Quiara Smith has been practicing as an Occupational Therapist for over 13 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)
Infant Massage USA- CEIM:
Certified Educator of Infant Massage
What people are Saying
Working with Quiara was one of the best things we did! My 4 yr old was struggling with constipation and withholding. We worked with Quiara online and at the same time saw an in person OT locally. After we started with Quiara, my daughter made huge progress. Within a couple months, she was starting to go potty without resistance. This has made our lives so much less stressful. Quiara used social stories and her dog Nelly to connect with my daughter and she loved it! Then Quiara gave me easy things to do with my daughter to help her. It’s so amazing how one small thing can make a big difference. I’m so glad that I found Aloha Integrative Therapy, because I was at my wits end and almost ready to give up on finding a solution!
Quiara is AMAZING and so personable! My daughter is pretty shy around new people, but Quiara made her feel comfortable by incorporating fun activities into her evaluation. We learned SO much from Quiara and our our family is so excited to use her valuable information in our potty training! The way she explains things just make sense, and it’s made us feel so much more confident!! If you have concerns about potty training, bed wetting, or really anything related to toileting, do yourself a favor and schedule an appointment.
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