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 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
Logan Brown (Physical Therapist) Logan graduated from Husson University with her Bachelors in Kinesiology then continued her graduate studies there earning a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in May 2016. Logan has clinical experience in outpatient orthopedics, acute care and home health pediatrics, where her heart truly lies. Logan has always enjoyed working with children, enjoyed volunteering at the MDA camps and now is making a career in pediatrics. In graduate school she had the pleasure of working with multiple infants and families to help each child reach their developmental motor milestones. She has always enjoyed sharing the journey of development and being part of the progression of children to reach their full potential and leaving her job with a smile on her face. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, exploring the outdoors through hiking or kayaking or finding a beach to relax on. Logan also enjoys travelling to visit some of her family experiencing new cultures. She is grateful to be part of the team at Mainely Kidz. Logan can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lacey Jones (Occupational Therapist) Lacey graduated from the University of Southern Maine in 2015 with a Masters in Occupational Therapy. She spent a majority of her time studying animal assisted therapy. Her passion for animals came at a young age when she began working in her Mothers dog grooming shop but it was not until she became a Mother to her son that she realized her true passion was to work with children and animals together. In order to pursue her dream of providing animal assisted therapy in her occupational therapy practice, Lacey relocated to Alburquerque, New Mexico for 3 months to study under the leader in the country for animal assisted therapy in occupational therapy. While there she worked with kids and adults of all ages and abilities to reach their occupational goals through their love of animals. She also gained experience in animal training, welfare, and best practice guidelines for working with canine cotherapists. Upon her return home to Maine she was placed with her facility therapy dog, Jaffrey, who shares Laceys love for working with children and helping them reach their greatest potential through the human animal bond. Lacey is excited to join the team at Mainely Kidz with Jaffrey where she has already begun providing animal assisted therapy. You can reach Lacey at email@example.com
Katelyn Kiermaier (Occupational Therapist) Katelyn earned her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy degree from Washington University in St. Louis, where she completed research regarding caregivers of people with stroke. She has clinical experience in outpatient neurological rehabilitation, acute inpatient mental health, and outpatient pediatrics at a clinic specializing in sensory processing difficulties. She has also worked as a personal care attendant for a young man with muscular dystrophy. She has received advanced training in handwriting , the role of OT in reading, and in the Social Thinking curriculum, and she is a Handwriting Without Tears® Level 1 Certified Handwriting Specialist. Katelyn received occupational and speech therapy as a child, and believes her OT played an integral part in helping her become the happy and functional adult she is today. Katelyns own understanding of sensory processing difficulties from a personal standpoint has fed her passion for working with children and helping them feel confident and successful. She has a Bachelors degree in English, and enjoys creative writing, reading, running, going to the beach, and playing board games. Katelyn recently moved back to Maine after having spent 5 years in St. Louis, and is excited to get back to the ocean and the state she calls home! You can reach Katelyn at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
Jaimie Dube (Rehab Aide) Jaimie graduated from the University of Southern Maine in May of 2016 with a Bachelors of Science in Health Science and a minor in Biology. Growing up she was always around children from being an assistant dance coach to babysitting. She knew that she wanted to pursue a career in pediatrics but at that time was not quite sure what that would be. Early in college she was introduced to Occupational and Physical Therapy and knew she had to work in that field. Jaimie is hoping to attend graduate school for Occupational Therapy and then become a pediatric OT. She is happy to currently be a part of the Mainely Kidz team as the Rehab Aide. You will see Jaimie passing by the waiting room, working in the MOG Kidz class and assisting therapists in their sessions. Jaimie can be reached 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.
Part time Therapists
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 part timein the clinic, helping out to cover vacations. 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. Betsy became a PCS (pediatric clinic specialist) PT in June of 2015 and becomes one of the few therapists in the State to pass this certification. 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
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!
Duke is our therapy dog in training. He is a yellow labrador retriever and lives with Miss Jen. Duke has been at Mainely Kidz since the first day he became part of Miss Jens family as a 3 month old puppy. Duke loves to greet everyone at the clinic and can often be found in Miss Jens office behind the gate resting on his bed for everyones safety in case we have concerns with allergies. Duke loves when kids stop by to see him and really loves when he can roam around the clinic greeting those that want to be and can be greeted. Duke likes eating snacks, playing outside, walking on the beach or the East Coast Greenway trail and visiting with all the Mainely Kidz friends. Duke is currently in training to become a certified therapy dog.
Jaffrey is a facility therapy dog that lives and works with Miss Lacey. Jaffrey spent the first 2 and a half years of his life in an intensive training program through Assisted Canine Training Services, also known as ACTS where he learned all the tricks of becoming a service dog. However, Jaffreys socialite personality was a clear indicator that he would prefer to spread his love to anyone and everyone who would give him a chance. In December of 2015 he completed his training and was placed with Miss Lacey in his forever home, allowing him to pursue his career as a facility therapy dog where he would have endless opportunities to brighten the days of others. Jaffrey loves attention, belly rubs, swimming and learning new tricks. In his free time around the office he enjoys greeting people and playing with Duke. When he is home he enjoys playing with his two four legged siblings and playing outside. If you see Jaffrey around the clinic, be sure to ask Miss Lacey if you can pat him, you will surely make his day.