Janine Ward, PTA
Janine attended Newberry College where she played basketball and received her Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education before attending Keiser University to receive an Associate’s degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant. Janine is a former high school basketball coach and has always worked with and had a love for children. She loves working with children with special needs and her strengths include orthopedic therapy. Janine enjoys spending time with her son and being a part of a youth non-profit organization.
Lauren Geraldson, DPT
Lauren attended the University of Florida to receive her Bachelor’s degree in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology before attending Nova Southeastern University to receive her Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy. Lauren has always had a passion for working with children and realized she wanted to work in Pediatrics specifically during her internship at Children’s Therapy Solutions. Lauren is active in her community as a member of The Junior League of Manatee County. In her spare time, Lauren enjoys spending time with her husband, family, and friends.
Heather Davis, PTA
Heather graduated from South University with her Associate’s of Science for physical therapy assistant in 2016. Heather was drawn to the field of physical therapy due to her passion for working with children with disabilities. She began her career later in life after raising two children of her own. Heather is a patient, caring, and creative therapist who enjoys motivating her patients to succeed. In her free time, Heather enjoys off-roading in the family jeep and going to the beach.
Samantha St. Pierre, B.S., PTA
Samantha earned her Bachelors of Science for Health Sciences from New England College in 2012 and her Associate of Science for Physical Therapy Assistant from Mount Washington College in 2016. Samantha grew up in New Hampshire and recently moved south to Florida. She has gained outpatient experience in other settings and volunteered with Muscular Dystrophy Association and Special Olympics. She has experience in aquatic therapy, hippotherapy, and is LSVT Big certified which she applies when working with patients with Parkinson’s and related disorders. Samantha has always known she wanted to work with children in order to be able to help them learn and grow which she is very passionate about. In her free time she enjoys kayaking, going to the beach, and practicing yoga.
Karrin Scully, M.S., PT
Karrin received her Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Miami School of Medicine. She has over 19 years of experience in treating orthopedic injuries, premature infants, and medically fragile children in a variety of settings including schools, homes, and clinics. In her spare time, Karrin enjoys spending time with her husband and three children.
Tania Guerra, PTA
Tania graduated from State College of Florida in Bradenton, FL in 2017 and has been working as a PTA since. She spent 8 months practicing PTA in the state of Texas. She worked in skilled nursing facilities and home health settings where she worked with kids, adults, and the geriatric population.Tania chose physical therapy because of her desire to help people with impairments and disabilities achieve their full potential. Tania was born and raised in the beautiful city of Sarasota, FL and loves to spend free time with family and friends, going out to eat, spending time outdoors, and traveling.
Jessica (Jes) Costa, DPT
Jessica obtained her Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from University of South Florida College of Medicine in 2008, and prior to that she attended Eckerd College for her bachelors of science in Biology, while playing collegiate soccer. Prior to her role with Children’s Therapy Solutions Jessica spent 10 year working for John’s Hopkins All Children’s Hospital (JHACH) as a practicing pediatric physical therapist, as well as from 2016-2018 held the role of Adjunct Professor for the pediatric course at the University of South Florida College of Medicine Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. While specializing in fragile infants and infants diagnosed with Congenital Muscular Torticollis, Jessica has continued to be well rounded in the area of pediatric physical therapy, especially her love for orthopedics and sports medicine in the pediatric population. In her free time Jessica enjoys spending time with her husband and two boys, as well as family and friends.