Occupational & Physical Therapy
Walter Gruenwald MHS, OTR/LI have been an occupational therapist for the past twenty years, the last fourteen with the Oak Harbor Public Schools. I enjoy collaborating with families to develop a therapy plan to help students maximize their potential and independence as related to their academic education. Guiding and facilitating students so that they accomplish goals, learn new skills and smile is what makes my job so great. In addition to my role as an occupational therapist for the Oak Harbor Public Schools, I am the coach of a First Lego League robotics team, 21786 Cyborgs.
Monica has 30 years of experience as a pediatric physical therapist. She graduated from the University of Washington and began her pediatric physical therapy career at Seattle Children’s Hospital specializing in rheumatology, orthopedics, and rehabilitation.Monica has a dedicated interest in maximizing independence and function in all of the children she serves. Special interests include assistive technology, adaptations for mobility and sports, and aquatic therapy. Monica has volunteered for many years as an adaptive ski instructor with the Outdoors for All program in Seattle.When she is not working as a physical therapist, Monica can be seen playing her string bass with the Skagit Symphony or in musical shows. She likes skiing, enjoying the outdoors with her family, and hiking the beautiful Whidbey bluffs with her dog Sidney.