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  • Occupational Therapy ImageOccupational Therapy

    Occupational therapy helps individuals achieve their highest level of independence in the areas of self-care, work, school, leisure, play and sports activities.

    If an you have an injury, impairment or limitation that prevents you from fully participating in one of these “occupations,” occupational therapy can assist you in developing the skills necessary to be as independent as possible.

    Achieving full independence might include use of adaptive equipment or modification of the environment or the activity.

    Occupational therapy provides treatment to all age groups, from infants to the elderly.

    Our services include:

    • Specialized treatment for children with:
      • ADHD
      • Developmental delays
      • Motor coordination problems/Dyspraxia – handwriting
      • Sensory integration dysfunction
    • Orthopaedic-based upper extremity conditions:
      • fractures
      • overuse problems – tendonitis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis
      • work related problems – ergonomic issues, return to work therapy
      • carpal tunnel syndrome
      • treatment after surgery for fractures, tendon repairs, carpal tunnel syndrome, etc.
      • burns
    • Neurological conditions, i.e., stroke, head injuries, spinal cord injuries, Parkinson’s, Muscular Dystrophy
    • Lymphedema – after cancer or congenital
    • Work related issues – ergonomic assessments, return to work treatment

    Our therapists


    Miller, Liz image 

    Elizabeth Miller, OTRL 

    Mills, Susan Image     

    Susan Mills, OTRL, CLT, CHT 

    Paavola, Tiffany Image 

    Tiffany Paavola, OTRL, ATP, CLT 



    Contact us

    For more information about our Occupational Therapy program, please call Portage Health Rehab at (906) 483-1888, (906) 483-1750 or (800) 573-5001 (toll-free).


500 Campus Drive
Hancock, MI 49930
(906) 483-1000


921 W. Sharon Avenue
Houghton, MI 49931
(906) 483-1777

Express Care 


945 Ninth Street
Lake Linden, MI 49945
(906) 483-1030


751 S. Seventh Street
Ontonagon, MI 49953
(906) 884-4120


600 MacInnes Drive
Houghton, MI 49931
(906) 483-1860

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