Wilson Pediatric Therapy has found more ways to improve the lives of children in the Bluegrass after purchasing The Curious Edge from Kimberly Hudson.
Owner Kresta Wilson and her team have joined forces with the staff at The Curious Edge to form a full service clinic that combines the expertise of two organizations under one roof.
As of Dec. 1, Wilson Pediatric Therapy has moved into The Curious Edge offices off Ruccio Way in south Lexington.
Wilson’s staff specializes in speech, occupational and physical therapy. The Curious Edge provides treatment for dyslexia, academic tutoring and ACT/Praxis preparation.
“I wanted to continue the work that Kimberly and her staff were doing because I knew they were making such a big difference in so many lives. It’s a huge deal when you teach kids to read,” said Wilson, who holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from UK in speech-language pathology and has 12 years experience in the field.
Wilson traces her interest in helping others to childhood, recalling the experience of ailing relatives. Her great- grandmother regained her speech, lost to a stroke, after working with a therapist.
When Wilson visited a great-aunt in a rehab facility, she remembers thinking, “This is amazing – people helping others learn to walk and talk again, getting back things they had lost.”
Wilson started her career as a therapist for the state’s First Steps program, providing treatment for children birth to 3 years old in their homes. “I loved that work and I still do,” said Wilson, who treats children in her clinic from as far away as Ashland.
When she and husband Josh sought occupational therapy for the oldest of their three children, they were met with waiting lists at most clinics. “I knew there was a community need for our services,” Wilson said.
So she launched a true family business. Her mother, Amy Billingsley, handles the billing. Her father David helps with financial planning, and her husband Josh, a guidance counselor in Lexington, maintains the web site and oversees marketing.
With the new expanded services, Wilson Pediatric Therapy can treat the whole child.
“Our therapists can collaborate so they can better identify underlying issues that are holding a child back,” Wilson said. “This allows us to help kids build a good solid foundation for success.”
Info: (859) 475-4305, (859) 899-7323 or http://wilsonpediatric.com