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.
Breanna’s initial interest in Occupational Therapy stemmed from her ongoing desire to support others in reaching their full potential. Specifically, Breanna has grown to become passionate about supporting children in optimizing their levels of independence and engagement in both essential and meaningful activities of daily living. Through a client centered approach, Breanna works with her clients and their families to identify individual goals and create custom treatment plans. Breanna believes in utilizing a strength-based approach with all of her clients. In her free time, Breanna can often be found at the hockey area on the ice or up north in cottage country with family and friends.
Breanna is a registered Occupational Therapist who received her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy degree from the University of Toronto. Additionally, she also holds an Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education from Brock University. She is registered with the College of Occupational Therapist of Ontario and holds an active membership with a number of Occupational Therapy associations.
Madison is a new Occupational Therapist, who enjoys working with children of all ages and abilities. She strives to support a diverse range of paediatric clients with their functional goals by drawing on their individualized strengths and using a client-centered approach. With a passion for the arts and dance, Madison strives to spark creativity amongst her clients by incorporating creative movement and artistic expression into her Occupational Therapy sessions.
Madison has completed her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy degree at the University of Toronto. She also has her Honours Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences with a specialization in Integrative Biosciences from the University of Ottawa. She is registered with the College of Occupational Therapist of Ontario.