Pediatric Occupational Therapy
Nutrition Support across the Lifespan
In home, Community based and Virtual Consults/Telehealth Offered
Pediatric OT Specializing in Pre Crawling TOTs (Tethered Oral Tissues)
Holistic Nutrition and Wellness Services for the Whole Family!
We understand the time-sensitive nature of many families’ inquiries and situations, so we will try to be as accommodating as we can be to get you a timely appointment.
Welcome, everyone! My name is Jackie Shea. I am a board-certified and Licensed Occupational Therapist and a Nutritionist who specializes in maternal health, infant development AND nutrition coaching across the lifespan. With experience across healthcare settings-including sensory clinics, school based, nutrition/wellness coaching and now my community-based/ mobile private practice, Wildflowers Wellness-Nourish to Flourish- I am dedicated to empowering my clients to live their lives to the fullest. I am committed to providing a holistic therapeutic approach that respects the journeys of parenthood, motherhood, and infant development. I have always been drawn to helping people and am so thankful that I came across a career that could allow me to dedicate my life’s work to each individual I come across. I was committed to becoming an occupational therapist- a profession whose motto is "Living life to its fullest.” That is the embodiment of my practice.
My journey through motherhood thus far has guided me in blending my dream career of providing parents with informed and evidence-based care in addition to nurturing their little ones on a developmental path that allows them to thrive. I am passionate about prenatal and early intervention care and believe parental education and health promotion is a powerful tool in helping each child to develop to their full potential. I specialize in helping babies who have 'colic' and tethered oral tissues. As a first time mother, I immediately recognized the many gaps in resources and continuums of care pertaining to maternal health and babies with Tethered Oral Tissues (tongue ties). I knew that I wanted to bridge those gaps, even if it was just a little bit with each client I saw. I also help people of all ages with nutrition coaching. Nutrition is a key aspect to physical AND mental health in all facades of life. It is safe to say that I am very passionate about my combined specialties and am so lucky to be part of so many beautiful journeys!
I provide intervention in a variety of different environments: group classes, family home, clinic setting, virtually, outside in nature depending on the specific goals of the family and needs of the child.
I have been an Occupational Therapist since 2016. I graduated from La Trobe University in Australia with a Masters in Occupational Therapy Practice. I started my career in an outpatient pediatric clinic, school-based OT and have since transitioned into owning my own practice now.
Most parents don't realize this, but they have started early intervention from the moment the baby is placed on their chest after birth! It is never too late for a child to learn, however the earlier we work on skills the easier it is for the child and family.
My daughter is a high performance field hockey player that was looking to elevate her game in ways other than her skills. We knew that her fitness and nutrition needed attention but wanted to make sure it was done with care since she is only 13. Coach Jackie was amazing right from the beginning by helping my daughter and myself understand that what we were embarking on was realistic and flexible. She was in contact with us each week constantly assessing what she needed and helped her fill any gaps in her macro numbers with such ease. She definitely knows what she is doing! The transition to healthier eating was simple due to the fact that my daughter can still eat some of the things she loves. The changes in her overall well-being, physique as well as stamina and strength have been tremendous. She is performing at a higher level and feels great in all of her competitions and workouts! Working with Coach Jackie has been an excellent addition to her training.
I knew that the next step to achieve my dream was my fitness. I always talked about working out and eating better, but nothing stuck. I always started strong but never followed through. But when I started with Jacked Fitness it stuck. I wasn’t only feeling better, I was getting better. My body was changing because I was watching my intake and not overeating. My mood was changing because I was eating good filling foods. I was learning how to balance my meals, and eat clean. I also learned that eating healthy doesn’t mean cutting all the foods that we love out, it just means that we can portion it to make it better for us. Jacked Fitness has truly changed my life for the better and has taught me so many new things about the foods that we eat everyday. I owe all that I have accomplished in the last few months to them.
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