Joan Clapper, MA, OTRL, CFP

Providing quality, compassionate care for you and your family

Joan Clapper, MA, OTRL, CFP

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Personal Biography:

Joan specializes in Feldenkrais Method® movement therapy, occupational therapy, and disability and aging. Joan has been instrumental in the development of nationally recognized multi-disciplinary treatment programs. She works with people of all ages who are living with arthritis, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, cerebral palsy, joint replacements, chronic pain, on-the-job injuries, brain injury and stroke.

“The Feldenkrais Method is a gentle yet profound use of movement that awakens and reorganizes a person’s nervous system and brain to respond more fully to daily life. The development of ourselves in this way is essential to meeting the demands of life, whether the challenges be neurological, orthopedic, chronic pain or a stress-related condition, or the endeavors of an athlete, musician, equestrian or yoga participant.”

Medical Education and Training:

Bachelor's degree: University of Puget Sound
Master's degree: University of Oregon
Certification: Feldenkrais Method® movement therapist

Location:

Specialty:

  • Integrative Medicine

    Integrative medicine combines evidence-based therapies from multiple disciplines to facilitate a person’s innate ability to heal. The physician and patient work together using conventional Western medicine as well as Eastern medicine practices and movement, mind-body and natural therapies to promote health of the mind, body and spirit.

  • Movement Therapy
    Movement therapy focuses on improving the physical, mental and emotional functioning of the body and mind through movement practices such as tai chi, yoga, Pilates, Feldenkrais® and more.
  • Occupational Therapy
    Occupational therapy is an overall plan to help you achieve a maximum level of independent living. It helps you perform your day-to-day activities more comfortably and efficiently. You may need occupational therapy if an illness or injury has disrupted your ability to care for personal needs, or participate in work, school, family and/or community life. Treatment may focus on adaptive strategies or on the use of equipment to help you maintain optimal safety and independence.