Grace Laughlin, PT, DPT :
Grace is a licensed physical therapist and is currently completing a pediatric residency with the University of New England. Grace received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of New England in 2020. Prior to this, Grace received her Bachelor of Science in Health, Exercise and Sports Science at University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. Grace is a credentialed clinical instructor (CCI) and has experience working in school-based and outpatient pediatrics, as well as clinical rotations in skilled nursing and outpatient orthopedics. Grace is originally from Arizona but is now proud to call Maine her home. When not working, she enjoys hiking, snowboarding, and exploring all Maine has to offer with her Labrador retriever.
PHYSICAL THERAPY ASSISTANTS
Theresa Fleming, PTA :
Theresa started working for Wiggle Worms in 2017. She graduated from Providence College in 2006 with a BA in Psychology and then graduated from Mount Washington College in 2015 with an Associates in Physical Therapy. She has worked in early intervention, school setting and acute rehab. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family, working out and trying new restaurants around the Seacoast.
Elizabeth Benitez, PTA:
Elizabeth “Liz” graduated from Franklin Pierce University in 2012 with a bachelor’s in psychology and then graduated from North Shore Community College in 2015 with an Associates in Science as a Physical Therapist Assistant. She is licensed in both Maine and New Hampshire. Elizabeth has worked in early intervention, pediatric out-patient, and school settings. When not working, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, kayaking, and exploring the Seacoast!
Maura Johnson, M.S., CCC/SLP:
Rebecca Plasan, M.S., CCC-SLP:
Rebecca is a licensed speech-language pathologist in the state of Maine and holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). She graduated from Clarion University of Pennsylvania in 2016 with a master’s degree in Speech and Language Pathology. Over the past 5 years, she has worked in various school and clinic settings and has experience with a range of speech and language related diagnoses. In her free time Rebecca enjoys being outdoors with friends, mountain biking, and going on adventures with her dog.
Alexis Rigazio, OTR/L:
Alexis graduated with her master’s degree in occupational therapy from Quinnipiac University in 2018. She is registered with the NBCOT and licensed as an OT in the state of Maine and New Hampshire and contracts with the Child Developmental Services. She has taken continuing education in the Learning Without Tears Program and has experience utilizing the Zones of Regulation program to promote self-regulation. She has experience working with multiple diagnosis providing treatment interventions for: developmental delays, fine motor, visual perceptual, visual motor, sensory processing disorders, emotional regulation and other challenges. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family and exploring the seacoast!
Norah Brennan, MS, OTR/L:
Norah is an occupational therapist with a passion for pediatrics. She obtained her master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of New England in 2015, and in 2017, she completed a post-professional fellowship through the Maine LEND program. Over the past six years, she has worked in a variety of OT settings including: special-purpose schools for children with multiple disabilities, public schools, early intervention, therapeutic summer camps, teletherapy, academia, and adult rehabilitation. Norah has advanced training in Constraint Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT), Autism, and handwriting instruction through Learning Without Tears. In her spare time, Norah enjoys reading, traveling, shopping at Target, camping, and spending time with her nieces and nephews.
Alexis is currently working on finishing her bachelor’s degree in wildlife management and minor in business administration from Southern New Hampshire University. She joined the Wiggle Worms family in the beginning of summer ’21 as an administrative assistant. Alexis is from Georgia originally, but she is excited to learn and explore more of Southern Maine and beyond.
Sara has two degrees from Ultimate Medical Academy. One is administration and the other in billing/coding. She has worked at Wiggle Worms for 5 years, 3 years ago she left the office and is now working from home in Florida doing the billing. Sara lives at home with 3 cats and a daughter. When she is not at work, she likes going to the beach, exploring Florida, gardening, and reading!
Keri Stoorza, PT, c/NDT:
Keri opened Wiggle Worms in 2006 in an effort to bring specialized pediatric care to more children in our area. She graduated from the University of New England in 1998, and has worked in many pediatric settings, including: early intervention, school settings, and out- patient pediatrics. Keri is certified in neuro- developmental treatment (NDT), which is an advanced hands on approach to facilitate function in the pediatric patient. Keri also has advanced training in treating infants with torticollis which is a condition affecting an infant’s head and neck. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family while hiking, surfing, skiing, and ice skating.