Our History


Ellison Sanders, MSPT, C/NDT founded Jump Start Pediatric Therapy in 2007 to meet a growing need for specialized pediatric therapy services in North Idaho. Jump Start began as a pediatric physical therapy practice, as an Idaho Medicaid administrative rule prevented pediatric occupational therapists and speech language pathologists from providing services to children in an outpatient practice setting at the time of opening. In 2012, Jump Start moved to a larger facility and expanded to offer speech therapy, including a feeding and swallowing program. By 2014, our growing staff needed more space, so we expanded again. The trend toward growth continues in 2015, and we are pleased to announce the much-anticipated addition of occupational therapy services!