About Us

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

Our practice was begun in 1981 and later incorporated as Capernaum in 1988. The owners, Marcia Hawkins Mattson and Bonna Olson, are both experienced pediatric physical therapists. Marcia retired in 2016, and now Bonna is the sole proprietor and is 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. Because of today's limited health care resources, they also feel it's a necessity to be good stewards of time, finances, and services.

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. 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 all clients are treated with respect.

Capernaum endeavors to help families find joy in their journey by serving children where they live, learn, and play. Clients tell us 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!

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, "Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name, welcomes me." (Mark 9:37a.) If you look at our logo, you will see a child-like drawing of a boat on the Sea of Galilee, and the mast is a cross . Although our company is operated 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!