sensorimotor treatment programs
core strength stability mobility
fine motor visual-motor
yoga movement sequence modification
art studio exploration journal
cranial sacral core synchronization
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!