Meg has worked in pediatrics since 2000. She uses a sensory- motor and developmental approach to therapy; her treatment sessions are developmentally appropriate and play based. She includes the parents’ concerns and the child’s temperament in developing an appropriate treatment plan, where therapist, child and family work together to help the child reach the goals that they have set together.
Meg graduated from Marquette University’s Program in Physical Therapy in 1984. She has worked in all areas of Physical Therapy (pre-natal and post partum to geriatric rehab) and has been working exclusively in the area of pediatrics, primarily through the Early Intervention program, since 2000. Meg has participated in a variety of continuing education over the years. Topics have included treatment of the “clumsy” child, therapeutic taping, strengthening, Wii-hab, Pilates and yoga. Meg can treat children in their “natural” environment as needed, such as at the park, home or at a community based motor class, to be sure that the motor skills we work on in the clinic translate to other environments. Meg enjoys treating children with sensory processing challenges and gross motor delays, and works closely with other team members to support the child as he/she gains confidence in his/her abilities.
“I believe that therapy should be enjoyable for the child, even though it may be challenging. As our ultimate goal is to improve a child’s functional abilities, I think it is important to keep the “fun” in function. My goal is for the child to transition from physical therapy to a community based motor, movement or sports program, so that he/she can participate in recreational activities with her peers.”
Meg is also a certified children's yoga teacher who received her training through Rainbow Kids Yoga.
Meg is an in network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She can work with other insurance companies as an out of network provider.
Meg does ask that parents check with their insurance company to determine benefits/eligibility and to determine if precertification is required prior to initiating therapy. She is happy to provide your pediatrician with a copy of the therapy evaluation if you request it.