Jen Grillo joined the TherAplay staff in June 2002. She earned an associate's degree in physical therapy at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 1993 and her bachelor's degree in healthcare management in 1994. Jen has worked in long-term care and outpatient rehab settings since graduation and specializes in working with pediatrics, spinal cord injury, stroke and amputees.
Jen has pursued continuing education in the areas of gait training, taping techniques, sensory integration and advanced hippotherapy treatment. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and the American Hippotherapy Association (AHA). She is an AHA Level II Therapist as well as a First Steps and Medicaid provider. In June of 2009, Jen received the APTA Certificate of Recognition of Advanced Proficiency for the Physical Therapist Assistant in the area of neuromuscular physical therapy.
Jen is also member of the Fishers Police Department Citizens Academy Alumni which allows her to be involved in her community. She spends her free time with friends, family, her dog, and also riding her horse.
We are so excited to have Sam here at TherAplay. Sam graduated in 2008 from Purdue University with her B.A. in movement and sports science. She then attended Washington University in St. Louis where she graduated in 2011 with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Upon graduating, she began her career working as a physical therapist at an adult acute care hospital. She has volunteered at various therapeutic riding facilities for the last three years, and this is where she found her love for horses and realized the amazing effects they can have on a person’s function, strength, and spirit.
Sam joined the TherAplay team in November of 2012 and has completed American Hippotherapy Association (AHA) Level I Equine Skills and Treatment Principles and is an APTA-credentialed clinical instructor.
Sam has attended multiple continuing education courses related to obesity, cancer and appropriate treatment parameters, treatment in the NICU, and dynamic bracing for pediatrics. She is also a First Steps provider for Johnson County and is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and the AHA.
Sam lives in Indianapolis with her husband Scott. In her spare time she enjoys going to the movies, reading books, and walking along the canal.
Our mission is to provide children with special needs a foundation for developing life skills through innovative therapies in a safe and caring environment, including equine-assisted physical and occupational therapies.
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