The Manson Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to highlight one of our newer members, “Your Place Physical Therapy and Wellness”, a new concept for home health care in the Lake Chelan valley that began operation, October 2022. The "Your Place" team is committed to helping you move better through life, where you are most comfortable at "Your Place".
I recently met with owners, Lauri and Greg King to learn more about the philosophy behind this innovative approach to health care, addressing the physical, pain barriers preventing individuals from accessing and enjoying life to its fullest. Life is challenging, pain and mobility difficulties do not help.
Both Lauri and Greg grew up in Southern California. They met in 1982 in the LA area and
married in 1983 in Santa Barbara, California. "We have two sons. Our older son lives in Orange County, California, with his wife and three young children. Our younger son, Ian, moved to Chelan last year and now works as the Cellar Master at Amos Rome Winery,” Greg said.
Before moving to Manson, Lauri and Greg lived in the Lynnwood/Edmonds area, north of Seattle. Lauri worked as a Rehab, Pediatric and Home Health Physical Therapist and Greg worked in information technology, specializing in healthcare systems integration.
Lake Chelan has been a favorite vacation spot for the Kings since 1994. “For years we stayed at the Lakeshore RV Park in our Travel Trailer, or Peterson’s waterfront, and eventually purchased property in 2010. We move to Manson full time in May of 2016. We love the beauty of Lake Chelan, the many recreation opportunities, and the people,” Lauri stated.
When asked how she became interested in her profession Lauri said, “I was an athlete and initially I was interested in finding a profession that involved sports. I went to my high school career center and researched Physical Therapy. I like helping people, and a volunteer position at a rehabilitation facility got me hooked!”
Lauri graduated from California State University, Northridge with a bachelor's in health science in 1982, and a post baccalaureate Certification in Physical Therapy from UCLA Hospitals and Clinics in 1985. In subsequent years Lauri has obtained Board Certification in Pediatrics, certifications as a: Clinical Instructor, Vestibular Therapy, Total Joint Certification, Certified OASIS Specialist, and Executive Certification in Home Modification through the University of Southern California.
When asked, what was the dream, the passion behind the decision to open her own business Lauri said, “I have been asked many times if there is a private pay option for a therapist to provide physical therapy services at home, and there have been none. "Your Place" is now able to provide physical and occupational therapy services at home. We are here to serve those that do not qualify for homebound Home Health services and who do not have adequate insurance for outpatient therapy. We are excited to offer a wellness section of our business that can tie into those seeking a healthy lifestyle and need therapy options to help them meet that goal. We are currently collaborating with Lake Chelan Health and Connie Miller at Lake Chelan Physical Therapy as part of a cohesive physical therapy presence here in the valley. I have gone into so many homes, all income and socio-economic levels, there is one thing that stands out: We are totally unprepared for aging in place, or having a disability.”
In the Chelan valley, the need is great for accessible housing, however the greatest resource we have are the existing homes that simply need modifications, or adaptation, and to preplan for adaptations and modifications in the new houses being built.
“Our Home Modification and Adaptation services can help decern what a client needs, how they use their home and their spaces, the modifications and adaptations that would benefit them, researching funding assistance such as grants, loans, tax deductions, and tying into the existing community supports of the Rotary Club, and specific contractors in the region to do the job,” Lauri went on.
Lauri has received many positive comments from clients. “They feel like we listen, take the time needed, have the patience, and explain what we are doing, and why they are doing it. They also appreciate that we go out of our way to assist them and include them in all decisions. In addition, they appreciate that we provide resources and have the knowledge to assist them,” Lauri proudly stated.
“Your Place Physical Therapy and Wellness”, is a client, location centered, Physical Therapy and Wellness LLC, offering physical and occupational services. Working where you are most comfortable, and therapy is most effective. Whether it is in your home, pool, place of work, virtually or other beneficial location we can provide effective therapy and strategies to help you achieve your goals. Lauri, and the "Your Place" team, are committed to helping you move better through life, where you are most comfortable at "Your Place". We serve your Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy needs where you live or work, and design your program to meet your needs.
Andrea Menin, OTR/L- Occupational Therapist is part of the “Your Place” team. Andrea has her master’s degree in occupational therapy from the University of Washington and has her MBA as well. She has experience in pediatric and adult populations and has worked with inpatient psychiatric patients. She currently is on the board of the Lake Chelan Bach fest and volunteers with the Lake Chelan Nordic club as the membership director. Andrea says: “Occupational Therapy helps people live their most meaningful and independent lives, no matter what health conditions they live with. Every session is client focused, working specifically on what they want to accomplish.”
Lauri stated, “The ”Your Place” team will increase this summer with the addition of a Physical Therapist, pediatric focused. We are very excited to bring this type of service to the valley with a strong team as well as skilled and seasoned clinicians.”
To find out if “Your Place Physical Therapy and Wellness” is a good fit for your needs, contact “Your Place” at 509-557-0401 and set up a free consultation or visit their website
By Norm Manly