Donna has over 30 years experience across a variety of pediatric physical therapy settings, including early intervention, teaching hospitals, outpatient clinics and even a farm (for therapeutic horseback riding / hippotherapy). In addition to being a PT at New England pediatric Services, Donna also serves as a clinical director.
She received her NDT training from Mary Quinton, PT, a renowned pioneer in neuro-developmental baby treatment. Donna brings a creative, play based approach to her therapy, following the child’s lead to engage them fully and make treatment relevant and functional. She embraces a “whole child” philosophy, striving to incorporate developmental language and cognitive activities within every therapy session.
Donna’s specialized areas of interest include the high risk infant, cerebral palsy, disturbances of gait, splinting and orthotics. She has authored several published articles and lectured on the topics of high risk infant follow-up and low-temperature orthotic design.
Donna is active in her community and serves on the mentorship advisory board of the Early Education and Intervention Network of New Hampshire.
In her free time, Donna enjoys gardening, hiking and attempting to play sports with her children.