Teresa Corless is a Physical Therapy Assistant with Mariposa Therapy Services. Originally from Illinois, she holds an Associate of Applied Science from Southern Illinois University She has been a practicing PTA for 31 years, treating both children and adults. With experience in skilled nursing, hospital, pediatrics, and schools, we sat down with her to learn
Mariposa’s Occupational Therapists help both children and adults live a more active and full life. Occupational Therapists help patients develop and improve fine motor skills such as handwriting and using scissors. They can also help clients learn to manage emotions and behaviors that might interfere with daily activities such as feeding, bathing and dressing. Melinda
Children who are picky eaters or have other types of feeding disorders can benefit from feeding therapy. Claire Erickson is a Speech and Language Pathologist at Mariposa Therapy Services who specializes in helping picky eaters. Claire says parents often seek help for children who were previously good eaters and will now only eat limited types
For the past two years, COVID-19 has impacted how students learn and how parents expose their children to social situations. The pandemic necessitated school closures, online learning, limited playgroups and masked faces in our communities. As a result, children of all ages have suffered from social limitations that were deemed necessary to contain the spread
Many people don’t realize that physical therapy can help with vertigo. Vertigo is the feeling of dizziness or spinning that we all feel at least occasionally, but it can become a serious and debilitating problem. If that happens, physical therapy can help those who suffer recover and improve their quality of life. Many people seek
Mariposa Therapy is dedicated to training and mentoring clinicians because we know how important it is for therapists to feel supported and connected with their colleagues. This is why we proudly offer a substantial Clinical Fellowship (CF) program that helps new Speech/Language Pathologists transition from graduate school to the working world. One of our new
Advice from a Senior SLP: Finding your First Therapist Job By Kristin Blanchard It’s your last semester of graduate school and you’ve completed exams. And now, there’s a flurry of chatter amongst your fellow “Type A” peers about their job hunt. Don’t panic! You’re in a great field and everyone, yes, everyone (even the person
Thank you, Ahwatukee Foothills News, for the great coverage of our amazing Founders, Kristin and Danielle. Hear their story about how they turned a “meeting of the moms” into a force for helping kids and adults with speech therapy, occupational therapy and physical therapy. Read the full story here.