Mandie Schake, OT, MS
Mandie entered the field of occupational therapy four years ago after leaving a longtime career in construction in the mountains. In 2011, a close family member suffered a stroke at a young age, and she was able to be a part of his recovery with the help of several occupational and physical therapists. These same therapists convinced Mandie to return to graduate school and complete her long abandoned goal of becoming a therapist.
Mandie graduated from Colorado State University with a Masters in Occupational Therapy in 2015. She has since practiced in both inpatient and outpatient settings with a specialization in neuro-rehabilitation and vision therapy for those that have experienced a brain injury, brain tumor, or stroke. Mandie also works with individuals that have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, and ALS. She is especially passionate about helping her patients return to full lives, not only at home, but in the workforce and community as well. Mandie has completed numerous trainings for neuro-rehabilitation facilitation, neurological vision deficits, vestibular therapy, concussion management, and is LSVT certified for Parkinson’s. She has also achieved her yoga teacher certification and teaches alignment based yoga classes in the community.
Prior to graduating from CSU, she had a 13 year career in construction, so she still enjoys sneaking in home improvement projects when possible, but also enjoys spending time outdoors fishing and hiking with her husband and two kids.