Cathy Piela FCE Work Hardening Saunders Therapy

Cathy Piela, OTR/L

Industrial Rehabilitation

Clinic: Maple Grove

Education: BA in Occupational Therapy from College of St. Catherine 1983

Joined Saunders: 1996

Cathy Piela, OTR/L

Cathy has been with Saunders Therapy Centers for over 20 years. She obtained her BA in Occupational Therapy from College of St. Catherine in 1983. Before joining Saunders, Cathy had a variety of experiences in industrial rehabilitation including work hardening/conditioning, functional assessment, return to work consultation and ergonomic job analysis. She has been a faculty member and trainer for Polinsky Assessments, a C.A.R.F. surveyor and a senior therapist with Sister Kenny Institute’s industrial rehab program.

Cathy co-authored the textbook Functional Capacity Evaluation – The Saunders Method with Saunders Therapy Centers’ owner Robin Saunders Ryan. She has taught national seminars on industrial rehabilitation for The Saunders Group and other organizations.