We pride ourselves in our ability to connect at Therapeutic Resources
The ‘vital link’ in our ability to connect clinically relevant theory with practice is our clinic, Therapeutic Resources, in Madison, Wisconsin. Our clinic provides an opportunity to practice and directly work with amazing families on a regular basis. It is here in this charming clinic space, where we continue to learn, grow, and find our inspiration for our practice based treatment tools.
We treat many functional limitations at our clinic. Here’s a brief list:
- poor attention
- difficulties interacting with peers and limited play skills
- challenges with transitions or changes in routine
- difficulty communicating (both verbal and non-verbal)
- struggles with sleep, bowel and bladder control, and eating
- trouble following directions
- challenges perceiving and navigating space
- poor timing and sequencing of motor skills
- difficulties with irritability, mood
- difficulties with regulating their energy level (i.e. too low arousal or hyperactive)
- postural insecurity (fear of heights, playing on playground equipment)
- abnormal responses to various sensory stimuli (sounds, touch, taste, pain)
- poor praxis and motor planning: coming up with an idea, planning, and completing the task
- difficulty responding to sounds and verbal directions
At Therapeutic Resources, we believe that all people can have positive effects from our interventions. It is for this reason that we do not treat diagnosis, but functional limitations. That said, here’s a list of common diagnoses:
- sensory processing disorder
Therapeutic Resources Therapists
Sheila M. Frick, OTR/L
Sheila Frick, OTR/L is a Pediatric Occupational Therapist. Since 1980, Sheila taught internationally clinician, lecturer, and pioneer in Occupational Therapy. Sheila has over 20 years of clinical experience, having worked in psychiatry, rehabilitation, and home health before specializing in pediatrics. Sheila expertise includes sensory processing dysfunction, sensory integration, and auditory interventions.
Tracy Bjorling, M.S., OTR/L
Personally mentored and trained by Sheila M. Frick, Tracy Bjorling began her occupational therapy career at Vital Links in 2010 after completing her Master’s in Occupational Therapy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Tracy credits her graduate school professor, Julia Wilbarger, PhD, OTR/L, for setting her on her current career path by introducing her to Sheila and Vital Links.