Therapy Coordinators

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Echo Love, OTR/L

Echo Love, OTR/L

Occupational Therapy Coordinator

Education:

MS – A.T. Still University of Health Sciences (2016)

BS – Arizona State University (2012)

Areas of Interest:

Pediatrics

Sequential-Oral-Sensory Approach to Feeding

Executive Functioning

Conduct Disorders

Home Modification

Handwriting

Certifications:

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy

Arizona Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners

Background:

Echo Love is an occupational therapist who has worked with children with special needs since 2007. She has worked her way from being a volunteer for children with special needs at her local church, to a respite provider, to a habilitation provider, to a special needs church director, and finally to an occupational therapist. She has experience working in schools and physical rehabilitation, but her passion lies in pediatrics. She enjoys working with children in their homes where she can see the full scope of their strengths and weakness while providing training to all family members. She believes that therapy can change lives, and that therapy is most effective when it is woven into the family’s everyday life. Echo has a passion for teaching others and enjoys sharing her knowledge of occupational therapy with families, students, and other OT providers.

Echo is married to her husband Jeremy. They have a 1-year-old son named Griffin, and a Corgi named Holly. When Echo isn’t at work, she enjoys traveling, spending time with family, baking, binging on Netflix, and being outdoors.

Gigette Dillow, MS, CCC-SLP

Gigette Dillow, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech Therapy Coordinator

Education:
MS – University of Arizona (2004)
BS – Arizona State University (2002)

Areas of Interest:
Feeding
Augmentative Communication (Touch Chat Certified Trainer)

Certification:
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Background:
Gigette Dillow is a pediatric speech-language pathologist with over 16 years of experience. She joined Nelson Pediatric Therapy in March of 2012 and became the speech therapy coordinator in 2016.  She works with children and their families in both home and clinic settings. Gigette worked for a brief period in schools, but returned to individual therapy where she felt she made a greater impact in the lives of clients and their families.  She is interested in all areas of speech-language therapy but has extensive training in feeding/swallowing and augmentative and alternative communication. She also has a passion for mentoring and helping therapists grow professionally.  Gigette is an Arizona native and lives in Mesa with her husband Robert and 2 children. She enjoys boating, camping, and traveling with her family.

Cindy Nelson, PT

Cindy Nelson, PT

Physical Therapy Coordinator

Education:
BS – Loma Linda University (1979)

Areas of Interest:
Neurodevelopmental Treatment

Certifications:
National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE)
Arizona Early Intervention
Neurodevelopmental Treatment

Memberships:
American Physical Therapy Association
Arizona Physical Therapy Association

Background:
Cindy Nelson is a pediatric physical therapist with over 40 years of experience. She started Nelson Pediatric Therapy in 1986. Her first two years after graduation were spent in a general hospital setting where she became the senior physical therapist in the Cardiac Rehab department at Loma Linda University. She then moved to Japan with her husband, Rob, and developed the pediatric therapy department where she evaluated and treated infants and children with a wide range of special needs at the Department of Defense Dependents Schools. She was instrumental in organizing the first joint Japanese/American Special Olympics on Okinawa and held trainings for the marines who worked with the children.  Arriving back in the States in 1985, she spent a short stint in Boston organizing a Cardiac Rehab department at Beth Israel Hospital before moving back West. Upon moving to Arizona in 1986 she continued her love of working with children with special needs and has grown Nelson Pediatric Therapy to include only the very best therapists she can find. 

Cindy was born and raised in St. Louis and went to school both in Lincoln, Nebraska and Loma Linda, California.  She and Rob have two grown foster children and a golden retriever named Max, who is our office mascot and a certified therapy dog with the Alliance of Therapy Dogs. Max and Cindy volunteer with Rescue a Golden of Arizona and as a Pet Therapy Team with The Hospice of the Valley Pet Connections Program. Besides the volunteer work, Cindy enjoys walking with Max, gardening, baking, hiking, and traveling with Rob when he is asked to speak at diabetes meetings.