Be Brave in the Attempt – Special Olympians

Be Brave in the Attempt – Special Olympians

The Special Olympics (SO) hold a special place in my heart – an event I look forward to every spring. Our county games are held the first Thursday in May at our  local middle school track and field site. More often than not, the weather is...
Scatter Joy – the realization of potential

Scatter Joy – the realization of potential

“I never knew I could change what I was born with. I thought I was just stuck with it. Now I know I can improve. I am good at math AND good at physical therapy.” After ~ 2 years of participating in weekly PT, these were the...
6 reasons I am thankful to be a pediatric physical therapist

6 reasons I am thankful to be a pediatric physical therapist

  Play all day: I get to enter the world of babies, kids, and families while doing meaningful work as a treating therapist. I crawl, jump, play ball games, blow bubbles, and do puzzles while carefully disguised therapy takes place. If...
Published!  “Harnessed Yet Unleashed”

Published! “Harnessed Yet Unleashed”

I am honored to have my experiences with Alec published this month in our professional magazine, PT in Motion, as part of their “Defining Moment” column. I chose to write about Alec and his dad, Dave, and the how their joint...

Let’s Get Kids with Autism Physically Active

Last post, I shared 3 hopefully compelling reasons  why kids with autism, along with the rest of us, need to be physically active. These kids need at least 60 minutes a day of moderate intensity physical activity to ward off obesity...