Ahoy Baby is an amazing new resource that’s just opened in Topsfield, providing pediatric physical therapy and wellness services for children from birth to age 10. Ahoy Baby was started by Ipswich mom, Meagan O’Neill, MSPT CIMI-2, in 2022. She began by treating patients in their homes and hosting pop-up classes at The Mom Comm and other locations around the North Shore. But she won’t be popping up as much anymore, as she recently celebrated the completion of her first year in business, by opening her own clinic at 462 Boston St, Suite 1-1, in Topsfield, MA.
Meagan’s services include Pediatric Physical Therapy–addressing developmental delays, torticollis, neurological impairment, tethered oral tissues, down syndrome and more. She is also a certified Infant Massage instructor and provides 1:1 instruction and group classes for caregivers. Last, but certainly not least, Meagan is specially trained in Dynamic Movement Intervention (DMI) Therapy, functional electrical stimulation and spinal electrical stimulation. She is one of the few private practitioners on the North Shore providing these services outside of a hospital setting.
Meagan has nearly 20 years of experience in pediatric physical therapy, including early intervention, outpatient and school settings. Her expertise focuses on neurological impairments and movement challenges but also covers other issues that may prevent your child from reaching important milestones. She truly loves helping kids and providing support to families of children with physical disabilities. She hopes to also add support groups for families to her offerings soon.
While touring her new clinic in Topsfield, I was very impressed with her state-of-the-art equipment, how clean and organized everything was, and the great layout of the space, which includes three distinct rooms. The first is a large class studio, where she will be hosting classes beginning in October, the second is an infant room and the third is the therapy room.
Meagan wanted to open her own space for two main reasons: the first was to fill a need in the community. Many families that she works with were driving an hour away or more to get the proper care for their kids. She wanted to bring her services to a more convenient location on the North Shore and be able to accept different insurance types, which she proudly does.
The second reason–is one many of us can relate to–she wanted to start her own business to offer herself a little schedule flexibility. The opening of Ahoy Baby in Topsfield coincided with her son starting Kindergarten. Yay!
Find out more about Ahoy Baby at www.ahoybaby.com. Meagan currently has immediate openings for patients in her new clinic and will begin hosting classes in October. Find the schedule at www.ahoybaby.com/events, including multiple dates for Super Sailors and Curious Cruisers and an Infant Massage Workshop on Saturday, 10/21, from 12:30-1:15pm.
This post is sponsored by Ahoy Baby, but all opinions present are my own.