York Hospital’s Pediatric Therapy team provides innovative and exceptional treatment in occupational, physical and speech therapy. Our child and family focused team provides comprehensive evaluations and ongoing therapy to children of all ages to enhance and restore function and mobility; and to encourage independence at home, school and in the community. The team strives to make the development of skills fun through play-based activities where children learn to move, communicate and interact with their environments in a meaningful and natural manner. We offer a strong collaborative team approach with treatment and consultation to homes, schools and community programs.
Call our South Berwick team for questions and scheduling at (207) 384-7260.
Meet the Staff
KAREN BENSLEY, PT, DPT, MS, PCS
Karen has been an active member of the APTA and is currently working with leadership on developing clinical guidelines for the evaluation and treatment of infants with torticollis. She was a writer for the American Board of PT Specialties Specialist Certification Examinations team for 2011-2012. In addition to being a part of the Pediatric Rehab team, Karen is the core faculty member at the UNH LEND program, where she trains post-graduate students to be leaders in the neurodevelopmental disabilities field and is a member of their Seacoast Developmental Clinic team. She also guest lectures at local colleges and universities in Maine and New Hampshire; and for the Maine APTA, as well as hosting graduate and undergraduate students. She is NDT (neurodevelopmental treatment) certified, and has extensive experience in designing and implementing orthotics, mobility and seating for children, PT in the aquatic setting, assistive technology, evidence-based evaluation and treatment of torticollis and plagiocephaly, kinesiotaping, and comprehensive motor function assessments and treatments.
Karen is passionate about providing family-centered, comprehensive pediatric therapy services in a manner that allows families and children to integrate therapy into their daily lives, respecting their individual priorities and preferences. Helping kids to enjoy movement and play is her goal, and she greatly appreciates working collaboratively with the team at York Hospital in South Berwick.
KIRSTEN BERTHIAUME, PT
CAITLIN BRACALE, OTR/L
TOBI K. CARTMILL, COTA/L
ERIN ESTES, MS, CCC-SLP
KELSEY GOODWIN, PT
Kelsey Goodwin joined York Hospital after graduating in 2013 from the University of New England. While training to be an Occupational Therapist, she provided in-home care to children with autism, ADHD, and cerebal palsy. Kelsey started working in Pediatric Occupational Therapy immediately upon graduation, providing comprehensive evaluations and care plans for children with Autism, ADHD, anxiety, Rett syndrome, global delays, impulse disorder, cerebral palsy, apraxia, and sensory processing disorder. She provides an individualized perspective on each child’s sensory processing needs to develop safe and health play skills. Kelsey provides a unique perspective on behavior and sensory processing and how to use behaviors as insight into sensory processing needs.