Pediatric Rehabilitation

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Physical, occupational, and speech therapists with extensive training and experience in pediatrics make up the Pediatric Rehabilitation Team. The Pediatric Team is committed to providing accessible quality rehabilitation services, including evaluation, treatment, and consultation to developmentally challenged children from birth through adolescence in western North Carolina. Our team's purpose is to assist children in progression toward their fullest developmental potential, and we strive to do so with enthusiasm, compassion, and dedication to quality.


Our Team

Sandy Davis, MPT, PCS

Sandy is a physical  therapist and a board certified specialist in pediatrics.  She received her Master's in Physical Therapy from Western Carolina University in 1998 and has been working with Harris Regional Hospital providing physical therapy to young children since 1998. She serves as clinical coordinator for Harris Regional Hospital's pediatric rehabilitation services. Sandy also has a Master's in Social Work from University of Georgia.  She has 11 years of experience as a social worker, primarily working with infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families.




 

Catherine Overbay, MA, CCC-SLP

Catherine has been a speech pathologist at Harris Regional Hospital since 2011. She started her career here after moving to North Carolina from Baton Rouge, LA where she attended Louisiana State University for undergraduate and graduate school. She specialized in pediatric speech, language, and feeding disorders. She works in the outpatient clinic at Harris as well as covering therapy needs at Summit Charter School in Cashiers. When she is not at work, she enjoys life in Waynesville with her husband and children.




 

Megan Russell, MS, OT, CHT

Megan is a licensed Occupational Therapist and has been practicing since 2004. She has her bachelor’s degree in Psychology, from Carthage College in WI, and a degree in Occupational Therapy from Washington University in St. Louis. She is also a Certified Hand Therapist, meaning that she has specialized in the treatment of upper extremity orthopedic and neurological disorders. She is in the process of expanding her practice to include the treatment of pediatric/developmental diagnoses and is excited to integrate her orthopedic and psychology backgrounds.  She recently moved to Cullowhee, NC, from the Chicago area, and is looking forward to milder winters. And no, she does not miss Chicago traffic. She enjoys exercise, the arts, and spending time with her husband and two young boys.

 

Lauren Carnes, PT, MPT, CLT

Lauren is a licensed physical therapist. Lauren graduated with a Masters of Physical Therapy from Western Carolina University in 2011. Her professional interests include neurology, pediatrics, and lymphatic drainage. Lauren is currently taking classes to receive her certification in lymphatic drainage. She is currently covering both at Harris Hospital and at the Franklin Medical Park. Outside of work Lauren enjoys spending time with her family and volunteering in the community.

 


 

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Pediatric Intake Form


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