2017 July Newsletter



       July 2017



      Dear Families,

      We recently sent out a separate email detailing changes and revisions to our fee structure and cancellation policy. Please reach out to Katie Roe (Katie@unbridledrehab.com) if you did not receive that email or if you have any questions or concerns regarding its content.

      Furthermore, please be sure to add our email to your contacts (info@unbridledrehab.com) to ensure you’re receiving all important updates and information sent out through our email system directly to your inbox.

      Thank you for your continued support and participation! We value each and every one of you.

      Katie Roe, MS, OTR/L





      Happenings and Updates

      Introducing new staff members.

      You will be seeing some new faces this summer as the URS team grows!

      Natalie Cerchio, Therapy Coordinator

      Bridging the gap between scheduling and team needs, Natalie is going to be working with the hippotherapy teams to create a cohesive and well trained support crew. Natalie’s primary role will be working to ensure new team members are well trained and teams are in place for scheduled therapy visits each week. Natalie will be working along side Lisa (TRRC volunteer coordinator), Katie (URS OT/Co-founder), and Alysa (URS OT/Co-founder) to ensure quality and consistency is preserved throughout the therapy process.

      Abigail McNair, MS, OTR/L

      Abigail is joining the URS team on Thursdays and Fridays starting in August. Along with lots of experience in various areas of OT practice, Abigail has a passion for using hippotherapy as a treatment strategy and has completed AHA course work in this specialty area. The different setting which makes URS a unique place to work, is an exciting new turn for Abigail’s career. We are excited to welcome Abigail as a treating therapist.

      Jennifer Lacy Holmes, BS, COTA/L, CLT

      We are very pleased to introduce, Lacy, as our very first occupational therapy assistant joining the team  this month on Wednesday evenings. Lacy is in school for her masters degree in occupational therapy and completed an internship with us earlier this year. She enjoyed it so much, she came back for more, now as a treating therapist!

      We are hiring!!

      Please help us spread the word.
      We are looking to fill the following part-time positions:

      • Medical administrative assistant (2 yrs experience in medical office)
      • Physical therapist (AHA level I completion preferred)
      • Speech therapist (AHA level I completion preferred)

      A new resource:

      How is Your Engine Running?” Sprout to Sprinkle, launching this September in Severn, MD addresses self-regulation and sensory processing, discussing how to look for signs that your child is struggling. To read more, go to: www.sprouttosprinkle.com/blog

      At Sprout to Sprinkle, their philosophy is grown from an Occupational Therapy point of view and backed by evidence-based practice. They believe in the potential of children to learn and develop through engaging with nature and the commonality of food. Offering groups designed with kids in mind they aim to include everyone no matter your ability. Group activities are centered around growing and cooking our own food.

      Keep tabs on groups coming your way and check out their blog resource today! Upcoming blog post topic: Oral sensitivity.





      URS Cancellation Policy

      Please read thoroughly as we wish for all to understand the updated terms.

      • Notice of cancellation is required at least 24 hours in advance by notifying your therapist directly or calling the office at (410) 970-2400 in order to avoid a fee. Day-of cancellations will result in a $25 fee.


      • In the event of a no-show, no call, we reserve the right to charge a $75 fee (Hardship/medical absenteeism situations may receive special exception).


      • An occurrence of 3 consecutive sessions cancelled without appropriate notice will result in forfeiture of the time slot held to allow for Unbridled Rehab to best serve all clients in need of services.


      Revisions to the URS cancellation policy will be effective immediately starting in July 2017, as the significant amount of same-day cancellations and no show occurrences interrupt therapists, equine scheduling, and support staffed for each client. Please note that you will be responsible for the cancellation fee in that we cannot charge the insurance company for such a fee.


      In extreme weather, therapy visits will be modified as needed and may include clinic-based or unmounted work with the horse.  Please note makeups will be offered and highly encouraged when possible for any missed appointment during the session. Our goal is to maintain continuity of therapy services so that clients are able to achieve their goals sooner and hence improve the quality of their lives more quickly.

      If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Katie Roe (Katie@unbridledrehab.com) or Alysa Simms (alysa@unbridledrehab.com) or by phone (410) 970-2400. Thank you.




      Horsin’ Around Summer Program this past month (June 26-30) was a blast! Camp director, Corey Gallagher,  along with URS Co-founder, Alysa Simms, planned lots of therapeutic activities related to horsemanship and the farm environment. Kids had opportunities to learn how to bath a horse, enjoyed a sensory hike, made pony pizza, participate in a grooming contest, enjoy lots of unique crafting and much more!!








      Upcoming Events:

      Strider Bike Program

      Don’t Forget!!  Summer is a perfect time to sign up for bike programming for your child to learn the essentials of riding a bike without the pressure of pedals right away. Strider balance bikes offer a safe and effective way to help your child learn the foundations of bike riding in a developmentally sound way.  Sign up today! Visit https://unbridledrehab.com/services/bike-program/ for up to date information and contact Alysa Simms (alysa@unbridledrehab.com) to register.

      Summer Camp

      Our next summer program will be held JULY 24 – 28 from 9am – 1pm.
      Limited spots left, so don’t forget to register if still interested!




      Activity of the Month

      For this activity you will need the following:

      • Water Bottles or Pop Bottles
      • Tissue Paper
      • Glow Sticks
      • Pipe Cleaners
      • Googly Eyes
      • Foam Sheets
      • Mod Podge
      • Hot Glue Gun

      First, cut some strips out of tissue paper. I made my paper coordinate with the color of the glow stick that I was using. Brush on a layer of Mod Podge to the center of the bottle. This is going to create the body of your firefly!

      Apply the tissue paper onto the area that has Mod Podge and smooth it out. Add another layer of Mod Podge on top.

      Once the Mod Podge is dry, wrap 3 pipe cleaners around the bottle and twist to form the legs.

      Cut two wings out of the foam and glue them to the top with hot glue.

      Stick the eyes on the lid and wrap another pipe cleaner around it for the antenna.

      And now you have the cutest little firefly!



      Contact Info: 3750-A Shady Lane Glenwood, MD 21738
      Phone: (410) 970-2400
      Fax: (410) 774-4090



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