Below is a list of the top and leading Occupational Therapists in Charlotte. To help you find the best Occupational Therapists located near you in Charlotte, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
Charlotte’s Best Occupational Therapists:
The top rated Occupational Therapists in Charlotte are:
- Susan Klemm – Carolina Kinder Development
- Mary Alice – Pediatric Advanced Therapy
- Ashley Scott – Little Wonders Pediatric Therapy
- Heidi Nejezchleb Tringali – Tringali Occupational Therapy Services
- Nanci Weil – Ayrsley Town Rehabilitation
Carolina Kinder Development
Susan Klemm created Carolina Kinder Development in 2006 to deliver a holistic approach to the head shape and developmental needs of infants through the early years. Susan has been a licensed occupational therapist since 1996. She has advanced training in Myofascial Release (MFR); torticollis; cranial band theory and use, and trauma-informed care of the premature infant.
Susan has extensive training in Anat-Baniel, Craniosacral Therapy (CST), and kinesiotaping and Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT). Susan also has presented at state and national conferences and is the fourth author on a research article in the Journal of Maternal and Child Health titled “Infant Positioning, Baby Gear Use, and Cranial Asymmetry.”
Physical, Occupational, Speech Therapy, Feeding Therapy, Cranial Therapy, Torticollis, Plagiocephaly, Brachycephaly, Tongue Tie, Tummy Time
“Everyone at Carolina Kinder is informative and very sweet to my 6-month-old. We specifically recommended to Carolina Kinder by our pediatrician for our baby’s plagiocephaly and brachycephaly and his need for a cranial band. They go above and beyond with your insurance company to make sure that you’re getting the maximum amount covered for the helmet. I would recommend Carolina Kinder to anyone in the greater Charlotte area looking for people that genuinely care about your kiddos!” – Courtney C.
Pediatric Advanced Therapy
Mary Alice started practicing Occupational Therapy in 2008 after graduating from Lenoir Rhyne University and has been with PAT since graduation. Mary has comprehensive training and certifications in Beckman Oral Motor, SOS, and SIPT Certification. Pediatric Advanced Therapy’s goal is to treat the whole child and to maximize each child’s potential. They utilize a cooperative approach by working with the child’s parents, teachers, other therapy practitioners such as school psychologists, physicians, and personnel.
Treatment focuses on a child-directed approach and emphasizes the benefit of intervention across all age groups, ranging from early intervention to adolescence.
Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, Feeding Therapy, Counseling, In-Home Therapy, Pre-School Groups
“This place is amazing! They are friendly and caring. My son had no trouble opening up to the therapists there. He loved it so much we almost couldn’t get him to leave! They let a parent stay with their child if they choose and I love that. I learn how to manage his energy creatively and direct his play positively by watching. They don’t let siblings back in the therapy rooms which really helps keep distractions down so he can focus.” – St. Clair
Little Wonders Pediatric Therapy
Ashley Scott is a registered occupational therapist, certified by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy and recognized with a Pediatric Practice Area of Emphasis. Ashley is also licensed with the North Carolina Board of Occupational Therapy. She grew up in Michigan, where Ashley completed her undergraduate and graduate studies at Saginaw Valley State University, receiving her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy degree.
Since she moved to the Charlotte area, She has been pursuing her passion for working with pediatric clients. Ashley has experience working with children of all ages and has a continued interest in sensory processing and autism spectrum disorders.
Occupational Therapy, Baby Therapy, Feeding Therapy, Speech Therapy, ADHD, Dysgraphia, Anxiety, Torticollis
“Little Wonders transformed my son and my family. I had no idea that children can be taught coping strategies so well, at such a young age for severe sensory problems.” – Beth W.
Tringali Occupational Therapy Services
Heidi Nejezchleb Tringali is an occupational therapist who specializes in pediatric school-based occupational therapy services. She works individually with children, provides support and education to families, and consultation with faculty to make sure that every child’s fullest potential is realized. She is passionate about maximizing the individual potential of each child.
Tringali Occupational Therapy Services offers services for pre-school and school-aged children with developmental delays, visual-motor deficits, fine and gross motor coordination deficits, handwriting difficulties, sensory processing disorders, Asperger’s/Autism, ADHD, and other childhood disorders.
Occupational Therapy, On-Site Individual Evaluation & Treatment, Parents & Faculty Seminars, School-Wide Programming, Consultation
“We have been thrilled with the work Heidi and her team have done with our daughter. She has made huge strides and with their help is right on track. I highly recommend them!” – Andrew B.
Ayrsley Town Rehabilitation
Nanci Weil has 15 years of experience in inpatient and outpatient occupational therapy with a focus on hand and upper extremities in the orthopedic setting. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Nanci graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science and received my post-Bachelor degree in occupational therapy from Cleveland State University in 2003.
After graduation, Nanci worked in a hand clinic in Ohio before moving to Charlotte in 2006 where she has practiced in rehabilitation and orthopedics facilities, as well as the school system. Her husband and Nanci have two lovely children, Jackson and Annabelle.
Occupational Therapy, Aquatic Therapy, Golf Rehab, Class IV Laser, Dry Needling, Running Pain and Performance, Pediatrics Program, Work Conditioning
“Staff is absolutely amazing. I had instant results and less pain for an Achilles tear. I would recommend this group of specialists to everyone.” – Cesiny A.
Shera Elliott graduated from the New Mexico State University with a major in biology and a minor in Biological Basis of Behavior & Health Care Management. Shera grew up in Los Angeles, but moved to Las Cruces for college. Shera has written for several major publications including the Albuquerque Journal and NPR. Shera is a community reporter and also covers stories important important to all Americans.