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.
262-241-8030 ext 612
I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2011 with my Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Last year I completed the Neuro-Developmental Treatment(NDT)/Bobath Certificate Course in the Management and Treatment of Children with Cerebral Palsy and Other Neuromotor Disorders and am a certified NDT therapist. I enjoy working with children of all ages and diagnoses along with their families to allow them to achieve their greatest potential and ability.
I help children learn to move and explore their environment in order to interact with their family and peers in daily activities. I educate and teach you, the parent or caregiver, to facilitate movement and achieve their children’s skills within their home and the community since you are the greatest influence and teacher for your child! I work with a wonderful team of therapist to problem solve and coordinate the care and treatment of children throughout the time spent in therapy to allow them to achieve their greatest gains possibly. It is very rewarding to see the children achieve their developmental milestones and the joy of the family to interact with child within their environment. I look forward to working with you and your family!
262-241-8030 ext 614
I am a pediatric physical therapist and enjoy working with children and their families. I am excited to experience your child’s growth and development with you. I especially enjoy the ENERGY and fun that comes with the work of pediatric physical therapy!
I have been working in pediatric physical therapy since 2005 when I graduated with a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from The College of Saint Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota. I have experience working with children of all ages and enjoy working in both the Birth to Three Program home and clinic based out-patient settings that Ozaukee Therapy, a division of Rehab Resources, Inc., offers.
My specialized continuing education experience has been in Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT) based treatment techniques, handling the ribcage, Kinesio taping for various orthopedic and neuro-muscular impairments, and sensory integration strategies. I also have experience with pediatric orthopedic and sport injury rehabilitation. I have taken post-graduate courses related to Torticollis, Brachial Plexus injury, and spasticity management and intervention.
During each therapy session, I try to incorporate your child’s interests, abilities and challenges while looking toward the long-term goals of your child and family. In addition, I enjoy providing appropriate home exercise program and ideas for you and your child to perform together on a daily basis to optimize your child’s skill level and functional mobility. I feel that I learn something new every day from each child and I cherish the everyday moments. To make therapy sessions most beneficial, I try to look at it through their eyes and imagine what each child is thinking or feeling. My approach is to work together with all members of the child’s therapy team as well as family members in looking at the whole picture in treatment of your child. I believe that with positive energy surrounding your child from all sides, positive changes WILL occur!
I graduated from UW-Eau Claire in 1995, then with my Masters in Physical Therapy from Concordia University in 2000. I worked as a nursing assistant for 4 years while attending college. Since graduating, I have worked with the pediatric population. I love working with children and encouraging them to do their best. It is important to keep therapy fun while pushing them to work their hardest. I enjoy working with infants to help them develop movement patterns that promote natural progression of physical abilities. I also enjoy working with toddlers and school age children to help them develop strength, flexibility, and muscle control needed to perform activities that make their daily life as independent as possible as well as fun.
Therapy sessions can be challenging times for children, and I feel it is important to keep their interest so that they participate as much as possible. Therapy sessions may look a lot like play. Because children work best during play, I like to challenge their minds and other abilities while working on gross motor skills. Physical therapy sessions are aimed at helping children perform difficult tasks that will help them gain strength, balance, stability, movement, and control of their bodies. By improving their gross motor abilities, children can progress and learn new, more difficult tasks. Physical therapy’s focus is on improving children’s gross motor abilities; to help them move around their environment as independently as they can. Parent education and participation is also important, so the child can continue with home therapy activities throughout the week.
I feel that pediatric physical therapy is dynamic, progressive, challenging, educational, and FUN. I love being a physical therapist!
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.
262-241-8030 ext 617
As a pediatric physical therapist, I find incredible joy and fulfillment in working with children and their families. By using play, I strive to make therapy fun while still challenging. I seek to incorporate interventions in a way that is intriguing to the child and that matches the family’s goals and lifestyle. It is my goal as a physical therapist to focus on the positive and to use your child’s abilities and interests to discover what they are capable of and how they can attain it.
I graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 2005 with a Master of Physical Therapy degree. I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Spanish, enabling me to effectively communicate with Spanish speaking families. I have worked with children with a variety of diagnoses and impairments, from infants to adolescents. I provide physical therapy intervention in the natural environment through the Birth to Three Program, at our outpatient clinic, and in the local YMCA pool for aquatic therapy. I have specialized knowledge and training through continuing education in aquatic therapy, neurodevelopment techniques, electrical stimulation, torticollis, and therapeutic taping. I strongly value education and am committed to continually learning from other therapist, research, children, and their families.
My focus during treatment is to maximize your child’s independence and participation in life’s daily activities by restoring, promoting, and maintaining function with optimal alignment. I believe motivating and encouraging children and their families is an integral aspect of therapy. I seek to provide your family with education regarding your child’s disability and impairments and to work together with you to develop ideas and home program activities to ensure carryover of your child’s goals into their daily routine. I believe the best patient care can only be provided when health care providers work together as a team with the child and their family at the center of the team. I am looking forward to working with you and your child.