"Working with Amy & Lisa never felt like work, we ALWAYS share tons of laughs. They developed a plan using my strengths and concerns to customize goals for me. They knew the functions I “wanted” to get back to: cleaning and cooking for my family, driving, typing…so they did what they do best, sneak in their invaluable occupational therapy skills into fun, relatable tasks. Don’t take my word for it; try not to have fun with these two gals when you start your home exercises!"
"When I first started therapy I could not walk or move my right arm. Therapy has greatly helped me and over the past few years I have gained the ability of being able to walk with a brace and cane. I can also slightly move my right arm which I was told that I would never be able to do. Amy and Lisa are a joy to work with and I have greatly enjoyed having them help me get small amounts of my independence back."
"I have greater range of motion and functional use of shoulder, arm and hand: fine motor skills including buttoning,lacing shoes, putting on makeup, folding laundry, washing and putting up dishes, picking up coins, and more. I try to maintain these gains by practicing some of Amy and Lisa’s homegrown exercises as I continue my rehab from home."
"My therapy is always a work in progress and I always look forward to seeing Amy and Lisa. Working out with other people who know what it’s like to have had a stroke is encouraging and keeps us going."
Together, Amy and Lisa created this series to keep individuals motivated as they are going through a tough time after a life changing event or diagnosis. Their goal is to keep therapy light and fun, offering new and creative ways to improve function.
Amy graduated with a Bachelors’ in Occupational Therapy from Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT. She has worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings for 15 years with a focus in neuro rehabilitation. She is certified and trained in the SaeboFlex/Reach, Bioness H200, Interactive Metronome and kinesiotaping. Amy’s hobbies include exercise, golf and spending time with her husband and 2 daughters.
Lisa graduated with a Masters in Occupational Therapy from American International College in Springfield, MA. She has worked in inpatient and outpatient settings for over 10 years working with a mix of orthopedic and neurological conditions. She is a certified brain injury specialist (CIBT), passionate about holistic health and wellness and is trained and certified in the SaeboFlex. She enjoys exercising, hiking and spending time with her husband and 2 sons.