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rise therapy

restore. inspire. support. empower

Guiding individuals to RISE to their full potential and thrive in everyday life.

Rise Therapy is a mobile outpatient clinic for individuals across the lifespan, offering outpatient occupational therapy in the comfort of your home.



We strive to reduce barriers to participation by bringing outpatient therapy to you in your home, assisted living facility, your child’s daycare or preschool, and other community settings.

Our goal is to empower clients and parents by providing them with tools to optimize independence and facilitate development.

Rise Therapy uses a strength based approach to facilitate independence and participation in daily activities.



Serving birth to 21 years. Our interventions are guided by child interests using a strength based learning approach aiming to empower children and families

Infant Massage

Offering mom and baby infant massage classes and workshops

Community Classes

We enjoy offering infant developmental mama+babe classes as well as partnering with local businesses to provide sensory groups for children. More classes coming Spring 2023

Pre/Post Frenectomy

We offer individualized assessment of oral dysfunction/restrictions and provide treatment prior to frenectomy as well as follow up treatment to ensure optimal oral function

Fall prevention and safety

Improve balance and mobility, gain independence and safety in daily activities


Intensive, effective, one-on-one treatment for individuals with Parkinson's disease and other neurological conditions

This treatment is delived as a protocol: is delievered 4 days per week, for 4 weeks.

Maternal Mental Health

Delivering education, prevention, and care to assist mothers experiencing perinatal mood and anxiety disorders

Whole Body Therapy

Using a variety of neuromuscular re-education, neurodevelopment treatment, manual therapy, and infant massage techniques to address muscle tension, head turn preferences, torticollis/plagiocephaly, and compensations throughout the body.

Pre-Frenectomy Treatment

Identifies oral restrictions

Improves jaw range of motion and stiffness

Prepares tissues for release

Separation of tongue from floor of mouth

Improving strength, motion, and endurance of the tongue, jaw, lips, cheeks

Post-Frenectomy Treatment

Assist with wound care and management

Optimize body movements to keep wound open

Optimize tongue position and optimal oral function Proprioception of tongue position in space

Alleviate oral dysfunction to optimize feeding, oral motor skills, and oral rest posture.

Whole Body Therapy

RISE Therapy uses a variety of neuromuscular re-education, neurodevelopment treatment, manual therapy and infant massage techniques to address muscle tension, head turn preferences, and compensations throughout the body.

We address developmental delays, oral motor skills, torticollis, plagiocephaly, sensory processing concerns, reflex integration, feeding concerns, fine motor skills, gross motor skills, and orthopedic or neuromuscular conditions.

Pediatric Services

Occupational therapy can help children of all ages (birth to 21 years old) improve motor, sensory, cognitive, social, and visual skills to enhance independence, self-esteem and quality of life. We strive to facilitate increased independence and participation in daily activities to help your child thrive at home, at school and within the community.

Through evaluation, an individualized plan is developed to address the child's skills needed for play, daily activities, school performance and what is appropriate to foster learning, social skills and overall development.


Autism Spectrum Disorders


Emotional/self-regulation difficulties

Cerebral palsy

Developmental delays

Down syndrome


Failure to thrive/feeding difficulties

Genetic disorders

Learning disorders

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction


Pre/Post Frenectomy

Retained primitive reflexes

Sensory processing disorders

Toe walking


Traumatic brain injuries


“When my son was around 2 months old I noticed he preferred to look one direction and was developing a flat spot on the back of his head. The best decision I made was coming to see Mariah!

He effortlessly looks both ways now and his flat spot has rounded out and does NOT need a helmet to correct his head shape.

I sing Mariah’s praises to anyone who will listen! My family and I are forever grateful.”

“I took my infant son in for torticollis and Mariah did an awesome job working with him! She explained everything she was doing and gave tips and stuff to do at home for him! I loved working with her and she did an awesome job working with my son! He loved working with her!”

I started taking my son to Mariah when he was around 6 months old. I noticed he was favoring using one side of his body over the other. He would only roll one direction, would cry if I nursed him on a certain side and when he started eating solids he would only grab with that same side. I wasn’t even sure if I needed to take him in or not. Being a FTM I didn’t know what was normal. Mariah did an eval and noticed he had some tightness on his right side. We then saw her once a week probably four or five times and also taught me how to be intentional with his playing. He is now using both hands and is crawling all over the place thanks to Mariah.

Im so grateful McCook has this available for the community!”

“My husband and I had serious talks about moving to a bigger city with more access to things like this. One phrase we’ve heard from the experts is “one of these days it’ll just click.” I can’t tell

you how blessed we are to have you on our team. It’s like you’re a detective searching for what’s missing and the knowledge you have blows me away and the activites you come up with to make it fun. It’s all just a along and a true blessing for us.”

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Sensory and mama+babe groups

Mariah Pierson, MOT, OTR/L, CEIM

My name is Mariah Pierson. I’m a wife to an incredibly supportive husband, mother of 3 beautiful girls and have found my passion and my calling as an occupational therapist.

My love for occupational therapy began in high school after learning about my mother’s experience with occupational therapy. After she sustained a C5/C6 spinal cord injury, her rehab journey inspired me. After being told to expect never to walk again and 13 days of paralysis, she could move one of her toes, she was very fortunate to gain function of her arms and legs and returned home independently 3 months following her accident. My mom always spoke highly about her occupational therapist and talked about how much she loved her OT. She spoke about how they would work on brushing her teeth and painting her nails as well as necessary skills needed to return to home independently. I felt inspired by my mom’s perseverance and her experience with an occupational therapist and felt that this was a career that I needed to pursue.

I began my career as an OT assistant and began working at a pediatric outpatient clinic in Grand Island after graduation. I had the opportunity to work with children of all ages with various conditions and felt inspired every day by these strong, courageous children. I became dedicated to each child and developed many strong connections with my patients and their families. I have experience treating complex cases which include various neurological disorders, developmental delays, sensory processing disorders, visual perceptual and oculomotor dysfunction, retained primitive reflexes, emotional regulation, focus and attention deficits, feeding aversions, picky eating, oral motor dysfunction as well as fine motor and gross motor deficits.

I continued my education and graduated with my Bachelors of Rehabilitative Science in 2017 and Master of Occupational Therapy in 2019.

Aside from evidence-based research and educational courses related to pediatrics I acquired a certification in a program called LSVT BIG. became a certified infant massage instructor, and completed extensive coursework and training to work with infants with oral dysfunction and oral ties.

I know that God has led me to the OT profession. I believe that I was meant to serve the Lord by helping others. I’m here to encourage, motivate, and inspire my patients to achieve their goals of independence and success in everything that they want and need to do. I feel very grateful to work in such a rewarding profession and I’m thankful for the opportunity to serve our community and sharing my passion each day!






McCook, NE and surrounding areas




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