Maxine Behm - MA, OTR/L, RYT

 
Maxine Behm - MA, OTR/L, RYT

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My Areas of Practice

I am committed to providing holistic, client centered care focused on improving overall well-being and participation in important life activities as defined by each individual.  I have been providing patient care with Park Nicollet since May 2014.  I currently practice within the Lifestyle Renewal Program, an outpatient occupational therapy program focused on empowering individuals with chronic pain and other chronic conditions improve their quality of life by establishing healthy lifestyle habits and by utilizing a variety of self-care techniques. 

I am especially passionate about mind-body medicine and incorporate several mind-body techniques into my practice including therapeutic yoga, mindfulness and guided imagery, and biofeedback.  I have also taken continuing education courses in Pain Neuroscience Education, QiGong, and myofascial release and regularly incorporate these into practice as well.  I strongly believe in leveraging the unique strengths found in each individual in order to support healing and return to wellness. 

The Lifestyle Renewal Program is run by specially trained occupational therapists who provide care within three major clinic locations: St. Louis Park, Carlson Parkway, and Maple Grove.  Lifestyle Renewal occupational therapists are also involved in the Headache Center at Meadowbrook as well as the Aquatic Therapy Program within Rehab Services.  The program serves individuals with a variety of conditions and concerns including those with chronic pain syndrome, myofascial pain, back and neck pain, fibromyalgia, migraines and other headache disorders, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic fatigue, sensory processing issues, and anxiety.

EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS

Certification - National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT), May 2012

Graduate School - St. Catherine University, Master's degree in Occupational Therapy, December 2012

Certification - Adapting Yoga for Disability, Mind Body Solutions, April 2010

Certification - Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT), April 2009



General Information

Gender: Female

Practicing Since: 2013

Accepting New Patients: Yes

Services

Practices at

St Louis Park
3850 Park Nicollet Blvd.
St. Louis Park, MN 55416

Methodist Hospital
6500 Excelsior Blvd.
St. Louis Park, MN 55426

Meadowbrook
3931 Louisiana Ave. S.
St. Louis Park, MN 55426

Research & Publications

Occupational Therapy Master's Project:

Project Title: Occupational Therapy’s Role in Community-Based Health: A Reusable Resource for Pain Management for use in Haitian Rehab Therapy Clinics


Project Description: Created an evidence-based reusable resource for pain management currently in use at Hospital Albert Schweitzer's Rehabilitation Clinic in Deschapelle, Haiti based on experience volunteering abroad with Helping Hands for Haiti's medical team.

Professional Associations & Awards

Chronic Pain Special Interest Group, MOTA
2013 to Present

American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
2011 to Present

Minnesota Occupational Therapy Association (MOTA)
2011 to Present




Personal

Personal interests include: Yoga, cooking, traveling, snowshoeing, running, reading, music, social justice, public health