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Theraplay Ninth Outpatient Center From top to bottom, one of East Norriton's first patients, the new center, and the orthopedic treatment area.

January 2017 East Norriton, PA. Theraplay, Inc., was founded in 1991 by physical therapist Lisa Mackell to answer a need for quality pediatric therapy. Starting out of her home, Mackell opened Theraplay’s first outpatient center in Malvern, PA in 1996. Today, they are the region’s leading provider of pediatric physical, occupational, and speech therapies. Theraplay also offers feeding and concussion rehabilitation programs, as well as special instruction, early intervention and school services.

In the 25 years since its founding, Theraplay has continued to grow, meeting the demand for therapy in the area, opening new centers and expanding existing centers to accommodate patients. Their newest center is located in East Norriton, PA, at 2909 North Whitehall Road, and is led by center manager Irene Jackson, SLP. Irene has been a speech language pathologist for 15 years and comes from Theraplay’s Limerick location, where she was the center manager since 2014.

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. Says Irene: “After working at Theraplay's Horsham and Limerick locations over the past 7 years, I am so excited to be the center manager of Theraplay's ninth location! The East Norriton office has another amazing Theraplay team and I can't wait for everyone to see our new space!"

Samantha Gorrell, Senior Director of Outpatient Services, agrees. “As we get closer to new center openings it is always an exciting time. The excitement not only comes from the opportunities ahead for our staff and the company, but from the knowledge that soon, those walls will fill with children and families whom we will help. Children will play and work and reach milestones that were once out of reach. Families will be comforted by the education of our amazing team and the natural support network of the other families they will meet in our center. The impact of what we do is inspiring and humbling and yes, very exciting.”

With the opening of their ninth outpatient center, Theraplay continues to provide crucial services for countless children and their families. For more information on Theraplay’s newest center in East Norriton, including the services provided, hours and contact information, visit or call the phone number below.

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