Lou Pitonyak, MS, OTR/L, CWCE
Working in Industrial rehab is very rewarding to Lou. He loves becoming part of the client’s story. Every day his focus is to help clients find their meaning and give them the tools they need to be successful in the job of living, as well as return them to their occupations, back to work, and back to their life! Lou received his Masters of Science degree from Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, in 1998. He has gone to become a Certified Work Capacity Evaluator (CWCE), and previously certified in Ergonomics, and the Graston Technique. Lou is an active participant in community and professional development. Lou sits on the board for Professionals in Workers Compensation in Washington state. He feels passionate about giving back and has served to mentor Occupational Therapy and Occupational Therapy Assistant students, lecture in several Occupational Therapy programs, and has conducted many professional education in-services to therapists and professionals in the community. Lou is active with his local church and scouting.
Areas of professional interest: Industrial and office ergonomics, upper extremity rehabilitation, and industrial rehabilitation.
Personal interests: Outdoor activities including hiking, fishing, golfing, backpacking, boating, mountain biking, skiing, and running. Lou loves spending family time with his wife, two children, and his Boston terrier. Lou stays active participating in half marathons and triathlons.