Physiotherapist Assistant and Occupational Therapist Assistant.
Stefania graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Kinetics from the University of Ottawa. She then went on to Algonquin College and completed the Massage Therapy Diploma program. She worked as a Registered Massage Therapist for 5 years. Throughout her University and College years, she worked for the City of Ottawa as an Aquatics Swim Instructor, Life Guard and Aquatics Therapist. It was through this work experience that Stefania found her passion treating children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, Coordination Disorders/Delays and other physical/mental disabilities. Following her passion, she then went back to school and completed the Master’s Program in Applied Behaviour Analysis at the Florida Institute of Technology. While working on her Master's degree, Stefania worked as a Behaviour Therapist (ABA specialist) at the Portia Learning Centre. She has a lot of experience creating various treatment programs to help children of all abilities and ages meet their goals. With this amazing background in health and pediatrics, Stefania has decided to join the On the Ball Pediatrics Team! She is currently taking the Safe and Sound Protocol training and Brain and Sensory Foundations First Level Course. She cannot wait to add these additional program and protocols into her treatment sessions.
Stefania is very passionate about playing soccer and racing in Half Marathons. She loves to swim, wear colorful & patterned slippers and do circuit training workouts! Her endless energy and enthusiasm is contagious and simply spreads around her.