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Pediatric Therapy Team

The Johns Hopkins Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation has a pediatric therapy services team that consists of physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech language pathologists who provide rehabilitation services to children in inpatient and outpatient settings.

Our pediatric therapists assess and treat children of all ages with a variety of impairments affecting development, mobility, feeding, self-care and daily activities. We work with children to help them enhance their performance at home, school, and in the community.

Meet Our Pediatric Therapy Team

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Heather Miller, PT, DPT, PCS | Team Lead

Certifications: Board-Certified Pediatric Clinical Specialist

Expertise: neonatal and pediatric intensive care, cardiac intensive care, chronic lung care, infant development

Hallie Lenker, pediatric physical therapist

Hallie Lenker, PT, DPT | Team Coordinator

Certifications: Survivorship Training and Rehabilitation certified, Credentialed Clinical Instructor

Expertise: gait dysfunction, ankle foot orthotics, pediatric oncology, pediatric bone marrow transplant, serial casting, neuropathy

Julie Patterson, MS, OTR/L

Julie Patterson, MS, OTR/L | Clinical Specialist

Expertise: burns, feeding, oral motor skills, neonatal ICU, trauma, neurological conditions, infant development, sensory integration, autism

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Mary Ellen Davis, DPT, PT, CPTS

Certifications: Dynamic Movement Intervention: DMI Introductory Level A Certified

Expertise: burns, developmental delay, neurologic rehabilitation, oncology, orthopedics, serial casting, vestibular rehabilitation

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Megan Drews, PT, DPT, PCS

Certifications: Board-Certified Pediatric Clinical Specialist, Credentialed Clinical Instructor

Expertise: headache, neurologic rehabilitation, orthopedics, orthosis fabrication, POTS, pediatrics, vestibular rehabilitation

Holly Loosen, PT

Holly Loosen, PT

Expertise: Cystic Fibrosis, Cardiac, Pulmonary, Burns, Transplant, Trauma, Medically Complex Pediatric Patients, Neonatal ICU/ Infants

Emily Rogers, PT, DPT, CPST

Emily Rogers, PT, DPT, CPST

Expertise: Plagiocephaly, Torticollis, Developmental Delay, Oncology, Neonatal ICU/Infants

Kerry Vela, PT, DPT

Kerry Vela, PT, DPT, PCS | JHH/GWU Pediatric Physical Therapy Residency Director

Certifications: Board-Certified Pediatric Clinical Specialist, Credentialed Clinical Instructor, Dynamic Movement Intervention: DMI Introductory Level B Certified

Expertise: chronic critically ill infants, medically complex infants, neonatal ICU, torticollis, plagiocephaly, developmental delay, spinal muscular atrophy, burn management, wheelchair evaluations/specialty equipment

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Pediatric Rehabilitation Services

Our rehabilitation team works closely with pediatricians and other pediatric specialists within and outside of the Johns Hopkins medical community. We provide customized rehabilitation plans to address a wide range of symptoms and diagnoses, including delayed development, challenges with motor skills or difficulty feeding. We also have therapists specializing in certain conditions, such as pediatric cancer rehabilitation and orthopedic disorders.

Learn more about our pediatric rehabilitation services.

Locations and Referrals

We provide pediatric occupational and physical therapy at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center. Contact us to schedule an appointment or refer a patient.

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