At Strides OT, you and your family will receive holistic, client centered care. We focus on what you can do, not what you cannot do.

Examples of challenges our clients face:


cerebral palsy

genetic disorders

cognitive challenges

sensory processing deficits

gross and fine motor deficits

self-care difficulties

handwriting difficulties

leisure and social deficits

motor planning and organization issues

visual perceptual and visual motor deficits

behavioral disorders related to sensory and motor deficits


The mission of Strides Occupational Therapy Services is the belief that fundamental skills included in motivational occupational and therapeutic activities can improve fine and gross motor skills, visual perceptual skills, sensory processing, coordination, and social participation for daily occupations, while simultaneously stimulating a life-long interest in activity. Children, teens, and adults participating in Strides OT Services will gain confidence in themselves and increase overall independence for daily life tasks.
Therapist Bio:

Sarah Poindexter, MS, OTR/L

AHCB Certified Therapist and CTRI

I am a graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy. I have always had a passion for helping people. I began volunteering for Special Equestrians, Inc., an adaptive riding center, in 2010. I joined the Board of Directors in 2014, and have served as the Secretary since then.

I have completed American Hippotherapy Association (AHA) Level I and Level II Hippotherapy Treatment Principles courses. I am also an AHCB Certified Therapist through passing the entry level board certification exam in hippotherapy, as well as a PATH, Intl. Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor and Registered Therapist. I am also a certified NeuroNet Learning and Therapeutic Listening provider.

My current memberships include the American Hippotherapy Association, American Occupational Therapy Association, and Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH, Intl.).