Michele Kunde

Michele is a pediatric physical therapist passionate about providing parent education! In her personal time, she enjoys playing volleyball, hiking, and playing with her dog, Santo!

Michele Kunde
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The Unexpected Benefits of Teletherapy in Pediatric Therapy Services

As hands-on professionals, the transition to telehealth (more specifically “teletherapy”) for physical/occupational/speech therapists was daunting. So much of what we do requires us to be there with the client, especially in pediatrics. Fast-forward to 9+ months into the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S. Since the beginning, we have been providing PT and OT services almost …

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Autism Spectrum Disorder, Motor Skills, & Social Function

As a pediatric physical therapist (PT), it is natural for me to approach my clients with a “whole-child” perspective. A child does not come to a physical therapy appointment and leave their behavior or limited attention span at home. This is especially true for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Therefore, I have learned how …

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Say “Hello” to our new Speech and Language Pathologist, Joyce!

Joyce is a licensed Speech and Language Pathologist who recently joined MKP! Joyce is originally from Mississippi; however, moved to beautiful San Diego almost two years ago. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a Minor in Mandarin Chinese at Southern Methodist University in Texas. From there, she went on to earn her Master’s …

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What is ‘Container Baby Syndrome’ (CBS)?

Container Baby Syndrome, or CBS for short, is a collection of signs and symptoms related developmental delays and related to an infant spending extended amounts of time in a ‘container.’ A container is any piece of equipment that “contains” your baby into one place, and keeps them in one position. Containers include infant walkers, bouncers, …

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