WHO WE ARE
Our experiences in working with many therapy techniques and years of helping children around the world have inspired us to share our knowledge with as many therapists and families as possible. Our goal is to make quality therapy readily accessible for children and their families and to teach this dynamic method to therapists around the world.
Experience and Professionalism
With over 50 years of combined experience, our founding therapists understand the importance of educating you on the most effective ways to help children attain the essential motor skills to create a strong foundation for their overall brain development.
Therapists Who Care
Not only do we want to share as much knowledge as we can to help families, but we also want to promote professional development of the therapists that learn with us and support them on their career paths. Creating new research and evidence-based therapy, as well as the advancement of the pediatric physical therapy profession is important to us.
MEET THE TEAM
Jake Kreindler M.Sc.PT
Jake Kreindler graduated from Touro College , Physical Therapy Master's Program in September, 1997. Since then, Jake has taken numerous continuing education courses including NDT, Therapeutic Taping, Sensory Processing and Integration, Treatment of the Hypotonic Child, TAMO, and Cuevas MEDEK Exercises Level 3 Specialist. In addition, Jake has training in Aquatic Therapy and has integrated this modality into his practice in the summer months for special needs children in New York.
Jake has travelled around the US and the world, performing therapy intensives for children with limited access to specialized therapies.
Jake has an office in Valley Stream, NY where he works with clients and hosts therapy intensives.
Jake is committed to training and teaching new therapists and practitioners to help spread vital skills and hope to children and families around the world.
Jo-Anne Weltman B.Sc. PT, MRSc
Jo-Anne Weltman graduated from Wits University in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1991 with a B.S.c. in Physiotherapy. Since then she has completed her MRSc. with research in hip dysplasia in Cerebral Palsy. She has taken numerous courses over the years including NDT, Conductive Education, Therapeutic Taping, Theratogs application, Therasuit Approach, TASES (NMES), Vestibular-Ocular therapy, CVI, CME III, Reflex Integration, Sensory Integration, Orthopaedics in Children - to name a few.
Jo-Anne’s objective has always been to provide the best services to the children that she works with. so she opened S.M.I.L.E. Therapy for Kids a private practice that specializes in child development, to meet the demand for all areas of developmental and orthopaedic therapy in children. She continues to research and find the best treatments for all the children that are under her care and connects with specialists all over the world to achieve this.
Jo-Anne travels to various countries to provide therapy intensives for groups of families who request her services. Jo-Anne is looking forward to continue to mentor and train/teach new therapists to become stronger in this field and will carry on traveling and teaching as many people in as many places to help children all over the world.
Jenny Saunders is most often referred to as "Conner's Mom." Conner is 6 years old and has cerebral palsy. Before Conner, she graduated from The University of Tulsa in Tulsa, Oklahoma with a Bachelors degree in Business Management and a minor in Marketing and Psychology.
Since Conner, Jenny has had a passion for sharing information in order to help other families. She believes that every child should have access to proper interventions no matter their location. Jenny is excited to be a part of the DMI Therapy team as they continue to grow and share knowledge in order to help more children worldwide.