Hillary Kibgis is incredibly skilled with her ability to help people recover from pain and injuries. I call her the “shoulder whisperer”, as I have seen her do amazing things with my patients suffering from frozen shoulder syndrome. I regularly refer to her and my patients return with glowing reviews from their sessions. I am very confident in her ability to best serve my patients and highly recommend her.
-Dr Karina Jarvela
Holistic, Effective & Dynamic
Hillary is an Occupational Therapist with over 10 years of combined clinical experience in home health, acute care, outpatient, long-term care, inpatient rehabilitation, training, rehab management, and program development. She has experience treating individuals of all ages and with a variety of diagnoses. Hillary earned her Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy from Midwestern University in 2003, and quickly recognized a passion for helping people achieve a better quality of life in the face of challenging health conditions.
Hillary has a special interest in manual therapy, treating complex pain and dysfunction, consulting, and training. Hillary completed extensive continuing education/training for myofascial/trigger point and treating pain in 2012. The training is approved by the National Association of Myofascial and Trigger Point Therapists. Starting a private practice has been a dream of hers for a long time. She now has the amazing opportunity to help as many people as possible to achieve less pain, return to desired activities, and live life to the fullest.
Through her years of treatment in home healthcare and long-term care, she developed a significant interest in treating clients with memory and safety issues, Alzheimer’s, and Dementia conditions. She strives to educate clients, families, caregivers, and facility staff on how to best care for clients to encourage quality of life.
She also has experience training both small and large groups in long-term care settings, business settings, and in the home. This includes presentations, training, and consulting with various long-term care facilities for safe client care, client and staff retention, and employee satisfaction. Business consulting services include injury prevention, workplace ergonomics, body mechanics training, and vocational rehabilitation.
Hillary decided to create Function Therapeutics with the mission of achieving positive results by providing unique treatment techniques, implementing innovative thinking, and fostering dedicated partnerships with clients. She looks forward to meeting you soon!
- Oregon Licensed Occupational Therapist: License Number 1069622
- Licensed to practice in the State of Washington (for consulting services only)
- Member of American Occupational Therapy Association
- Member of the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy
- 2001: Completed Bachelor of Science in Physical Education with a Focus in Athletic Training
- 2004: Completed Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy
- 2011: Received Legends award for exemplary client care and service