CHELSEA BENITZ

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

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Chelsea received her Master of Arts in Occupational Therapy degree from St. Catherine University after teaching high school science and coaching volleyball for five years. Her undergraduate degree was attained from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh where she majored in Broadfield Natural Science Secondary Education with minors in Biology and Chemistry, and she also participated in track and field.

Chelsea understands that each client has unique goals, and she works collaboratively with each of them to improve their quality of life. She treats a wide variety of diagnoses from neurological disorders to upper extremity orthopedic syndromes, as well as oncology rehabilitation – primarily breast cancer recovery. She loves being a part of an interdisciplinary team and collaborating with physical therapists, and speech and language pathologists to optimize care for her patients.

 

Chelsea was born and raised in Osceola, Wisconsin, where she was very active in many athletic endeavors. She now spends her spare time Facetiming her beloved niece, nephew, and family in the Midwest or outdoors hiking, landscaping, paddleboarding, golfing, skiing, and taking landscape photos.

Education & Board Certifications

  • University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh: Bachelor of Science in Broadfield Natural Science Secondary Education

  • St. Catherine University: Master of Arts in Occupational Therapy, OT

Specialty Areas

  • Neurologically related conditions:

  • Strokes

  • Neurological diseases (Parkinson’s, MS, myasthenia gravis, etc.)

  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)​

  • Oncology Rehabilitation for lymphedema, scar tissue, decreased range of motion, pain, and fatigue

  • Orthopedic upper extremity issues (Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Ulnar nerve pain, etc.)

Professional Memberships

  • American Occupational Therapy Association, AOTA

  • Montana Occupational Therapy Association, MOTA

Hobbies & Personal Interests

  • Spending time with family/friends

  • Hiking

  • Landscaping

  • Golfing

  • Water activities

  • Landscape Photography

  • Skiing

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