At Cheshire Fitness Zone (CFZ), our goal is to help children and adolescents of all ages feel confident in growing their abilities through therapeutic programs that strengthen and teach new skills for use in everyday life.
Our monthly “Employee Spotlight Series” offers a chance to meet members of the team and learn about their experience working with children.
Meet Leah Kragh, OT
Can you describe what a typical day is like working at CFZ?
A typical day working at Cheshire Fitness Zone, I get up in the morning, I go work at the schools for several hours and then the evenings, I get to the clinic and I set up for my sessions, I gather all of the materials that I need, set up the room the way that it needs to be. I have kiddos back to back and towards the end of the night I clean up, set the gym up the way I found it and then I go do my billing and notes and then I am done for the day!
How did you know you wanted to work with kids?
I knew I wanted to work with kids because their primary occupation is play and play is something I feel very enthusiastic about and I think it is an essential part of development as people.
What is your favorite part about your job?
My favorite part about my job is I get to learn from the kids and their families and through learning from them, I get to learn from myself.
What are 3 words to describe you and why?
Three words to describe me are enthusiastic, compassionate and curious. I would say that, I am enthusiastic because I really love expressing myself and being goofy with the kids. I am compassionate in the sense that I am emotional and I can sort of understand how any child can feel at any given moment and I can relate to the parents while I am doing my job. I would say that I am curious in the sense that I like to explore, I love to learn about new things and I think that all of those serve me well as a pediatric therapist.
What is something you wish to achieve over the next 10 years?
Over the next 10 years, I would like to achieve many things. I think most specifically in terms of working in pediatric therapy, I would love to work with more neurological populations and learn about the brain and how it relates to the bodies movements more.