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Meeting children where they are

Amy Correa, owner of Stacked Therapies in Burlington, opened the establishment about two months ago and offers pediatric services to families (Submitted Photo/Southern Lakes Newspapers).

Stacked Therapies offers services in natural environment

By Jason Arndt

Stacked Therapies, a veteran-owned business, looks to serve the pediatric population through various therapy sessions within Burlington and beyond.

Founded by Dr. Amy Correa, a former Hospital Corpsman in the United States Navy, Stacked Therapies sees children with developmental delays, genetic conditions, autism, intellectual and learning disabilities, as well as services related to fine motor development, sensory processing and primitive reflexes.

Stacked Therapies, unlike other related businesses, doesn’t have an office building and brings services directly to families.

“Having an office limits where I can really go,” Correa said, emphasizing the importance of helping children in their natural environment.

Additionally, she can assist families with their children in public settings, including visits to the grocery store and restaurants.

“If they are having trouble going out to dinner, then I want to have dinner with them,” Correa said.

“I think I really like the freedom of being out in the community and meeting the kids where they are at,” she added.

Affinity for children, occupational therapy
Correa, a married mother of three children, said she became interested in helping youngsters while serving in the U.S. Navy.

After she married Christopher, a Navy veteran stationed at Great Lakes Naval Base between Waukegan and Chicago, the Correa’s began raising a family.

As Correa’s family grew, she pursued higher education opportunities, including a Bachelor of Exercise Science degree from Old Dominion University in Virginia.

“I fell in love with biomechanics and human physiology. This passion placed me in the direct route of occupational therapy,” she wrote on the Stacked Therapies website.

Using her passion, she then received a doctorate in Occupational Therapy at Mount Mary University in Milwaukee.

“I enjoy clinical challenges and am passionate about finding functional solutions for the child and their families.” Correa wrote, adding she has experience with a wide variety of children with differing needs.

Correa, in an interview with Southern Lakes Newspapers, said she takes an outside the box approach to helping children.

“I really enjoy working with kids with autism and just finding new creative ways to work with them,” Correa said.

Finding Burlington
The Correas, who have three children, decided on Burlington raise their family because of the schools and community.

“My husband is also military and when he was active duty, he got stationed at Great Lakes (Naval Base), and we knew we didn’t want to live in Illinois,” she recalled.

“Through our experiences in finding good school districts, we find good homes and good neighborhoods and that is how we found Burlington,” Correa added.

She and Christopher have enrolled all three of their children in the Burlington Area School District.

Although the Correas reside in Burlington, Amy said she plans to serve families throughout Southeastern Wisconsin, including those in Elkhorn, Waterford, Lake Geneva.

Correa said she is willing to travel within a 30- to 35-minute radius of Burlington to offer services to families.

“My entire vision is to have multiple destinations in Wisconsin, not just Burlington,” she said.

The vision includes adding more occupational, speech and physical therapists to fulfill the needs for all children.

Stacked Therapies, accessible online at stackedtherapies.com, also has a Facebook page.

For more information, email Amy Correa at [email protected].

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