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Kristi McConnell

OTR/L, MOT, Astym Cert. | South Sound Physical & Hand Therapy – Downtown Olympia

“Acknowledging and understanding the activities that patients are passionate about is a key component to the rehabilitative process.”

Kristi has been a practicing occupational therapist in the Olympia area since 2019 with a special interest in hand therapy. Though she was born and raised in the Appalachian region of Virginia, Kristi was drawn to the Pacific Northwest due to her love of the beautiful outdoors.

A background in recreational therapy has presented Kristi with the opportunity to support various populations, including geriatric patients and individuals with mental illness, in improving their quality of life through recreation. Kristi especially loves integrating recreational activities into hand therapy treatment to assist patients in optimizing functional gains and ultimately returning to the activities that they love.


  • Master of Occupational Therapy (Emory & Henry College)
  • Bachelor of Science in Therapeutic Recreation (Radford University)

Specialized Training

  • Astym ® therapy
  • Certified Yoga Teacher (CYT 200)
  • Hand therapy
  • Orthotic fabrication
  • Scar management