Katie joined the TheraPlayers in January of 2015.  She has been a PT for 40 years.  She went into this field to help assist people with handicaps, disabilities or injuries become as successful as possible in life and develop their physical capabilities to the upmost.  Her hobbies include gardening, yoga, scrapbooking, and mentoring single women with children in Project Fresh Hope.

Amber Teal, PT

Renee Blaes

Director of First Impressions 

Andrea has been a pediatric PT for 25 years with experience working in acute care, NICU, schools, home visits, and outpatient. She has always worked with the pediatric population and enjoys the teamwork involving families and their needs and goals. When she's not at work, Andrea is a mom to four boys. She spends a lot of time cooking to feed them and going to their sporting activities.

Front Office Assistant 

Melissa Thomas

Amber became a TheraPlayer in February 2016.  She has been in this field for 14 years and received her COTA degree from Barton County Community College.  She helped care for her grandmother after a stroke and was able to witness first hand the difference an OT can make.  Her hobbies include attending her 4 daughters sporting/theatre/musical events and photography.  

Hannah is our newest TheraPlayer.  She joined us in October 2017.  You will see her in the front office making sure that you are taken care of.  She says she is so excited to be working for a place that is making such a huge difference in the lives of children and their families....her words, not ours! She believes that one of the greatest feelings is to know you are a part of something that is helping others.  Her favorite past times are watching movies, gardening and crafting.

Meghan joined the TheraPlayer Team this year.  She is a recent graduate from Newman University.  Her #1 reason for going into this field is to make a difference in peoples lives and have fun doing so.  She has always wanted to work with kids.  She thinks they have so much joy and can be so imaginative that performing and participating in therapy becomes fun, creative and challenging for them and her.  Meghan enjoys more than working with kids, she enjoys playing volleyball or softball, reading bike riding, camping, coloring, watching movies and spending time with friends and family.

Melissa joined TheraPlay Spot in April 2013 as an Office Assistant, was promoted to Office Manager, and has worked her way up to being an effective Billing Manager. She has been handling all of the financials, including insurance billing and patient invoicing since October of 2014.  If there is a money or insurance issue of any kind she is our go-to person. She has spent most of her life working as a CNA & CMA, but found her strength to be in medical billing and patient accounts. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and their three boys. 

Riki Voth, OTR

Our Office Staff


TheraPlay Spot Family

Our

Our Occupational Therapists

Steph joined the team in May 2015 as the Office Manager when Melissa became the Billing Manager. She is also the Accounting/H.R. Manager. She keeps the office running, keeps Kris in line, manages the student volunteers, learns new tasks every week, all while maintaining a playful spirit to keep things lighthearted at work. She has spent most of her career days in Long Term Care, but has now flipped the switch to work in the pediatric side of things.  Some of her favorite things to do is spend time with her family and enjoy the outdoors.

Riki has been with TheraPlay Spot since September 2012 and working in pediatrics since 2003. She graduated from Newman University and has been an OTR since 2001.  Her professional passion is to help children discover the joys life has to offer and to see them live up to their potential.  She loves spending time with family, K-State football, reading, and watching her favorite shows on TV. 

Amber joined our team in September of 2017.  She graduated from K-State with her bachelors and went on to WSU to get her doctorate.  Amber has been a PT for the past 7 years and went into this field to give children the tools to become as independent as possible which allows them to be active participants during functional motor and play skills.  Some of her hobbies include volunteering and fostering dogs for Beauties and Beasts, spending time with her husband and fur-kids.

Meet the Owner

To provide personalized, experienced, and playful pediatric occupational and physical therapy services with professional integrity, so as to help extraordinary children do extra ordinary things.  TheraPlay Spot also seeks to empower caregivers to promote independent functional skills in their children.

Our Physical Therapists

Hannah Wold

Brandee Young, OTR

Paige joined the TheraPlayer Team this year.  She loves kids and being able to see them learn, grow and overcome obstacles!  She went to Newman University where she graduated.  She has been in the field for 7 years.  When she isn't here with us, she enjoys gardening, traveling, playing sports and spending time with her son.  She is a wonderful addition to our team!

Kori Turney, OT

Andrea Veenis, PT

Katelyn joined the team in September 2017. She is a recent graduate from Brown Mackie College and is ready to start her career!  She is very passionate about occupational therapy and says the reason she went into this field is because of all the positive impacts you can make in peoples lives to improve their quality of life.  She enjoys the creativity that goes into working with children while helping them achieve their goals.  She loves to spend time with her son and enjoying the outdoors.

Billing & Accounts Manager

Amber Schwind, COTA

Kori is one of our newest, but returning TheraPlayers.  She has been an OT for 19 years and counting!  She is passionate about helping people achieve their maximum level of independence in their daily life skills.  She is a graduate of University of Kansas Medical School. Some of her hobbies include watching her kids play sports, spending time with family and of course, horseback riding!

   Kris Dickinson, M.S., OTR/L 


Originally from Wichita, Kris got her bachelors from KU & her masters in OT from Western Michigan University. She has over 20 years' experience as an OT, most of those years in pediatric settings and over half in private practice. After many years of being away, she returned to Wichita and eventually opened TheraPlay Spot in June 2012 with the mission of making a positive quality-of-life difference with children and their families. Passionate about OT, she enjoys teaching parents practical strategies to make the most of therapy.  Kris is also a public speaker on Sensory Processing Disorder, pediatric OT strategies, and entrepreneurship.

Stephanie Bull

Mission

Meghan McCloskey, COTA

Renee joined us in May 2016. She is the initial person that will greet you when you come to see us, which is a new position for those of you who remember our old clinic where there was no room for a front desk. She is a former Special Ed. para and job coach that worked in the elementary and high schools.  She likes to spend time with her 8 grandchildren and of course her doggies!

Katie Noller, PT

Katelyn Peacock, COTA

Our new clubhouse-in-the-woods waiting room!

Brandee also joined us this year and she has been an OTR for 19 years. She has been working in pediatrics as a school OT for the past 6 years.  One of the reasons why she went into this field is to help people in all stages and aspects of life.  She went to Newman University and graduated in 1997.  "I enjoy working at TheraPlay Spot because it allows me to fill-in-the-gap for children who do not qualify for school therapy, or need additional support., I am able to be in better touch with the parents, be a link in the chain of hope and progress."  She likes spending time with family and being involved as a parent in her children's activities.

Our

Our Therapy Mascot-N-Training Heidi

Office Manager

Paige Jordan, COTA

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