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BAXTER 218.824.5027
CROSSLAKE 218.692.5020
PINE RIVER 218.587.5022


John Miller
September 29, 2021.
Have been treated by two therapists (Becca and Brenna) for back muscle spasms. They are both very competent, excellent "bed side manner", professionalism and skill. Their therapy and advice is improving my quality of life. Would actively seek treatment from them again if/when necessary.
Michele Fon
May 21, 2021.
The team is very welcoming and certainly knowledgeable. I felt at ease and have numerous appointments scheduled in the future. I highly recommend.
Tim Schultz
May 9, 2021.
These people know what they are doing! I will HIGHLY recommend Select Therapy to anyone needing some help getting moving
Derrick Johnson
April 19, 2021.
Sarah Lundy and Breanna are amazing! If you need PT I recommend Select Therapy.
Toni Ford
March 17, 2021.
Wonderful service. Easy access, and they truly care about their patients.
William Stangler
February 28, 2021.
I found Select Therapy helpful, very conscious of my comfort during this Covid time, and a very knowledgeable physical therapist. And I got relief

What does an occupational therapist (OT) do?

Occupational therapists assist their patients in learning the skills for the job of living. “Occupation,” is defined as anything a person does to take care of themselves or others (activities of daily living), be productive (work), and engage in leisure pursuits (play/hobbies).

Who would benefit from seeing an occupational therapist?

An OT can help people of all ages with a variety of goals and abilities. They use everyday activities to improve overall function. Here are some examples of OT through the lifespan:

  • OT’s assist newborns & babies

    • Achieve the proper state of alertness for feedings
    • Make proper joint motions
    • Meet developmental milestones.
  • OT’s help school-aged children

    • With fine motor tasks (writing, managing fasteners, feeding themselves)
    • Build strength, coordination, and body awareness
  • OT’s work with adolescents and adults:

    • Providing workstation or home ergonomics
    • Teaching adaptive techniques for completion of self-cares (eating, dressing, driving, cooking, homemaking)
    • Strengthening weak muscles to improve caring for self and others
    • Educating in neurological interventions to improve fluidity and reduce effort for desired occupations.
  • OT’s assist older adults:

    • Improve physical mobility & strength
    • Address cognitive changes
    • Maintain independence

What kind of education does an OT have?

To be a licensed occupational therapist, the OT must obtain a minimum of a Master’s degree of education. OT is an evidence-based and science-driven profession that is focused on improving a patient’s independence in the occupations that are important to them.

Select Therapy’s Occupational Therapist, Sara Carlson, MS, OTR/L, is located at 14884 Kirkwood Drive Baxter, MN 56425. Please contact our Baxter office to schedule; (218) 824-5027.