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Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy enables individuals of all ages to live life to its fullest no matter your health condition, disability, or risk factors.

One’s life is made up of occupations-meaningful everyday activities. These occupations can include many different roles, such as being a parent, a friend, a spouse, a tennis player, an artist, a cook, or a musician. We generally don’t think about our daily occupations until we have trouble doing them. Occupational therapy incorporates your valued occupations into your rehabilitation process.

Here at Southwest Health, our occupational therapists will keep the focus on the things you need and want to do to achieve your goals, stay as healthy and productive as possible, and maintain or rebuild your independence.

Services provided by our Occupational Therapy team:

  • Activities of daily living
  • Lymphedema
  • Upper extremity function and Manual dexterity
  • Cognition/cognitive retraining
  • Therapeutic exercise and Home exercise programs
  • Home management skills
  • Neuromuscular re-education
  • Home safety and modifications
  • Adaptive equipment
  • Splint fabrications for upper extremities
  • Wheelchair positioning
  • Ergonomic analysis
  • Fluidotherapy / ultrasound / e-stim
  • Iontophoresis

Occupational Therapy Team Members

Ann Morley, OTR/L, CLT

  • Licensed Occupational Therapist/Certified Lymphedema Therapist
  • Education: Bachelor of Arts in Occupational Therapy from the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, MN.
  • Certifications/Training: CPR, Certified Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program Instructor, Lymphedema Therapy Certification, Graston Technique, Cognistat Certification, NBCOTA Certification, Licensed Registered Occupational Therapist in Wisconsin.
  • Special Interests: Hands and Upper Extremity Disorders, Arthritic Disorders, Ergonomics, Orthopedic Conditions, Geriatrics & Lymphedema.
  • Experience: Inpatient, Outpatient, Nursing Home, Home Health, Geriatric Psyche., Hospice, DD Workshops, Community Based Resident Facilities, Memory Diagnostic Clinic
  • Personal Passions: Spending time with her husband and 2 boys, bowling, reading, walking, traveling, volunteering and attending her son’s activities.

Becky Fenn, OTR/L, CLT

  • Licensed Occupational Therapist/Certified Lymphedema Therapist
  • Education: Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse in La Crosse, WI.
  • Certifications/Training: NBCOT certification, Lymphedema Therapy Certification, CPR certification, Graston Technique, Cognistat Certification, Licensed Registered Occupational Therapist in Wisconsin
  • Special Interests: Hands and Upper Extremity Disorders, Splinting, Ergonomics, Orthopedic Conditions, Geriatrics, Lymphedema
  • Experience: Outpatient, Hospital Inpatient, Home Health, Nursing Home, and Memory diagnostic clinic occupational Therapy
  • Personal Passions: Spending time with husband and two daughters, traveling, being outdoors, spending time on family’s organic farm

Kaitlin Kersten,
OTD, OTR/L

  • Licensed Occupational Therapist/Certified Lymphedema Therapist
  • Education: Bachelor of Science in Psychology from University of Dubuque in Dubuque, IA. Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Clarke University in Dubuque, IA and Doctorate of Occupational Therapy from St. Ambrose University in Davenport, IA
  • Certifications/Training: Reflex integration, Astronaut Training: A Sound Activated Vestibular-Visual Protocol, Learning without Tears, Mental Health First Aid, Mental Health First Aid: Youth, Pediatric Feeding intensive, Sensory Modulation & Trauma Informed Care workshop, Graston Technique, Rock Tape Taping Techniques, Assistive Technology, NBCOT certification, Licensed Registered Occupational Therapist in Wisconsin and Iowa. Critical Care Paramedic, Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Crisis Intervention Prevention, CPR
  • Special Interests: Pediatrics and Mental Health
  • Experience: Outpatient Pediatric, Hospital Inpatient, Home Health, Nursing Home, and School Setting
  • Personal Passions: Kaitlin enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter and two dogs, volunteering in her local fire and EMS department, and adapting new toys every Christmas so that all kids can enjoy them!