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.
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.