Mainely Kidz PT was founded in 2004 by Jen Corbeil. Shortly after starting Mainely Kidz, Jen quickly realized the need for clinics where children could receive all their therapeutic services in one location easing the burden on the parents along with reducing the stress of the children. With this concept in mind she has grown Mainely Kidz PT from a one room physical therapy clinic to a therapeutic center offering physical, occupational and speech therapy. Over the years Jen remained committed to providing quality therapeutic services for infants and children of all ages. Here at Mainely Kidz the focus is on helping children reach their full potential while striving to provide families the support and attention they deserve.
Jen Corbeil (Founder, Physical Therapist) graduated from Northeastern University in 1995 with her degree in Physical Therapy. While working in a variety of settings including acute rehab, long term care, sports medicine and homecare Jen pursued her Masters in Health Administration at the University of New Hampshire and graduated in 2000. In 2002 while providing home care for adults and children Jen took a part time physical therapy position at a local school and quickly realized working with children was her calling. Jen has attended numerous specialty trainings including neurodevelopmental therapy (NDT), neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES), infant massage, yoga, sensory integration, autism, torticollis, adaptive equipment and wheelchair seating and positioning, positive behavioral support systems and has been expanding her manual techniques with training in myofascial release. She is also trained as a trainer (travelling to other facilities to teach the staff in proper use of the litegait system) for Mobility Research in partial weight bearing gait training and uses the Litegait at Mainely Kidz PT to promote proper gait patterns, early walking and balance reactions. Jen is an active member of the Maine chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association and was instrumental in bringing Funfitness to the Maine Special Olympics Summer games as the Funfitness Clinical Director for the State for 10 years. She enjoys guest lecturing at some of the local colleges and welcomes students and volunteers anytime at Mainely Kidz for training and exposure in pediatrics. Jen completed training with Izabela Koscielny in September 2009 in Michigan and is excited to be offering both suit therapy and intensive therapy programs at Mainely Kidz PT. Jen completed her doctorate degree in the Fall of 2013 and is adjunct faculty at the University of New England assisting in the Pediatric Lab course. Jen enjoys teaching fitness classes to adults and children in the SacoMOG and in her spare time she enjoys being active outside and travelling with her husband and dog, Duke. You can reach Jen at email@example.com
Casie Levesque (Physical Therapist) Casie graduated with a Masters in Physical Therapy from Quinnipiac University in Connecticut. She completed clinic rotations in various physical therapy settings to include acute care, outpatient orthopedics and Neuro Rehabilitation. She discovered her passion for pediatric physical therapy during her last clinical rotation with North River Collaborative, where she provided school based physical therapy services to school aged children for various towns in Massachusetts. After completion of this clinical rotation, Casie decided to focus her practice to outpatient orthopedics and sports rehab at Energy Workshop in Portland Maine. She spent 5 years at Energy Workshop with focused practice of manual therapies, exercise prescription, aquatic therapy and post op rehabilitation for patients of all ages. During this time she coached Girls High School Varsity Basketball at Old Orchard Beach and still continues to coach preschool to 2nd grade basketball on the weekend. Casie has been a member of the MKPT team since December of 2011. Casie works in the school setting and the clinic and brings a strong background in orthopedics to Mainely Kidz and has attended pediatric courses on adaptive equipment, wheelchair seating and positioning, autism and Neuro-Developmental Treatment. Casie has a strong interest in concussion rehab and has been attending courses and leading the concussion program at Mainely Kidz. You can reach Casie at firstname.lastname@example.org
Aimee LaPlant (Physical Therapist Assistant) Aimee graduated from Keene State College in 2006 with a Bachelors in Health and Fitness promotion. During her time at Keene State, she was a trainer for both faculty and students as well as a strength and agility trainer for Keene States sports teams. While in college, Aimee worked as a paraprofessional providing ABA intervention at a preschool and elementary school and this is where she found her passion working in the pediatric field. After that, Aimee decided to pursue a career in Physical Therapy and graduated with her Associates in Physical Therapy in 2013. Aimee has training in the Graston soft tissue massage technique and is certified and trained in Crisis Prevention Intervention, Nonviolent Crisis Intervention. Aimee is also trained in the TAAP protocol, has attended courses on concussion treatment, play based therapy and adaptive seating and mobility. Aimee is also an integral part of the SacoMOG where she enjoys leading classes and performing fitness and health assessments on clients. Aimee has also spent time volunteering in the adaptive skiing program at Gunstock Mountain and as a volunteer for the Special Olympics. When Aimee is not working with clients, you will see her helping out at the front desk. Aimee can be reached at email@example.com
Betsy Cyr (Physical Therapist) Elizabeth "Betsy" graduated from Boston Universitys Sargeant College with a Masters in Physical Therapy in 2006. Betsys first job was at Boston Childrens Hospital while completed her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Mass General Hospital Institute of Health Professionals. Betsy and her husband moved to Oregon in 2008 where she worked in both an outpatient setting and in early intervention. In 2013, her family moved to Maine to be closer to their roots. Betsy currently works in the Old Orchard school system and afternoons at the clinic. Betsy has an extensive background in pediatric physical therapy and has attended courses in advanced pediatric physical therapy, wheelchair seating and positioning, muscle tone management, pediatric manual therapy, scoliosis bracing, and torticollis management. She enjoys working with students completing their clinical rotations and is an adjunct faculty at the University of New England in the PT program. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two young children, playing field hockey, long distance running and cooking. Betsy can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Danielle Guerin (Physical Therapist) Danielle graduated in May 2014 from Springfield College with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Prior to that Danielle completed an undergraduate degree in Health Sciences and Nutrtion at Springfield. Danielle completed affiliations at a skilled nursing facility in Connecticut and a hospital associated outpatient clinic in New Jersey. Between these two affiliations, Danielle completed her second affilitation with Mainely Kidz. Her passion has always ben pediatrics and her time at Mainely Kidz solidified her decision to pursue a position as a pediatric physical therapist. Danielle enjoys having fun and keeping a positive attitude and brings this to the clinic and schools she serves. Danielle spends the majority of her time in the clinic but is also in the school system for a few hours each week. Danielle has been trained in the Intensive therapy sessions and has been the main therapist carrying out our intensive therapy sessions. She was born and raised in Maine and some of her favorite things to do in this great state are hiking, running, fishing, boating and enjoying the company of family and friends. You can reach Danielle at email@example.com
Rebecca Neuts (Occupational Therapist) Rebecca is a native of Maine who graduated with a Masters degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of New England in 2013. During her time in graduate school, she completed clinical rotations in a variety of settings including an outpatient pediatric clinic at All Kids in Action, hippotherapy and adaptive horseback riding at Carlisle Academy and acute inpatient rehabilitation at New England Rehabilitation Hospital. It was at All Kids in Action and Carlisle Academy that she discovered her passion for working with children. During her graduate course work, she pioneered an independent directed study focused on incorporating animal assisted therapy, specifically therapy dogs, into occupational therapy interventions. Through her undergraduate and graduate courework, she volunteered with her certified pet therapy dog at a skilled nursing facility as animal assisted therapy is a rooted passion of hers. Rebecca continues to expand her knowledge in the field of pediatric OT and has a particular interest in vision therapy. She continues to expand her knowledge of vision therapy through continuing education. Outside of work she enjoys spending time at her family camp on Moosehead Lake, many outdoor activities including boating and walking along Maines ocean and lakes, hiking and exploring new places. You can reach Rebecca at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ashley Scott (Occupational Therapist) Ashley is a native of Maine who received her Masters degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Southern Maine in May 2010. Growing up, she spent a lot of time with her younger cousin who is diagnosed with cerebral palsy and found her passion for pediatric occupational therapy early on. Her cousin continues to be an inspiration. Ashley has experience working with many disabilities, but has developed a strong interest and training in working with neurological disorders and sensory processing disorders. During her graduate coursework, she completed clinical rotations in outpatient neuro rehabilitation and a privately owned pediatric clinic in Arizona. Following her clinical rotations in pediatrics and neuro, Ashley worked for Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Winchester Hospital, and various public and charter schools in the greater Boston area. At Spaulding Rehab, Ashley had the opportunity to be trained in pediatric aquatic therapy which has become a passion of hers. Ashley presented a research platform at AOTAs National Conference in April 2011 on mealtime occupations for preschoolers. She attends regular continuing education courses to increase her knowledge and expand her practice. She values research and evidence based practice treatment. She has a strong interest in neurodevelopmental therapy, feeding therapy and yoga therapy. Ashley is a certified Kinesiotape clinician and completed a 90 hour Children Yoga Training which she is now certified in as well. Ashley continues her Yoga training and is enrolled in a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training which she will graduate from with her certification in May 2015. In her spare time she enjoys being with her family and friends, traveling to new places near and far, practicing and teaching yoga, and curling up with a great book. You can reach Ashley at email@example.com
Beth Lazzarra (Physical Therapist Assistant and Occupational Therapy Assistant) Beth graduated with her Bachelors degree in Exercise and Sport Science from Colby Sawyer College in 2005. She went on and received her Physical and Occupational Therapy Assistant degrees from River Valley Community College in 2007. Beth is licensed in both New Hampshire and Maine and is a full time COTA with the Rochester school district working with preschool and elementary age children. She works part time during the evenings at MKPT. Beth has attended workshops on Size Matters Handwriting Program, pre K and elementary Handwriting Without Tears and has learned strategies to assist with organization within the classroom as it relates to executive functioning. For Physical Therapy, Beth has attended workshops on gait and treatment techniques for the pediatric client and concussion treatment in the young athlete. Beth also has a strong interest in therapeutic exercise and prescription. Beth enjoys spending time with her family and friends, jogging, travelling and reading. You can reach Beth at firstname.lastname@example.org
Kathy Strohm (Office Manager) Kathy graduated in May 2009 with a degree in Allied Health. Before transitioning to Mainely Kidz PT in October of 2009, Kathy served as a Medical Assistant at a physician’s office which specializes in pediatrics. In addition to her clinical and medical office experience, she also has an extensive business background. Kathy was employed by Unum for 13 years and held many roles supporting broker relationships and marketing. Kathy focuses on many of the administrative areas at MKPT including insurance billing and reconciliation, scheduling, insurance verification and compliance. Kathy serves as a patient advocate in assisting families in navigating insurances in order to obtain appropriate therapy services. Kathy and her husband enjoy supporting local athletics and are volunteer basketball coaches. Kathy enjoys being active, working out at the MOG and working with her coworkers to identify proper exercises that align with her personal fitness objectives. You can reach Kathy at email@example.com
Jocelyn Nicoll (Administrative Assistant) Jocelyn is originally from the state of Vermont and relocated to Maine with her husband in July of 2011. She graduated from Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY in May 2011 with a double major in studio art and art history and a double concentration in sculpture and painting. Jocelyn worked as the coordinator for physicians, nurses and receptionist volunteers at the Portland Community Free clinic, a facility providing free primary care to adults in Cumberland County, until her start at Mainely Kidz in March 2014. Jocelyn enoys antique and thrift shopping, working in her garden and cooking. She continues to practice in the arts and is a painter and creator of handmade paper from recycled materials. Jocelyn also likes taking hikes and long beach walks with her rescue dog, Marli, who is a retired sheep herder. At Mainely Kidz, Jocelyn is responsible for scheduling and all aspects of the front desk position. She will be your first point of contact when calling Mainely Kidz. You can reach Jocelyn at firstname.lastname@example.org
Therapists in the Schools
Dani Nicoletti (Occupational Therapist) Dani graduated from the University of New England in 2005 with a Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy. Since then, Dani has worked exclusively with the pediatric population. She began her career at Pediatric Development Center where she treated children using a sensory integrative focus. From there, she worked at Child Development Services where she provided early intervention services specializing in developmental delay and sensory integration. Dani enjoys treating children of all ages and has extensive experience working with children with autism, sensory integration dysfunction, and fine motor delays. Dani has attended training on RTI (Response to Intervention in the schools) and has been implementing programs in the Acton school assisting children with attention focus and sensory regulation. Dani also provides inservices to the school staff on multisensory learning and how the brain and body learns best. She has also extended courses on reflex integration as it relates to supporting children in the educational environment. When Dani is not playing at work, she is playing at home with her two young children. She also enjoys yoga, photography, and downhill skiing. Dani provides OT services in the Acton school district. You can reach Dani at email@example.com.
Susan Gagner (Physical Therapist Assistant) graduated with high honors from Newbury College in Boston in 1992 with an Associates in Physical Therapy. She began her career in Pediatrics when she moved to Maine in 1998 and provided physical therapy services at Waban preschool and also worked in a public school setting. Prior to that, Sue was senior staff at John Heinz Institute of Rehabilitation in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania. There she worked with clients with cerebral vascular accidents, orthopedic impairments, traumatic brain injury and also worked on the pediatric floor. Sue is married and has 2 sons that keep her very busy with soccer and wrestling. Sue has attended courses on wheelchair seating and positioning, autism and yoga for the special needs child and the Radiant Child Yoga through Childlight. Sue also was trained in the TAAP and incorporates yoga into her treatment sessions. Sue has also assisted local elementary schools with integrating yoga into the classroom. Sue works in the York school system. You can reach Sue at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jenny Freeman (Occupational Therapist) Jenny graduated with a Masters degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of New England in 2013. During her time there she completed clinical rotations in a variety of settings including Pine Point Rehabilitation Center, Horace Mitchell Primary School, Rehabilitation Hospital of Rhode Island, and The Schwartz Center for Children in Massachusetts. She had the opportunity to experience a wide array of settings with the pediatric population (early intervention, outpatient clinic, day school, and a charter school) through her last three month clinical at The Schwartz Center for Children. It was during her time there that confirmed her passion for working with children. She has had training in manual therapy techniques, sensory integration, and completed coursework in Pediatric Neuro-Occupations which are all areas of interest for Jenny. She currently provides OT services in the Kittery School system and also works in the clinic. In her spare time Jenny loves spending time outdoors, whether it is swimming at the beach in the summer or hiking in the snow in the winter. You can reach Jenny at email@example.com.
Students, interns, students, interns, students, interns. During you time with Mainely Kidz you will meet many students as part of our mission is to provide a rich learning environment and introduce future therapists to the wonderful world of pediatric therapy!
Lily You may see Lily visiting the clinic during the week. Lily is a yellow labrador retriever that lives with Miss Kathy. Lily enjoys dog treats, taking walks and napping.
Duke Duke is our newest addition at Mainely Kidz and is our therapy dog in training. He is a yellow labrador retriever and lives with Miss Jen. Duke likes eating snacks, playing outside, walking on the East Coast Greenway and visiting with all the Mainely Kidz friends. Duke is currently in training to become a certified therapy dog.