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Kelly Tharp, OT SHS Affiliate

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Occupational Therapy
Medical Education: Colorado State University
Internship: Eastern State Psychiatric Hospital
Internship: Elks Rehabilitation Hospital
Internship: Eugene Eastern Seal School
Medical Staff Status:
Samaritan Provider
Accepting New Patients:
Clinical Interests:
Neurological Rehabilitation, Visual & Perceptual Dysfunction, Head Trauma, Pediatrics, Wheelchair Assessment

Kelly specializes in stroke rehabilitation, visual and perceptual dysfunction, the treatment of neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease, head trauma, pediatrics, and advanced wheelchair assessment for powered mobility. She sees patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings and home health in Linn County.

Kelly was born and raised in Corvallis, and is a fourth generation Oregonian. After completing her graduate-level coursework, Kelly returned home to start the first occupational therapy department at the new Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis, over 35 years ago. She is a lifetime member of National Ski Patrol, a member of the Corvallis Lion’s Club and is the annual Mrs. Santa Claus with Mr. Claus in the Corvallis Holiday Parade. In her spare time, Kelly enjoys painting, writing science fiction and gardening.