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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.
Carrie Peterson, MS, OTR/L is a Registered and Licensed Occupational Therapist. She is a member of the National Board of Occupational Therapists and the Minnesota Occupational Therapy Association. She holds a Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Minnesota. Motivated by Ron Hruska’s integrative approach to therapy, Carrie has 12 years of advanced training and education in Postural Restoration. This is an emerging specialty area of occupational therapy that uses a holistic approach including biomechanical, visual, auditory, oral, and proprioceptive influences in rehabilitation. She has combined this philosophy with aquatic therapy, including “Watsu”, strength and endurance training, vision therapy, craniofacial treatment including TMJ and chronic migraines, Pilates Reformer Training, advanced Graston Technique®, manual techniques, workstation and ergonomic recommendations, and kinesiotaping methods to increase management of postural asymmetries and imbalances, and improve functional ability.
Carrie is dedicated to working closely with clients and families and believes this enthusiasm shows in her work. She likes to think “Outside the Box” and empowers clients to take an active role in their therapy. She believes it is important to validate the individual concerns of each client in order for them to reach their maximum potential of achievement.
Carrie enjoys spending her free time with her kids and family. She can be found cheering for her kids at various sporting events: soccer, track, tennis, swimming, flag football, and bowling. On occasion, she is an active member in Special Olympics as a Unified Partner with her son. Carrie and her family enjoy discovering the National Parks out west, searching for the perfect trout stream and hiking the shores of Lake Superior looking for agates. Carrie enjoys the little things in life like sitting on her porch in her rocking chair, sipping coffee, while watching the neighborhood ducks take a swim in her rock pond garden. Carrie’s family loves the outdoors and tries to spend as much time as possible enjoying the natural beauty God has created.
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