Chelsea Fried, OTR

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Occupational Therapy


University of Wisconsin- La Crosse; Masters of Occupational Therapy


Home Care
2805 Hunters Trail, Portage


“I believe I always strive to meet the needs of the client. Occasionally, a certain amount of flexibility is required to do so- but this is the best way to build rapport and maximize therapeutic care.”
-Chelsea Fried, OTR

Both of Chelsea’s parents were exceptional role models to her while growing up. But, it was her mother who ultimately helped her make her career choice in occupational therapy.

“My mom had encouraged me to pursue a medical profession when I was still in high school and looking into college options,” Chelsea says. “She is definitely one of my greatest role models both personally and professionally.”

After earning her Bachelor of Science in Psychology at the University of Wisconsin- La Crosse, Chelsea continued on for her Masters of Occupational Therapy. From there, Divine Savior Healthcare’s rehab department was next.

“We have quality, local health care and rehab services for a wide rural community,” Chelsea says.

Occupational therapy has been a rewarding career choice for Chelsea.

“In the inpatient setting, patients are ill and/or in pain,” Chelsea explains. “This can make therapy sound ‘undesirable’. To see patients benefit from, appreciate and understand the importance of occupational therapy is a rewarding thing.”

Do what you love, life goes fast. That advice is something Chelsea strives to abide by. A few of the things that she enjoys in life are outdoor interests such as skiing at Cascade Mountain, disc golf, live music and festivals and baseball games with family.