Our occupational therapists are passionate in making a difference in our clients' lives. Our goal for our clients is to promote greater independence in age appropriate skills to successfully participate within their environments. Our staff includes registered and licensed occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants. Come grow with us and become part of our Charleston Pediatric Rehabilitation family.
Ashton Webb has been an occupational therapist since September 2012. In 2012, she graduated from Lenoir-Rhyne University with her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy. Before that, she graduated from East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science in Health Services Management. She has worked with the geriatric population in the long-term care setting for 2 ½ years. Recently, she has changed her career focus to working with children. Ashton enjoys working with children and is continually pursuing continuing education to further her career development as a pediatric therapist.
Alli is from Kingsport, Tennessee originally. She attended the College of Charleston and graduated with a Bachelor's of Science in Exercise Science in 2013. After that, she spent a year as a ABA line therapist in Charleston. In 2014, she moved back to Tennessee to attend the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and received her Doctorate of Occupational therapy in 2017. Following graduation, she moved back to Charleston and worked in a pediatric home health setting. She began with CPR in May 2019. Alli loves to go to the beach, spend time with friends and family, cook, and play basketball.
Brittany was born and raised in Charleston, SC area. She received her Associates of Applied Science - Occupational Therapy Assistant from Trident Technical College in 2015. She is licensed by South Carolina and certified nationally by NBCOT. She has worked with children of many ages from 3 months up through teens both in homes and in outpatient clinic settings. Brittany is extremely passionate and has a background in working with children for 10 years. She has 5 years experience as an Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) Therapist working with children on the Autism Spectrum. During this time, she discovered Occupational Therapy and grew to immediately love the profession.
She has taken many pediatric continuing education courses including: Practical Sense in Sensory Integration by Julia Harper, Sensory Integration Intensive by Jeannette Burpee, and Creating a Practice of Using Breath for Play and Healing by Irene Ingram, Recent Advances in Autism Spectrum Disorder by Laura Carpenter, and Guiding for Dynamic Competence: Tools and Techniques to Support Parents, Caregivers and Therapist in Guiding Children with ASD, ADHD, and Sensory Integration Disfunction to Success by Rebecca Doolittle McFalls.
In her free time, Brittany loves spending time with her family and friends, reading, traveling, and playing with her dog, Luke. She is an avid football fan and loves the Carolina Panthers.
Hannah was raised in the Charleston, SC area. After completing a business internship her junior year of college, she realized that a desk job was not her calling. She learned about the profession of occupational therapy while observing in local hospitals and outpatient clinics. After college, Hannah moved back to South Carolina to attend the Medical University of South Carolina where she received her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy. She enjoyed all of her courses but seemed to gravitate towards the pediatric realm. While in graduate school, she spent time working with kids in a school system, a pediatric outpatient clinic, and a constraint-induced movement therapy camp. Her business plan focused on the importance of exercise/recess in the school system.
Since graduation, Hannah has been providing occupational therapy services to children throughout the Lowcountry in the school, home, and outpatient settings. She loves being able to use "play" as a way to help children reach their goals. She is certified by NBCOT and licensed by the state of South Carolina. Hannah continually seeks to widen her knowledge base by attending relevant continuing education courses. Some of the courses she has attended include Practical Sense in Sensory Integration, Sensory Integration Intensive, Visual Rehabilitation for Pediatrics - Seeing the Whole Picture, Creating a Co-Teaching Model with Teachers for Handwriting in the 21st Century Classroom, and Executive Functioning Tips and Strategies. Hannah spends her free time going on adventures with her husband and children, taking walks with her dog, and traveling.
Jennifer was born and raised in Austin, Texas. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Baylor University and her Master of Occupational Therapy from Texas Woman's University. She is certified by NBCOT and licensed by the state of South Carolina. Her pediatric clinical experience includes working at outpatient clinics in both Texas and South Carolina, as well as providing services to children with complex cognitive and physical disabilities in a charter school setting.
Jennifer has always loved working with children and enjoys working with both the sensory and neuromotor populations. Her special interests include feeding therapy, neurological disabilities, and sensory processing difficulties. Some specialty courses she has attended include Beckman Oral Motor Protocol, SOS Approach to Feeding, Talk Tools Feeding Therapy, Practical Sense in Sensory Integration, Brain Gym, A Fresh Approach to Torticollis, Handwriting Without Tears, Myofascial Release, and Therapeutic Listening. Jennifer has a passion for learning novel treatment techniques and is informally trained in aquatic therapy, NDT, and serial casting. In her free time, Jennifer enjoys running, taking trips to the beach with her husband, and entertaining her yellow lab, Bluebell.
Jess Fay is originally from Hazlet, New Jersey. She attended Clemson University and completed a Bachelors of Science degree. After college, she moved back home and started working as an ABA therapist being trained by Dr. Carbone and his staff. She missed the south so much, she moved to Charleston, South Carolina and continued working as an ABA therapist in the Charleston public school system as well as home care for the next 10 years. Wanting to further her education she attended Trident Technical College and completed their COTA program. She graduated in May 2017 and began working at CPR in August 2017. In her free time, Jess loves sailing, hiking and playing kickball with her friends.
Karena is the lead pediatric occupational therapist at our North Charleston Clinic. She graduated with her master's degree in occupational therapy from the University of New Hampshire in 2014. She has experience working with children with various diagnoses and is motivated to promote engagement and participation through play. She specializes in aquatic therapy, kinesiotaping, reflex integration, sensory integration, social thinking and is certified in the interactive metronome. Karena is passionate about
learning new techniques to enhance her clinical skills as well as educating and supporting colleagues and students. In her free time, she enjoys spending time exploring Charleston and adventuring with her two dogs.
Although originally from southern Germany, Lorena has lived in Charleston, SC since she was 8 years old. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Biological Sciences with a minor in the Spanish language from Clemson University in 2015. After graduating from Clemson, Lorena wanted to take a year-long break from schoolwork, so she spent a year working at the front office for Charleston Pediatric Rehabilitation (CPR). During this time, she gained knowledge of the administrative aspects of pediatric rehabilitation and grew to love our company. Lorena went on to attend the Medical University of South Carolina and graduated with a Master's degree in Occupational Therapy in 2018. Lorena loves being around kids and always knew she wanted to work with the pediatric population, which is why she found her perfect fit here at CPR as an occupational therapist. In her free time, she enjoys taking pictures with her camera, visiting her family overseas, and soaking up the sun on Folly Beach.
Michael graduated from Gannon University with a Bachelor's Degree in Occupational Therapy in 1997. He is certified by NBCOT and licensed by the State of South Carolina. Michael's career has been dedicated to improving the lives and independence of the children and families he serves. His career has taken him to Massachusetts, Ohio, Georgia, and Pennsylvania where he was a lead therapist for an aquatic rehabilitation program. Michael then found himself in sunny Charleston where he founded Charleston Pediatric Rehabilitation in 2001. His vision for CPR is to facilitate a team of interdisciplinary pediatric therapists committed to providing innovative, child-focused care that promotes independence and success for the children of the Lowcountry. Michael is married to his wife Andrea and has two children, Finn and Adelaide. He enjoys hunting, fishing, and playing hockey.
Rachel was born and raised in the greater Atlanta area. She received her Bachelor's of Science in General Health Studies at the University of Alabama and her Master's of Health Science in Occupational Therapy from Augusta University (Medical College of Georgia). She is certified by NBCOT and is licensed by the states of South Carolina and Georgia. While in graduate school, she gained pediatric clinical experience working in an outpatient clinic, hippotherapy, and aquatic settings, and at a camp for children with traumatic brain injuries. After becoming an occupational therapist, Rachel worked in an outpatient pediatric clinic in Atlanta for almost two years. Rachel has completed continuing education in the following areas: multidimensional strategies for sensory processing difficulties, developing effective sensory diets, integrating sensory and motor learning, pediatric yoga, treating oppositional and uncooperative behavior, and comprehensive evaluation and treatment of the child with Cerebral Palsy. Rachel loves being a pediatric OT because she gets to build relationships with kids and help them gain strength, function, and independence. In her free time, Rachel enjoys being outdoors, running, hiking, going to the beach, and spending time with friends and family.