Therapy Coordinators

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Abigail Wool-Biringer, OTR/L

Abigail Wool-Biringer, OTR/L

Occupational Therapy Coordinator

Education:

MA – University of Southern California (1997)

BA – University of California, Santa Barbara (1993)

Areas of Interest:

Sensory Integration

Feeding and Swallowing

Handwriting

ADHD and Executive Functioning

Certifications:

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy

Arizona Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners

Background:

Abigail Wool-Biringer is an occupational therapist with nearly 20 years of experience in multiple areas of practice with both adults and pediatrics, including acute hospital, outpatient neurology, outpatient hand therapy, skilled nursing, acute rehab, school therapy and pediatric therapy in the home and clinic. She enjoys working with pediatric clients and their families in their home, allowing children to reach their full potential in their play, motor, sensory, social and self-care skills. In addition, she has a passion for helping mentor new therapists and occupational therapy students.

Abigail is married to her husband Russ, and together they have four boys and a Labrador mix named Colby Jack. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, hiking, visiting family in Southern California, watching her sons play sports and gardening.

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 14 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 34 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 special needs children 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.  She enjoys walking with her Golden Retrievers, gardening, baking, hiking, volunteering with the Rescue a Golden of Arizona or traveling with Rob when he is asked to speak at diabetes meetings.