Monica is NBCOT board certified, licensed to practice Occupational Therapy in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, an AHCB certified Hippotherapy Professional Clinical Specialist, a Massachusetts registered riding instructor and registered PATH International instructor and therapist. Monica owns and founded her private practice, R.E.I.N.B.O.W Therapy, LLC in 2007. She provides in home occupational therapy and practices at Churchill Stables in Bedford, MA. Monica has also been involved in research and has worked with many graduate students from local universities and colleges as well as high school students who need to fulfill their community service hours. She also serves as a mentor for therapists who are pursuing using hippotherapy as a treatment strategy in their practices. In addition, she provides OT consultation for Adaptive Riding instructors and educational workshops at local equine facilities and Therapy practices. Monica loves to create and adapt equipment to enhance treatment sessions. She received a patent in February 2021 on the Reinbow Stirrup System (RSS) which was created to make providing treatment sessions more fun and efficient.
Laura Dennis is a licensed Physical Therapist and owner of Clover Physical Therapy, LLC.
Laura received a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Simmons College in 2012 and her B.A. in Biology from the University of Virginia in 2006. She has worked in a variety of settings with both adult and pediatric populations, including schools, acute rehabilitation hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and adult day habilitation programs. She has been focusing on providing services for the pediatric population, but enjoys working with clients of all ages. She has experience working with a wide variety of diagnoses, from developmental delays, genetic syndromes to neurological disorders, and ages from 2 years old onward. She is committed to providing client centered care and focusing on goals that are most important to a client and their family.
Laura has been combining her passion for physical therapy and lifelong love of horses for the past 6 years with the use of equine movement as a treatment tool. She has been amazed at how powerful this tool can be to help clients achieve functional goals and has pursued extensive training in the use of hippotherapy. She is a Hippotherapy Clinical Specialist (HPCS), PATH International Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor and licensed Massachusetts horseback riding instructor.
Laura was born and raised in Northern Virginia, but has been calling Massachusetts her home since 2007. She is loving raising her family in New England. She can usually be found chasing her 2 young boys, trying a new recipe, outside with her family working on “the Homestead,” or spending time with friends.
Emily Chuang is a licensed Speech Language Pathologist and owner of Empowering Communications, LLC.
Emily has experience with speech sound disorders, expressive and receptive language delays and disorders, voice disorders, fluency disorders, gestalt language processors, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, and more. Emily also works with Autistic and ADHD populations. Emily continually strives to provide neurodiversity-affirming therapy, trauma-informed therapy, and practice cultural humility.
Emily is a graduate from Northeastern University, where they obtained both their Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Speech Language Pathology. Emily is Taiwanese-American, proficient in Mandarin Chinese, and has a passion for diversity, inclusion, and equity. Emily gained clinical experience working in elementary schools, inpatient adult, and outpatient pediatric settings. Emily hopes to promote access to in-person and telehealth speech and language services for children and adults in Massachusetts.
BREED: Welsh Cross
HEIGHT: 13.1 hands
FUN FACTS: Dougie is the perfect unicorn pony! He loves people especially the little ones. He is easy going and loves toys and making kids laugh and smile during OT sessions.
BREED: Spotted Draft Cross
HEIGHT: 16.1 hands
FUN FACTS: Monty is a gentle giant. He is a sweet, been there done that kind of guy who loves snuggles, being groomed, and most of all loves people. He loves his job whether it is working in an OT session or teaching a recreational riding lesson to advanced riders. Monty was the 2022 AHA Therapy Horse of the Year!
BREED: Chincoteague Pony
HEIGHT: 11 hands
FUN FACTS: Willie loves children! He also loves treats and being brushed. When he is not acting as a therapy pony, Willie enjoys taking his riders over jumps and has become quite the little Eventing pony.