Joe has been in practice since receiving his Masters Degree in Physical Therapy from Hahnemann University in 1994. Joe’s work has focused on motor learning and motor development in children. He has published articles in the Pediatric Physical Therapy Journal regarding fetal alcohol syndrome and cerebral palsy. Joe did his Internship at Georgetown University Child Development Center and was a senior pediatric therapist at United Cerebral Palsy before starting his own practice in Westchester. His drive behind opening a pediatric center is how motivated the kids were when receiving “therapy” in places other than their homes which they looked at as fun places. Developmental Steps is that “Fun” Place. Joe loves helping kids find a way to “Do” something through a strategy, practice, or making it plain old fun. Joe enjoys playing with his kids, going on bike rides, or hikes, skiing/snowboarding and going to Montauk. Joe currently lives in Katonah with his wife and 2 children.
Hayley has been practicing as a Physical Therapist since receiving her Masters Degree in Physical Therapy in 2003 from Boston University. Hayley then completed her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2006 at Boston University. She has been working at Developmental Steps, LLC since 2008 and loves treating children in the spacious gross motor gym and collaborating with the wonderful staff and families. In addition, Hayley creatively challenges children to reach their fullest potential through therapeutic play, helping to build their confidence and working with their families to help with carryover at home. What Hayley finds most rewarding about working with children is seeing the look on their faces when they achieve something new for the first time; whether it be learning to walk, ride a bike, or even climb a rock wall. Hayley enjoys staying active and takes Stroller Strides and Stroller Barre classes with her son. She also loves going to Cape Cod and spending time with her family. Hayley was a competitive gymnast for many years and has a love for fitness and creative core strengthening programs. Her patients and their families enjoy her playful nature, ability to be patient and encouraging, and most importantly promoting creative and fun therapy sessions. Hayley lives in Katonah with her husband and two children.