ABOUT

Pelican Therapy Partners is a therapy a multifocal therapy group located in north east Florida. We provide Occupational therapy and Speech therapy services. We believe that fostering the growth of all within our community is the key to success. This is why we chose to combine our expertise in both adults and pediatrics as well as speech therapy and occupational therapy to address the multifaceted needs of our community so that we can best serve YOU! Pelican Therapy Partners provides quality therapy across the lifespan to enhance the lives of the clients and families we serve!

TEAM

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Christy Miller

OTR/L, Co- Owner

Christy is an owner and co-founder of Pelican Therapy Partners. She is an occupational therapist has been working in pediatrics since she graduated school in 2017. She received her master’s degree in Occupational therapy from The Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia. She values meeting kiddos where they are, capitalizing on their strengths, and helping them achieve their goals through fun and creative activities. She is board certified and licensed in the state of Florida. She also has special training in picky/disordered feeding, early intervention, reflex integration, therapeutic listening, vision therapy, aquatic therapy, animal assisted therapy and orthopedics. When she is not at work, Christy enjoys playing with her dog Zella, playing volleyball, painting, and spending time with her husband Graham.

Larry Rutland

OTR/L, Co- Owner

Larry believes that successful therapists integrate up-to-date knowledge of the therapy process and by providing superior patient care. As the co-owner of Pelican Therapy Partners, he understands the value of the client/therapist relationship and emphasizes the drive to succeed together. Larry’s occupational therapy experience began when he graduated from Darton College in Albany, GA in 2015. He has worked with the older adult population within skilled nursing facilities and in home health therapy. He also attended Keiser University in Fort Lauderdale, FL and received his Masters in 2020. He has delivered therapeutic services to clients who suffer from diagnoses such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, heart attack, and many other weaknesses that hinder independent daily living. He married his lovely wife, Ashley in 2012 and has 2 beautiful daughters; Allie Kate and Anna Leigh.

  

 

Kaylee Baer

SLP, CF

Kaylee is a licensed Speech Language Pathologist.  She received her master's degree in Speech Language Pathology from the Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences from Jacksonville University in Jacksonville, FL. She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from Auburn University. She is excited about being a part of the interdisciplinary team at Pelican Therapy Partners and making a difference in the lives of children and their families. Kaylee has gained clinical experiences with pediatric populations in outpatient and school rehabilitative settings.  When she is not at work, she enjoys working out, yoga, music, and going to the beach.

 

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Christian Thornton

SLP, CF

Christian is a licensed Speech Language Pathologist, receiving his master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology from Jacksonville University and his Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Valdosta State University. Christian relishes in empowering both children and adults in overcoming communication difficulties in order to better thrive in the world around them. Christian garnered experience working with pediatric-age clients in the schools, outpatient clinics, and private setting. While not working, he enjoys being outdoors, running on the beach, and spending time with friends and family.

 

Connie Miller

Office Billing Administrator

Connie comes to us with an array of knowledge and experience! Her career started out in the legal field in Scotland prior to her coming to the USA in 1994. She then had the opportunity to pursue medical billing and attended Coastal College of Georgia for Medical Office Administration. She is excited about being part of the team at Pelican Therapy Partners, she looks forward to applying her knowledge and experience to help grow our clinic. Connie has a 5 yr old fur baby named Rosie, 3 grown sons, 3 daughters-in-love and a beautiful 5 month old grandson. She is an avid quilter and loves to travel, especially if she can take her fur baby with her.

 

Zella

Therapy Dog

Zella is a golden-doodle from Athens, Georgia.  She graduated from the AKC Therapy Dog training program. She enjoys greeting children at  therapy, celebrating 

successes, and comforting kiddos during challenging tasks.When she isn’t working, Zella enjoys naps, treats, giving her humans kisses and playing with socks.