Washington Hand Therapy in Northgate


(206) 486-3337
(206) 502-1027
Washington Hand Therapy - Northgate
10564 5TH Ave NE
Suite 302
Seattle, WA 98125

Conveniently located across the street from Northgate Mall in the 5th Avenue Professional Center with free parking.
Clinic Hours:
Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

By appointment only. Last appointment scheduled one hour before closing to allow for appropriate treatment time.

At Washington Hand Therapy Northgate, your hand therapist will create an individual therapy program that is specifically developed for you based on a complete evaluation of your condition. All of our therapists are experienced occupational therapists or physical therapists and there is a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) at each location. Washington Hand Therapy was founded on the philosophy of lifelong learning where each and every provider systematically appraises the most current evidence-based research in providing the most up to date patient centered care. We aim to provide you with the best hand therapy experience in Bellevue.

We work with each individual patient and their physicians to design a hand therapy treatment program that fits their lifestyle to ensure that our patients have the best possible outcome. The ultimate goal is for you to return to normal activities of daily living, work and participation in sports or recreational activities.

As you improve, you can expect your hand therapy experience to be unique, one on one and allow you to meet your individual goals.

Same Day Appointments Available.  Call to schedule today (206) 486-3337.

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Natalie Allen, OTD, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist Natalie graduated from Northern Arizona University’s Occupational Therapy Doctorate program. Natalie worked under a certified hand therapist at Olympia Orthopaedic Associates from 2012 to 2014 and completed her clinical rotations through Desert Hand Therapy in Phoenix, Arizona. In addition to her hands-on experience she also attended several upper extremity courses at Northern Arizona University taught by leaders in their respective fields. In the spring of 2017 she spent time in Romania disseminating a fine motor screen which she developed as a preventative measure for children with developmental disabilities entering the classroom. Natalie is experienced in providing quality patient care using evidence-based practice and the most up to date research available. Her areas of interest include pediatrics, nerve rejuvenation, neurological rehabilitation, sport related injuries, and kinesiology taping. In her free time she enjoys hiking, rafting, camping, attending concerts, and adventuring around Washington with her Siberian husky, Jaidah.
  • Doctor of Occupational Therapy from Northern Arizona University
  • Bachelors of Psychology with a minor in Human Development from Washington State University
  • American Society of Hand Therapists
  • American Occupational Therapy Association

Paula Smith, OTR/L, CLT, CHT

Occupational Therapist Paula has been practicing as an Occupational Therapist for over 25 years. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from San Jose State University. She has experience in various practice settings, but has chosen to focus on hand therapy for the past 15 years. She worked at the University of Washington outpatient hand therapy clinic for the past 11 years where she gained invaluable experience working closely with several hand surgeons and treating complicated post-operative patients. Her areas of special interest include traumatic hand injuries and custom splint fabrication. She became a Certified Lymphedema Therapist in 2013 and enjoys educating her patients regarding their diagnosis as well as the management of their symptoms. She is a musician and an avid reader.
  • Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from San Jose State University in San Jose, CA
Certifications & Training:
  • Certified Lymphedema Therapist
  • American Society of Hand Therapists


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