Occupational Therapy


Comprehensive Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy (OT) can help people of all ages re-develop daily living skills and regain their independence after an illness or injury.

Munson Healthcare occupational therapists believe that a medical condition, physical impairment, or developmental disorder should never prevent you from participating in the daily activities you enjoy.

That’s why we specialize in the treatment of work-related injuries, acute injuries, hand and upper extremity injuries, stroke and neurological deficits, low-vision issues, and chronic pain. We also educate our patients on independent life skills, social and interpersonal skills, problem-solving skills, and self-help skills for improved quality of life.

Individualized Programs

Our occupational therapists perform a thorough evaluation of every patient to determine your coordination, range of motion, and current state of self-care. That evaluation helps us design an individualized treatment program that caters to your unique needs.

Treatment often includes a variety of activities to promote a safe and efficient return to day-to-day activities, such as:

  • At home exercises
  • Energy conservation
  • Self-care education
  • Stress management
  • Work simplification

We also collaborate with other Munson Healthcare rehabilitation professionals, such as physical and speech-language pathologists,to continually assess your progress toward your rehabilitation goals. Whether your goal is to perform activities of daily living, pursue a hobby, or go back to work, our collaborative approach can help maximize your independence at home, at school, in the workplace, or in your community.

A Wide Range of Occupational Therapy Services

Munson Healthcare offers a wide variety of occupational therapy services that include:

  • Activities of daily living (ADL) treatment and training
  • Cognitive rehabilitation
  • Coordination and dexterity
  • Custom splints
  • Energy conservation
  • Functional capacity evaluations
  • Home assessments
  • Injury rehabilitation
  • Lymphedema therapy
  • Manual therapy
  • Muscle stimulation
  • Neurological OT
  • Orthopedic disorders
  • Pain control
  • Pediatric OT
  • Post-mastectomy
  • Post-stroke & neurologic
  • Post-surgical rehabilitation
  • Sleep management
  • Stress management
  • Upper extremity strength training
  • Visual-perceptual evaluation and training
  • Video-fluoroscopic dysphagia (swallowing)
  • Work capacity services
  • Work site evaluation
  • Wound care

Enhanced Services in Kingsley and Traverse City in Collaboration With Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation 

Better-than-ever specialized and coordinated care is what our patients can expect with our expanded collaboration with one of the largest and most comprehensive rehabilitation hospitals in the United States. Our health care team works closely with experts from Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation to enhance rehab services for our northern Michigan communities.

Our health care team includes physiatrists and physician assistants who provide integrated, coordinated, and high-quality rehabilitation. Their expertise includes complex medical conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, nerves, bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and tendons.

Our enhanced occupational therapy services are available in Traverse City.

Occupational Therapy Locations across Northern Michigan

For more information about Munson Healthcare’s occupational therapy services, contact one of our team members at any of our convenient locations. Please click on a location below for more information and contact details.