I have been providing physical therapy services to the Keene Central School District for over 10 years now. This came about due to a sudden departure of the previous service provider. Living in the Keene Valley and having my children and husband as a part of the school community helped me to agree to “fill in” for the rest of that particular school year. I never imagined that I would fall in love with pediatric physical therapy the way that I have. I had always pursued sports and orthopedic treatment based opportunities prior to this development which I do in my outpatient private practice. After that first year, there was never any turning back for me. The kids got me hook, line and sinker. I have since taken many professional development courses to best support the work that I do with the children of KCS. I have also gone on to provide physical therapy to two other school districts.
In my role as physical therapist for the school, I assist children that have gross motor developmental delays. Balance, muscle tone, strength and endurance are all components of gross motor development. Trunk control provides students with a stable base of support necessary for upright sitting posture. I love my role here as the school physical therapist and look forward to seeing the children progress through the years.