Our Staff [Pediatric Therapy | Charlotte NC]

Tiffani Bacon
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Co-Founder, CEO, & Pediatric Physical Therapist - Kinetic Kids' Staff - pediatric therapy charlotte nc

Schools:

  • Undergraduate: Virginia Tech
  • Graduate School: Elon University

Special Credentials and/or accomplishments:

I’m most proud of being a wife to Byron and a mom to my son! They mean the world to me and I’m very grateful for their sweet, genuine, and unconditional love! I’m also proud to use my professional skills to assist those in Haiti. I was one of the first physical therapists to help with rehabilitative needs since the 2010 earthquake, and subsequently received the North Carolina Physical Therapy Association Excellence in Clinical Practice Award.

What do you like most about your career choice?

I thoroughly enjoy making an impact in children’s lives and helping to empower them with the tools, motivation, and confidence that they need to thrive within their homes, schools, and communities in general.

Personal interests and hobbies:

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and son, reading, running/exercising, painting, drawing, and baking chocolate chip cookies that are comparable to Mrs. Fields’ Cookies.




Theresa Greene Theresa

Medical Receptionist

School:

I graduated with honors with an associates degree in Science from Regents College where I also served as class president.

Special Credentials and/or accomplishments:

15 years health care office management experience

Personal interests and hobbies:

I enjoy spending time with my family and love being a band and girl scout mom.




Kelsey Eriksen -Kinetic Kids' Staff - pediatric therapy charlotte nc Kelsey

OTR/L,  Pediatric Occupational Therapist

Schools:

  • Undergraduate: Queen’s University (Canada)
  • Graduate School: D’Youville College (Buffalo, NY)

Accomplishments:

I am most proud of my experiences helping children and their families overcome challenges. I have worked in school, home, camp, hospital and clinic settings with children experiencing a variety of daily challenges. Being a part of a child and their family’s story is an honor and a very special experience.  I am also proud of my involvement in the Greater Charlotte SPCA. I volunteer and foster dogs where I have the opportunity to train dogs and help them find their forever homes. I am hoping to be able to incorporate this passion with my passion for working with children to begin to pilot animal assisted therapy with interested families.

Certifications/Specialties:

  • Handwriting Without Tears Certification
  • Zones of Regulation- Emotional Regulation Program

What do you like most about your career choice?

I love being able to help children and their families learn more about why they are struggling and provide them with the tools to grow. I love being able to use my creativity and enthusiasm to treat children with a variety of diagnosis and from a variety of backgrounds.

Personal interests and hobbies:

In my spare time I love spending time with family and friends. I enjoy running, yoga, dancing, and spending time outdoors. I like to cook, and I love to eat!




Robin Goldberg pediatric speech therapist

M.S.P., CCC-SLP; Pediatric Speech Therapist

Schools:

Received my Bachelor degree from the University of Miami and Master degree from University of South Carolina.

Special Credentials and/or accomplishments:

I have my Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. I’m also a member of the South Carolina Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

What do you like most about your career choice?

I really enjoy helping families feel confident in working with their children on their speech/language skills–both with and without a therapist. Watching the children improve is extremely rewarding.

Personal interests and hobbies:

On my free time, I enjoy water sports, traveling, reading, and spending time with my dog.




Abbey Guzek Abbey

OTR/L,  Pediatric Occupational Therapist

Schools:

I attended Duquesne University, where I received a Bachelor’s in Health Sciences and my Master’s in Science of Occupational Therapy.

Special Credentials and/or accomplishments:

I assisted in research and presented a poster presentation at the 2014 American Occupational Therapy Association Conference on spirituality and occupational therapy practice. I have completed various continuing education courses and conferences on pediatric sensory and oral motor feeding concerns, sensory integration, and yoga & mindfulness in occupational therapy practice. I also have presented an in-service presentation on yoga as an intervention in pediatric occupational therapy.

What do you like most about your career choice?

I love and feel privileged to be part of bettering the everyday lives of children and their families! It is an amazing feeling to know you made a difference in allowing a family to live their lives to the fullest through finding what works best for their child or child’s environment in order for them to develop and grow.

Personal interests and hobbies:

My favorite things are cooking, crafting, yoga, running, and my friends and family! I was a gymnastics teacher for 10 years and it is my favorite sport! I volunteer and have participated in Best Buddies International to serve as a peer mentor for an individual with an intellectual disability.




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M.S.P., CCC-SLP; Pediatric Speech Therapist

Schools:

  • Undergraduate: University of Georgia
  • Graduate School: Medical University of South Carolina

Accomplishments:

  • It Takes Two to Talk
  • Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol 

Certifications/Specialties:

  • Handwriting Without Tears Certification
  • Zones of Regulation- Emotional Regulation Program

What do you like most about your career choice?

Working with children and their families to improve their communication skills is rewarding in so many ways! I love seeing a child's face when he learns something new for the first time and the parent's pride while watching! Every day I get to play like a kid with kids-what could be better!?

Personal interests and hobbies:

In my spare time I love spending time with my family. My husband and I became parents to a wonderful baby girl in 2016. We have 5 fun, playful nephews as well. I love being outside, especially by the water. I love traveling, trying new restaurants, antiquing, exercising, and baking. 


Hannah Josephson

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PT, DPT,  Pediatric Physical Therapist

Schools:

  • Undergraduate:  Luther College
  • Graduate School:Duke University School of Medicine

Accomplishments:

I contributed to research for poster presentations at the 2017 Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, covering topics on gait interventions for spinal cord impairments and the effects of intensive rehabilitation post-stroke.

What do you like most about your career choice?

I enjoy being able to help children gain new skills, and to witness their excitement and pride once they have accomplished a new task. Children experience the world with a sense of wonder, and I am grateful to have the opportunity to experience that with them and help them discover even more about themselves.

Personal interests and hobbies:

In my spare time, I enjoy being involved in music, whether that is playing my bassoon, piano or singing. I also enjoy running, exploring the outdoors, and reading. 


Jillian Roehm

 

OTR/L,  Pediatric Occupational Therapist

Schools:

  • Undergraduate Degree: Eastern KY University
  • Graduate Degree: Texas Women's University

Special Credentials and/or accomplishments:  

  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Advanced Pediatric Therapy

Special Credentials and/or accomplishments:

  • Developed ATT program for an inner city school
  • Developed the first OT led RTI program within a school district to assist students with handwriting who did not qualify to receive formal OT sessions in the school setting
  • Assisted with the development of policies and procedures regarding OT's role in depression screening for stroke patients in an acute care setting
  • Speaker for a multidisciplinary regional conference on Stroke Rehab with emphasis on upper extremity care and treatment

What do you like most about your career choice?

I love being a part of people's journey to gaining independence and seeing potential where potential is sometimes overlooked. It is such an honor for me to watch as a client achieves their goals and as a result inspires others to keep up their hard work.

Personal interests and hobbies:

In my spare time I love to spend time with my family (which includes my husband, 2 kids, and 2 dogs), travel, hike, and do pretty much anything outside!




Laura Sharpe
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PTA,  Pediatric Physical Therapist Assistant

Schools:

I attended Central Piedmont Community College, graduating from their Physical Therapist Assistant Program.

What do you like most about your career choice?

I enjoy being a part of a child's story!  Whether it's their first step, rolling, crawling, or holding their head up, every milestone is a privilege to witness and be a part of.  Our profession offers many opportunities for creativity, teaching, learning, and problem solving, which makes our treatment sessions fun and challenging.

Personal interests and hobbies:

We have three boys and many family members in Charlotte.  I enjoy spending time with my husband, my boys, and extended family.  I enjoy hosting our family celebrations in our home, and having my super club/girl time every week!  Our family visits the beach, and the mountains every year and making those memories is another passion of mine.




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Certified Yoga Instructor

Hometown:

Charlotte, NC

Schools:

Appalachian State University

Special Credentials and/or accomplishments:

I am an RYT 200 Yoga Alliance certified yoga teacher. I am also an American Heart Association certified CPR Instructor.

What do you like most about your career choice?

Having a sister with Autism has inspired me to make a career out of helping others. As a Qualified Professional in Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities since 2012, I have provided one-on-one services, worked at the provider level, and am now a services coordinator. Hands down, the most wonderful part of my job is helping others reach their personal goals. Second to that, I enjoy the relationships I develop with members and their families.

Personal interests and hobbies:

If I'm not teaching or practicing yoga, you can find walking with my husband and our pomeranian (dog)! I also love hiking, traveling, snow skiing, and enjoying the outdoors!




Byron Bacon

Co-Founder & CFO

Hometown:

Syracuse, NY

School:

Virginia Tech

I have 21 years of professional experience in information technology - 13 years of them in financial services.




Sonia Our Furry Baby

Future Therapy Dog Extraordinaire  & Kinetic Kids’ Mascot


Thanks For Meeting Our Staff . . .

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Learn How To Play Therapeutic Variations of The JENGA Game to Build Your Child's Confidence, Self-Discovery, Coping Skills, and More...  [Free eBook]

Here's the first of a series of eBooks that we've created that focuses on turning popular board games into therapy games.  The series will include board games that are common, affordable, easy to use, and easy to find.  In this eBook, we feature the JENGA game!  You will learn to use this game in a variety of practical and therapeutic ways for:

  • Improved social skills,
  • Better communication skills,
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  • Increase self-esteem and confidence.

The following  eBook is particularly helpful for children who benefit from pediatric occupational therapy and pediatric speech therapy services:

Turn The JENGA Game Into A Powerful Therapy ToolWe hope you enjoy this activity with your family!


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