Laura Hertel, Occupational Therapist

Hi. This is Laura Hertel. I am the mother of five children and owner of Amazing Kids. I am also an occupational therapist. One of my primary means during therapy session is myofascial release , which allows for gentle release throughout the child’s body to allow for easier movement and functional skills.

I have always felt that there must be a more effective way to promote development and allow children to have a voice in their treatment. Myofascial release and a holistic approach are helping me to allow children to have this opportunity.

I grew up in Marienville, Pa. and went to D’Youville College in Buffalo, NY. During college, I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to complete 2 fieldwork rotations in the NICU at Children’s Buffalo and 1 rotation at Baker Victory Services preschool. I really enjoyed working with young children, and the NICU allowed me to become comfortable with children with medically complex needs.

Following graduation, I worked in Rochester NY serving young children and families for a few years then returned to Pa. to pursue my dream of owning my own business.