MeiPo Chung opened Hands 2 Feet in 2010 in response to increasing demand for paediatric community occupational therapy services as publicly funded and hospital services are being phased out. She is an occupational therapist with over 27 years of experience working with children in hospitals, schools and homes. She works with children across different age groups with a range of developmental disabilities. She is highly respected by her colleagues and clients for her professional knowledge and nurturing personality. She is passionate about her work and truly believes every child can achieve their potential when provided with the right supports.
MeiPo graduated from The University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy in 1992 and received a Master of Arts degree in Special Education from The University of Toronto in 1993. She has additional certification in Sensory Integration, Neurodevelopmental Treatment, SOS Approach to Feeding, and working with children with Autism. She is registered with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario.
Loria received her Bachelor of Science in Biology and Psychology at McMaster University and went on to receive her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto. She has 20 years of paediatric experience and has worked with infants and children of all age groups in various settings such as schools, childcare centres, and homes.
Loria has her Intermediate NDT, CME Level II, and Advanced Kinesiotaping certifications. She has completed many additional courses throughout her career including Rhythmic Movement Training and Reflex Integration (Level 1 and 2), and Paediatric Incontinence and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction. She is an ADP authorizer for gait aids, positioning devices for mobility, and wheelchairs. Loria is registered with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario.
Shirley is a music therapist who works with children and adults to help enhance cognitive and physical skills, nurture emotional and social development, and provide a space for creative and authentic expression.
Shirley believes that, as humans, we are all inherently musical. Music is easily accessible, and can be used in a variety of ways to help clients work through day to day challenges. Clients also find new ways of communicating and interacting with others and the world around them in their work with Shirley. She has extensive experience working with children with autism and various developmental delays.
Shirley is a Certified Music Therapist (MTA) with the Canadian Association of Music Therapists, a Registered Psychotherapist (RP) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, and a Fellow of the Association for Music and Imagery (FAMI). She has also completed the initial stage of training in Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT).
Shirley holds a Masters Degree in Music Therapy from Wilfrid Laurier University.
Robyn is a registered occupational therapist who received her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of Toronto. She also holds a Honors Bachelor of Science in Human Biology and Psychology from the University of Toronto. Robyn has experience assessing and treating infants and children with a variety of needs in acute, rehab, and private care settings.
Robyn has completed training in Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT), Handwriting Without Tears (K-5 Curriculum), Zones of Regulation, and Sensory Processing.
Robyn is passionate about empowering children and families to reach their greatest potential using creative strengths-based approaches, and client-centred care.
Ryanne completed her Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology at McMaster University in 2018. She has worked as a researcher, developing inclusive physical activity programs for children and youth of all abilities. She then obtained her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy at McMaster University in 2020.
Ryanne has experience providing assessment and interventions for various pediatric populations, including children with autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, sensory processing challenges, motor coordination challenges, food aversion, and developmental delays. Ryanne is passionate about using individualized support, compassion and creativity to enable children and families to accomplish their goals. As a new graduate, she is excited to apply evidence-based knowledge into practice and grow as a life-long learner in this field.
Outside of work, Ryanne loves spending time outdoors, including exploring new hiking trails and waterfalls. She also enjoys playing and coaching soccer, and has recently begun learning how to sew.