More Than Therapists
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 received her Master of Occupational Therapy from Texas Woman's University in 2002 after completing her undergraduate work at Southern Methodist University. Dalton has a love for working with special needs children and their families. As a mother of three, she has made it her mission to help families overcome everyday challenges so that they can experience joyful and meaningful time together. 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 brings 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 became a certified occupational therapy assistant, COTA, in 2007. Ashley has worked for the public schools, in home health, and is excited to dedicate herself full-time to the outpatient pediatric setting. Ashley enjoys spending her free time with her husband and two daughters. As a special needs mom, Ashley knows the importance of staying up-to-date on the most innovative pediatric therapies both as a therapist and in her own daily life. No challenge is too great for Ashley. She shows enormous passion for working with kids and those with special needs as she sees amazing potential in every child she serves.
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!
Renita Hall, LPTA, RMT
Renita is a Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant with over 25 years of physical therapy experience. Renita has worked in a variety of settings with adults, children, and their families. While she enjoys working with all age groups, she has found working with her pediatric patients the most rewarding. Renita has also been a Registered Massage Therapist for more than 20 years and has enjoyed tremendous success applying those skills with children who are challenged by abnormal muscle tone or limited range of motion. In her free time, Renita enjoys relaxing with her family and friends and traveling whenever she can.
Rhoni Golden, MPT, Parent Advocate
Rhoni has worked as a physical therapist treating the brain and spinal cord injury population for over 21 years. She is also a special needs mom who has spent the last 13 years navigating the complex web of care for her own son. Throughout her journey in caring for her son, Rhoni has never lost sight of the fact that life is meant to be joyful, and she works daily to facilitate happiness and normalcy for herself, her husband, and all three of her children.
Rhoni has always acted as a strong advocate for her patients by guiding them through the complex world of healthcare services and insurance reimbursement. Her talent for diplomatic yet zealous advocacy has been featured in publications such as the Lakewood Advocate, Thrive Magazine and Live Happy Magazine.
Parent Roadmapping is a new service that Rhoni will be offering at Therapeutic Movements. Parents can book consultations for individualized guidance on how to best plan their child’s care. From specialist referrals to navigating insurance coverage to school advocacy and long-term planning, Rhoni can draw on her professional and personal background to help you find a path that feels right for your child and your 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 Dalton has known and loved for years. For more than a year now, her service has not been as necessary for this child and she has found herself with extra time on her paws. We are thrilled to 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!