Occupational Therapy

Services include but are not limited to:
Pediatrics: 
  • Emotional and Self-Regulation
  • Developmental screening and support
  • Sensory assessment and support
  • Printing & fine motor development
  • Autism specific support
  • School readiness
  • Gross motor development
Maternal Health:
  • Perinatal mental health screening and support
  • Postpartum recovery planning
  • Pelvic floor education and recovery
  • Motherhood ergonomics and support
  • Maternity return to work planning and support
  • Cesarean birth recovery support
  • Customized perinatal support
For other populations or needs - please contact us and we'd be happy to discuss your specific needs.

 

About Emily: I am a registered Occupational Therapist and mom of 2! Through my 6+ years of clinical experience, I have worked with both children and adults in clinic, community and school settings. My clinical work has included supporting clients with a variety of abilities and diagnoses. I have a special interest in infant and early childhood mental health, motherhood, as well as the mind-body connection. Through my schooling, I have obtained a Bachelor of Physical and Health Education, Bachelor of Education and a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy.

After the birth of my 2nd baby, I discovered my passion for maternal health through my own journey in becoming a mother. My lived experience, together with my love of learning helps me to support other women on their mothering journey while also using current evidence-based practices in this area. I am also fascinated by infant development and continue to learn about the best ways to support your little ones!

When I’m not working with clients, you can find me tending to my flower gardens, crafting with my kids, camping, running, and enjoying nature through adventures with my family!

Contact: 

Emily Gallagher
MScOT, BEd, BPHE, OT Reg. (Ont.)
Occupational Therapist
Willow Family Wellness Occupational Therapy Services
Peterborough, ON 

About Willow Family Wellness OT Services:

Willow Family OT is a privately owned and operated occupational therapy (OT) practice specializing in women's health and pediatric support from a family focused perspective.  Both mental health and physical health perspectives are addressed. Occupational therapy is a regulated healthcare profession focused on helping people live life to the fullest; looking at the person, their environment, and the activities that they do. It seeks to enable engagement in the meaningful activities or occupations that someone wants to do, needs to do, or is expected to do.  Occupational therapists provide assessment and individualized treatment plans based on client goals from a holistic approach. We work towards overcoming barriers (physical, mental, social, and environmental) that may be preventing someone from completing their meaningful occupations. Our mission is to provide quality and compassionate care to women, children and their families while maintaining dignity, strengthening hope, and discovering resiliency.