Greetings and welcome to our website! As you already know, my name is Kristin and I am a registered Occupational Therapist. I received my Bachelors of Science/Masters of Science Cum Laude and with Departmental Honors in 2006 from the weekend program at Dominican College of Blauvelt. I have 12 years experience, the majority of that being in the area of pediatrics.
Since graduating I have worked in many pediatrics settings including Long Island school districts and the Department of Education with children ages K-8. I have worked in several sensory based clinics throughout Long Island and Westchester. In addition to conducting early intervention and preschool treatments throughout Northern Westchester.
As well as an Occupational Therapist, I am also a Mom of 3 children age 6, almost 4 and 21 months.
My youngest son was born with congenital clubbed feet, a condition that prior to his birth I didn't know much about. His feet were repaired through weekly casting, a bilateral tenotomy and now the use of a restrictive lower extremity brace.
Bracing began with 23 hours a day wearing schedule and over the course of several months has been reduced to nighttime wear only for the next 5 years. At 6 months old the therapist in me noticed that he was not rolling to the right (only the left) and had decreased awareness to his right side. The first time he found his hand he was only lifting and moving his left arm and hand. When I placed him into his highchair he always seemed to slouch to the left. These observations prompted me to begin the process of Early Intervention as well as obtain private Physical Therapy to address this concern.
Kristin Ciorra MS, OTR/L
Owner and Chief Instructor
Physical therapy began at 6.5 months old and although I am an OT, I was no longer the therapist in this case but the Mommy. This role has had an immense impact on me as a mother and therapist and has further inspired my practice. I now can see things from both perspectives and believe that is a huge asset to my practice going forward. Through his treatments, it drove home even more than before how extremely important building a strong foundation is to a child's future success. As a result, I have chosen to combine my experience as a mother together with my experience as an occupational therapist to assist those in my community to provide their children with as many Sense-sational Fun-damentally rich experiences as I possibly can!
I hope that you will join me on this journey so that I can share with you my expertise, experiences and drive to make a difference!
Kristin MS, OTR/L