Klassen, Samantha,  MOTR/L, CLT

Occupational Therapy
Samantha Klassen

Meet Samantha Klassen

Philosophy of Care

At a young age I knew I wanted to be in Healthcare. Putting a smile on someones face, fixing a problem, coming up with a solution and the consistent challenge of staying up to date on the latest research is what motivates me. Occupational Therapy was a good fit for me because I get to see a wide variety of conditions, be creative with problem solving and help people meet their individual goals. I love to help my patient’s understand the “Why” and improve their health literacy for chronic disease management in order to stay healthy, have a greater quality of life, live as independent as possible and prevent hospitalization. I find it very important to provide tools, resources, and education not only to my patients but also to their caregivers and families.  


Personal Interests

I enjoy taking my 3 boys on spontaneous adventures, going up North, fishing on a lake, being on the farm, and escaping MN in the Winter time. 


Languages Spoken


Special Interests

Upper Extremity Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Sports Medicine-pre/post-surgical
Older Adult-Aging in Place & Home Safety
Fall Prevention and Balance
Return to Driving Rehabilitation
Neurological Conditions-Acute and Chronic
Cognitive Testing


College: Winona State University, BS, Health Exercise Rehabilitative Sciences 

Graduate School: Midwestern University, Glendale, AZ,  MS, Occupational Therapy  

Certifications & Designations

Graston Certified-Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) practitioner

Certified Lymphedema Therapist-Klose Training 

LSVT BIG® Certified Clinician 

Certified Fall Prevention Specialist 

Dementia Capable Care Specialist