Occupational Therapist and Owner
Hand N Hand Rehab was founded by Nicole Nohner OT, MOTR/L, CFPS, CDCS. Nicole earned a Bachelor’s in Exercise Science from Gonzaga University (2009) and a Masters in Occupational Therapy from Eastern Washington University (2011). Additionally, Nicole is a Certified Fall Prevention Specialist and a Certified Dementia Care Specialist. Nicole’s practical expertise spans all age groups and the entire healthcare continuum including skilled nursing facilities, the school system, inpatient hospital and geriatric home health. The core of Nicole’s philosophy and Hand N Hand Rehab is highly personalized therapy carefully applied to achieve a client’s goals and promote improved quality of life. Particularly, Nicole is passionate about using functional exercise and meaningful activities to keep older adults thriving in their home environment. In her personal time, Nicole tries to keep up in her CrossFit class, enjoys listening to podcasts about anything and everything and is teaching her two young daughters how to ride bikes and sleep through the night.
Brandon received his Clinical Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Rhode Island in 2014. Following graduation, he relocated to Oregon where he worked as a contract physical therapist in settings including hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and home health. Brandon took contracts in all three coastal states before returning to Oregon and working in an outpatient physical therapy clinic in Portland. Brandon considers the whole person when providing physical therapy treatments including spiritual and cultural beliefs as well as emotional well being when developing a treatment plan. He practices using techniques from the Postural Restoration Institute which uses breathing and positioning to restore healthy movement. Hobbies include weightlifting, running absurdly long distances for fun, bargain shopping and social distancing. Brandon aspires to one day cook a gluten-free cake without it tasting like paste.
Hand N Hand is founded on the idea that all people deserve to have access to quality care that focuses on who they are as a person, what is important to them, and where they spend their time. This is why we are determined to meet you where life takes place: in your home and community. When we can get a full picture of what you need to be doing, in the places you are, we can better target our therapy to make sure you are living as independently, as safely, and as healthy as can be.
What makes Hand N Hand Different?
|How is Hand N Hand Different?||Benefit to you|
|We provide services in the home, not a clinic.||You will have a more convenient solution to therapy as well as a decreased risk for infection as you will not have to travel to an outpatient clinic.|
|We provide longer sessions, 45-60 minutes.||You will receive more personalized care as your therapist will have a better understanding of your unique needs, context, environment, habits, and routines.|
|We provide services in the community and practice doing leisure, hobbies and higher-level daily activities.||You will feel safe and confident while re-entering community activities like shopping, going to the bank, going to church, or getting involved in a senior center. Practicing these high-level activities can provide a way to gain functional exercise and greater life fulfillment.|
|We provide prehabilitation in addition to rehabilitation for patients pursuing elective surgery.||You will heal faster, have less pain, and get out of the hospital sooner. You will feel more prepared and confident about your surgery.|
|We offer aquatic therapy to complement therapy done on the land.||Therapy done in warm water can promote improved mobility, decreased pain, and a low impact, high resistance environment to gain strength.|
|We are an outpatient “mobile” practice, meaning we bill Medicare part B.||You will not have some of the restriction home health imposes like needing to be homebound to participate.|
|We offer occupational and physical therapy.||With both unique professional skill sets, you will receive a more rounded and comprehensive care plan.|