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Monday:8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday:9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday:8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday:8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday:8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday:Closed
Sunday:Closed

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Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
Sports Medicine
Pediatric Physical Therapy
Lower Extremity Orthotics
Pediatric Occupational Therapy
Pediatric Speech Therapy
ACL Program
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About

Welcome to Saco Bay Kids Pediatric Therapy. We look forward to helping your child with their physical, occupational or speech therapy needs. Our highly trained clinical team will design a specialized plan of care that is just right for your child. Through experience, advanced clinical training and clear communication with our patients and their parents, our therapy team will assist your child in achieving their highest potential by reaching their developmental milestones for school, activity and life.

We are proud to serve you and are committed to providing an exceptional experience that promotes healing and enhances your child’s participation in desired family, community and school activities. Please call us to request an appointment today.

Our Team

Kaela Murphy, P.T., DPT

Kaela earned her bachelor's in exercise science at Saint Joseph’s College of Maine. She then went on to complete her doctorate of physical therapy at Sacred Heart University, where she graduated in 2018. Kaela specializes in treating infants with torticollis, plagiocephaly and developmental delay. She also specializes in treating neurological conditions such as spina bifida. She is an American Physical Therapy Association Member, (Pediatric Section) and serves as a clinical instructor to students. She has a strong passion for Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT), and her facility therapy dog, Denver, can always be found close by. Denver participates in many of Kaela’s sessions to provide motivation, comfort, competition, as well as sensory and social experiences for children at Saco Bay Kids.

Emily Mullen, P.T., DPT

Growing up, Emily knew she wanted to be in healthcare, she just didn’t know what type of healthcare or in what capacity. She always thought, “Life is far too amazing to not pursue what you want to do. There should not be limitations.” This thought helped guide her decision. She decided that she wanted to get those who have limitations back to doing what they love. At Quinnipiac University, Emily acquired her bachelor's degree in health science, then pursued her doctorate of physical therapy. Throughout her education, she knew her end goal was to work with kids. Emily’s passion for pediatrics grew as she volunteered for Special Olympics and Camp No Limits; two organizations that serve those with intellectual and physical disabilities/limb loss. When Emily isn’t working, she loves to enjoy the Maine outdoors, try new restaurants, travel and spend time with her family and friends.

Stephanie Hyde, M.S., CCC-SLP

Stephanie earned a bachelor's degree in linguistics and French language and literature at Boston University. She worked as a paralegal for five years before returning school to pursue a career in health care. She received a master's degree in speech language pathology from the MGH Institute of Health Professions in 2017 and completed clinical fellowship in pediatrics. She has experience providing evaluation and treatment to individuals from birth through adulthood with a variety of needs, including disorders of articulation and phonology, fluency, language, pragmatics and social language, motor speech, swallowing and feeding. Stephanie is licensed by the Maine Board of Speech, Audiology & Hearing and has certificate of clinical competency from the American Speech Language Hearing Association.

Helen Pusey, M.S., CCC-SLP

Helen earned her bachelor's degree in communication sciences and disorders at the University of New Hampshire. She then moved to Arizona where she received her master’s in speech language pathology at Arizona State University and remained in Arizona to complete her clinical fellowship before moving back to her home state of Maine. Helen holds her national certification with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and serves as a clinical mentor at Saco Bay Kids Pediatric Therapy for clinical fellows starting their career in the pediatric outpatient setting. Helen enjoys working with the many areas of communication that this field has to offer as well as the wide range of ages seen at Saco Bay Kids. Helen also works with children with feeding difficulties providing assessment and therapy and is trained in the sequential oral sensory (SOS) approach to feeding.

Lea Guise, P.T., DPT

Lea graduated from Quinnipiac University in 2014 with her doctorate of physical therapy. After taking the boards, she decided to backpack around Southeast Asia for seven months. She spent three of those months volunteering as a physical therapist at a rehabilitation center in Cambodia, working primarily with patients with spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries. Following her return to the States, she then decided to move to Colorado where she worked as an outpatient pediatric therapist at Children’s Hospital in Colorado for more than five years before joining the team at Saco Bay Kids Pediatric Therapy. Lea loves working with children of all ages and specializes in neurodevelopmental and muscle disorders, foot management (including clubfeet and limb loss), as well as concussion and vestibular rehabilitation. She is currently undergoing training in the management of pediatric pelvic health and is excited to start working with this population!

Jaimie Dube, M.S., OTR/L

Jaimie graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a master’s of science in occupational therapy in 2019. Growing up, Jaimie always knew she wanted to work with children. It was not until she job-shadowed at a pediatric outpatient facility that she knew she wanted to become a pediatric occupational therapist to work with children to help them reach their full potential. Through her graduate studies, Jaimie became very interested in the sensory system and completed a course about sensory integration in pediatrics. Jaimie enjoys being able to use a play-based approach to help children attain their goals in fun and engaging ways. In her free time, Jaimie enjoys spending time with her family and friends, going on hikes and exploring all the beautiful sights Maine has to offer.

Jennie Klieber, P.T., DPT

Jennie graduated from the University of Maine with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science and ran cross country and track. She then earned a doctorate of physical therapy in 2015 at Stony Brook University. After graduation, Jennie worked as a travel physical therapist on Cape Cod in Massachusetts before moving to Austin, Texas to begin her career as a pediatric physical therapist. In 2019, Jennie moved back to Maine to be closer to family. Due to her love of children, Jennie continued to pursue a career in pediatrics and loves being a part of the amazing team at Saco Bay Kids. She is an American Physical Therapy Association certified clinical instructor and enjoys working with kids of all ages and diagnoses. Her favorite part of the job is helping kids achieve their goals and teaching them how to have fun while doing it!

Lydia Levasseur, M.S., OTR/L

Lydia graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a master's in occupational therapy. During her graduate studies, Lydia had experiences working with adults with developmental disabilities to learn life skills, working with the elderly population at a skilled nursing facility and working with children with a variety of diagnoses. She has experience working with children ages two-18 with a variety of diagnoses, including developmental delays, Autism Spectrum Disorder and physical disabilities. Lydia is a member of the America Occupational Therapy Association. In her free time, Lydia enjoys CrossFit, exploring the outdoors, trying new restaurants and spending time with family and friends.

Rebecca Rafferty, MSOT, OTR/L

Rebecca received a bachelor's degree in sociology with a minor in psychology in 2015 and master's degree in occupational therapy in 2017 from Russell Sage College. Rebecca has a passion for pediatrics and has been working with kids in various capacities since she was in high school. She has additional training in the sequential oral sensory approach to feeding and is part of our feeding therapy team. She has been a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association since 2015, is a member of the Maine Occupational Therapy Association and is studying for board certification in pediatrics. She enjoys spending time reading and exploring the outdoors with her husband and dog.

Rebecca Lynch, OTR/L

Becca graduated from Bay Path University with a bachelor's degree in health studies and master's degree in occupational therapy. She has attended additional courses on trauma informed care and feeding therapy. She volunteered with the Veteran's Adaptive Sports and Training program for three years, gaining experience using leisure activities to promote occupational therapy skills. Becca enjoys running groups to support social and leisure activities such as art and movement and community service groups. Becca enjoys roller skating, horseback riding and spending time outside.

Jen Corbeil, P.T., DPT, MHA

Jen Corbeil is a physical therapist and the founder of Mainely Kidz, which she ran for 20 years prior to joining the Saco Bay team. After graduating with her physical therapy degree from Northeastern University, she furthered her studies with a masters in health administration at the University of New Hampshire and later completed her transitional doctorate in physical therapy. Throughout her career, she has focused on refining this multidisciplinary approach where physical, occupational and speech therapists work together to develop the best possible plan for each child at one center. Jen has attended numerous specialty trainings including neurodevelopmental therapy (NDT), neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES), sensory integration, adaptive equipment, MFR, positive behavioral support systems and in partial weight bearing gait training. Jen is an activate member of the Maine chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association and is a strong advocate for the profession.

Holly Knotowicz, CCC-SLP

Holly earned a master's degree in communication sciences and disorders from Nazareth College and national certification with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She specializes in feeding and swallowing with more than 10 years of experience. Her areas of clinical interest include behavioral, oral motor and oral sensory feeding disorders, including mealtime dynamics. She works with children who have eosinophilic gastrointestinal diseases, including eosinophilic esophagitis and working with children who have food allergies, FPIES and neurogenic disorders. She is an active participant in research, has been published in Gastroenterology Journal and is an international speaker on feeding. She enjoys traveling, spending time with family and trying new things.

Mary Sizemore, P.T., DPT

Mary earned a bachelor's degree in exercise science with a minor in psychology at the University of South Carolina and doctorate of physical therapy at Franklin Pierce University. Originally from South Carolina, Mary relocated to Maine in 2021 in order to practice at Saco Bay Kids Pediatric Therapy where she enjoys working with a wide variety of diagnoses for all ages. She has experience working with kids in center, school and hippotherapy settings as well as volunteering in adaptive surfing, expanding her passion for providing treatment that is engaging and fun. Mary enjoys spending time with friends and family, hiking and cooking.

Ashley Woodbury, M.S., CF-SLP

Ashley graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a bachelor's and master's degree in communication sciences and disorders. She has experience working with children with fluency, language, social communication, motor speech, articulation and phonological disorders. She has also completed the NH-ME Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities training program. Ashley is licensed by the Maine Board of Speech, Audiology & Hearing and is completing clinical fellowship for national certification.

Leanna Dalfonso, P.T., DPT

Leanna received a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology in 2016 from Gordon College. She worked for two years as a rehabilitation aide, where she realized she wanted to pursue a degree as a physical therapist. She earned a doctorate in physical therapy in 2021 from Husson University. Leanna has always wanted to work with children and is excited to be a part of an interdisciplinary environment. Leanna enjoys spending time with family and friends, exploring the outdoors and teaching Irish dancing in the community.

Ashley Houp, M.A., CF-SLP

Ashley attended the University of Maine and earned a bachelor's degree in communication sciences and disorders and master's degree in speech-language pathology. She is completing her clinical fellowship at Saco Bay Kids where she's gaining experience in a wide variety of pediatric communication disorders. Ashley loves working with the pediatric population and has experience in an array of disorders including articulation and phonology, language, fluency and pragmatics. She likes to travel and spend time with family and friends.

Danielle Nicoletti, OTR/L

Dani is a lifelong Maine resident and graduated from the University of New England in 2006 with a master's degree in occupational therapy. Since then, she's exclusively worked with the pediatric population. Dani provides school-based therapy to several schools servicing children from pre-k to 8th grade and uses a sensory-based approach to engage students in a fun and meaningful way. When she's not working or driving someone to soccer practice, she enjoys spending time at home with her husband and three kids.

Abigail Mills, MSOT, OTR/L

Abby received a degree in kinesiology at the University of Maine, Orono and a master's degree in occupational therapy in 2020 from Russell Sage College. She became interested in occupational therapy after volunteering with her high school's life skills classroom. During her clinical rotations, she gained valuable experience in stroke and spinal cord injury rehabilitation, as well as school-based pediatrics. She enjoys skiing the mountains of Maine as well as hiking, biking and swimming.

Brianna Shaw, MOT, OTR/L

Bri received a bachelor's degree in human development and a minor in social work in 2016 and master's degree in occupational therapy in 2020 from Rivier University. Bri has always known her future was in pediatrics. Her experience working as a behavioral health professional for five years only made her passion for pediatrics stronger. Bri has experience working with children and adolescents with various anxiety disorders, autism, emotional regulation challenges and developmental delays. She also has experience working with older adults with neurological impairments. Bri has particular interests in feeding, sensory integration and low vision and plans to expand her knowledge in these areas. She loves to incorporate fun, interactive and meaningful activities into her sessions that are unique to each patients in order to help them achieve their goals.
All Services

Physical Therapy

  • Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
  • Cancer Rehabilitation
  • Pain Management
  • Pre-/Post-Operative Care
  • Incontinence Therapy
  • Obesity / Bariatric Care
  • Pelvic Therapy
  • Personalized Orthopedic Weight Reduction Program (POWR)

Sports Medicine

  • Sports Medicine
  • ACL Program
  • Concussion Management
  • Performing Arts / Dance Rehabilitation

Pediatric Therapy

  • Pediatric Physical Therapy
  • Pediatric Occupational Therapy
  • Pediatric Speech Therapy
  • Congenital/Neuro/Autism Services
  • Feeding Dysfunction Program
  • Sensory Integration
  • Social Thinking Program
  • Dysfunctional Voiding

Prosthetics & Orthotics

  • Lower Extremity Orthotics
  • Cranial Helmets

Work Health

  • Injury Prevention

Care Delivery

  • Telerehab
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