Mid-Valley Hospital offers all the necessary therapy services to assist patients in their recovery. Physical, Speech and Occupational Therapy are all offered to patients by licensed professionals.
One of the specialty services offered for Speech Therapy is VitalStim, which uses a Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation device to encourage swallowing muscles in the throat to work normally. Physical and Occupational Therapy services include post operative orthopedic rehab, neurological rehab, hand therapy and vestibular rehab.
Charlene Desautel, PT
Charlene is a 1995 EWU graduate who joined Mid-Valley Hospital in 1999. She worked for St. Luke’s Rehabilitating after graduating before moving back to the area in 1999. She has been happily employed at Mid-Valley Hospital where she enjoys providing services to people of the Okanogan County, both in the hospital and outpatient clinic.
Sandie Romine, MA, CC-SLP
Sandie graduated in 1998 with a Masters Degree in communication disorders. She moved to the area in 2001, when she met her husband. Together they have 2 girls and as a family they enjoy camping, fishing and waterskiing.
Danielle Lowary, MS, OTR/L
Danielle graduated from EWU with a Masters Degree in occupational therapy in 2012. She grew up in the Methow Valley and moved back to the county. She has been part of the Mid-Valley Therapy team since 2013 where she is proud to represent her profession. She enjoys spending time with her son and teaching him the joys of the outdoors. Her family loves camping, backpacking, boating, and rafting the local rivers.
Julie Ayika, PTA
Julie graduated from Spokane Falls Community College in 2007 as a Physical Therapy Assistant. She is from Okanogan and returned home from Spokane after finishing college. She has been employed at Mid-Valley Hospital and Outpatient Therapy since June 2007. She enjoys outdoor activity with her husband and three children.
Kellee Orr, PT
Kellee was born and raised in Omak, WA. She graduated from Eastern Washington with a Bachelors degree in Exercise Science, Pre-PT. She moved to San Angelo, TX, where she received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2014. She enjoys hunting, camping, and boating.