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2017

October

Positive Steps Therapy, LLC Joins the Theraplay, Inc. Family of Companies

Theraplay, Inc., a leading provider of pediatric occupational, physical and speech therapies in southeastern Pennsylvania, is pleased to announce their partnership with Positive Steps Therapy, a Pittsburgh-based pediatric therapy company.

 

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June

Theraplay, Inc. Moves Broomall Center to Accommodate Growing Need for Therapy Services

In the past 26 years Theraplay has opened many new centers, as well as moved current centers to accommodate the growing need for therapy in the area. Their Broomall center, located at 600 Reed Road in Broomall, PA, is the most recent office to move to a larger space within the same building.

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May

Theraplay Opens Tenth Location in Doylestown

The Doylestown office opened on May 8, 2017 and sees patients from birth to 21 for a variety of physical, occupational, and speech therapy feeding needs, as well as feeding and concussion rehabilitation programs, and therapeutic and social skills groups.

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April

2017 Healthcare Heroes: Theraplay’s Jessica Stewart Named PT of the Year Finalist

The 2017 Lehigh Valley Business Healthcare Heroes awards program honors individuals and organizations that are making a significant impact on the quality of health care in the Greater Lehigh Valley.

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April

Theraplay Supports Autism Cares

April is a special month at Theraplay, Inc. Not only is it Occupational Therapy Month, when the work that OTs do every day is celebrated, but it is also Autism Awareness Month.

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March

When Playing at Work is Serious Business

There's an old adage in the world of physical therapy and rehabilitation: “Don't become emotionally attached to a patient.” But try telling that to a physical therapist who's just watched a six-year-old child take her first steps after years of hard work and struggles.

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February

Theraplay Welcomes Beth Algeo as Center Manager

Beth Algeo, MA, CCC-SLP, is the newest member of the Theraplay management team, joining the Broomall location as a speech-language pathologist and Center Manager.

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January

Theraplay Opens Ninth Outpatient Center

The East Norriton office officially opened on January 23, 2017 and sees children from birth to 21 for a variety of physical, occupational, speech and feeding needs, as well as therapeutic and social skills groups.

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2016

December

State Senator Honors Theraplay Longevity

District Sen. Andrew Dinniman presented Theraplay founder Lisa Mackell with a citation honoring its work.

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November

Theraplay, Inc. Opens Eighth Outpatient Center in Bensalem, PA

With the opening of their eighth outpatient center, Theraplay continues to provide services for countless children and their families.

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November

Theraplay, Inc. Celebrates 25 Years of Excellence in Pediatric Therapy

We work within and with a company which has strived for 25 years to make positive impacts on families, children and the communities in which we work.

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October

Kelly Marriott Joins Theraplay as Physician Liaison

The newest member of the Theraplay marketing team is Kelly Marriott, who comes to Theraplay with sixteen years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry.

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April

The Bridges of Communication

Sometimes, it doesn't take an entire village to help someone -- just one more person.

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March

The Sixth Sense

Although the sensory system classically consists of sight, smell, hearing, taste, and touch, sensory integration therapy takes it a step further.

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March

15 Most Daring Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs look at the world differently, seeing opportunities in obstacles. Meet some of the most risk-loving ones in the area.

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February

Theraplay, Inc. Goes International when it Comes to Helping Children

In Nepal, Caleb attends an international school that occasionally employs traveling therapists. With limited treatment sessions available and a schedule that sometimes allows only one visit per year, the most therapists can do is give Caleb and his family a home program.

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January

Theraplay, Inc. Uses Augmentive and Alternative Communication Devices to Help Those Who Can’t Communicate On Their Own

Imagine not being able to communicate with those around you. You know what you want, but cannot verbalize those wants or needs. At Theraplay, Inc. speech language pathologists regularly work with children who face this challenge.

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January

The Challenge of Sensory Therapy

Sensory integration (SI) treatment is remarkable in the world of pediatric therapy for a variety of reasons. Just one is the collaborative potential it offers between occupational and physical therapy professionals.

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2015

December

Treating Dyslexia with Theraplay

“It’s hard when you know your child isn’t going to have things happen as easily for them as it does for other kids,” Ethan Cramer says. He is talking about his seven year old son, Elias, who was diagnosed with dyslexia earlier this year.

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October

Theraplay Voted Best Physical Therapy in Chester County

Readers Choice 2015 Physical Therapy Winner.

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October

Theraplay to Present at Crozer's David Baker Day

Theraplay, Inc., a leader in pediatric therapy, will be presenting two topics for the series: speech therapy, including alternative communication systems as they relate to autism, and occupational therapy techniques, including use of the Interactive Metronome.

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September

Theraplay Goes International

Khalid struggles with social and communication skills, and began receiving therapy in his home at the age of three.

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August

Theraplay Therapists Add SOS Approach to Feeding to Knowledge Base

The SOS (Sequential Oral Sensory) Approach to Feeding program is an effective way to address problematic feeding behaviors in a variety of settings.

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July

Family Summer Activities for Fun and Exercise

Children that do not engage in physical activity on a daily basis often have weight and health issues. The sooner you can instill a love of activity in your child, the better.

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2014

December

Corpus Christi 5th Graders Help Theraplay, Inc. Patients Shoot for the Stars!

On Monday night, cheers, applause and lots of laughter erupted from the Theraplay, Inc. outpatient center at 2100 Quaker Pointe Drive as visiting 5th graders from Corpus Christi Catholic School paired with patients to participate in a unique type of basketball game, designed specifically for children with physical disabilities.

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October

Theraplay, Inc. Launches Concussion Program

Theraplay, Inc. has developed a comprehensive Concussion Rehabilitation Program to serve the increasing numbers of local youth who suffer mild-to-severe concussion injuries.

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May

Theraplay to Open in Landenberg

For the past 23 years, Theraplay, Inc. continues to make strides throughout the Delaware Valley by offering several large out patient facilities each filled with teams of skilled and enthusiastic therapists and staff members.

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April

Theraplay Makes Strides

Employing “the power of play,” Theraplay Inc., an outpatient therapy provider for children, is opening another location soon at 385 Starr Road in Landenberg.

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February

Theraplay Is Greater Philadelphia’s Leading Pediatric Therapy Provider

Theraplay, Inc. continues to experience a huge demand for their services. This is attributed to their reputation, staff relationships with pediatricians and ability to have families utilize their insurance benefits, including medical assistance, to cover the cost of the services.

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February

Theraplay, Inc. Resident Observation Program

Theraplay, Inc. has had the opportunity to partner with medical schools and health care networks to offer observation programs for medical students and residents in all of our centers.

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January

The Power of Play

Advance Magazine | When Lisa Mackell, MPT, saw a strong need for a pediatric business that could service children from neonatal hospital discharge through school age, she decided to do something about it.

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2011

October

Combining Therapy and Play

Lisa Mackell has seen a welter of changes in the pediatric therapeutic intervention business since she founded Theraplay Inc. 20 years ago.

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March

Shining Through

Children with sensory processing disorders face a daily onslaught of stimuli they can't organize. Today, an overwhelming number of parents are turning to physicians and therapists to help address a variety of sensory issues in their children.

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2010

November

Making Sense

Samantha Gorrell, PT, DPT, is a staff therapist and center manager for Theraplay Inc., with five pediatric outpatient clinics in southeastern Pennsylvania.

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2009

October

Samantha Gorrell Comes in Third

Samantha Gorrell, PT, DPT, was very surprised to hear she earned third place in this nationwide contest. But judging from the effusive praise of her nominator, Lisa Mackell, PT, maybe she shouldn't have been.

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2007

June

Children at Play

The environment of the corporate world in the 21st century makes juggling a career and a family quite a challenge for many professionals.

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2006

April

Theraplay is One of Working Mothers’ 25 Best Small Companies

Nationwide, companies launched by women are booming: 10.6 million women-owned businesses generate nearly $2.5 trillion in sales, according to the Center for Women’s Business Research in Washington, DC.

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2005

December

Theraplay’s Kate Esbenshade, Occupational Therapist

Creativity and the ability to think on her feet have served Esbenshade well in adapting therapy for kids based on their likes and dislikes, moods and abilities. At Theraplay she treats children four through 21 years onsite three days a week.

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1997

March

Therapist’s Play is Really Hard Work

Lisa Mackell plays all day at work. That's what she says. Even though it looks like fun, Theraplay is serious business.

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January

Malvern Business Offers Rehabilitation for Kids

Few would argue that rehabilitation therapy is hard work. For adults, the motivation for completing challenging and repetitious exercises is the knowledge that such activities will make them well or at least improve their condition. However, some professionals feel successful therapy in children requires a different approach that mixes effective rehab with a stimulating environment.

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