More Than Just A Team
We are your team. We are the team that wants to see your child move and laugh and find joy. We really do care about the growth of each and every child we have the privilege of working with.
Dalton Smith, MOT, OTL
Dalton Smith has been practicing occupational therapy for 17 years. She has a masters in occupational therapy from Texas Woman's University and a Bachelors from Southern Methodist University. Dalton has a love for working with special needs children and their families, as well as with adults attempting to regain strength and abilities following neurological or orthopedic injuries to help them return to the activities meaningful to them in their lives. Dalton is trained in vestibular rehabilitation, mindfulness, sensory integration, the Handwriting Without Tears programs, for both pre-schoolers and school-aged children, Vital-Stim therapy for dysphagia/swallowing treatment, sensory based handwriting instruction, therapeutic taping, developmental orthopedics, behavioral feeding, and oral-motor/oral-motor sensory development, learning differences, rotator cuff injuries, myofascial release, and neurological rehabilitation. Dalton is the guiding vision at Therapeutic Movements.
Kim Jimenez, MOT, OT
Kim recently completed her Masters of Occupational Therapy coursework at UTMB in Galveston, and then completed her Level II fieldwork with us. She is now with us part-time. Originally from the Philippines, Kim moved to Richardson at age 13. She received her Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology from UTA. She is interested in pediatrics, neurological disorders, and exercise science. She is incredibly creative, playful, hard-working, committed, and studious. We love having her be such a great addition to our team!
Ashley Ballard, COTA
Ashley is a certified occupational therapy assistant, COTA, with over 10 years of pediatric experience across a variety of settings. Currently, we are fortunate Ashley spends some of her afternoons here with us after her "day job" as a COTA in one of the local school districts. Ashley is about to celebrate her one year anniversary with us, and her patients have loved her! Ashley enjoys spending her free time with her husband and two sweet, adorable girls, Savannah (9 years) and Baylee (8 months). Ashley's oldest daughter, once in foster care, was a former patient to Ashley. Ashley fell in love and adopted her - talk about dedication! Ashley stays up to date first hand on the most innovative pediatric therapies as both a therapist and a mom. She truly has an enormous passion for working with kids and those with special needs. We feel blessed to have her on our team!
Corey Winch, COTA
Corey was first a student with us when she completed her fieldwork to get her degree. The kids loved her, and we are so excited and thankful to have her back on staff!! Corey loves the multi-sensory and playful approach used with our kids. She enjoys helping kids build the confidence needed to grow into independent and functional adults. She comes with years of experience working with children in education and has two amazing daughters of her own. She is interested in OT throughout the lifespan and works with adults at another facility in Waxahachie when she is not here.
Melissa Goodall, LPT, Certified Yoga Instructor, Young Living Independent Distributor
Melissa received her bachelor’s in biomedical science from Texas A&M University and her Master's in physical therapy from Texas Woman’s University. As mother of a young daughter, she enjoys time with her family, travel, and working in wellness. She first developed an interest in wellness, nutrition, exercise and holistic medicine while working in the Lean Families program at Children’s Medical Center for children facing obesity. Melissa is a certified yoga instructor, a Young Living Independent Distributor, and has additional training in pilates. She has 13 years of experience as a physical therapist, mostly in pediatrics with some additional experience in adult orthopedic outpatient rehabilitation. Let us know if you are interested in pediatric yoga classes with Melissa to start here soon!
Alice Anderson, DPT
Dr. Anderson completed her entry-level physical therapy training at the University of Central Arkansas in 1982. She subsequently earned an Advanced Master of Science in Physical Therapy at Texas Woman’s University and a Doctor of Physical Therapy from AT Still University. She is a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy. After working for nearly 25 years at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas, she joined Therapy 2000, a pediatric home health agency based in Dallas. In addition, Alice enjoys providing educational presentations for area physical therapy programs and professional continuing education, as well as families with children who have special needs. Her clinical interests include working with children who have special needs and their families as well as medically complex infants/toddlers who are at risk for developmental disabilities. Another passion is to promote fitness and community integration for special populations. In her free time, Alice has volunteered for several international medical outreaches throughout Central & South America, as well as Eastern Europe. Her hobbies include reading, fitness activities, outdoor adventures, and playing with her Shetland sheepdogs, Loki and Luna.
Joanna Rodriguez, PTA
Joanna started her career in pediatrics working as a staffer for a pediatric home health company. She became passionate about children with special needs, the family stories she would hear, and the rewarding work therapists did. She decided to head back to school to become a physical therapy assistant. While working on her degree, she worked part time in respite for a child on the severe end of the autism spectrum. She loves working in pediatrics and has a special gift working with kids with even more severe needs. She grew up here in Dallas, is strong in her faith and enjoys time with her family.
Beki Ainsworth, Office Manager and Handwriting Tutor
Beki, affectionately known as Bebe, is our go-to-gal for just about everything around here. She manages the office, billing, insurance filing, and our classes and camps. She is available for handwriting and keyboarding tutoring and preschool/kindergarten readiness. She is certified in Handwriting Without Tears, Handwriting Without Tears Preschool instruction, and math and reading readiness instruction. She has extensive experience working with young children and as a preschool teacher.
Hope was originally trained as an autism service dog for a child I have known and loved for years. For more than a year now, her service had not been as necessary for this child and she had not been busy working. We are thrilled to now be putting her to work daily here at Therapeutic Movements! She is an incredible asset, motivator, and loving, loyal supporter of every child! She is able to assist in clinic sessions as well as be a physical anchor to a child learning to immerse out in the community. I have always loved my work, but things are just soooo much better when you have Hope! #HangontoHope!