Kari Ketner

Kari Ketner, Certified Hand Therapist

“I love working with my patients and am dedicated to providing them compassionate care that helps them return to full activity in their daily lives. “

As a Certified Hand Therapist, Kari is an occupational therapist specializing in hand and upper extremity conditions. Her professional interests include fractures, cumulative trauma injuries, post-surgical management, and fabrication of custom splints. Although she focuses on the upper extremity, her clinical practice has evolved to be more holistic. Through education, she has come to realize the importance of assessing posture and creating balance within the system. She assesses each client and creates an individualized treatment plan drawing from a variety of skills. Her skills include: manual therapy, Bowenwork, L.I.F.T., ergonomics, postural re-education, stretching/ROM exercises, Astym, and customized home exercise programs. Kari believes that patient education regarding their condition and how to manage their health is essential to recovery.

Professional Experience

  • 2011 – 2018 Certified Hand Therapist Western Washington Medical Group, Everett, WA
  • 2015 Occupational Therapist Seattle Center for Structural Medicine
  • 2011 – 2014 Hand Therapist Integrated Rehabilitation Group
  • 2011 – 2013 Occupational Therapist Bothell Pediatric and Hand Therapy

Education & Qualifications

  • 2017 Certified Hand Therapist – Hand Therapy Certification Commission (HTCC)
  • 2016 Professional Bowen Provider
  • 2013 Astym Certified Provider
  • 1995-present Extensive continuing education in rehabilitation of the hand, arm, and shoulder
  • 2011 Certification by U.S. National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT)
  • 2011 Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Ongoing Memberships

  • American Society of Hand Therapists
  • Washington Occupational Therapy Association
  • Washington Hand Therapy Coalition