Working together as a team to promote growth and healing
Milestones Occupational Therapy strives to be a local support, resource, educator, and therapeutic tool for families and young children and infants. We work together to determine you and your child’s needs, abilities, and how to address concerns. Parents are considered important team members in this process!
how can milestones help you and your baby?
Occupational therapy’s goal is to help people to be able to engage in everyday occupations, or things we need to do, to the best of his/her abilities. Common examples of occupations for a child/infant may include : Feeding, playing, communicating, exploring/engaging in the environment, sleeping, and more.
I specialize in working with babies for pre/post frenectomy concerns, breast/bottle feeding skills, strength/coordination issues, disorders and head shaping issues such as torticollis and plagiocephaly, motor development, digestion/reflux, healthy cranial nerve function, self-regulation.
I use hands-on handling/movement and positioning techniques, therapeutic tummy time methods, oral motor skills, and in-depth parent education. I am trained in the TummyTime!™ Method which is a therapeutic approach to movement therapy in many positions to improve health, posture, movement, and connection. Therapeutic use of the TummyTime!™ approach encourages healthy nervous system function and motor development.
I specialize in assessment and treatment of babies demonstrating symptoms/diagnoses of:
Difficulty breastfeeding or bottle feeding
Pre or post frenectomy concerns
Torticollis or head turning preference
Plagiocephaly or flattened head
Difficulty passing bowels, or gassy
Weight gain concerns
Skipping milestones or taking longer to reach milestones
Poor head control
Tightness in the face or body
Preterm infants and related challenges
Fine and gross motor coordination difficulty
Crying in tummy time
Transitioning to bottles, cups, finger foods
I am owner of Milestones Occupational Therapy; a private pediatric clinic with roots in Franklin, TN and with a heart for serving the communities of greater Nashville area.
I am a licensed Occupational Therapist with a secondary degree in fine art. I am originally from Michigan where I received my Bachelors in Fine Art from Central Michigan University and subsequently my Masters of Occupational Therapy from Eastern Michigan University. I have had experiences working with a diverse population in multiple areas of Michigan and Tennessee, and have previous work history in a variety of locations including hospitals, schools, outpatient pediatric clinics, skilled nursing facilities, and within individual homes doing home healthcare.
I am a preferred local bodyworker for tongue tie, otherwise known as ankyloglossia, and the TummyTime!™ Method.
get in touch
I would love to hear from you. Please call or submit a simple message and I will be happy to reach out to you!
133 Holiday Court, Ste 210
FRANKLIN, TN 37067
To get to office once inside: Take elevator up to Floor 2, take an immediate Right down the long hallway; Suite 210 is the office suite to the Right at the very end of the long hall. My door is straight ahead/forward inside this suite.