Emily Bradshaw is a Physical Therapist who received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Medical University of South Carolina in 2009. Originally from the Charleston, SC area, Emily now resides in Spring Lake, NC with her military husband, wild children and rambunctious dog. Emily's interests include Adult Neuro Rehabilitation and Pediatrics. She started her career in Outpatient Neuro Rehab, was able to make the switch to Pediatrics after a year, and has been in the Pediatric setting since with experience in Early Intervention, Outpatient, and Home Health settings. Pediatrics truly is the best and she feels it's an environment where she is constantly challenged, motivated to learn, and never grow too big to have fun! Her passion lies in meeting families wherever they are, being a source of encouragement, and helping them to be excited and expectant for their child's future development. She is excited to be a part of a clinic who values education and collaboration to treat the whole child. In her free time Emily enjoys traveling with her family, staying active with Crossfit, having trampoline battles with her husband and kids, watching her son play football and daughter do competitive cheer, and, occasionally, some quiet time at the beach.
MELISSA BEDNARD, OTR/L
RYLEIGH OEFINGER, COTA/L
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT
Becca was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. She attended Xavier University for her undergraduate and graduate courses for Occupational Therapy. She met my husband while attending Xavier who was in Army ROTC at the time. They are both Cincinnati natives and enjoy visiting home often. Becca has been an Occupational Therapist for 4.5 years. Due to her husband's career, she has moved and lived in Ohio, Tennessee, Georgia, and North Carolina working in a variety of settings. She began her career in the schools and expanded her experience to outpatient pediatric clinics, adult inpatient rehab, adult behavioral health, adult inpatient acute care, and nursing homes. Becca's passion is pediatrics - though she likes to keep her options open and be flexible as she moves around the country. She enjoys being active, does CrossFit and loves to explore the outdoors, particularly near a lake or ocean. She has one pup named Roebling who is an Airedale terrier, and she is currently due in January with their first littlest addition to the family!
Samantha graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia in 2014 with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy and a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate from the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (Va-LEND) program. She is a licensed physical therapist in North Carolina and is a board-certified clinical specialist in pediatric physical therapy.
Samantha has diverse experience in treating children with various diagnoses in outpatient, preschool/daycare, and early intervention settings where she learned empowering parents and caregivers through collaboration, communication, and education are critical to helping her families and parents reach their goals.
In her spare time, Samantha enjoys working out and spending time with her Chorkie named Sydney.
MARIKA SMITH, OTR/L
Ryleigh Oefinger is a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant who completed her program at St Catherine’s University in 2022 with an interest in pediatrics. Ryleigh is from the Fayetteville area, along with her family. She is excited to join the SMSS team and to continue to gain experience in this field of OT. Ryleigh has always loved working with children and helping them gain confidence, independence, and the skills needed to be successful in their endeavors. Ryleigh loves spending time with her family and friends, reading fantasy novels, and doing puzzles.
Marika Smith is from Centreville, Virginia and got her Masters in Occupational Therapy at Virginia Commonwealth University in 2017. She previously worked in outpatient pediatric therapy settings in Fairbanks, Alaska and Junction City, Kansas, and recently relocated to the Fayetteville area in the summer of 2021 due to her husband being stationed at Fort Bragg. Special interests in the field of OT including treating children with visual motor and visual perceptual, emotional regulation, and feeding challenges. She has received additional training in the SOS Approach to Feeding by Dr. Kay Toomey. She and her husband have a 1.5 year old son and a Newfoundland/Poodle mix dog. She enjoys camping, crafts, and all things cozy!
ASHLEIGH SHINKLE, OTR/L
CO-OWNER OF SMSS
Ashleigh Shinkle is a licensed occupational therapist who completed her master's degree at Misericordia University in Dallas, PA. A Pennsylvania Native, Ashleigh moved to Fayetteville right after graduation. She currently resides in Raeford, NC with her husband who is in the Army Reserves and is going to college full time, daughter, twins, four cats and two dogs. Ashleigh has been practicing occupational therapy since 2012 and has completed trainings relating to sensory integration, handwriting, and pediatric feeding. She believes parents and family members play an integral part in the therapy team and thoroughly enjoys interacting with children of all ages. Ashleigh enjoys spending time with family and friends, listening to podcasts and audio books, doing puzzles, sewing, and family game nights.
EMILY BRADSHAW, PT, DPT
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Melissa graduated from University of Michigan in 2022 with Doctorate of Occupational Therapy. She completed her fieldwork in the medical and surgical ICU in Detroit, MI, and school based OT in Northville, MI. She created a life skills program for children in foster care as her doctoral capstone in the Metro Detroit area. She recently moved to Fayetteville in October 2022 and obtained her first job here at SMSS. She has always had an interest in pediatrics and hope to work with children for as long as she can! In her spare time she enjoy crafts, watching movies, being outdoors and spending time with her husband and dog!
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SAMANTHA WHITE, PT, DPT, PCS
BECCA BLOOM, OTR/L
JULIEANNE GRANADOS M.ED, CCC-SLP
CO-OWNER OF SMSS & SCSS
Pediatric Occupational and Physical Therapy