Megan Fritsch, OTR/L

Megan Fritsch OTR/L

Megan Fritsch, OTR/L

Industrial Rehabilitation Manager

Clinic: Saint Paul, Others as needed

Education: 2019 Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from Mount Mary University. 2013 Bachelor’s of Science degree from University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point – Pre-Occupational Therapy with minor in Psychology

Joined Saunders: 2020

Megan is the Industrial Rehabilitation Manager at Saunders. In addition to leading the Industrial Rehabilitation staff at all three clinics, she performs Functional Capacity Evaluations and supervises Work Hardening programs in our Saint Paul clinic. She also floats to the other two sites for training and mentoring purposes, so you might see her anywhere at Saunders!

Megan has experience in many different patient care settings providing independent treatment plans and interventions to clients and patients. She has experience in various therapy areas such as neurorehabilitation, outpatient services, and industrial rehabilitation. Throughout many experiences she demonstrated the knowledge and ability to treat clients with immense respect and dignity while providing an occupation based, client-centered treatment. She has treated a multitude of conditions including hand, shoulder, knee, low back, and ankle injuries. She has developed her psychosocial skill set through completion of several motivational interviewing and therapeutic neuroscience education courses. Before working at Saunders, her background was focused on inpatient rehabilitation with an emphasis in stroke care, traumatic brain injuries, amputations, and cancer care.

Megan obtained her Bachelor’s of Science degree from University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in 2017 with her Pre-Occupational degree and minor in Psychology. She then went on to receive her Master’s of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Mount Mary University in 2019. She is also an ACE Certified Personal Trainer. Megan is originally from Green Bay, WI although moved to Minnesota in 2019 following graduation from her master’s program.

She enjoys teaching, golfing, attending and teaching Pure Barre classes, spending time with friends and family, and walks with her mini golden doodle, Murphy.

Q&A with Megan

Why did you become a PT/PTA/OT/OTA?

I knew I wanted to become an OT when my sister was treated by an OT when going through cancer treatment. The rest was history!

What can patients expect when they see you in the clinic?

My patients can expect an empathetic and holistic based treatment approach, with a focus on their function and autonomy.

When you’re not working, what do you like to do for fun?

Hang with my puppy, Murphy, teach barre, take warrior sculpt, read, fish, or listen to true crime podcasts.

What are your favorite ways of staying healthy?

I enjoy planning out my meals each week and getting out for at least one dog walk with Murph per day. I also enjoy trying new fitness classes.

Where is your hometown?

Green Bay, WI, go pack!

As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

I have always wanted to own my own business. I actually entered college with interest in running and owning a hospital!

What is your favorite thing about living in Minnesota?

I enjoy living close to the city! There is so much to do, and I enjoy going to events in and outside the city. I also love getting out on the water when I can. The lakes are so close and always enjoyable to fish or have a day of relaxation on.