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Lani Messmer

OTR/L, (She/Her) | South Sound Physical & Hand Therapy – Tacoma | South Sound Physical & Hand Therapy – Lacey

"Man, through the use of his hands, as they are energized by mind and will, can influence the state of his own health.” - Mary Reilly

Lani was born and raised in Los Angeles, California and has been a Washington resident for three years. Lani believes that the hands are the gateway to human performance and the tools with which we create our world. She is passionate about promoting meaningful, holistic, and evidence-based treatment approaches with clients to improve their outcomes and enhance their quality of life. She aims to assist clients of all abilities to participate in the activities that they want, need, or are expected to do.


  • Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (University of Puget Sound)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art, History (California State University, Los Angeles)

Specialized Training

  • Custom splinting
  • Desensitization/sensory re-education
  • Ergonomic training and assessment
  • Hand/upper extremity rehabilitation
  • Hand therapy
  • Orthotic fabrication
  • Scar management
  • Wound Care
  • Wellness