Hi! I'm Priya! I provide infant and maternal occupational therapy in home (San Francisco, Marin, Bay Area California) or virtually. My areas of specialty are: whole body torticollis treatment, baby helmet prevention, plagiocephaly, functional oral-motor evaluations, oral-motor therapy, breastfeeding therapy, pre/post frenectomy/frenotomy care & rehabilitation. The services I provide to parents and babies fill the gaps in our current healthcare system that offers constant prenatal care for mom, but then drops the ball as soon as the baby arrives. Our system often fails mothers and infants in their 4th trimester and the 1st year of baby’s life. This can lead to stress, guilt, fear and late-night googling for answers. It’s my mission to save as many families as I can the stress that can come with having a new baby! And by the way, I will always address infant and maternal health together, because wellness for mom and baby are intertwined. When I was stressed out and confused about what next steps were, so was my baby. I help parents save time researching and worrying so that they can parent infants and toddlers with more confidence. Whether you want some help with tummy time, a little peace of mind or your child needs a Balanced Babies OT approach for a specific concern like a “flat head” spot, torticollis, difficulty breastfeeding due to oral dysfunction, TOTs (i.e. lip or tongue ties), reach out. Listen, it takes a village. Many of us don’t have our village (yet), or our villages are a plane ride away. Allow me to be part of your village so that you can spend less time worrying and more time showering, sleeping and connecting with your baby! So when that nagging feeling that something is not quite right won’t quit, trust your parent gut. You know your child best.
Master of Science in Teaching (2008)
Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (2011)
Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology - Movement Science (2002)
* Prenatal education - teaching parents about important developmental and parenting topics so that they can hit the ground feeling confident once baby arrives! * Peace of Mind - development sessions to check in on milestones and share how families can work through issues if they are present. * Tummy Time Tweaks - if baby is not enjoying tummy time, let's figure out why! * Torticollis whole body treatment * Plagiocephaly; helmet prevention * Pre/post frenectomy (for lip, tongue ties) care & rehab * Oral-motor therapy *Functional oral motor evaluations *Breastfeeding therapy