Physical & Hand Therapy

At Olympia Orthopaedic Associates, we have on-site physical & hand therapy in our family of services to better serve our patients. Physical therapy is a treatment method you may need if an orthopaedic injury or condition is causing you pain or is making it difficult for you to move or complete everyday tasks.

Our goal is to provide the highest quality of care by developing an exclusive partnership between physician & therapist & patient to deliver personalized individual care.

We offer a fun & friendly therapy environment for optimum healing and proven positive outcomes.

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Westside Clinic

3901 Capital Mall Dr. SW
Olympia, WA 98506

To schedule an appointment, please call:

Physical Therapy: (360) 709-6221
Hand Therapy:
(360) 413-3842

Fax: (360) 359-4727
Exterior entrance on the west side of the building.

Eastside Clinic

615 Lily Rd. NE, Suite 240
Olympia, WA 98506

To schedule an appointment, please call:

Physical Therapy: (360) 709-6221
Hand Therapy:
(360) 413-3842

Fax: (360) 359-4726
Located at the top of the stairs on the second floor.
Elevator access is available.

The goal of physical & hand therapy is to make movement and activity easier, reduce your pain, restore muscular function and strength, and help you return to your pre-injury activities, work, and recreation. Our goal is to assist individuals in achieving a successful return to normal function and activity through symptom management, mobility, strengthening, and patient education.

The specialty-trained physical  & hand therapy experts at Olympia Orthopaedic Associates provide comprehensive therapy and rehabilitation services for patients. These services include conservative injury treatment, pre- and postoperative treatment, and spine care and management. Our therapy specialists offer a diverse array of protocol-driven treatment plans based on the latest research and treatment procedures to meet your orthopaedic needs.

Physical Therapy Services Provided:

  • General orthopaedic injuries
  • Post-operative therapy
  • Sports/athletic injuries
  • Neurologic rehabilitation
  • Hand and upper extremity specialties
  • Injured worker and injury prevention
  • Biomechanical and gait assessments
  • Splint/orthotic fitting
  • Knee, Ankle, Foot Braces
  • Back and Cervical Supports
  • Vestibular and balance deficits
  • Manual therapy
  • Bike fitting/running assessments
  • Pain management and tissue desensitization
  • Pediatrics

What is a Hand Therapist?

A hand therapist is a licensed occupational or physical therapist who has undergone extensive training to specialize in the evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of hand and upper extremity injuries and conditions.

To receive a certified hand therapist designation (CHT), at least three years of experience in the therapy field and 4,000 hours of hand therapy practice, or upper extremity rehabilitation, are required. CHTs must also pass a certification exam and undergo continued education to renew their credentials every five years.

Hand Therapy Services Provided:

  • Joint mobilization/range of motion
  • Splint fabrication and fitting
  • Functional use restoration
  • Scar/tissue management
  • Wound care
  • Pain management/desensitization

To schedule an appointment, please call:  
Physical Therapy: (360) 709-6221 
Hand Therapy: (360) 413-3842

Eastside Clinic Physical & Hand Therapists 

Kate Sisco,

Kate Sisco, OT/L, CHT

Area Director

Chris Henderson

Chris Henderson, DPT

Clinic Director

Kirstyn Brinkman PTA

Kirstyn Brinkman, PTA

Dan Churches

Dan Churches, PT

Israel Ellerbrock

Israel Ellerbrock, PTA

Alaina Hill

Alaina Hill, DPT

Kara Langford PT

Kara Langford, PT, DPT

Spring 2022
Sara Jones, PT

Westside Clinic Physical & Hand Therapists 

Kate Sisco,

Kate Sisco, OT/L, CHT

Area Director

Chris Henderson

Chris Henderson, DPT

PT Lead

Rachel Altman, OT

Rachel Altman, OT/Hand

Ashley Alyas PT

Laura "Ashley" Alyas, PT

Renea Atwood PT

Renea Atwood, PTA

Christine Gates OT

Christine Gates, PT

Michelle Grippo PT

Michelle Grippo, MPT

Katie Harrell PT

Katelynn "Katie" Harrell, PT, DPT

Camille Haskins PT ASC

Camille Haskins, PT

Designated to ASC

Clayton Woods

Clayton Woods, PTA

Spring 2022
Nicolas Ziniel, PT
Nate Jones, PT

To schedule an appointment, please call:  
Physical Therapy: (360) 709-6221  |   Hand Therapy: (360) 413-3842

Why choose Olympia Orthopaedic Associates?

Our specialty-trained physical & hand therapy experts provide comprehensive therapy services. Combining specific exercises and activities to help patients restore joint and muscular function, strength, and range of motion for sports and orthopaedic injuries, our experts are dedicated to helping patients return to their daily activities quickly and safely. We strive to maximize overall recovery and outcome and get your life in motion.

With advanced training and certification, our experts help patients increase mobility, improve posture, and correct body mechanics through both nonsurgical and postsurgical rehabilitation programs. Our highly skilled clinical team works closely with our orthopaedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, and physiatrists to deliver a seamless continuum of care for all of our patients.

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