Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy is a patient centered health profession concerned with promoting health and well-being through the use of occupation.

The primary goal of occupational therapy is to enable people to participate in activities of everyday life. Occupational therapy benefits people across a lifespan to improve functioning whether the disability or injury is a result from an accident, repetitive activity, birth defect, disease, or aging. It also focuses on personal and work activities, both in helping people with disabilities or injuries to find ways to maximize independence in everyday life.

Occupational therapists ask “what matters to you?” not “what’s the matter with you?”

Elder woman making legs exercises at hospital gym with nurse help.

Common conditions our occupational therapists treat include:

  • Orthopedic injuries of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Inflammatory diseases such as Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Neurological conditions such as Stroke and
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Connective tissue disorders such as Ehler’s Danlos Syndrome
  • General debilitation
  • Pediatric injuries

Locations offering Occupational Therapy include:

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Here's what some of our patients had to say

I started PT after a car accident. The staff was extremely helpful not just with injuries from the accident, but also other issues that had been bothering me. They are very good at communicating problems and solutions and are friendly to boot. Can’t recommend enough.

five stars Kevin RET Patient

Attentive, responsive, pleasant in communication, knowledgeable staff. I got good results in a short time. Thankful to Dr. Andrew for useful information and for a program of exercises.

five stars Elena RET Patient

Doug Free, the manager at Mercer Island Physical Therapy, has a PhD in PT, and is an amazing diagnostic doctor who explains why a specific injury occurred. He also does fabulous work on your body. His entire staff is knowledgeable and excellent therapists. 

five stars Gary RET Patient

I saw Anne at 7 weeks post ulnar nerve transposition. I’ve made more progress in 1 week with her than I did in those first 7.  She is extremely knowledgeable and up to date on current research.  I’d feel very good about sending my family and friends her way!

five stars Holli RET Patient

Kelly is amazing! I felt very comfortable and she asked all of the right questions, was super friendly, and knows exactly how to help. I always leave feeling so much better, and confident that if I do my exercises, I will heal!

five stars Kelsey RET Patient

Michelle has been amazing to work with. She quickly diagnosed the root cause of the issues that continued to plague me after recovering from hip replacement surgery that other PT’s (different companies) could not. She listens, is creative, resourceful, and very knowledgeable. Everyone at the clinic is always very professional and interested in our progress.

five stars Conrac RET Patient

I have been going to Summit Therapy for a shoulder problem. I’ve made steady progress and have gotten much pain relief. The staff is very friendly and great to work with. I recently had a sudden problem of vertigo. My therapist knew exactly what to do and performed a treatment that stopped the dizziness.

five stars Patricia RET Patient