Quiara Smith has been practicing as an Occupational Therapist for over 11 years in both California and in Hawaii working in various settings including hospitals, schools, an equine center providing hippotherapy as a treatment tool, and outpatient clinics. Her pediatric experience encompasses serving infants, toddlers, children, and adolescents with various medical conditions and diagnoses.
Realizing the social, emotional, and psychological challenges that pelvic floor dysfunction places on children and families, Quiara decided to niche down her private practice to exclusively treating children and adolescents with pelvic floor dysfunction and toileting challenges. Quiara utilizes a holistic and integrative approach to pediatric pelvic floor dysfunction. She partners with her canine assistant, Nelly, a Labrador/golden retriever cross, in guiding children toward continence with confidence.
Quiara also teaches Potty Training Success with Tinyhood. In this on-demand class, you’ll learn Quiara’s “do it once,” easy-to-follow method that’s based on your child’s development & proven to avoid the pitfalls that make potty training take longer and not stick.
Bachelor of Arts in Sports Medicine
University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA (May 2006)
Master of Occupational Therapy
Samuel Merritt University, Oakland, CA (December 2009)
YogaEd Teacher Training
Certified Yoga teacher to instructed K-8th grade children (July 2013)
YogaEd Teacher Training
Certified Yoga teacher to instructed 9th-12th grade children (September 2014)
Stanford Children’s Health: Pediatric Pelvic Floor Training
Herman and Wallace: Pediatric Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
Integrated Listening Systems (iLs) Practitioner Certification
SOS Feeding Approach Workshop/Certification
Professional Biofeedback Certification Course
(December 2016-January 2017)
AHA Level I Hippotherapy Certification
Bergin University of Canine Studies
Facility dog training in order utilize Canine Intervention Therapy/Animal Assisted Therapy Intervention in Occupational Therapy clinical practice (April-May 2017)
What people are Saying
I had a free 15 minute consult with Quiara and, since then, have had DM conversations with her. For the first time, I’ve felt like I’ve been truly heard and seen by a medical professional who could help me with my daughter’s constipation issues. Quiara even reached out to me to check in at one point to see how my daughter was doing. I highly recommend working with Quiara. You’ll walk away feeling supported and empowered and so will your child!
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