Justin "JD" and Erica Kennemer are both occupational therapists. With over 20 years combined experience, the Kennemers have worked in a variety of settings: acute care, rehab, outpatient adults, orthopedics, burns, industrial ergonomics, & pediatrics.
In 2015, JD and Erica moved to Greenbrier from Galveston, TX, escaping the coastal humidity while relocating closer to family in the refuge of the cooler Ozark climate.
In 2018 Erica founded HorsePlay Hippotherapy & Therapeutic Riding, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Conway, AR. This combined Erica's life-long passions for horses and helping children with special needs. HorsePlay quickly took off, bringing to light the immense need for more specialized, sensori-neuro based therapy services in the central Arkansas area.
Therapy Monkey was opened in 2021 to combine traditional therapy approaches with progressive specialties, such as vision-focused therapy and hippotherapy.
Their son, AJ, also known as "Monkey Head," already plans to work 'at therapy' when he's big. AJ loves Paw Patrol, Captain "Camerica," and Frozen.
The wonder of AJ's growth and development played a major role in naming this clinic. Celebrating progress and individual triumphs drive motivation at Therapy Monkey!