Paul Manabat, OTD, OTR/L

Paul Manabat, OTD, OTR/L

  • Specialty

    Physical Therapy: Hand, Wrist, Elbow, Shoulder

  • Location


  • Education

    Doctor of Occupational Therapy (2022)
    Creighton University; Omaha, Nebraska

    Bachelor of Science, Physical Education (2019)
    University of Alaska Anchorage;
    Anchorage, Alaska

    Associate in Applied Science (2015)
    Community College of the Air Force;
    Maxwell AFB, Alabama


Paul Manabat is a first generation immigrant from the Philippines and grew up in Ketchikan, Alaska. He served active duty in the U.S. Air Force for seven years – where he found his passion in medicine. After taking an honorable discharge, he pursued a bachelor’s degree from the University of Alaska at Anchorage while working as a rehabilitation aide at a local hospital. He went on to earn his Doctorate in occupational therapy from Creighton University.

Today at OPA he helps patients recover from a wide range of hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder conditions. His patient-centered treatment plans are carefully orchestrated to include collaboration with patients, family members and additional healthcare professionals to best support patient recovery goals.

When not helping others here at OPA, he is either spending time with his wife and two young children or sharing a genuine laugh over a delicious meal. He enjoys the Alaskan outdoors and sports, particularly basketball at all levels – especially wheelchair basketball with the team at Challenge Alaska.


    Rehabilitation of the Hand, Wrist, Elbow, Shoulder

    • American Occupational Therapy Association
    • Alaska Occupational Therapy Association
    • American Society of Hand Therapist
    • American Heart Association, BLS

Patient Testimonials


The OPA team includes Alaska’s leading specialists and offers some of the latest, most advanced treatment procedures available today.

OPA treats a wide variety of conditions and offers comprehensive treatment options — including many non-surgical solutions, minimally invasive arthroscopies (repairs), and total joint replacement.

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