Dana has been an incredible help for our son over the year that they’ve worked together. Over this short period of time, she’s given him a new sense of confidence and core strength that has helped his sensory issues tremendously. Her background and training make her especially sensitive to the sensory side of PT: this is exactly what he needed. Rather than go through a predetermined series of exercises, she got to know Joshua as a complete child and gave him what he needed to improve. It really helped him and us as a family!
We are so incredibly lucky to have found Sensory Jim & Friends and Dana. Our son was initially diagnosed with an extremely weak core and we contacted Dana to help with him twice a week for PT. We are so fortunate that Dana was also trained and certified in sensory integration. At the time, we’d never even heard of Sensory issues. Once she started work with our son, Dana quickly alerted us to the fact that he had sensory issues – everything from reacting to loud noises, to a fear of being unbalanced or out of bodily control.
Dana began training to address his core but also to work through his sensory issues. The progress that our son made over the 2 years was nothing short of amazing. Dana’s demeanor and ability to connect with children had our typically stubborn child willingly working hard to better himself and to overcome his challenges. He loved working with Dana – it was fun, challenging and rewarding for him.
Dana would also reach out to talk through goals, progress and discuss how we could continue to progress the program. Based on those goals, our son has achieved some amazing things – everything from swimming to biking to playing hockey.
Another huge benefit of working with Dana was that she also recognized that our son had some OT issues – she introduced us to a wonderful OT. The OT partnered with Dana on the comprehensive PT, OT and sensory program. The team of Dana and the OT worked very well and because they worked together, we are convinced that our son’s progress was immensely enhanced.
We are forever grateful for the work Dana did with our son. He still to this day talks about her – asking how she is, wanting to share his achievements with her. We highly recommend Dana and her unique approach of PT/Sensory integration for anyone who thinks their child might benefit.
Dana is an outstanding physical therapist. She began working with my son when he was 3.5 years old and worked with him for 1.5 years. He was dealing with sensory challenges as well as toe walking and low muscle tone. She catered the sessions to his needs, addressing his various concerns in ways that were fun for him. She also spent a lot of time and effort on parental education.
Dana served as a great support while I, as a parent, was concerned for my child. In addition to Dana’s extensive knowledge, experience and capability as a PT, the way she interacts with her clients is what makes her stand out. She relates to children and their parents in a way that is calming and enjoyable.
I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a qualified, professional, and caring PT.
Dana is an amazing physical therapist! Not only is she tremendously knowledgeable, and always adding new methods and research into her work, but her beside manner with kids, and parents alike, is unparalleled.
If you are looking for a talented, kind, and effective physical therapist, snatch up a slot with Dana as soon as you can!