occupational therapy

Occupational Therapy Staff


Shannon Lyons OTR/L

Shannon Lyons has worked with occupational therapy patients through home health as well as in the hospital. She was raised in Tillamook County and graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Western Oregon University and a master’s in occupational therapy from Pacific University. She also enjoys reading and spending time with her family.


Tim Patching OTD

Native Oregonian Tim Patching has lived in the Tillamook area for more than 20 years. His areas of interest are splinting, wholistic health and rehab of the upper extremities. He has worked as an athletic trainer, special educator and inventor of devices that help people gain more independence in their daily lives. Tim’s previous work in construction also allows him to recommend ways people can modify their homes for better accessibility as well as safety. Dr. Patching completed his Doctor of Occupational Therapy at Pacific University and is a member of the American Society of Hand Therapists. He is a fan of triathlons, hiking and reading, and enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife and children.


Erin Christensen COTA/L

Erin Christensen grew up in Tillamook County and completed her associate degree in certified occupational therapy assistant at Mount Hood Community College in Gresham, Oregon. She particularly enjoys treating upper extremity orthopedic injuries and working with children. Outside of work, Erin enjoys being outside, hunting, fishing, and camping with family and friends.


Julie Woodruff COTA/L

Julie Woodruff has worked in many settings, from schools and outpatient clinics to hospitals and nursing homes. She attended the Medical College of Georgia, where she received Associate Degree in occupational therapy assistant. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends in the outdoors.