OT OuTdoors
Pediatric Occupational Therapy &
Physical Therapy Services

"...because life doesn't happen in a clinic"

OT (858) 945-3243 / PT (858) 442-1865

About  OT OuTdoors

Pediatric Occupational Therapist

Carrie Jacobs - Pediatric Occupational Therapist

Carrie Jacobs M,OTR/L is the owner and director of OT OuTdoors, a private occupational therapy practice in San Diego founded in 2001. She is licensed by the California Board of Occupational Therapy and certified by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy as a Registered Occupational Therapist. She holds a Master of Occupational Therapy degree from the University of Southern Maine. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Rhetoric and Communication from the University of California at Davis. Carrie specializes in sensory processing treatment for both children and adults, she is qualified to administer the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test.

In addition to working in her sensory-motor based clinic and onsite hippotherapy program she also  works with school such The Balboa City School, Julian Charter School and Mission Hills Pre-. In the past, she has worked with Francis Parker, Explorer Elementary, High-Tech Middle and High School, La Mesa Spring Valley School District, and Chula Vista School District. She has Level I and Level II Hippotherapy instruction credentials. She utilizes this training conducting OT treatment sessions where clients are mounted on horseback. She provides these services at her full service clinic in El Cajon. She also provides consultation at REINS therapeutic riding program in Fallbrook. Carrie has utilized a therapy and certified assistance dog, Connick, during treatment sessions to assist children with learning fine motor skills, visual motor skills, social skills, sequencing and motor planning.

She guest lectures at the University of St. Augustine graduate OT / PT program. She has spoken to a variety of groups including parents, teachers, therapeutic riding instructors and students in Grossmont College’s COTA program. She has attended a myriad of continuing education courses with topics such as social skills, therapeutic listening, visual perception, oculo-motor and vestibular connections, sensory integration, handwriting, motor coordination, Autism and ADD.

Carrie began her occupational therapy career working with adults in acute care and behavioral health at Scripps Mercy Hospital. Carrie then worked with The Balboa City School, and in private practice with Mary Kawar MS, OTR/L. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Occupational Therapy Association of California, San Diego Chapter and for the Lost Valley Handicapped Ski Association. She was a volunteer ski instructor for the Lost Valley handicapped ski program and also volunteered with the Flying Changes Therapeutic Riding Program in Maine. She has worked at Camp Avanti, an occupational therapy sensory integration camp in Wisconsin. She served as Assistant Director for Jameson Ranch Camp for 3 years. Carrie has 25 years of horsemanship experience.

Physical Therapist

Bonnie M. Haupt, MPT, has been a practicing physical therapist in the San Diego area for over 26 years.  She is licensed by the Physical Therapy Board of California. She holds a Master of Physical Therapy degree from Chapman University and a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from the University of San Diego.
Bonnie has provided physical therapy services in a variety of settings including Children’s Hospital, in-patient and out-patient rehabilitation facilities, schools from elementary through high school in the Ramona Unified and Poway Unified school districts, early intervention (birth-3 years), and private clinic settings. Bonnie has a Level I Hippotherapy specialty and uses this training to provide physical therapy using the horse as a treatment strategy (hippotherapy).  She also provides consultation at REINS therapeutic riding program in Fallbrook.

Bonnie has received training in several specialty areas through continuing education courses including motor development using Neuro Developmental Treatment techniques, kinesiology taping, treatment of torticollis, and orthotic usage.  She has experience treating a wide variety of diagnoses including cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, developmental delay, torticollis, traumatic brain injury, congenital musculo-skeletal disorders and autism.

She guest lectures at the University of St. Augustine graduate OT / PT program.

Carrie and Bonnie are committed to providing their clients with caring and quality occupational and physical therapy services and supporting parents and families of children with special needs.