Starfish Therapies


Stacy, Starfish Therapies’ founder, is a pediatric physical therapist with both a Masters and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Boston University and is a board certified pediatric clinical specialist.  She stumbled into this field when she realized she would get to play with kids all day long!  In reality, she loves making a difference in the lives of kids and their families.  In addition to doing rehabilitative work with kids, she also promotes overall wellness and prevention of developmental delays through education.  Stacy is actively involved in her professional organizations and is on the editorial board of Impact, the publication of the Private Practice Section of the APTA, and serves on the education committee of the Pediatric Special Interest Group for the California Physical Therapy Association.  Stacy and her colleagues are also actively involved in research and have an article submitted for publication.  You can find out more information at or on facebook and she can be contacted at


  1. I love the part about stumbling into the field so that you would get to play all day.

    Comment by cynkingfeeling — June 14, 2012 @ 6:32 pm | Reply

  2. Hi Stacy,

    It sounds like you believe in play as a natural way for young children to live and learn.

    I am a stay-at-home dad and my pediatrician-partner, Dr. Shelly Mann, and I both believe that playing is the best way for children to learn.

    A few years ago, I stumbled onto the idea for a new toy that uses water, sight, sound, and touch to prepare children for potty training.

    Would you be interested in reviewing our product? The toy is for ages 1-3. It is new for 2016.

    Thank you, and please let us know if you have any questions. You are the first pediatric physical therapist blogger we have contacted.

    Best regards,

    Fred Longenecker
    Co-Founder, Potty Discovery LLC
    Grayslake, Illinois

    Comment by Fred Longenecker — July 22, 2016 @ 5:30 pm | Reply

  3. Hiya. I needed some help with my baby’s high muscle tone and stretches I can do to help

    He’s ten and a half months old, still can’t sit unaided and was told by the doc he has high muscle tone in his arms so can’t grab his toys well and he’s got a weak trunk and some high tone in his legs so stands tippy toe.

    Please help.

    Worried sick.

    Comment by Sanj — August 24, 2016 @ 6:42 pm | Reply

    • Sorry for the delayed response. Have you looked into physical therapy? They will be able to give you the most personalized exercises for your son. That being said, play with him in sitting on the floor. Work on tummy time. Use a therapy ball to help develop his core muscles.

      Comment by Starfish Therapies — October 2, 2016 @ 3:04 pm | Reply

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