Kimberly Bloms

CEO and Lead Physical Therapist

Kimberly is a Mandan resident eager to provide the community and residents of the surrounding area with pediatric therapy services. Kids In Motion will help children, who contend with disease or disability, in improving their quality of life and function in play, school, and everyday activities. “I get to laugh and sing everyday with my patients, all while helping the child and their families reveal strengths and identify aspects of their life that are most important to the family”, Kimberly wants to collaborate with families about providing wellness and adaptive services and events in Mandan. 

 

Kimberly has worked with children with disabilities for 18 years.  She has extensive experience in working and advocating with families and children with complex diseases and diagnoses.  She has been a pediatric physical therapist with the Bismarck Public School System for 7 years.  Prior to that experience, she was a program manager for children, leading groups for behavioral health, establishing programming for children with academic challenges, and supervising staff.  She helped establish a community mentoring program through the Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch.  She also has special interests in strength training and has coached sports in the Mandan Public School district.  Bloms is a state advocacy leader for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and has a unique connection to the disease and disability world after surviving leukemia herself. 

Kim is married to her husband, Adam and they have a 100 lb Lab mix rescue named Guinness.  Kim enjoys the lake life, camping, fishing, golfing, and hunting in her free time. 

Ariana Kinnischtzke

Occupational Therapist

Ariana lives in Bismarck, ND with her husband and two young sons. She is a graduate of the University of Mary receiving her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy and Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology. Ariana has over 5 years of experience in outpatient pediatrics working with children of all ages with a variety of specialized needs. Ariana has a passion for combining traditional occupational therapy methods with foundational neurodevelopmental science and primary sensory-motor development to promote the most out of every session. She is currently studying Masgutova Neuro-Sensory-Motor Reflex Integration (MNRI®) as a Level I Core Specialist-in-Training under the Svetlana Masgutova Educational Institute. Ariana’s Core Specialist, Level I, training includes:

  • MNRI® Archetype Movement Integration

  • MNRI® Intensive Professional Educational Training (IPET®) Archetype Movement Integration

  • MNRI® Dynamic and Postural Reflex Integration

  • MNRI® NeuroTactile Integration

  • MNRI® Stress and Trauma Recovery

  • MNRI® Reflex Integration: Maximizing Brain Potential Classroom Strategies

Nicole Berdal

Speech Language Pathologist

Nicole is originally from Petersburg, ND. Nicole received her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Mary and is excited to join the Kids in Motion team to help provide pediatric speech and language services to the community.

 

She loves collaborating with the team to help support a child’s communication and feeding needs. Nicole has special interests in articulation/phonology, language development, apraxia of speech, and AAC. A fun fact about Nicole is that she grew up on a farm that use to be a town in the 1880s called Baconville. In her free time she enjoys going to the lake and spending time with her family.  

Samantha Steiner

Occupational Therapist

Samantha was born and raised in Mott, ND but currently lives in Underwood, ND. Don’t let her hour long commute to Kids in Motion worry you- she is dedicated to provide the best care for your child regardless of the distance! 

 

Samantha graduated from the University of Mary with a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy and a Minor in Psychology. She’s had experience working with children with a variety of diagnoses such as autism, ADHD, oppositional defiant disorder, anxiety disorders, developmental delays, fine/visual motor delays, sensory processing disorder, cerebral palsy, and down syndrome to name a few. Samantha is proficient in addressing picky eating behaviors using a sensory-based approach to feeding. She also is well trained in using the Zones of Regulation program to assist your child with managing and processing their emotions. When Samantha isn’t working in the clinic, she enjoys playing volleyball, going for runs, riding motorcycle, going fishing, playing with her dog Cruze, and spending time with family and friends. 

Danyal Kafer
Speech Language Pathologist

Danyal received her bachelor's degree from Minot State University in Minot, ND and her master's degree from the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, SD.

 

Danyal's clinical experiences include working with individuals of all ages in outpatient clinics, schools, inpatient rehab hospitals, and residential facilities. Danyal has treated and evaluated individuals with a variety of disorders including: Feeding and Swallowing disorders, Assistive and Augmentative Communication needs, Articulation and Phonology Disorders, Language Disorders, Fluency Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Hearing Impairments, Cerebral Palsy, Prematurity, Selective Mutism, Attention Deficit Disorder/ Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and Down Syndrome. 

 

Danyal is licensed by the North Dakota State Board of Examiners and has her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Language Hearing Association. Danyal has received clinical training and is certified in Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (E-stim) for swallowing disorders, Sequential Oral Sensory feeding therapy, and Talk Tools Therapy. 

 

Danyal currently lives in Bismarck, ND with her husband and two sons. In her free time she enjoys being at the lake, spending time with her family, and crafting. 

Renae Hall

Patient Care Coordinator

 

Renae Hall is a transplant to North Dakota from West Virginia. She has a degree from Alice Lloyd College in Social Science, with a minor in Sociology. In WV, Renae worked at High Rocks Educational Corporation, a non-profit with the mission to educate, empower and inspire young people. Renae has been working with young people in different capacities for more than 12 years and has a passion for helping them grow, learn and live their best lives. She has been a teacher, mentor, community advocate, fundraiser, an organizer and an administrator. Renae has a welcoming smile, a positive attitude and is always ready to lend a hand or play a game.

 

Renae and her husband, Charlie, have a beautiful daughter, Adalaide. Outside the office, Renae enjoys reading, gardening, cooking and spending time with her family. Renae really enjoys crocheting; making hats, scarfs, gloves, and blankets to give to her friends, family and co-workers

Julie Price

Occupational Therapist

Julie graduated with a masters degree in occupational therapy and minor in psychology from University of Mary. She has experience with addressing picky eating and feeding concerns using a sensory based approach. Julie enjoys working with children to address emotional and self-regulation using Zones of Regulation, Alert Program, and the Social Thinking curriculum. She is also trained in the intervention and treatment of torticollis. Julie and her husband have a daughter and live in Bismarck, ND. In her free time she enjoys running, reading, baking, and spending time with friends and family.