Michigan Occupational Therapy Association


Welcome to MiOTA

The Michigan Occupational Therapy Association welcomes all therapists, assistants, students and educators in the profession of occupational therapy to explore and enjoy this website.  Patients and their family members and advocates will find information about how the OT practitioners across the state can help them to participate fully and perform at the highest level within their personal life roles...truly living life to it's fullest!

As you use this site you will note that some areas are for members only.  We wish to thank those members who have demonstrated their support for their profession and this association, which is the Voice of OT within the state of Michigan. We hope that those who have not yet joined will take this opportunity to become a member of MiOTA. 

Mission Statement:

The mission of MiOTA is to advocate for the profession of occupational therapy in the state of Michigan and act as a communication vehicle for its members.

Vision Statement:

That MiOTA is acknowledged by occupational therapy practitioners and all stakeholders as the premier resource of knowledge, information, and expertise for the profession of occupational therapy in the state of Michigan.

MiOTA is a voluntary professional association of occupational therapy practitioners who are dedicated to supporting the profession through advocacy and communication.

MiOTA Member Spotlight - Megan Dickerson, MOTR/L

Megan has been employed for the past four years at Generation Care in both Grand Rapids and Grand Haven. Megan graduated with her bachelor degree from Hope College with a double major of Exercise Science and Psychology. She then went on to complete her Masters of Occupational Therapy at Grand Valley State University, graduating in 2013. During her graduate program, she completed research on inclusive design of playgrounds for all children to be implemented in the Muskegon Public Schools through collaboration with the school occupational and physical therapists. Since graduation, she has been certified in LSVT BIG and has also focused on neuro-visual processing training following neurological events. She has worked in all settings, however continues to return to the outpatient setting and has been doing this for the past 2 years consistently. Specialty areas include Parkinson’s, post-concussion, TBI, UE orthopedic, pain, and older adults. 

Megan will be presenting "Function and ADL Pacing for People in Pain" at the MPTA annual conference. Her presentation will focus on how to manage ADLs and IADLs through energy conservation/pacing strategies and modification to activity, utilizing mindfulness and breathing to foster mindset of an “I can!” approach.

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