My Love of Learning

As breifly mentioned in Meet Karyn, in 1989 I became a certified athletic trainer (ATC) and in 1990 I received my Masters Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Miami, Florida.  I have been practicing in the field of pediatrics since graduation.  I began treating my patients with an NDT (neurodevelopmental techniques) approach and became NDT certified in 1995.  I was introduced to Sensory Integration early in my career and started incorporating some of these techniques.  I found I could get better results when I combined the techniques, thus leading me towards a whole body treatment approach.  I became SIPT (Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests) certified in 1997 and began specializing in children with autism or sensory processing disorders.  I became trained in the Alert Program for Self–Regulation, Sensory Defensiveness (Brushing Program), Therapeutic Listening and CranioSacral Therapy (CST)

In 2005 I opened my private practice, The Body Network, where I specialize in treating infants and pregnant families.   At this same time I began working in a NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit).   I worked in the NICU for over 9 years, where I became certified as a Neonatal Developmental Care Specialist by NANN, received the Neonatal Touch and Massage Certification, and became both Techniques and Diplomate certified in CranioSacral Therapy.  

Certifications

Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC)

Masters Degree in Physical Therapy (MSPT)

NDT (Neurodevelopmental Techniques)

SIPT (Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests)

Alert Program for Self–Regulation

Sensory Defensiveness (Brushing Program)

Therapeutic Listening

CEMI Infant Massage Instructor

Neonatal Developmental Care Specialist by NANN

Neonatal Touch and Massage Certification

Techniques and Diplomate certified in CranioSacral Therapy

NOMAS certified

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