Your child will receive a customized plan tailored specifically to both their individual and family goal

At Optimal Pediatrics, we offer Pediatric Physical, Occupational, and Speech-Language therapy services all under one roof. Our philosophy of patient-centered, family friendly, expert care means that your child will receive a customized plan tailored specifically to both their individual and family goals. Their journey to reach age/developmentally appropriate skills will be guided by our therapists who specialize in pediatrics and who develop deep and meaningful relationships with the patient, families, and other caregivers. Consistency and continuity of care is critical, so at Optimal Pediatrics we take that into consideration during scheduling and when developing your child’s plan of care. We adapt and modify plans, treatments, and scheduling as needed because we understand that individual and family needs change from time to time based on growth and development, school and work schedules, insurance issues, other activities, and other medical appointments. We also strive to provide a fun and comfortable environment for children who might be anxious about therapy due to previous medical appointments and procedures. Your child is at the center of our practice, and we’re excited to begin working with them!

Pediatric Physical Therapy

Developmental Delays



Cerebral Palsy

Spina Bifida

Rhett Syndrome

Developmental Coordination Disorder, Frequent Falling

Down Syndrome

Muscular Dystrophy

Idiopathic Toe Walking

Play-Based Motor Skill Development

Strength And Endurance Training

Postural Stability And Balance Training

Functional Mobility Training For Improved Independence

Return To Sport

Developmental Norms Screening For Pediatric Patients–Speech & Language

Pediatric Services For Children Ages 2-18 Years

Pediatric Speech And Language Delays

Deidra is a physical therapist who has specialized in Pediatrics since 2008. Born and raised in Wyoming, Deidra returned to work in the state after earning her Doctorate.

Reagan Scott


I knew I wanted to be an occupational therapist from the time I was 13 years old. I graduated from the University of North Dakota with a Masters of Occupational Therapy in 2003.

Lauren Hiipakka


Lauren was born and raised in Casper with a mother who was an occupational therapist, and therefore was exposed to the wonderful world of OT her entire life.

Kari Ward


Kari brings 11 years of experience to the pediatric team at Optimal Pediatrics as a Speech-Language Pathologist.  

Shelby is a Wyoming native born and raised in Rock Springs. Shelby attended the University of Wyoming where she received her B.S. in Kinesiology and Health Promotion in 2017.