Amy Lerma has recently joined our team of physical therapists at Easterseals Crossroads. We are so happy to have her as a member of our children’s service professionals; she is highly qualified, ready and excited to work with our families!
Physical therapy for children can help build muscle strength and flexibility; improve coordination and balance; and develop the control needed for movement. At Easterseals Crossroads, we work with families to create plans to develop motor skills that are important for a child’s success at home, school and in the community.
Amy is a pediatric physical therapist with over six years of experience. She is a graduate of Purdue University and she received her doctorate from Midwestern University. She is passionate about helping children reach their full potential; her experience in orthotics along with her training in NDT and First Steps credentials all combine to help her families achieve their goals.
Amy began her career in 2012. She has worked in a variety of settings such as outpatient orthopedic adult and pediatrics, hospital settings (outpatient and inpatient) and long-term care facilities. She has also worked in First Steps, which really allowed her to understand the therapy path many children take. All this has helped her shape the way she facilitates her therapy sessions.
Amy is excited to be part of the Easterseals Crossroads team because she had always heard great things about what we do from families and other therapists. She believes our team approach with occupational therapists and speech-language pathologists are an essential part of pediatric therapy.
“Children can often be involved in therapy for an extended period of time. Having a great relationship with your therapist or therapists can make a huge difference in outcomes. I am honored to be an advocate for my kids and my families.
At Easterseals Crossroads, we have access to a tremendous amount of resources that can help our families achieve their therapy goals. Additionally, we offer community activities such as summer camps and respite night outs that serve as a great adjunct to therapy.”Amy Lerma