Marichu Eaker, PT, DPT has been practicing as pediatric PT for 10 years. She is passionate about working with children with special needs. She is a yoga enthusiast, she loves to read books, travel, hiking and outdoor adventure.
Karen Dela Santa-Pura, MS, OTR/L is an Occupational Therapist who graduated and obtained her Master's degree from New York Institute of Technology in 2012. She specializes in the area of Early Intervention and Pediatrics. Since 2015, Karen has provided occupational therapy services to children in early childhood programs (3 to 5 years old), sensory gyms (3 to 19 years old), as well as provided therapy at children's homes (0 to 3 years old). She holds certifications in Handwriting Without Tears, Integrated Listening Systems (ILS), and Therapeutic Listening. Karen has a great deal of experience working with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, sensory processing difficulties, and developmental delays. She works collaboratively with the family to establish goals and achieve the highest level of independence for the child, ultimately allowing them to have the most positive experiences at home, school, and at play.
Elizabeth Hellman PT, DPT,
As an avid and diverse high school athlete, Liz’s interest in physical therapy was ignited from personal physical therapy treatment for sports related injuries, as well as a high school sport medicine class. She attended Seton Hall University where she received her Bachelor Degree in Biology and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She has gained a wide spectrum of experience through clinical rotations and work experience in the following settings: outpatient, homecare and school based pediatric, hospital acute inpatient and outpatient orthopedics. Liz started her career in an outpatient orthopedic setting, however always had an interest in treating pediatrics. She joined the Kidz Lounge in 2019 and is now exclusively working with children ages 0 - 18 years old in various settings: schools, outpatient settings and home-care. Liz enjoys incorporating games and art and crafts within her physical therapy sessions creating a fun and playful environment to focus on gross motor activities.
Outside of work, Liz enjoys a good book on the beach, country music, watching her daughter play sports and spending family time with her family, including her two fur babies!
Victoria Iuni, MS, OTR/L is an Occupational Therapist who graduated with her Master's degree from SUNY Downstate in 2017. Since 2018, Victoria has provided occupational therapy services to children in early childhood through school age across many settings including in school, center, and at home. Victoria has treated children with a wide variety of diagnoses including autism, development delay, and sensory processing and modulation difficulties. Victoria enjoys working collaboratively with other team members to achieve the highest level of independence for each of the children she works with.