PHYSICAL THERAPIST, FOUNDER/OWNERSheri Simkins is a licensed physical therapist with over 37 years of experience. She graduated from the University of Puget Sound, WA in 1981.
Sheri has practiced in the school setting in Phoenix, AZ both in a public school setting and in a private school for special needs children. She has worked for both Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in CA and for Seattle Children’s Hospital in WA for a total of 10 years prior to moving to Bozeman. She has worked in acute care, the NICU, Rehab, and Outpatient services in both locations. She developed an outpatient satellite clinic for Seattle Children’s in Federal Way, WA and provided outpatient PT services for pediatrics in the clinic for 4 years.
Sheri established Epicenter Therapy Services in 2002 and was the first to develop a pediatric therapy clinic in Bozeman, Montana. She became an American Physical Therapy Association Board Certified Pediatric Specialist (PCS) in 2000 and was recertified in 2010. She also has her Pediatric and Baby NDT Certification from the Neuro-Developmental Treatment Association. In addition, she has advanced training in working with children with brachial plexus injuries, in treatment of the ribcage and spine, treatment of pulmonary and respiratory issues, and extensive background in orthotics for the pediatric population. Sheri has also been a TA for multiple courses for the past 5 years for Mary Massery, PT, DPT, DSc. Sheri is passionate about giving each child the best comprehensive and quality care they deserve!
PHYSICAL THERAPISTAbby received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Montana. She has experience treating pediatric patients in an outpatient hospital setting with specialty experiences in the neonatal intensive care unit and aquatic therapy. Abby treats pediatric patients with a wide variety of neurological and orthopedic conditions, as well as developmental delays and congenital issues. In addition, Abby is currently completing continuing education coursework to increase her knowledge base in treating pediatric pelvic floor conditions.
SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTDani graduated with a Masters in Science in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Montana. Her professional strengths include improving the speaking intelligibility of children with severe speech disorders such as childhood apraxia of speech and phonological processing disorders. In addition, Dani has a passion for cognitive therapy and believes in an integrated, family-based approach to therapy. Dani understands that each child has unique and valuable gifts to offer the world, and she strives to help children communicate and flourish in their environments.
Tia received her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from The University of Mary. She has experience working with children and their families to address fine motor skills, visual motor skills, self-care skills, play, and social skills. Tia treats children with a wide variety of diagnoses, including autism spectrum disorders, developmental delays, genetic disorders, neuromuscular disorders, and sensory processing deficits. She enjoys working with children and families on their journey to reaching their fullest potential!
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST, REHABILITATION ADMINISTRATORVictoria graduated with her Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of St. Augustine in San Marcos, California. She is currently pursuing her Doctor of Occupational Therapy Degree with an emphasis on pediatric neurorehabilitation and healthcare administration. Victoria specializes in upper extremity orthotic fabrication and treatment of neurological conditions. As the Rehabilitation Administrator at Epicenter, she assists in quality improvement to advance professional practice and places a high value on effective training, education, and development of healthcare professionals.