The Therapy Spot is proud to announce that our own Michelle Tisi & Phyllis Lepre Reischmann have both completed their certifications in Kinesiology Taping for Pediatrics. With their required coursework now finalized, their both excited about the possibility of implementing pediatric kinesiology for any parents who are searching for this technique for their children.
See below for further background information on both Michelle & Phyllis:
Phyllis Lepre Reischmann, P.T., CIMI, IMC
Licensed Physical Therapist Executive Director
Phyllis graduated from the School of Allied Health Professions, SUNY @ Stony Brook in 1983 with a B.S. in Physical Therapy, receiving The Award for General Excellence in Physical Therapy from the School of Allied Health Professions and the Award of Excellence from The Long Island District American Physical Therapy Association. She has held positions as both a Staff and Senior Physical Therapist at The Burke Rehabilitation Center of White Plains, New York, having the opportunity to advance skills in the area of evaluation and treatment of adult neurological, rheumatology, cardiac, pulmonary, spinal cord and head trauma patients, as well as, out-patient treatment and evaluation of patients with neck and back pain and impairment, shoulder pain and impairment, knee injuries and post-surgical patients. She was instrumental in developing staff training programs for the use and implementation of objective, measurable evaluation tools including The Functional Ambulation Profile (FAP), and involved with the development of The Sports Screening Program, designed to assess and implement programs for prevention of injury in young athletes. Since 1986, Phyllis has focused her clinical expertise in the area of Pediatrics. She has held positions as Coordinator of Physical Therapy Services at the Association for Children with Learning Disabilities (Early Intervention Center), Staff Physical Therapist with St. Charles Hospital and Rehabilitation Center (Home-based Early Intervention and Preschool), Home-Care Physical Therapist with ABLE Healthcare Service and GENTIVA Health Care.
Phyllis began a long time association with O’Connell, Selig and Associates, LLP began in the mid 1990’s providing home-based early intervention services, pre-school services and school based Physical Therapy Services. During this time she has been involved with the development of programs emphasizing a team approach to helping school aged children reach their full potential in the school/learning environment. She has developed programs including: Gross Motor Curriculum for Kindergartners (a functionally based curriculum shared with teachers on an informal in-service bases to be used in the classroom), Co-Developed the Learning Through Movement program which was designed for use in the classrooms to aid in the collaborative efforts of both teacher and therapists focusing on the whole child. It has been successfully implemented in local school districts, enhancing the success of inclusion and life skill programs. In October of 2003, Phyllis was named the Director of Clinical Services for O’Connell, Selig and Associates, LLP. The Therapy SPOT, PLLC grew from this foundation.
Phyllis proudly provides physical therapy services to those ranging from birth through adult. She prides herself on the treatment of Torticollis in infants and on treatment of the medically fragile and multiply handicapped infants and young children. She is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor and Interactive Metronome Certified.
Phyllis is dedicated to the growth and development of the field of Physical Therapy and in reaching out to the communities that she serves. She is co-lecturer and author of P.T. and O.T. In The Learning Environment, an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association and Special Section on Pediatrics and Sports Physical Therapy. She also is involved with local youth sports programs serving as a trainer and coach and Sports Physical Therapy. She has also coached and trained students to participate in local Special Olympic Games.
Provided with a strong background in evaluation and assessment, and over 25 years of clinical hands-on treatment experience, Phyllis prides herself on an eclectic approach to the treatment of her patients. This includes a strong “team approach” to care, focusing on the “team captain”………………….THE PATIENT.
Michelle Tisi, OTR/L
Licensed Occupational Physical Therapist
Michelle graduated from the University of Hartford with a Bachelors of Science in Occupational Therapy in 2006. She has extensive experience working with children with autism across the spectrum, including training in Applied Behavior Analysis. Michelle has her certification in kinesiology taping for pediatrics. She is also a certified Children’s Yoga Teacher.
Kinesio Taping Practitioner Near Me
Common questions regarding this procedure include:
- What does kinesiology tape actually do?
- What is the best kinesiology tape?
- How long can I leave kinesiology tape on?
For answers and opinions about kinesiology taping, you can reach out to a kinesio taping practitioner near me here at The Therapy Spot. Please visit our request an appointment page and schedule your appointment today!