We offer Occupational Therapy services specializing in treatment of the following conditions:
-feeding at breast and bottle
-pre and post frenectomy care
-improving tolerance for tummy time
-meeting developmental milestones
-infant pelvic floor dysfunction
-oral motor dysfunction
We address the underlying dysfunction that can be contributing to these issues and help guide families through helping their baby become more balanced.
We offer services out of Rise Wellness Chiropractic in Eastown or in the comfort of your home.
Hello! I'm Jessica and a licensed, registered Occupational Therapist, and Certified Lactation Counselor. I started my career in outpatient adults and after having my first child switched gears to work with the pediatric population. Throughout my work with children of all ages, I have found that I truly love working with infants and their families. I have found that creating a strong foundation from birth is an optimal way to help infants grow, thrive, and live their best quality of life. I pursued more advanced trainings after experiences with my second child to help families who are having difficulties with respiratory function, tethered oral ties, and torticollis.
I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Communication at Indiana University and my Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy at Governor's State University. I am currently licensed with the state of Michigan and registered with the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy. I am a Certified Lactation Counselor through the Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice.
Advanced trainings and certifications:
-Tummy Time Method
-Autonomic Nervous System Therapeutics
-Total Muscle Release Protocol
-Pre and Post Frenectomy Care
-Infant Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
-Reflex integration techniques
-NDT handling techniques for infants
-Bodywork for infants
A 90 minute holistic evaluation of the following:
-whole body tension
-oral motor function
-screening for tethered oral ties
-performance in play
-provide home program
A 45 minute visit to address goals discussed at initial evaluation through various treatment interventions. Reviewing and updating home program as needed.
Typically, babies are seen for 1-4 visits after evaluation depending on goals and needs of your child.
A complimentary 15 minute phone consultation to discuss if Occupational Therapy services can help you and your baby
"Jessica has a genuine gift for the work that she does. She is incredibly caring, knowledgeable, resourceful, responsive, and even anticipated our needs. We worked with her after right after the birth of our little one, and she jumped right in educating us, supporting us, and changing a dirty diaper or two. It felt like she was not only caring for our little one, but us too. We will forever be grateful to her for all of her help and support."