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Therapy services

Play with purpose: Using therapy services to bring out the best in your child

We help children learn or regain skills in an enjoyable way and kid-friendly environment. Kids come to us for many different reasons, including early invention for developmental concerns or as young athletes, recovering from injuries. No matter the diagnosis, we incorporate the doctor’s guidance and your child’s goals into a personalized treatment plan.  

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Our pediatric therapists are specially trained to care for the needs of children, and our therapy centers are designed just for kids!

Everything from the equipment to the toys is selected with pediatric patients ages birth to 21 in mind. With the largest number of pediatric therapists in the region and locations throughout central and Northern Virginia, you can find the most convenient and expert care for your child – close to home.  

We also take an integrated approach, adding in the right therapy your child needs at the right stage in their development. We’re constantly helping your child build abilities – and be kids at the same time. Research shows that kids achieve the best outcomes and reach goals when they practice their therapy goals at home. We work with you to adapt therapy activities so they can be continued in the comfort of your home.  

Aquatic therapy

We use the buoyancy and resistance of the pool water to help children build everything from muscle strength to flexibility.

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Assistive technology

We match the right technology to your child’s needs to help them enhance their independence.

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Infant massage

Early psychological and sensory input is essential for your baby's development. Massaging your child early in life can improve your parenting skills and promote baby's well-being.

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Occupational therapy

Children's needs are as individual as they are, and our therapists focus on the skills and tasks each child must master to gain or regain maximum functional ability.

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Physical therapy

Whether recovering from an injury or managing a disability, our team helps get your child moving safely and effectively.

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Speech therapy

We care for children who have difficulty with speech.

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Jessica Lynn, the Splintovator

Infant massages


Meet the team

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Margaret "Maggie" Patricia Altieri, MEd, Speech Language Pathology
Margaret "Maggie" Altieri MEd, Speech Language Pathology Speech therapy Read more
Elizabeth Blackwell, MS, SLP-CCC
Elizabeth Blackwell MS, SLP-CCC Speech therapy Read more
Bailey Brannon, OTD R/L
Bailey Brannon OTD R/L Occupational therapy Read more
Samantha K Burch, MEd, CCC-SLP
Samantha Burch MEd, CCC-SLP Speech therapy
Assistive technology
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Katherine Clapp, M.Ed., CCC-SLP
Katherine Clapp M.Ed., CCC-SLP Speech therapy Read more
Erin Corker, MS, CCC-SLP
Erin Corker MS, CCC-SLP Speech therapy Read more
Justin Demarchi, OTD, OTR/L, BCP
Justin Demarchi OTD, OTR/L, BCP Occupational therapy Read more
Genevieve Denue, MS, CCC-SLP
Genevieve Denue MS, CCC-SLP Speech therapy Read more
Jared Forman, MS, ST
Jared Forman MS, ST Speech therapy Read more
Caroline Gerlach, M.S., CCC-SLP, CAS
Caroline Gerlach M.S., CCC-SLP, CAS Speech therapy Read more
Alyssa C Hensley, MS, CCC-SLP
Alyssa Hensley MS, CCC-SLP Speech therapy Read more
Alexandra Houlbrooke, MS, CCC-SLP
Alexandra Houlbrooke MS, CCC-SLP Speech therapy Read more
Patrice Hounshell, OTR/L
Patrice Hounshell OTR/L Occupational therapy Read more
Akshay Kumar, CCC-SLP
Akshay Kumar CCC-SLP Speech therapy Read more
Laura Leonard, MS, OT
Laura Leonard MS, OT Occupational therapy Read more
Andrea Scott Lester, MSPT
Andrea Lester MSPT Physical therapy Read more
Kasson Massimino, DPT
Kasson Massimino DPT Physical therapy Read more
Rebecca Merritt, PT, DPT
Rebecca Merritt PT, DPT Physical therapy Read more
Abigail Peckham, MS, SLP
Abigail Peckham MS, SLP Speech therapy Read more
Jaclyn Pedini
Jaclyn Pedini Speech therapy Read more
Erin Swierczewski, OTR/L, OTD
Erin Swierczewski OTR/L, OTD Occupational therapy Read more
Taylor Verne, OTR/L, OTD
Taylor Verne OTR/L, OTD Occupational therapy Read more


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