KRISTEN S. WIESE, MOTR/L, HPCS

Occupational Therapist

pediatrics, injury recovery & women's health

parent education

well body motivation

sensorimotor treatment programs

core strength stability mobility

fine motor visual-motor

handwriting

self-care

yoga movement sequence modification

sports injury recovery

animal assisted therapy

art studio exploration journal

cranial sacral core synchronization

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Kristen Wiese is an Occupational Therapist & Clinical Specialist, providing almost 25 years of experience, training & clinical observation for pediatric, young adults, and women's health clients.  As a clinical specialist using dynamic movement as a resource for providing internal feedback, postural adaptation & alignment, dynamic core stabilization, as well as sensorimotor integration, visual-motor integration, neuromuscular reeducation & coordination, Kristen uses sensorimotor movement as medicine to provide internal & external stability. 

 

With the understanding that primal brain function & stabilization paves the way for higher level (executive functions), Kristen taps into the body's wisdom of feedback & response, body awareness, self-monitoring & organizational strategies to then work on mobility & higher level therapeutic goals such as fine motor, visual motor, organization, self-help skills, and cognitive, social & communication skills.  

Kristen has extensive training & expertise in helping her clients learn, relearn, and modify more functional ways to help ourselves in a more independent manner.  She thrives on helping individuals find success in becoming more self-sufficient in tasks that were previously unachievable.  As a skilled provider in such areas of fine motor and handwriting skills & strategies, creating home modifications & sensorimotor programs, Kristen ultimately finds avenues for kids and adults alike to help themselves through increased cognitive organization, sensory strategies, and self-monitoring skills that lead them to their own success & discharge!

Kristen has created handwriting curriculums for various schools in the Albuquerque community, provided social skills curriculums for elementary schools aka "Sherlock the FRIENDinator" and conducted social skill groups, as well as parent education & training group sessions & workshops. 

Women's Health Program

As you commit to healing at ALIGN with Kristen, you will create a comprehensive healing plan using goal journaling, art exploration during weekly therapy sessions as well as modified movement sequences that are specific to your needs & capabilities.  Sessions will include animal-assisted therapy, nature exploration & telehealth options.

As the founder of ALIGN Therapy & KidBridge Therapy Services, Kristen brings a specific philosophy to her clients and the ALIGN Therapy Center which encompasses whole body wellness.  

Kristen is obsessed with horses, yoga, jewelry making, gardening, and her friends & family! 

whole body wellness

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In order to heal, increase energy and endurance you need to ALIGN your health on the inside as you learn to nourish your mind & body with healing thoughts, healing foods, supplements and essential oils. Artistic Expression, Nutrition, Cranial Sacral, Goal Journaling are just a few of the tools we will use to create your increased internal health.

YOU ARE WHAT YOU PUT IN YOUR BODY
INTERNAL
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EXTERNAL
MOVEMENT IS MEDICINE

Movement feeds the brain with important information as you work your way towards more coordinated, controlled, aligned & balanced activity. Functional movement provides feedback & body awareness as it guides you to increased core strength, stability & endurance, as well as more upper-body mobility.  Using functional movement sequences & gentle stretching,  you will experience how your own

medicine of movement

ALIGNS you to greater function.

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FUNCTIONAL
MOTIVATION IS EVERYTHING

To Align oneself takes commitment and motivation.  It is so much more fun to work hard towards something you are motivated to achieve.  You will tap into what feeds your soul, such as taking up a new hobby or returning to a favorite activity. Setting big or small goals fuels motivation as we journey through our ups and downs of recovery and rehabilitation. As your motivation increases, so does your confidence and ability to maintain your wellness even after your therapy is over!