After completing her Clinical Internship at Children's Therapy TEAM, Amber Lee decided that TEAM was just the type of clinic she wanted to start her career at as a licensed PT. When she received a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Tennessee, she was delighted to join TEAM, a clinic she considered to be one of the best in the region. With a heart for pediatrics, Amber is following her life-long dream of serving children with special needs. While she grew up in Kentucky, she is happy to be living in Northwest Arkansas where she can call the Hogs!
As a Central Arkansas native Candice Stobaugh received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from University of Central Arkansas. She began her journey as a licensed physical therapist at TEAM and feels God has placed her exactly where she is supposed to be. Her goal is to make a difference in the lives of the children she serves. She enjoys photography, reading, sports, spending time with family including her many nieces and nephews, fiancee David and and dogs Homer and Buck.
Caroline is a veteran PT with over thirty years of experience in school, home and outpatient settings. She joined the TEAM family in 2000 and continues to serve as a dedicated, compassionate therapist with a true heart for pediatrics. She enjoys using aquatic therapy as a treatment modality. She notes, "I love seeing the joy on kids' faces when they experience freedom of movement in water." Caroline enjoys volunteering as a Miracle League Baseball Coach. She is a strong advocate for children with special needs both locally and globally through her support of TEAMworks and other area non-profits. When not workings she likes spending time with family and friends and enjoys outdoor activities.Caroline's recent professional engagement has included training in Torticollis treatment, Effective Treatment of Infants & Children; Beverly Cusick, New Paradigms in Pediatric Foot and Ankle Deformity Management; Kinesio Taping Specialization Course 2 & 3.
Charity received her Masters in Physical Therapy from the University of Central Arkansas in 2000 and later joined the TEAM family in 2005. She has local and international pediatric therapy experience with advanced training in Kinesio Taping and Interactive Metronome. Her primary interests are treatment of Torticollis, Cerebral Palsy and utilization of orthotics to support movement. Charity is an active volunteer at her church and has served as a TEAMworks Guatemala volunteer for several years providing care to children with special needs in remote areas of Guatemala. Married to her high school sweetheart, Charity enjoys singing, jogging, visiting the beach and supporting her children in their various sporting endeavors. Charity's recent professional engagement has included serving as a University Guest Lecturer, Guatemala City, April 2014.
Christie Summerford holds a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Central Arkansas. After graduating, she became a part of the Children's Therapy TEAM family. She has always had a desire to work in pediatric physical therapy. She enjoys working with patients with a variety of diagnoses and has special interests in Early Intervention, serving premature infants and children with Down Syndrome. She is a devoted mother who is happily married to her loving husband, Josh. She enjoys spending time with family, attending Razorback games and calling the HOGS! Christie has attended continuing education courses in spasticity management, Cascade DAFO management and related pediatric physical therapy courses.
Christina is a veteran therapist who has worked in varied settings including schools, homes, early intervention settings and hospital based Neonatal Intensive Care Units. She received her Masters of Physical Therapy from University of Central Arkansas. She feels blessed to have a job she loves as she gains joy from watching kids grow and learn new things. When not working Christina enjoys laughing with her husband and their boys. She says they keep her on the go. Christina is Certified in Interactive Metronome and has received additional training in Kinesiotaping, Early Intervention, NICU interventions, Infant Massage and other related coursework.
After graduating Summa Cum Laude with her Bachelors in Health Sciences in 2011, Crystal Sennett went on to complete her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at the University of Missouri. Sennett combines her experience as a top clinical student with additional pediatric therapy experience in Northwest Arkansas prior to joining TEAM. Additionally, she has volunteer experience working at the Neuro PhysZou, a pro bono clinic for the under insured in Columbia, MO. Crystal is happily married and has two puppies. She loves enjoying the great outdoors of Northwest Arkansas.
After completing her Bachelor of Science Degree from Texas Women's University Danielle Cunningham attended PT School at University of Central Arkansas. At TEAM Danielle serves as the Supervisor of PT Student Placements. She is dedicated to ensuring that TEAM's education services provide optimal opportunities for student clinicians and interns. Danielle is a devoted wife and mother and enjoys early morning workouts at Crossfit.
Delinda Floyd received her Physical Therapy Degree from Southwest Baptist University. Pediatrics is a great fit for Delinda because she loves children. When not serving children at TEAM Delinda is a busy mother of five children including three beautiful girls she and her husband adopted through foster care.
Eric Pate is a veteran therapist with over twenty five years of experience in the field of Pediatrics. Before receiving a Masters in Physical Therapy from Rockhurst University(1995), Eric served as an habilitations aide at Easter Seals, followed by a summer at Camp Aldersgate and several years at United Cerebral Palsy in Little Rock. Prior to joining the TEAM family in 2008, Eric served as a clinician at Les Passee working with children 0-3 year olds, Le Bonheur Children's Hospital dealing with critical care, burns, outpatient services and spasticity management, and Mercy Outpatient Pediatrics. Internationally, Eric has served in Honduras and Guatemala. He led a team to Honduras on a medical/construction mission through World Gospel Outreach. He serves on the Board of Joppa House of Prayer in Rogers where he also assists with the youth program. Eric enjoys spending time with his family, cycling, eating and working out at Planet Fitness.
Eric has a keen interest in rib cage mobility, Autism, Dystonia, orthotics (Beverly Cusik Orthotic Course, 2014), Pediatric MFR, E-stim and adaptive equipment, seating and mobility. He attended the International Seating Symposium (American Academy of CP and Developmental Medicine). He has served as a guest lecturer on adaptive equipment at the University of Guatemala (2013).
Holly Hill received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Central Arkansas. She now specializes in pediatrics and cares deeply about serving children with special needs. Holly is an active TEAMworks Volunteer with international pediatric experience in Guatemala. Holly has a gift for organization. Looking for the 10 pound weighted ball? No problem! Chances are you can find it in perfect order right next to the 5 and 8 pound balls thanks to Holly's skill for keeping the entire clinic in order. Holly is happily married, has a precious little boy and enjoys beautiful Spring days.
Holly has additional training in Cascade Dynamic Ankle Foot Orthosis, Pediatric Foot and Ankle deformity Management with Beverly Cusick, Torticolis Assessment and Intervention, Interactive Metronome among other related trainings.
I was born in Texas and at the age of four I went to live in El Salvador with my parents. I attended school in El Salvador for three years where I learned how to read, write, and speak fluently in Spanish. I have always enjoyed helping others and could not have found a more rewarding career. I love working with children with a variety of diagnoses and making a difference in their life. Seeing a smile on a kid's face when they ride a bike for the first time or simply do something they never imagined could is priceless and makes every effort worth while! I am very thankful to be part of T.E.A.M
Janna received her Master's in Physical Therapy from Arkansas State before joining the TEAM family in 2009. She serves as TEAM's Lead Physical Therapist in Bentonville, the PT Assistant Supervisor/Mentor and manages TEAM's Aquatic Therapy Program. She enjoys working with a variety of pediatric diagnoses but has particular interest in Torticollis, Cerebral Palsy and Down Syndrome. Other areas of interest include Aquatic Therapy and working with infants. She has served as a board member of the TEAMworks Non-profit New Year's fundraising event. Janna enjoys spending quality time with her supportive husband, beautiful daughter, Bella and son, Parker. Her hobbies include outdoor activities, working out, going to the movies and cooking out. Janna's recent professional engagement includes training from the Cascade Dafo Institute, Pediatric Bracing System Specialization; Torticollis Course Professional Development; Beverly Cusick, New Paradigms in Pediatric Foot and Ankle Deformity Management; Pretch's Assessment of General Movement for Infants.
After completing her Bachelor Degree in Health Science from the University of Oklahoma, Jaylon went on to pursue a Masters of Physical Therapy Degree from Arkansas State University (2002). Jaylon has worked in all areas of physical therapy, but finds the greatest joy in pediatrics. She loves seeing the look on a parent's face the first time their child crawls or takes a step to spite all those who said it would never happen. Jaylon is happily married to her husband Micheal, who is also a Physical Therapist. Their son Landon is the light of their world. Jaylon enjoys snow skiing, dancing and all sports. She enjoys watching football and NASCAR as well as attending OU football games with family. Jaylon has additional training in Torticollis Treatment, Orthopedics and Cascade DAFO Casting.
Physical Therapist/Chief Operating Officer
After graduating as the top Physical Therapy Student in her Arkansas State University class, Kym returned to her native home of Northwest Arkansas where she has true appreciation for the beauty of the area and a love for the people. She feels that being a Physical Therapist specializing in pediatrics has allowed for a continuum of personal and professional growth and has opened doors to life changing opportunities. This has included building Children's Therapy TEAM from a small group of just two therapists into the company it is today, establishing the TEAMworks non-profit to serve children locally and internationally and founding the Northwest Arkansas Center for Autism. Kym describes her first international TEAMworks trip as particularly life changing because that is when she met and fell in love with her oldest daughter in a Ukrainian Orphanage. Happily married to her husband Kevin, the couple raises their three daughters by modeling a faith filled life of compassion and care for all people.
In the area of physical therapy Kym has special interests in Spasticity Management, Interactive Metronome, Early Intervention, Orthotic and Equipment Management and Home Modifications. She also engages with continued learning related to non-profit and business management.
Lara Waite received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Central Arkansas in 2005 and joined the TEAM Family in 2007. Lara serves as a TEAM Ongoing Training collaborator by contributing to TEAM sponsored trainings on key topics. She exudes warmth and a generous spirit with all those she encounters.
Lori Hannon received her Physical Therapy Degree from the University of Central Arkansas. She enjoys working with children with varied diagnoses. One of her foremost areas of interest is helping children with moderate to severe motor challenges become more independent with Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT). Lori has additional training in taping methods, Torticollis and Neurodevelopmental Treatment.
As a competitive NCAA, Division I Swimmer at the University of Arkansas, Macy Webb was a focused athlete and student. After graduation she went on to complete her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at the University of Central Arkansas. With a focus in pediatrics Macy considered the top prize for any new pediatric graduate to be landing a position at Children's Therapy TEAM, a group she considered to be the best clinic in the region. With excellent PT school credentials and references, Macy's dream came true. Under the mentorship of TEAM veteran therapist, Merilee Booker, Macy has been instrumental in leading discussions among TEAM therapists about applying cutting-edge practices in clinical settings. She calls the group of TEAM collaborators the "Journal Club." Macy is happily married to her college sweetheart who was also a NCAA, Division I athlete who ran for the Razorback Track Team.
As a Nationally Board Certified Pediatric Specialist in Physical Therapy, veteran TEAM PT Merilee Booker offers her clients a level of specialization found at few other clinic in Arkansas. In addition to treating children, Merilee has used her vast clinical knowledge and experience to help develop TEAM's mentor program for novice therapists. She gains energy from opportunities to guide protégés and discuss the latest clinical findings. When TEAM therapists gather for what they refer to as their "Journal Club," Merilee is often an active contributor. She relishes the opportunity to dive into a discussion of treatment methods and techniques with fellow therapists.
After completing a degree in Kinesiology at the University of Arkansas, Nichole went on to pursue her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at the University of Central Arkansas. Having a younger brother born with Spina-Bifida served as Nicole's inspiration to becoming a Pediatric Physical Therapist. She loves spending time with family and friends and cheering on the Razorbacks! Woo Pig Sooie!
Tonya Smith received her Masters in Physical Therapy from Washington University Medical School. Tonya joined the TEAM family as a veteran therapist with 7 years of experience at Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock where she attended to all aspects of acute care. This included work in the NICU, Orthopedic Unit, Neuro-Rehab, PICU, CVICU, Burn Unit as well as Outpatient and Specialty Outpatient Clinics. She primarily served the Spina Bifida Clinic, Hemophilia Clinic, Spasticity Clinic and High Risk Newborn Clinic. She went on to serve as the Pediatric Rehab Supervisor at Northwest Medical Center in Springdale before joining TEAM. Her primary interests include serving children ages 0-5, Serial Casting and Neuro-Rehab. Tonya is an engaging wife and mother with three sons.
When Tabitha Hallam married she began caring for her husband's very young daughter with Cerebral Palsy. Instead of standing by the sidelines, Tabitha jumped right in and began attending physical therapy appointments with her new step-daughter. She wanted to better understand Cerebral Palsy and understand what she could do to help her step-daughter get stronger. From this initial beginning Tabitha discovered an insatiable desire to learn and know more about all areas of pediatric physical therapy. She enrolled in the only local PT Training Program available (NWACC) and went on to complete her Pediatric Internship at none other than Children's Therapy TEAM in 2007. Now with her Associates Degree in hand and a wealth of life experiences to inform her practice, Tabitha embraces the opportunity to work with children with a range of diagnoses. When not at work, Tabitha loves spending time with her husband and three children.
Tabitha has additional experience with Aquatic Therapy, Cascade Dynamic Ankle Foot Orthosis training, Pediatric Foot and Ankle deformity Management with Beverly Cusick among other related trainings.
When not working with children at TEAM Wade serves as a Youth Minister at Fayetteville Christian Church. Wade receiving his Bachelors Degree from Arkansas State University he went on to attain his PTA credential from NWACC. He is happily married."