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Beth Mayotte graduated with a B.A. in Occupational Therapy from St. Catherine University in 1997. Following internships in Berkeley and Fremont CA, Beth worked in Abiliene, Texas in inpatient rehab servicing 19 counties. Beth was part of an interdisciplinary team that treated spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and general orthopedic and neurologic diagnoses.
Beth returned to MN in 2001 to work in various settings including long term care, transitional care, and acute care. Starting in 2007, she worked in a non-traditional outpatient clinic utilizing a Postural Restoration perspective on land and in the pool. Working from a Postural Restoration perspective, Beth also utilized Graston techniques, modalities, balance and strength training, and pool therapy to help the client achieve their goals and maximum physical abilities.
In addition to Live Your Life PT, Beth currently works for Blankenheim Services LLC and is contracted at manufacturing sites, providing onsite ergonomic assessments and Rehab Response Services to employees both on the factory floor and in office environments.
Beth loves the freedom and flexibility her career as an Occupational Therapist has provided her and her family. She also loves the ability to partner closely with the client to achieve their goals, support them, and witness their journey to improved health and independence.
Amanda Blom, MS, OTR/L is a Registered and Licensed Occupational Therapist in the state of Minnesota and Wisconsin. She is a member of the National Board of Certified Occupational Therapists and the American Occupational Therapy Association. She holds a Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Minnesota and Bachelors of Science in Rehabilitation Psychology from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.
During her journey to becoming an OT, she worked in a variety of settings with children, teenagers and adults with developmental and physical disabilities. Through engagement in community activities, play and meaningful, daily routines each individual was able to flourish in their own environment and live a healthier and more independent lifestyle. Although, she has only been practicing since 2015, she likes to believe that she has been an OT all her life and it is what she is meant to do in life.
Amanda had internships in Inpatient Behavioral Health at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Transitional Care Unit. She currently works for Minnesota Masonic Home in their Transitional Care and Long-Term Center helping residents achieve their goals towards independence and returning home.
Amanda enjoys spending her free time with her family, friends and rescue dog, Scout. She enjoys hiking, running and cheering on the Wisconsin Badgers.
Katie Haferman graduated from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA with a M.S. in Occupational Therapy in 2006. Katie has worked in a variety of settings, including Transitional Care/Acute Care Hospital setting, Skilled Nursing Facility setting, School-Based setting, and most recently, Home Health setting. She has worked with people of all ages and various diagnoses. She managed a therapy department starting in 2008, and in 2010, decided to continue her professional development with travel therapy. She worked in Virginia, Ohio, Texas, and Minnesota. In 2012, she became the Director of Therapy for a Wisconsin home health company, where her love and passion for home health grew. She and her husband moved to the Twin Cities in 2015, where she continues to practice in the home health setting.
She is a member of the National Board of Certified Occupational Therapists and the American Occupational Therapy Association and currently holds licenses in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Katie loves spending her free time with her husband, her 1-year-old baby boy, and her dog, Blackberry. She also spends most of her summer and fall playing Irish Hurling with the Twin Cities hurling league.
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