New Business Spotlight: EmPowered Kids Pediatric Therapy

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The team at EmPowered Kids Pediatric Therapy! Photo Courtesy of Shawna Wing Photography

Courtney Neff and Hannah Zimmerman, co-owners of EmPowered Kids Pediatric Therapy, recently launched the business on August 1, 2022. Their team specializes in evaluating and treating children ages birth to 21 years old through a wide range of occupational, physical and speech-language therapy services. They discussed their goals for the newly debuted business, what their journey has been like being business owners and more with us!

What does EmPowered Kids do for the Bis-Man community?

At EmPowered Kids Pediatric Therapy, we support and empower children and families on life’s journey! We focus on a team approach working alongside families to ensure the best results are achieved! We strive to provide collaborative and innovative outpatient occupational, physical and speech-language therapy services.

We work to create a treatment plan unique to each child to best meet their needs. We welcome collaboration with other professionals and we pride ourselves on making long-lasting relationships with those around us! At EmPowered Kids, we are committed to making a difference by empowering lives through passion, purpose and play!

Did You Know?
Between employees, EmPowered Kids Pediatric Therapy has almost 20 years worth of experience in the therapy world!

What made you decide to start EmPowered Kids in the Bis-Man area?

Over the years, we’ve built relationships in the Bismarck-Mandan Community and we wanted to foster those relationships as we began this journey. We want to continue to create new connections and find new and innovative ways to support the children and families in the community. We are proud to be a part of the Bismarck-Mandan community and enjoy raising our families here.

What was your journey like for you to get EmPowered Kids off the ground?

EmPowered Kids started off as a vision to empower people. We wanted to empower families, children, providers and other community members to be the best versions of themselves and to make a difference in the lives of many. Fortunately, we have almost 20 years of combined experience in the therapy world, so with a lot of thought, research and planning, we felt confident that if we had the right people by our side we could build a successful business. We can’t give enough credit to the amazing team we have at EmPowered Kids. They are passionate about supporting children and families, and they share our same vision of wanting to empower others. The positive relationships that we have built and the work, determination and heart that we have put into providing great care has gotten us to where we are today.

How do you see EmPowered Kids growing over the years?

We know there are a lot of different ways for us to share our knowledge and passion with the community, and we are excited to explore new opportunities that will continue to allow us to support children and families. We have plans to add other passionate team members to our EmPowered Kids family. Together as a team, we have so much experience and creativity so the sky is the limit on what we plan to achieve!

Their Work Includes:

Their team of Occupational Therapists works with children to improve overall functional skills to empower independence in all areas of sensory processing, self-regulation, fine/visual motor coordination, self-care skills, feeding, lactation, plagiocephaly/torticollis and infant development.

Their team of Speech-Language Pathologists works with children to provide needed support for successful communication. Their team supports children in the areas of articulation and speech sound disorders, tongue thrust/lisp, oral motor/swallowing dysfunction, feeding, reading support, social skills and stuttering.

Their team of Physical Therapists assist children in reaching functional independence in all environments to help them live a healthy, active lifestyle. Their physical therapy team supports children in the areas of gait abnormalities, balance and coordination, strength and endurance, motor planning, neurological disorders, musculoskeletal impairments and developmental delays.

Left: Hannah Zimmerman, Owner and Occupational Therapist
Right: Courtney Neff, Owner and Head of Business Operations

While EmPowered Kids has a specific audience, their mission and impact on the community stretches far and wide. As a new business, they can always benefit from word of mouth and support from the Bis-Man community to find success for years to come in the area. “We want to keep sharing our mission with Bismarck-Mandan and the surrounding areas, so we can continue to gain the trust of people that would benefit from our services,” Neff and Zimmerman said.

“When we welcome new families to our clinic, they are surprised by the fact that we have only been open since August 1, 2022. The successful foundation that we have built in such a short time allows us to have the means to provide a welcoming and functional space, and a team that supports each other to provide collaborative care to treat the whole child.”

Support EmPowered Kids Pediatric Therapy
Address: 1000 E Calgary Ave Suite 1 Bismarck, ND 58503
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 701-355-6044
Fax: 701-355-6299
Facebook: EmPowered Kids Pediatric Therapy