neuro-development treatment, handwriting and Pediatric Myofacial Release.
The team approach to treatment is important to me. Working closely with providers on the team including physical therapists, speech therapists, early childhood educators and families is a priority to providing the best treatment possible. Each child presents new challenges, and I am motivated to provide an individualized approach to treatment to meet their needs. I work hard to incorporate activities that are not only challenging but are motivating and fun for the child. It is my goal to provide parent education and help them to build the skills to continue to assist their child after therapy is over. Communication with families to identify areas of need for their child and to establish functional goals is also a goal during the course of treatment. I am grateful for all that I have learned from the many families and therapists that I have worked with and strive to continue my education in the field of occupational therapy to provide the best treatment possible.
Working with children has always been my passion. Prior to joining the team at Rehab Resources, I have been working with children for 10+ years in variety of settings. I obtained my Masters Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire and always knew I wanted to start my career working in early intervention. I have worked with children who have a variety of needs including receptive language, expressive language, social skills, articulation, phonology, and fluency.
I use a variety of therapeutic strategies that are dependent upon the needs of the child. I strive to incorporate parents as much possible during therapy sessions in order to increase carry over throughout the child’s day. I believe it is important to learn the child and family as a whole in order to provide the best individualized therapy that is functional for both the family and the child.
I graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2008 with my Bachelor’s of Speech and Hearing Science. In 2011 I graduated from the University of Memphis with my Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology. I have worked in a variety of settings including adult rehabilitation, school (from preschool through high school), and early intervention.
Some of my areas of strength include Autism Spectrum Disorders, motor planning difficulties, and multiple language learners. I have taken continuing education courses on social skills and Autism, apraxia, feeding, and applying speech and language skills to the classroom.
I have learned and grown greatly through my experiences in the various settings and educated staff that I have worked with. In each setting I have realized that a collaborative approach to therapy provides the best results for change and growth. Working with children in the Birth-to-Three setting allows me to look at the child as a whole and incorporate speech, language, social, or feeding strategies into a family’s daily life. Each success, large or small, is rewarding and valuable.
My name is Teri Braun and I am a Speech Language Pathologist. I attended UW Madison for both my undergraduate and graduate degrees graduating in 1998 with my Masters of Science in Communicative Disorders. I am a current member of both ASHA and WSHA and continue to be active in both. I have focused the majority of my career in pediatrics and have had previous experience in the adult population. I have experience in working with children in the Birth to 3 population as well as children of various ages in our outpatient clinic.
I continue to work with children with various abilities and diagnoses such as language disorders, articulation disorders, apraxia of speech, voice disorders and auditory processing disorders. I have extensive experience in working with clients with feeding disorders such as pediatric dysphagia and behavioral feeding disorders.
I also continue to further my knowledge and education by attending continuing education courses and training in the areas of the SOS approach to feeding, pediatric dysphagia, rib cage mobility, speech production skills, autism, oral motor development for speech and feeding and apraxia of speech.
As a therapist, I believe in working with the strengths of each child and building upon those as well as promoting family based approaches to therapy. As I advance my career, I consistently try new strategies and techniques with every child, as no one child is the same.
I have been a pediatric occupational therapist working with kids from birth and beyond since 2011. I graduated from the Masters of Occupational Therapy program at Concordia University Wisconsin and have been working with children ever since. I have obtained further training in sensory diets, feeding and handling techniques.
As an OT I address concerns with your child’s fine motor, visual motor, motor planning, and sensory processing. Activities that I can support you in include daily living skills such as play, community outings, mealtime, hygiene, and dressing routines.
I work with each child and their family and figuring out what works best for them. Each child and family is different and I will do my best to find what works and fits into you family dynamic to best meet the goals for your child. I have a true passion for working with children. Through both personal and professional experiences I have learned a lot and continue to educate myself on the latest techniques to use in therapy.
I look forward to meeting you and your family.
262-241-8030 ext 602
Working as a pediatric physical therapist brings me great joy. Child development is a fascinating process, and I am privileged to have the opportunity to nourish it each and every day. I love helping children learn to move and explore their world. There is nothing that brings me greater joy than seeing a child smile with pride as they take their first steps or pedal a bike for the first time. By identifying key impairments and addressing them in a playful yet challenging environment, it is amazing what can be accomplished.
I graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 2012 with a doctorate in physical therapy. During my physical therapy training I took numerous courses in child development and youth with special healthcare needs. I completed Maternal Child Health Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (MCH LEND), which helped me build foundational skills for collaborative interdisciplinary teaming with occupational therapists, speech therapists, doctors, family members, teachers, and other care providers. I believe children grow and learn best in the context of family and daily life; therefore, part of my treatment approach includes helping families implement strategies to facilitate progress through daily routines. I enjoy working with children of various ages and abilities from infancy to early adulthood. I have experience working with children with various diagnoses including Down syndrome, spina bifida, autism, torticollis, developmental delay, and many more. I am also certified in Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT) for children with cerebral palsy and other neuromotor disorders. I am excited to meet your child and family and help in any way I can.