Kerry L. Walsh, PT, MS – Kerry graduated from Springfield College in 1995 with a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy. She specializes in treating children with a variety of diagnoses including Torticollis, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Cerebral Palsy, Sensory Integration Disorders, developmental delay, and various other neurological and orthopedic conditions at our Toms River location. Kerry utilizes her 20 years of experience with a concentration in the 0-3 population. Kerry practiced in a wide variety of pediatric settings including NICU, acute care, home based Early Intervention, outpatient, and long term care rehabilitation. In addition she has worked at Children’s Specialized Hospital in Toms River, NJ and continues to serve at a co-facilitator of their Autism Support Group. She utilizes both clinical expertise and extensive course work in NDT,MFR, Craniosacral Therapy and Sensory Integration to provide her patients with comprehensive manual care. Kerry has been the guest speaker at several conferences for early childhood educators and most recently was a co-presenter for “Evaluation and Treatment of the Child with Autism” at the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), the Pediatrics Section of the APTA, as well as the New Jersey Physical Therapy Association. Kerry is active in her community and has served as the assistant director of Maternal Wings Charity for Expectant Mothers since its inception in 2007. In addition she utilizes her experience as the parent of a child with Autism to assist other parents embarking on the journey. She recently became a published author in 2014 of a book called “Stars – Social Skills Training and Readiness Skills” which is a FUNctional Multi-sensory Group Approach to Enhancing the Social Skills of Children with Autism and Other Special Needs. Go to Amazon.com to order your copy today. Congratulations Kerry!
Karen J. Schechter, PT / TMJ Specialist – Graduated from Daemon College in 1989 majoring in physical therapy with a minor in Biology and Psychology. Karen has over 27 years experience as a physical therapist, instructor and clinical coordinator in multiple clinical settings of outpatient orthopedics, home care, school based therapy, and pediatrics. Karen has obtained a specialization from UMDNJ for orofacial and TMJ disorders and has experience in rehabilitation of bowel and bladder dysfunction. She has a focus of manual soft tissue techniques and myofascial release. Karen is a proud member of the American Physical Therapy Association(APTA), Orthopedic Section of the APTA and Pediatric Section of the APTA.
What is Pediatric Physical Therapy?
aid in the child’s progress. Therapists work very closely with families/caregivers to implement various treatment techniques to carry over within the home or community environment in order to maximize functional gains.