Cory Kimmerly, COTA

Pediatric Occupational Therapist

Cory graduated from Durham Technical Community College’s OTA program in 2018. Cory has always had a passion for helping those in need. Before taking a path through the OTA program, Cory pursued some time working with geriatrics in an Assisted Living Facility, specializing in caring for individuals with all levels of Dementia. After shadowing ATS, Occupational, and Speech therapists in her dad’s Pediatric Therapy Clinic growing up; Cory quickly realized her desire to fulfill a childhood dream of helping each kid reach their personal goals, and fullest potentials!

Cory has clinical experience in mental health settings, including working with adults and children with TBI’s. She has experience with skilled nursing facilities, pediatric sensory integration clinics, home health clinics with opportunities providing animal therapy such as sensory trails for Pediatrics. Cory has clinical and working experience in both acute, ICU, and outpatient/ inpatient rehab care at local hospitals, caring for individuals with a variety of therapeutic and medical needs.

Cory’s most enjoyed clinical experience included providing therapeutic care in a home-like Pediatric ICF. There she worked alongside a small rehab team, assisting children who are both medically fragile, and have severe to profound developmental disabilities.
Cory has experience in a wide variety of diagnoses including Angelman Syndrome, SPD, ASD, Down Syndrome, visually impaired, ODD, ADHD, and other forms of learning disabilities and developmental delays.

Cory loves spending her free- time with her Godson, Hunter. She also enjoys spending time with her husband, Tyler, and their two dogs. Outside of work, Cory enjoys traveling, new experiences, and spending time with family and friends. Cory hopes to continue to travel the world- she has had the opportunity to travel to Europe and Asia so far!