whidbey island's family owned
occupational, physical & hand therapy clinic 

no pain, huge gain.

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785 SE Bayshore Dr Ste 102, Oak Harbor, WA 98277

Clinic Closing End of February 2024

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At Rue & Primavera Occupational & Physical Therapy, we are committed to providing comprehensive and compassionate rehabilitation for you and your loved ones. As a family private practice, we understand the unique needs of every family member, from the youngest to the oldest.

Our mission is to promote the health and well-being of our community through personalized care and a patient-centered approach.

We focus on building long-term relationships with our patients, getting to know you and your family on a personal level. We understand that health concerns can be complex, and we are here to guide you through every step of your rehabilitation journey.

Welcome to rue and Primavera


treating patients, 


just their symptoms."

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With over 65 years of combined experience in therapy we promise you a warm environment with attentive and effective personal therapy care.

so, what sets us apart from others in the industry?

1-1 45 minute sessions with your therapist

We specialize in hand therapy, women's health, pelvic floor therapy, lymphedema drainage, deep tissue laser therapy and custom splinting

We provide an open gym for patients to use at any time

Our team consists of highly trained professional staff, licensed and certified physical therapists & occupational therapists that are organized, efficient, compassionate, 

The care begins the minute you walk in the door.

and are family through and through.

does any of this sound like you?

‘I want to be able to play on the floor with my grandkids’

"I want to pick up my cup of coffee without pain’‘

"I want to be able to do a triathlon"

here at rue and primavera...
motion is Medicine, Let Us Prescribe It

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call to book your appointment : (360)-279-8323

what our patients are saying!

“I fell off a ladder and broke my collarbone and six ribs. Wendy’s treatments had me pain-free in only three months after the accident. Also, I am regaining my range of motion, with almost no difference from before the accident. I unequivocally recommend Rue and Primavera for all your physical therapy needs.”

george s.

“I came in following a fractured elbow and wrist. I had developed CRPS in my right hand and was unable to turn my hand palm up. I wasn’t sure I would ever regain use of my right arm. I can now turn my arm properly and regained most of the movement in my right hand. I never would have come this far without my providers excellent care. The entire staff has become friends and I will miss coming!” 

Deborah S.

"Fantastic experience! Wendy is so professional yet very personable. She truly listens to your concerns and addresses your needs. When I came to Wendy, after my car accident, I was just out of my wheelchair and began using a walker, progressed to a cane and then began walking independently. She gave me exercises to do at home as well. I have regained my strength and once again feel comfortable walking." 

Deb C.

"My experience at Rue and Primavera with my therapist was excellent. Before my hand surgery, I could not pick up anything and the pain from the carpal tunnel was terrible. Thanks to the OT's, I can do all my normal activities and my favorite crafts. They started out with small movements and massaging to lifting weights and great dexterity with all of my fingers. All were very patient and great to work with."

Terry G.

frequently asked questions...

Do I need a referral from a doctor to see a PT or OT?

Do I need a referral from a doctor to see a PT or OT?

You can often schedule an appointment directly with a physical therapist. However, some insurance plans may require a referral, so it's a good idea to check with your insurance provider. Washington state requires all occupational therapy patients to have a referral. 

What conditions can physical therapy help with?

What conditions can physical therapy help with?

Physical therapy can help with a variety of conditions, including musculoskeletal injuries, orthopedic conditions, sports injuries, neurological disorders, chronic pain, post-surgical rehabilitation, and more.

How long will my physical therapy sessions last?

How long will my physical therapy sessions last?

Treatment sessions in our clinic last 45-minutes for OT and PT. Pelvic Floor Therapy sessions are booked for 1-hour.

What should I wear to my treatment sessions?

What should I wear to my treatment sessions?

Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing that allows your therapist to easily access and assess the area being treated. Athletic wear and sneakers are often a good choice.

Is therapy painful?

Is therapy painful?

Therapy is generally not intended to be painful. Some discomfort may occur during certain exercises or treatments, but your therapist will work with you to manage pain and discomfort while still achieving your treatment goals.

How will I know if therapy is working for me?

How will I know if therapy is working for me?

You and your therapist will regularly assess your progress. You should experience improvements in pain reduction, mobility, and functionality over time. If you have concerns about your progress, discuss them with your therapist.

Do I have to do exercises at home?

Do I have to do exercises at home?

Home exercises are often an essential part of your treatment plan. Your therapist will provide you with a home exercise program to complement your in-clinic sessions. Consistency with these exercises is crucial for optimal results.

Will my insurance cover therapy?

Will my insurance cover therapy?

Many insurance plans cover physical therapy, but coverage can vary. It's important to check with your insurance provider to understand your benefits and any out-of-pocket costs.

do you have questions about deep tissue laser therapy?

visit our laser therapy faq page!

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All of our therapists get great joy in helping you accomplish the things that will make your life richer, more active, and pain free.

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where pain ends, and progress begins.


After dedicating more than two decades to the community, Thomas Primavera and his wife Wendolyn Rue have declared their retirement. The County recently acquired our building in Oak Harbor, prompting us to receive a brief notice to evacuate the premises. Considering Thomas and Wendy's decision to retire, relocating the clinic to a new facility and entering into a new lease didn't feel appropriate, leading us to make the difficult decision to close our doors.
The choice to close has been accompanied by deep contemplation, acknowledging the impact it will have on our patients and the community.

If you are currently undergoing therapy or treatments, please be assured that we are dedicated to facilitating a seamless transition for you. Feel free to contact your provider, who will assist you in transitioning to an alternative clinic that meets your needs.
If you are a current or previous patient looking for your medical record, please click the “patient forms” tab a the top of the page and fill out the “patient request for medical records”. We will email you an encrypted, secure copy of your records for your reference.

Wishing you health & happiness