Occupational Therapists in The Dalles

Helping You Live Your Everyday Life

Our occupational therapists at Mid-Columbia Medical Center are experts at helping patients recover and acquire the ability to live a more comfortable day-to-day life. Our comprehensive occupational therapy program is aimed at helping patients become more proficient in all aspects of life including work, leisure, social interactions, everyday activities, and so on. While we offer effective therapy services to patients of all ages and genders, we are exceptionally skilled at helping children and those who suffer from hand-related medical conditions.

Expert Hand Therapy Close to Home

MCMC Therapy Services offers expert hand care services from the only certified hand therapist in the region. In order to obtain this certification, one must complete 4,000 hours of in-depth clinical hand therapy work experience and an extensive application process overseen by the Hand Therapy Certification Commission. Our certified hand therapy specialist is skilled at treating those who suffer from upper limb-related injuries, diseases, and deformities. We work to help you regain functionality in your upper extremities and increase participation in your day-to-day activities.


Lymphedema can occur anywhere in the body, though it usually affects the arms, legs, face, head, neck, and abdomen. This condition causes swelling in the affected area and can have a serious impact on the patient’s quality of life. While there is no cure for lymphedema, we offer several treatments that can reduce the swelling and make it easier to enjoy daily activities. If there is a specific task or hobby that your condition has prevented you from doing, our occupational therapy team can work on a treatment plan aimed at overcoming this limitation.

In-Depth Pediatric Therapy

Our occupational therapy program for children is multifaceted and all-encompassing. The Building Block Program is personalized one-on-one therapy for children and their families. Our pediatric therapists help children interact better with others and help them keep up with their peers. Some of our pediatric therapy involves the usage of adaptive equipment and aquatic therapy if the situation calls for either, or both. We help children become more familiar with assistive devices and our aquatic therapy can be effective for those suffering from deficient motor skills or sensory processing abilities.

Our pediatric therapists work to help your children improve their:

  • Motor skills- develop their physical abilities and improve their balance, strength, coordination, and endurance.
  • Daily activity abilities- increase their independence by equipping them with the necessary self-care skills.
  • Sensory processing- nurture their ability to process sensory information, allowing them to become more self-sufficient.

Top Notch Care & Facilities

Mid-Columbia Medical Center offers state-of-the-art therapy equipment and facilities including our aquatic center's three pools, extensive fitness facility, and various integrated therapy programs. Our medical professionals are thoroughly experienced with helping patients of all ages and genders recover and live easier and more fulfilling lives.