specialized occupational therapyfor all ages
Charleston OT offers specialized occupational therapy services to pediatric and adult clients in Charleston, SC.
Charleston OT is the only provider in the Low Country for Masgutova Neurosensorimotor Reflex Integration techniques (MNRI) and Craniosacral Fascial Therapy (CFT- Gillespie Approach). Other specialties include Myofascial Therapy and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. By combining these techniques with traditional occupational therapy techniques, Charleston OT is able to provide the highest level of care to each client.
Charleston OT provides services both in clinic (pediatric and adult) and in the natural environment (pediatric).
Think you or your child might benefit from the unique services offered at Charleston OT? Call us today for a free 15 minutes screening to find out!
INSIDE OUR OFFICE
MEET Our Team
Favorite Restaurant: Edmunds Oast Favorite Local Beach: Folly Beach Favorite Sports Team: New England Patriots
Nicole Sawyer Ramsey
Nicole graduated from Quinnipiac University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Science and a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy in 2011.
After years of bouncing around jobs in virtually every rehab setting imaginable, Nicole started to wonder if she really could be an occupational therapist for the rest of her life. In 2016, while working for a pediatric practice, Nicole noticed the movement patterns she was seeing in some of the kids were very similar to patterns she had seen when working with adult neurological populations. After doing some research, she realized the movement patterns were being caused by retained primitive reflexes. Nicole took her first MNRI course for Dynamic and Postural Reflex Integration so she could help get these kids out of these dysfunctional patterns. In feeling the profound benefits for her own body, she fell in love with manual therapies and set out to learn as much as she could about our bodies and how they move.
While Nicole loved the new techniques she was doing and saw huge improvements in her clients, she felt stifled by the constraints of the high productivity expectations and micromanagement that come with working for someone else. Nicole decided to start Charleston OT LLC in 2016, so she could provide a higher level of specialization to all of her clients.
Charleston OT has expanded since 2016, however, Nicole remains committed to providing each client in the practice with the best possible clinical care. She has carefully chosen a highly qualified team of therapists who are also dedicated to doing just that. Every employee in the practice also has specialized training in either MNRI, CFT, or infant massage in addition to their OT education.
When not working, Nicole can be found hanging out with her husband, Dan; her son, Wolf; and her stepdaughters, Lauren Bray and Mary Wells.
Favorite Restaurant: Edmunds Oast Favorite Local Beach: Folly Beach Favorite Sports Team: Charleston Riverdogs
MOT, OTR/LLead Occupational Therapist
Christy is from Cheshire, Connecticut. She earned her Bachelor’s of Health Science at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut, continuing on at QU to receive her Master’s of Occupational Therapy. While attending Quinnipiac University, Christy gained experience in school based settings, pediatric sensory clinics, and subacute rehabilitation facilities. Christy completed her Level II Fieldwork with Charleston OT in 2018, and loved it so much she became Charleston OT’s first employee after her graduation!
Christy currently provides treatments in both the clinic setting as well as natural environments, including homes and daycares. She treats patients with a variety of diagnoses, including but not limited to, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, developmental delay, Multiple Sclerosis, and orthopedic injuries. In her free time, Christy enjoys going to local restaurants in Charleston, cooking, and swimming or walking on Folly Beach.
Favorite Restaurant: Mustard Seed Favorite Local Beach: Isle of Palms Favorite Sports Team: Clemson Tigers, GO TIGERS!!
Lindsay is from Clemson, South Carolina. She received a bachelor’s degree in recreational therapy from Clemson University. After working in the RT field, she found her passion for working with children with developmental delays and disabilities and decided to return to Trident Technical College for an Associate’s degree to become a certified occupational therapy assistant (COTA).
While attending CU, Lindsay gained experience volunteering at camps designed for children with different disabilities, such as Camp Rise Above located here in Charleston, SC. She also gained experience in nursing home facilities, school-based settings, and outpatient/inpatient hospital settings during OTA school. Lindsay is devoted to helping children with developmental delays and disabilities overcome their social, mental, and physical boundaries within their home and/or daycare. In her free time, Lindsay enjoys exploring Charleston with her dog, Levi, visiting local breweries, and going to the beach.
Favorite Restaurant: Poe's Tavern Favorite Local Beach: Sullivan's Island Favorite Sports Team: Carolina Panthers
Meghan is from Charlotte, North Carolina. She earned her Associate’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from the Cabarrus College of Health Sciences and graduated as an Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) in 2015. She worked as an OTA while completing a bridge program to earn her Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy at Belmont University in Nashville, TN in 2018. While attending Belmont and working as an OTA, Meghan gained experience in pediatric home health, pediatric outpatient, adult acute care, and inpatient rehabilitation. Meghan is also a certified infant massage instructor and is specialized in infant development. Meghan currently provides treatments in both the clinic setting as well as natural environments, including homes and daycares. She treats patients with a variety of diagnoses, including but not limited to, Spina Bifida, Di George Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, and developmental delay. In her free time, Meghan enjoys spending time with her husband and 1 year old daughter, eating out at local Charleston restaurants, and going to the beach.
Favorite Restaurant: Saltwater Cowboys Favorite Local Beach: Isle of Palms Favorite Sports Team: New Jersey Devils
Lauren is originally from Cambridge, England and moved to New Jersey when she was 10 years old. She went to the College of Charleston for her Bachelor of Exercise Science, and Gannon University for her Master in Science for Occupational Therapy. While at Gannon University, Lauren was an active student in the pediatric pro bono clinic, community volunteer opportunities, and the honors society. She gained experience in acute care, pediatric outpatient services, skilled nursing facilities, and home health. Here at Charleston OT Lauren provides services to pediatric patients in the clinic and in the child’s home or daycare. Lauren treats and has experience with diagnoses such as developmental delay, Down Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder, visual motor delays, Sensory Processing Disorder, and Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Lauren enjoys spending her free time at the beach, walking her dog, and exploring downtown Charleston.
Favorite Restaurant: Basic Kitchen Favorite Local Beach: Folly Beach Favorite Sports Team: Ohio State Buckeyes
Kathryn (Katey) Belcastro
Katey is from upstate New York. She completed two bachelor degrees at SUNY Albany before continuing on to earn her Master of Occupational Therapy degree from Bay Path University in Massachusetts. Katey has a diverse history working in pediatrics both prior to becoming an OT and ever since. Specifically, she has worked as a school-based OT, with visually impaired youth, as a care provider for families of varying needs. Additionally she has had experience in pediatric sensory based clinics, early intervention, and a day program for young adults. She provides services in the natural environment, including homes and daycares. In her free time Katey enjoys spending time with family and friends, going to the beach, staying active, and cooking.
Favorite Restaurant: Page's Okra Grill Favorite Local Beach: Isle of Palms Favorite Sports Team: Stingrays
Destiny is originally from Orangeburg, South Carolina, but moved to Summerville to pursue her degree in Occupational Therapy. She earned her Associates Degree from Trident Technical College and became a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) in 2020. While at Trident Technical College she gained experience in skilled nursing facilities, inpatient rehabilitation, and outpatient and home environment pediatrics. Destiny is passionate about working with children. At Charleston OT she provides services to children with a variety of diagnoses in their homes or daycares. In her free time, Destiny enjoys spending time with friends and family, long walks with her dog Auggie, staying active, and spending time at the beach and outdoors.
Favorite Restaurant: Locals Favorite Local Beach: Sullivan’s Island Favorite Sports Team: USC Gamecocks
Claire is originally from Columbia, South Carolina but moved to Charleston to follow her passion in Occupational Therapy. She earned her Associates Degree from Trident Technical College and became a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) in 2020. While at Trident Technical College she gained experience in outpatient clinics, adult acute care and inpatient rehabilitation. Claire has always had a love for pediatrics and will be working to help improve the lives of children with a variety of diagnoses. She provides services in the natural environment, including homes and daycares at Charleston OT. In her free time, Claire enjoys staying active, boat rides with her husband, spending time with her nieces & nephews and taking her dog Samson on long walks around Charleston.
Melody is originally from Brooklyn, NY. She received her Masters in Occupational Therapy from SUNY Stony Brook in 2004. Melody has gained experience working in schools for children with special needs, hospital outpatient pediatric clinics and in the home environment. She has experience with various populations of children including but not limited to cerebral palsy, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy, brain injury, genetic and chromosomal disorders and developmental delays, and across all age ranges from Early Intervention to High School Vocational Training. She has specialized training in the areas of assistive technology/adapted equipment and Constraint Induced Movement Therapy. In her free time, Melody enjoys spending time with her husband and 6-year old daughter Rysa, cooking and baking, and going for walks and bike rides on the trails of Cane Bay.
Favorite Restaurant: Stella's Favorite Local Beach: Folly Beach Favorite Sports Team: Chicago Cubs (Go Cubs Go!)
Kimberly is originally from Burlington, North Carolina, and has lived in Charleston since 2004. She enjoyed a 17-year career as a Licensed Massage Therapist working primarily in the chiropractic setting in the Charleston area. After seeing the growth and benefits Occupational Therapy provided her step-daughter with Autism, Kimberly was inspired to change careers. She earned her Associate’s Degree from Trident Technical College and became a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant in 2019. While attending Trident, Kimberly gained experience in school based settings, pediatric outpatient clinics, as well as adult acute care and inpatient rehabilitation facilities. Kimberly currently provides treatments to children in their natural environment, including homes and daycares, and she is passionate about working to improve the lives of children with a variety of diagnoses. In her free time, Kimberly enjoys traveling, gardening, being active, and spending time with family and friends.
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Wendy is the billing manager for Charleston OT. She submits all claims to insurance and tracks them to make sure payments are received in a timely manner. Wendy is organized and efficient and has helped streamline all of our billing processes. Wendy started working with Charleston OT in 2021 and we could not be more thrilled to start the new year with her company managing all of our billing needs!