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Outpatient pediatric therapy clinic opens in Coopersburg

By , - Last modified: April 8, 2014 at 10:06 AM
(Photo by Natalie Moriarty) Owner and occupational therapist Sonja Burmeister cuts the ribbon to launch Valley Family Therapeutics, an outpatient pediatric therapy clinic and learning center in Coopersburg. Nearly 100 people attended the grand opening celebration on Thursday evening.
(Photo by Natalie Moriarty) Owner and occupational therapist Sonja Burmeister cuts the ribbon to launch Valley Family Therapeutics, an outpatient pediatric therapy clinic and learning center in Coopersburg. Nearly 100 people attended the grand opening celebration on Thursday evening.

A ribbon cutting ceremony and grand opening celebration were held Thursday evening to launch Valley Family Therapeutics, an outpatient pediatric therapy clinic and learning center in Coopersburg.

The facility provides physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech language pathology to children with special needs and learning delays, from infancy to 21. The staff of seven licensed therapists is trained to help children in developmental areas, including social skills, feeding, handwriting, attention span, problem solving and auditory and visual processing.

Nearly 100 people attended the grand opening, including state Sen. Pat Brown's chief of staff Ellen Millard-Kern, state Rep. Justin Simmons and Coopersburg Mayor Gary Hovis.

"As a small-business owner, it is great to see the amount of community, family and friend support we had for our first day of business," said owner and occupational therapist Sonja Burmeister.

Other features at the facility include a designated sensory gym, to help children with autism and sensory processing disorder, and an indoor rock climbing wall and a secure outside play area.

The facility also offers on-site custom services for prosthetics and orthotics and will hold summer programs to promote literacy and math education.

"Our outpatient pediatric therapy practice offers the community a fun, welcoming environment for families to come and receive physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech language pathology services," Burmeister said.

Valley Family Therapeutics offers weekday and weekend scheduling at its Coopersburg location at 551 E. Station Ave. For more information, visit www.valley-family.com.

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Reporter Jennifer Glose covers health care, Berks County and other topics. She can be reached at jenniferg@lvb.com or 610-807-9619, ext. 111. Follow her on Twitter @jenniferg_LVB and read her blog, “Networking,” at http://www.lvb.com/section/networking-blog.

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