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Rise Therapy is a mobile outpatient clinic for individuals across the lifespan, offering outpatient occupational therapy in the comfort of your home.
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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!
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Here's what our clients have to say:
“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!”
“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.”
“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 activities you come up with to make it fun. It’s all just a along and a true blessing for us.”

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