About Us

Established in 2001 and incorporated in 2009, NORTHSTAR offers physical and occupational therapy consulting services to clients in intermediate care facility and day program settings. Our primary goal is to provide the best possible care to our clients using a proactive approach. By supplying timely reports and recommendations, following through in a prompt manner, and paying careful attention to detail, NorthStar is committed to providing thorough, quality client care.

A secondary goal is to provide the best possible support to facility and program administrators and QIDPs. NORTHSTAR aims to lighten administrators' workloads by organizing and scheduling assessments, monitoring objectives, communicating regularly with interdisciplinary team members, and offering assistance with equipment issues. The result: more time for the administrator and QIDP to spend on other essential tasks.

Debbie J. Caprielian, DPT, M.P.A.

Debbie is a physical therapist with 37 years of experience in the profession. Formerly a partner and vice president of operations for Pace Therapy, Inc., Debbie led her team of therapists from services in four SNFs in 1986 to become the second largest provider of rehabilitation services in long-term care settings in California by 1993.

Debbie received a transitional Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Boston University in 2013. She holds an M.P.A. degree from California State University, Long Beach and a B.S. degree in Allied Health professions and certificate in physical therapy from The Ohio State University. She is a registered physical therapist in the State of California and a member of the American Physical Therapy Association.

Debbie attributes much of the success of her programs to her deep desire and firm commitment to providing uncompromised care and customer service to clients and caregivers within the community.