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Krista D. Varner, OTR/L

Facility Director / Occupational Therapist

“I believe in science-driven, evidence-based occupational therapy.  My focus is getting patients back to “doing what they do” as I develop a purposefully plan of care.  Whether it be restoring the ability to work or allowing leisure activities resume, my methods of evaluation, intervention and health promotion are developed in collaboration with the patient to establish desired goals and outcomes.  I believe humans are capable of extraordinary adaptations when faced with adversity and I strive to educate and facilitate those who wish to achieve their highest potential.”

Joining the PHOENIX Rehabilitation and Health Services, Inc. team in January 2015, Krista presently serves as co-facility director and lead occupational therapist for PHOENIX’s outpatient physical therapy facility in Mifflintown.  Here, she and her team are an integral part of the overall development and growth of the newest PHOENIX location.

Krista has over 21 years of practical experience in a variety of settings including orthopedic outpatient rehab, inpatient rehab, home health, aquatic therapy and assisted living where her area of clinical expertise consists of treatments with upper quadrant orthopedic diagnoses including musculoskeletal injuries, tendon and nerve repairs and cumulative trauma disorders.  In addition, she has performed physical disability screen on workers’ compensation patients and provided consultations on work conditioning programs.

Krista has provided occupational therapy care in and around the Juniata River Valley her entire career, most recently in Mifflintown.  After hours, Krista enjoys spending time with her husband, Shane and daughter, Marin.  When not attending her daughter’s year-round activities of soccer and dance, she enjoys shopping and making crafts.

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Evidence-Based Treatment of Dementia

Practical and Evidence Based Approaches to Evaluation and Treatment

of Common Hand and Wrist Injuries

Total Approach for Treating Neck and Scapular Disorders

Sports Related Injuries in Young Athletes

Impingement and Post-Op Rehab for RTC Syndrome

Functional Ergonomics-Interventions and Preventative Solutions for Work-Related Pain and Injuries

Differential Diagnosis Assessment and Treatment of Compression

Neuropathies of the Upper Extremity

Functional Kinesio Taping

EDUCATION
  • Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA | Bachelor of Science, Occupational Therapy, 1993
CERTIFICATIONS
  • Co-Facility Director
  • CPR
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PHOENIX Rehabilitation and Health Services
36 Envision Drive
Mifflintown, PA 17059-7724

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Phone: (717) 320-5108

Fax: (717) 320-5110

Monday
7:00 AM-7:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM-7:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM-7:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM-7:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM-7:00 PM
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Welcome to Mifflintown

At PHOENIX, we think your rehabilitation should be purposeful and cost-effective.

Because we understand that your journey to feeling like you again can be a hard one, we promise to provide unprecedented care each step of the way. We believe that patient education combined with a personalized care and treatment plan produce high-quality clinical outcomes. From your first appointment to your last, you will receive high-quality care in a positive health care environment.

Start your journey with our Mifflintown location’s Physical Therapy, Occupational Health Rehabilitation, Occupational Therapy, and Massage Therapy services.

We are conveniently located off of Route 35 on Envision Drive between the Red Zone Restaurant and Envision Eye Care.

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