Access Therapy

Pediatric Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Language Pathology and Psychology Services

515 Moe Road Clifton Park, New York 12065  •  Tel. (518) 280-4294  •  Fax (518) 280-4297

Meet Our Team

Our Goal

Access Therapy Group; PT, OT, SLP and Psychology Services PLLC is dedicated to providing exceptional, multidisciplinary pediatric therapy services and evaluations to children with medical, orthopedic and special needs. Our team is comprised of experienced, licensed professionals who are dedicated to meeting the unique needs of children and their families.

Our mission is to improve a child's quality of life while assisting their families in "creating pathways to development." Whether it's being pain free, socializing with friends, going into the community, attending school, eating dinner as a family, being able to play at a local park, or express themselves in a way that can be understood; our goal is to improve the quality of "each day" for every child we serve.

Richard T. Rothwell, PT CEO
Richard has been working in the field of pediatric physical therapy for over 20 years. He specializes in working with medically fragile infants, children with orthopedic anomalies, torticollis, and neurological concerns. He is a consultant for American Specialty Health and has assisted in legislative recommendations and healthcare policy development.

Laurene Canfield, PT, DPT
Director Out-Patient Department
With more than 20 years of experience, Lori specializes in working with infants and children with neurological, orthopedic, pediatric cancers, and developmental delays utilizing a variety of strategies including; therapeutic exercise, motor learning, NDT, Kinesiotaping, orthotics and adaptive equipment.

Kimberly A. Rothwell, PT
With over 20 years of experience, Kim holds a specialty in pediatric balance and vestibular disorders. She is a consultant for area school districts and developed trainings for safe lifting and transfer techniques for school age students.

Dawn Abuuhl, Psy D
Director-Psychology Department
Dr. Abbuhl has conducted numerous lectures and trainings and is locally recognized for her work with Selective Mutism and pediatric eating disorders. Other specialties include; medically fragile children, grief and loss, sleep disorders, anxiety, and attachment disorders.

Diana Kakaty MA CCC-SLP
Director Speech Therapy Department
Specialty in infant evaluations, articulation disorders, apraxia and oral-motor and feeding dysfunctions. She is certified by the Hanen Foundation in parent education approach to working with children with ASD and other significant communication disorders.

Paula Fischer OTR/L
Director-Occupational Therapy Department
Extensive experience with preschool and school age children. Paula is trained in Handwriting without Tears, the Ready Approach to Sensory Integration, Brain Gym and the Integrative Visions Skills Program.