ABOUT CAPERNAUM

Who We Are

Helping families find joy in their journey by serving children where they live, learn, and play!

Marcia Mattson and Bonna Olson began this practice in 1981 and later incorporated it as Capernaum in 1988. Marcia retired in 2016, and currently, Bonna Olson, an experienced pediatric physical therapist, is the sole proprietor and directly involved in the operation of the company and the treatment of kids.

Capernaum’s philosophy is that all life has value and is worthy of respect. We believe that the welfare of the child and his or her family should be the most important criteria by which any decision is made. 

The mission of Capernaum is to provide, with integrity, professional, caring, and cost-effective pediatric services, so as to help the child reach his/her full potential. Because of today’s limited health care resources, our goal is to be good stewards of time, finances, and services.

Capernaum seeks to provide for its staff a work environment where professional expertise and growth are nurtured, where integrity and family are valued, and where all staff and clients are treated with respect.

Clients express they feel safe, accepted, and full of hope with us, and that the joy in our therapists brightens their lives! We promise to give each child and family exceptional service in helping them reach their goals!

Capernaum is closed on the following days of the year:

New Years’ Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day

Ali and baby
The name Capernaum is from the Bible. It is a town on the Sea of Galilee where Jesus performed many miracles! Here the disciples were arguing as to which of them was greater, and Jesus took a child in His arms and said, “Anyone who welcomes a little child like this in my name is welcoming me, and anyone who welcomes me is welcoming my Father who sent me!” (Mark 9:37a.)
On our logo, you will see a child-like drawing of a boat on the Sea of Galilee; the mast is a cross. Although our company operates on Christian principles, our clients and staff come from all different faiths and cultures. All children and families are valued, and all are welcomed by Capernaum!
Our Mission
Our Mission:

Provide, with integrity, professional, caring, and cost-effective pediatric services, so as to help the child reach his/her full potential. Capernaum seeks to provide for its staff a work environment where professional expertise and growth are nurtured, where integrity and family are valued, and where all staff and clients are treated with respect.

Our Philosophy
Our Philosophy:

All life has value and is worthy of respect. We believe that the welfare of the child and his or her family should be the most important criteria by which any decision is made. Because of today's limited health care resources, we will be good stewards of time, finances, and services.

Scope of Practice
Scope of Practice:

We provide comprehensive pediatric physical, occupational, and speech therapy as well as nutrition/feeding services. Our clients are generally between the ages of birth and 21.

Referral Sources
Referral Sources:

We have a wide variety of referral sources including parents and families, physicians, social workers, allied health professionals, insurance companies, internet, and others, such as participants in classes we have taught, or conferences we have sponsored.

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