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Pediatric Therapy

Bozeman Health Pediatric Therapy

Address: 1600 Ellis Street, Unit 1A
Phone: 406-414-4675 Fax: 406-414-4689

Our Experienced Therapists

Christa Drab, CCC/SLP

Christa Drab, M.S., CCC-SLP, graduated from Idaho State University with a master’s of science in speech language pathology. She has extensive experience working with newborns to adolescents as a speech-language pathologist. Her specialties include infant feeding, autism, receptive/expressive language delays, pragmatic/social use of language, oral motor skills, apraxia, auditory processing, rib cage management for breath support, and feeding aversions.

Madison Groneck, MOTR/L

Madison Groneck, MOTR/L graduated with her master degree in occupational therapy from Western Michigan University in 2010. Since then she has practiced exclusively with children, birth to twenty-one years of age. Madison has experience in various clinical settings: private outpatient clinics, hospital based outpatient, acute inpatient rehabilitation, pediatric intensive care, and level four neonatal intensive care. Her professional experience includes treating the child with neurological conditions, sensory processing difficulties, and developmental delay.

Kimberlee Raynovich, MSPT, PCS

Kimberlee Raynovich, MSPT, PCS, earned her physical therapy degree from Columbia University in 1998 and became a Board Certified Pediatric Specialist (PCS) in 2009. Kimberlee has advanced training working with pediatric pelvic floor dysfunction, treatment of the ribcage and spine, gait impairments, and pulmonary issues. She has also completed coursework in advanced manual therapy in order to further her skills with complicated orthopedic issues. Kimberlee is currently a board member in her state chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association. Kimberlee is proud to be a member of the Bozeman Health Pediatric Therapy team.

Sarah Riley, DPT, C/NDT

Sarah Riley DPT, C/NDT, joined Bozeman Health Pediatric Therapy in March of 2018. She earned her doctorate in physical therapy from Mount Saint Mary’s University in 2011 and has been working in pediatrics for her entire career. Sarah received her certification in Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT), which focuses on treatment of movement disorders associated with cerebral palsy, low muscle tone, and other neurological conditions, in Seattle, Washington in 2013. Sarah has extensive experience in a wide range of pediatric orthopedic, neurological, and genetic conditions in children from birth through 21 years of age. While Sarah is an accomplished therapist in many areas, she is specifically passionate about the treatment of infants and toddlers.

Stephanie I. Schlimgen, M.S., CCC-SLP

Stephanie I. Schlimgen, M.S., CCC-SLP, is accredited through the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). Her areas of interest and expertise include: early language intervention, phonological and articulation disorders, receptive and expressive language disorders, working with individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and social pragmatic language skills, as well as literacy and written language skills.

Carly Valentine, MOTR/L

Carly Valentine, MOT, OTR/L, graduated with a master’s in occupational therapy from the University of Puget Sound. She began her career completing rotations in acute care and working in an orthopedic/neuromuscular specific pediatric hospital. After her rotations were completed, She began working in the outpatient pediatric setting with children ages birth to 21, addressing deficits and delays related to activities of daily living (ADL), play, education, sleep, and social participation. She enjoys collaboration with family and other disciplines to provide the best services possible.

Angela Watschke, DPT, CLC, PCS

Angela Watschke, DPT, CLC, PCS ~ Pediatric Physical Therapist

  • Graduated from Pacific University with MSPT 2002 and DPT 2003
  • Pediatric Physical Therapy Professor/Lecturer at University of Montana’s School of Physical Therapy 2013-2017
  • Pediatric Certified Specialist 2016
  • Certified Lactation Counselor 2014
  • Certified Neonatal Therapist 2013
  • Additional training in NDT, Casting and Fitting for DAFO Orthotics and Hippotherapy
Angela is married to Chris Watschke, DPT and they have two children, Emma (4) and Kestrel (1), have lived in Montana for 11 years and love to be outdoors fishing, hiking, biking, and skiing.

Kirsten Wise, CCC/SLP

Kirsten Wise, M.S., CCC-SLP, graduated with her masters in speech language pathology from the University of Wyoming, where she also earned her bachelor of science in speech, language, and hearing science. She has experience evaluating and treating toddlers through young adults that demonstrate receptive/expressive language delays, pragmatic/social language deficits related to autism spectrum disorder, speech sound disorders, and alternative communication needs.

Our Services

We provide services based on Evidenced Based Treatment Interventions. We offer the following:

Occupational therapy (OT): work to enhance a child’s participation in everyday activities such as self-help skills, play, social skills, fine motor skills, coordination, sensory processing, cognition, strength and general development.

Physical Therapy (PT): work to help a child gain mobility and function and to assist in healing, while also helping enhance participation in everyday activities and gross motor skills. Assisting children to improve their strength, flexibility, respiratory status, balance and coordination are all areas of focus for pediatric physical therapists.

Speech Therapy: treats communication challenges, both expressive and receptive, that cause children to have difficulty with verbal communication. Speech therapy also treats oral motor concerns, such as chewing and swallowing, feeding aversions, play skills, as well as articulation, auditory processing and social skills.

Our Programs

Our team of experienced therapists specialize in pediatrics and have an extensive amount of training in unique areas, to better serve our community. We work as a multi-disciplinary team with children and their families, in order to optimize their development and independence. In addition to services listed above, programs we offer include:

  • Adaptive Equipment Assessments and Fittings
  • Assistive Technology Assessment and Recommendations
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Services
  • Bowel and Bladder Management
  • Feeding and Swallowing Treatment (issues from breast-feeding to feeding aversions)
  • Infant Assessments in all areas of development
  • Learning Disability Interventions
  • Plagiocephaly (abnormal head shape) Measurements and Evaluations
  • Respiratory Assessment and Treatment
  • Sensory Integration
  • Therapeutic Play
  • Visual-Motor Assessment and Treatment