Meet our therapy gym's team of pediatric therapists.  Each We Play therapist shares a love for children, an appreciation for family-centered care, and an open approach for collaborating with our team as well as Support Workers, EA's and other professionals working with our families.

To find out more about what each therapist supports, check out the information on We Play's Pediatric Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Speech and Language Therapy.

Surrey Pediatric Occupational Therapist

KATIE METZ

Katie Metz completed her Occupational Therapy Master of Science (MScOT) program at the University of Alberta. In her graduate work, she focused on the study of creative arts interventions to address social-emotional learning and mental health promotion for children and youth. During this time, she also volunteered teaching yoga to children and adults. Katie has also taken over 450 hours of yoga teacher training and taught hundreds kid’s yoga classes in the Surrey School District. Through studying and teaching yoga, she has realized the value of mindful activity in advancing children’s coping abilities and self-awareness.

During her OT degree, Katie completed fieldwork at the Alberta Children’s Hospital outpatient therapy services. It was here that she gained experience offering sensory and fine motor assessment and intervention. She came to deeply value both family-centered practice and taking a strengths-based approach to pediatric therapy.

In her current practice, Katie deeply values collaborating with families to identify strategies that can help children learn and grow in everyday life. Katie has completed the following continuing education courses: Trauma Informed Care, Cutting Edge Strategies to Improve Executive Function Skills, Handwriting without Tears, Social Thinking, Building Blocks to Sensory Integration, and Childhood Autism Spectrum Disorders- Best Occupational Therapy Practice. She is excited to have a career that celebrates and encourages ongoing learning and skill development.

JODY WIEBE

Jody graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Behavioural Neuroscience in 2006, and a Master of Physical Therapy in 2008 from the University of British Columbia. Prior to opening We Play Kids, she spent many years working with the adult and child population in a private practice setting. She has a strong background in orthopedic and musculoskeletal injuries, pelvic floor, sport injuries, and developmental pediatrics. In addition to musculoskeletal/orthopedic focused post graduate training, Jody has completed courses in the following areas: Pediatric Toe Walking (equinus gait), Dynamic Core & Movement, Social Thinking, The Greenspan Floortime Approach, and Orthotics Training through the Cascade DAFO Institute. She is looking forward to upcoming Seminars on Neurokinetic Therapy as well as Plagiocephaly & Torticollis this Spring 2019. Through personal and professional interest Jody transitioned solely to the area of Pediatrics. While living abroad with her family, she was exposed to community resources she found highly valuable as a parent and a professional. Upon her return to British Columbia, she founded We Play Kids with the goal to create an inclusive space for children and families to enjoy, be connected, and be supported through growth and development. Jody’s passion is helping children gain physical confidence to maximize participation in their environment. With a child and family centred approach, Jody believes that Physiotherapy goals and other developmental support services should be fun, engaging, and integrated into daily life. Outside of We Play Kids, and Physiotherapy, Jody enjoys an active lifestyle biking, swimming, and beach time with her family. This Winter she is excited to introduce skiing to her two young sons.