Natalie  Bledstein OTR/L, CST-D

Natalie Bledstein


I am a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison with degrees in Art and Occupational Therapy. In over 20 years as an Occupational Therapist, I have worked in custom seating and mobility systems, in outpatient and inpatient rehabilitative settings, in birth to three programs, in schools, and in private practice clinics. I have benefited from expert mentorship in both Sensory Integration and Craniosacral treatment techniques, and have achieved advanced certifications in these areas through extensive post-graduate coursework and study. Please see the "My Skills" tab below for further details regarding my training.

Scaffolding an activity for a child to experience success during a "just-right challenge"; partnering with an adult client in a craniosacral session along their wellness journey; helping parents understand their children a little differently; these and much more bring me joy. Supporting students and colleagues in growing their skills by sharing this work as a certified Upledger Instructor and as a mentor in the Upledger Mentorship program are also very rewarding.

Since establishing Journeys Occupational Therapy LLC in November of 2013, I have worked with individuals from newborn to 88 years of age. Over the course of my career I have assisted people with migraines, post-concussion, traumatic brain injury, anxiety, stress, depression, chronic pain, learning disabilities, autism spectrum diagnosis, sensory processing disorder, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, developmental delays, Alzheimers or other dementias, and more. Multiple-hands treatments (two or more therapists working with you simultaneously) are available on a limited basis. Please call with any questions.

Website Address

Contact Information

543 AJ Allen Circle
Suite A1
Wales, WI 53183

tel. 262.968.2001 (day)
tel. 262.409.5571 (cell) (evening)
fax. 262.347.3371


My Skills

Upledger Certified CS1 Instructor

Diplomate Level Certification in Upledger CST

Advanced coursework in Upledger CST

Techniques Level Certification in Upledger CST

Upledger Teaching Assistant

Upledger Certified Mentor

Upledger Certified Presentor

Lead & Support therapist for Integrative Intentions Comprehensive Therapy Programs

Chikly Institute Brain 1, 2, and Lymph Drainage 1 courses

USC-WPS Certified in Sensory Integration & Praxis Tests administration

Rhythmic Entrainment Intervention provider

Advanced studies in Therapeutic Listening

Advanced studies in visual/vestibular skill developmentĀ 

Certified in Interactive Metronome

Integrated Listening Systems provider

Certified in DIR Floortime

Rhythmic Movement Training

Musgatova Neurosensorimotor Reflex Integration Techniques

Brain Gym



Sequential Oral Sensory Feeding Approach

Alert Program/Zones of Regulation

You can count on me to continue to deepen or expand my skillset throughout the year, every year.

License Number

WI: 2307-26

Professional Associations / Memberships

International Association of Healthcare Practitioners

American Occupational Therapy Association

Wisconsin Occupational Therapy Association

Hours of operation / Fees


Monday-Friday, 10:00am - 6:00pm

Available by appointment only.

Driving directions

From Hwy 94:

Drive approximately 4 miles south on Hwy 83 to the roundabout at Hwy 18. Take the 3rd exit off the roundabout, heading east on Hwy 18. Turn left at the first stoplight, Oak Crest Drive. Follow the curve around to the right and look for a cream colored building with a green roof and trim on the left. Turn into the parking lot off Oak Crest, and we are the first unit, A1.

Available for patients

Case studies, easy to understand explanations about the CranioSacral System, Visceral Manipulation, products to use between sessions, and much more.

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