Nyle MacFarlane, MS, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Blue Nyle Therapy Services uses a one-on-one customized therapy program to bring you back to a physical and emotional state of balance.

Silver Spring, MD
In-Person Sessions
Virtual Sessions

Recent Reviews

5.0 of 5 (1)
“I thought that Amira was just a colicky baby and she would grow out of it. But when I started to notice that the fussiness got worse after eating and then she started to refuse to nurse, I knew I had to find help. My pediatrician prescribed zantac for Amira’s reflux and recommended that I see a lactation consultant. The lactation consultant noticed that Amira was tongue-tied and was swallowing a bunch of air every time she nursed. She gave us some suggestions for helping Amira with her latch and to make sucking easier for her, but it did not seem to help. I started to dread feeding time and we would both just end up crying through it. I found Nyle through the Holistic Moms Network Listserve and thought that I would give her therapy a try. At three weeks of age, I was already facing weaning Amira, so I had nothing to lose. It eased my mind that Nyle was an occupational therapist with experience with babies. She was so gentle and maternal with Amira and the therapy just looked like she was snuggling and rocking her. Amira didn’t even wake up during her session! I wouldn’t have thought that she had done anything, if it wasn’t for the beautiful nursing session that we had immediately afterwards. I start to tear up just thinking about how different Amira felt. Her latch didn’t hurt as much and she didn’t cry in pain afterwards! But I think what surprised me the most were some of the other benefits I started to see later that day: Amira did not spit up after her first nursing session after Nyle’s therapy and she slept five hours straight that night! After four more sessions with Nyle, Amira no longer needed to take Zantax and her nursing was consistent and effortless. She’s three months old now and I see a long future of nursing with her. You are my savior, Nyle!”

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Practice Locations & Hours


Silver Spring
407 Leighton Ave, Silver Spring MD 20901, United States
Mon: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Learn More About Nyle MacFarlane, MS, OTR/L

About me

Nyle MacFarlane received her Masters in Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science from Towson University in 2008. They founded Blue Nyle Therapy Services in 2008 and has worked in a variety of adult and pediatric settings, including acute care hospitals, home healthcare settings, and an innovative gymnastics therapeutic program. In 2010, she partnered with a fitness facility in Bethesda, MD to establish a pediatric Occupational Therapy clinic.

They found her life's calling when she attended her first John F. Barnes Myofascial Release seminar in 2009. They are uniquely trained to work with children and adults by using a combination of therapeutic interventions that include sensory integration therapy, therapeutic taping, positional release/ muscle energy, neurodevelopmental treatment, myofascial release, and cranial sacral fascial therapy. Their work with newborns and infants has proven effective in addressing issues often associated with birthing trauma, which include reflux and breastfeeding difficulties.

In addition to their work as an occupational therapist, they are a proud parent of three remarkable young children. In 2020, Nyle restructured their practice to include telehealth sessions that utilize embodiment techniques and medical intuition to teach their patients how to assess, connect, explore, and embody their own healing capabilities.

My Philosophy of Care

My personal journey with chronic migraines, shoulder pain, and autoimmune issues. My frustration with the lack of education and autonomy given in traditional medical settings and the desire to learn to treat the whole of a person and give them control over their own quality of life.

What You Can Expect On Your First Visit

Their body knows whether or not this is the right fit for them. They often feel hope for the first time in a long time.


Practice Details

Insurance accepted
Out of Network

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Nyle MacFarlane Reviews

5.0 of 5 (1)
“I thought that Amira was just a colicky baby and she would grow out of it. But when I started to notice that the fussiness got worse after eating and then she started to refuse to nurse, I knew I had to find help. My pediatrician prescribed zantac for Amira’s reflux and recommended that I see a lactation consultant. The lactation consultant noticed that Amira was tongue-tied and was swallowing a bunch of air every time she nursed. She gave us some suggestions for helping Amira with her latch and to make sucking easier for her, but it did not seem to help. I started to dread feeding time and we would both just end up crying through it. I found Nyle through the Holistic Moms Network Listserve and thought that I would give her therapy a try. At three weeks of age, I was already facing weaning Amira, so I had nothing to lose. It eased my mind that Nyle was an occupational therapist with experience with babies. She was so gentle and maternal with Amira and the therapy just looked like she was snuggling and rocking her. Amira didn’t even wake up during her session! I wouldn’t have thought that she had done anything, if it wasn’t for the beautiful nursing session that we had immediately afterwards. I start to tear up just thinking about how different Amira felt. Her latch didn’t hurt as much and she didn’t cry in pain afterwards! But I think what surprised me the most were some of the other benefits I started to see later that day: Amira did not spit up after her first nursing session after Nyle’s therapy and she slept five hours straight that night! After four more sessions with Nyle, Amira no longer needed to take Zantax and her nursing was consistent and effortless. She’s three months old now and I see a long future of nursing with her. You are my savior, Nyle!”





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