Owner, Dawn Dahlen, PT

We understand parenting itself is hard. Having a child with sensorial issues that lead to behavior outbursts can seem overwhelming. We create environments and home therapy protocols to increase homeostatis within the home as well as school.

​Dawn Dahlen, PT is a physical therapist and co-owner of Core Independence. Dawn has extensive experience working with orthopedic, neurologic and pediatric behavioral conditions.

Dawn received her physical therapy degree in 1995 at Tennessee

State University. She also completed massage therapy training at The Natural Health Institute in 1999. Dawn is also a Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist.





Jessica Schaff, MOTR/L, graduated from the University of South Alabama with a Bachelors in Psychology


Furtherer educated at Nova Southeastern University earning a Master of Occupational Therapy degree to expand knowledge of therapy to the Autistic and pediatric population.

Over fifteen years experience working with multiple populations and managing multiple settings within my career.​