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Pediatric Physical Therapy

Pediatric physical therapy helps children with their ability to perform or improve gross motor movements like walking, running, and jumping. Our team specializes in helping babies, kids, and teens who have balance/coordination disorders, weakness and limited endurance, orthopedic and biomechanical issues, post-surgical needs, voiding dysfunction, or gait abnormalities, or who need wheelchair, assistive device, orthotic, or prosthetic assessment and training.

We’ll evaluate your child and design a treatment plan to address his or her specific needs. Best of all, our physical therapists know how to make therapy sessions fun! Your child’s therapy might include playing ball games, climbing ladders, swinging, or swimming.

Providers

  • Physical Therapy

    Biography

    Lauren Cherwin, DPT has worked in pediatrics in a variety of settings including NICU, outpatient, acute care and early intervention, as well as school-based settings. Her primary focus has been on the under 3 population as well as the neonatal ICU. She has her neonatal touch and massage certification and is trained in infant-driven feeding. Lauren recently completed the IGNITE program through NANT (national association of neonatal therapists) and has become certified in the general movement assessment which is a tool used for early detection of cerebral palsy. 

    Lauren earned her doctorate in physical therapy from Duke University in North Carolina. She enjoys spending time with her family and gardening in her spare time. 

    Favorite Book or Therapy Toy: Goodnight Moon

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Physical Therapy

    Biography

    Jeni Cook, PT specializes in outpatient orthopedic physical therapy with additional specialized training in pelvic floor rehabilitation. She treats men, women, and children for general orthopedic conditions as well as musculoskeletal pelvic conditions including bowel and bladder incontinence, constipation, prolapse, pre- and post-surgical strengthening, pelvic pain, and pregnancy and postpartum related conditions.  

    Jeni earned a bachelor's degree in physical therapy at the University of Vermont.


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    Accepting new patients
  • Physical Therapy

    Biography

    Mary Kay Hausladen Foley, PT, GCFP, CHTP/I has advanced certifications in Feldenkrais, Healing Touch, manual therapy, and Pilates. Mary Kay treats women, men, and children with orthopedic and neurologic diagnoses, specializing in treatment of the spine, temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ), and muscle tension headaches. She utilizes an integrated approach to treating people in a holistic manner. 

    Mary Kay earned her bachelor's degree in physical therapy at the University of Missouri.


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    Biography

    Jesse Foster, DPT, OCS, SCS, ATC, specializes in adult and pediatric sports injury, post-op surgical rehabilitation for knee, shoulder, hip, and ankle. He also treats general orthopedic and musculoskeletal conditions from headaches to patellofemoral pain as well as spine dysfunction. He has worked at the high school and college level, and has provided sports medicine coverage for Winter X Games and US National Championships for mountain biking. He is also ImPACT Trained Athletic Trainer and is part of the Wood River Valley concussion management team.    

    Jesse earned a bachelor's degree in athletic training and a master's degree in physical therapy at the University of New Mexico. He completed a doctorate degree in physical therapy at Temple University. 


  • Pediatric Physical Therapy

    Biography

    Shanna Herman, PT, DPT specializes in equipment needs, including custom wheelchairs and early mobility through the Go-Baby-Go program. She has expertise in serial casting and splinting to help improve orthopedic conditions as a result of spasticity or impaired tone. Shanna also frequently works with patients needing post-acute neurologic rehabilitation after a traumatic brain injury or concussion, often using state-of-the-art bodyweight supportive equipment for balance re-education and/or gait training. She supports patients in both the inpatient and outpatient settings.

    In her free time, Shanna volunteers with the Challenged Athletes Foundation. She loves empowering people with physical challenges to participate in and enjoy physical activity with their peers and families.

    Shanna earned her bachelor's degree in kinesiology from Lewis Clark State College, and her doctorate in physical therapy from the University of the Pacific. An Idaho native, she enjoys hiking, camping, and golfing.

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    Accepting new patients
  • Pediatric Physical Therapy

    Biography

    Joe Hill, PT, DPT, PCS is a board certified clinical specialist in pediatric physical therapy. He loves helping children reach their full potential so they can play and enjoy a meaningful life with their families and friends. 

    While Joe treats children of all ages and with all conditions, he has spent significant time focusing on optimizing outcomes in infants with torticollis and plagiocephaly. He loves helping these little babies grow, develop, and eventually have no further need for his services. 

    Joe enjoys working with children with special needs including cerebral palsy, spina bifida, genetic syndromes, and other neuromuscular conditions. Prior to coming to St. Luke’s, he participated as a treating therapist for a clinical trial, studying therapy intensity for children with cerebral palsy. While participating, he received special training in performing the Gross Motor Function Measure (GMFM), an outcome measure to track and compare progress of children with cerebral palsy.

    Joe’s professional motto: “The way you see a child is the way you treat them, and the way you treat them is who they will become.”

    Joe earned his bachelor's degree in exercise science from Brigham Young University and his doctor of physical therapy from Eastern Washington University. Outside of clinical treatment, he enjoys mountain biking, reading, gardening, and playing games with his wife and kids.  

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    Accepting new patients
  • Pediatric Physical Therapy

    Biography

    Holly Hubbard, PT, DPT enjoys working with children of all ages and abilities and has training in reflex integration, toe walking, pediatric gait, and wheelchair seating and mobility. She enjoys the challenges of her job and helping kids play and reach their potential. 

    Holly earned her bachelor's degree in health science from Boise State University and her doctorate of physical therapy from Eastern Washington University. In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her family and friends. 

    Favorite Therapy Toy: the bolster swing.

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    Accepting new patients
  • Pediatric Physical Therapy

    Biography

    Skila Jennings, PT specializes in treating infants and children in the 0-3 age range. She also assists with sports medicine and home health, and is a clinical instructor for physical therapy and physical therapy assistant students.

    Skila earned a bachelor's degree in general studies with an emphasis in natural sciences, as well as a master's degree in exercise science from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. She completed a master's degree in physical therapy at Angelo State University.

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    Accepting new patients
  • Pediatric Physical Therapy

    Biography


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  • Physical Therapy

    Biography

    Sky Pajak, MS, PT is a physical therapist at the Cystic Fibrosis Center of Idaho and has worked as a pediatric physical therapist and an early intervention therapist. She has experience in both home and inpatient care settings.

    After working with pediatric patients with CF and attending the Cystic Fibrosis Boot Camp, she became more interested in the complex care of CF patients and was able to bring physical therapy to the CF clinic.

    Sky earned her bachelor's degree in exercise science and her master's degree in physical therapy both from the University of Montana. She is an avid rafter, skier, and loves camping and hiking with her family.

    Favorite Therapy Toys: ones without batteries that make noise forever.

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    Accepting new patients
  • Physical Therapy

    Biography

    Katie Quaglia, PT has a special interest in pediatric physical therapy and outpatient neurologic rehabilitation following brain injury, spinal cord injury, and stroke. She is especially passionate about working with patients with torticollis, movement disorders, and developmental delay.   

    Katie earned her doctorate degree in physical therapy at the University of Utah.


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    Accepting new patients
  • Physical Therapy

    Biography

    Jill Steinmetz, MPT specializes in acute care pediatric physical therapy, including both in-patient and home care settings. She also works with children with cancer diagnoses, and serves on a multi-disciplinary team at a monthly spina bifida clinic. She currently serves as the clinical program coordinator for pediatric rehabilitation.

    Jill earned her bachelor's degree in exercise and sport science from the University of Wyoming, and her master's in physical therapy from the University of North Dakota. In her free time, she enjoys playing sports, hiking, mountain biking, and volunteering.

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    Accepting new patients

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