Michael Patrick O’Connor has worked in the field of rehabilitation since 1988 and completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy with a minor in Gerontology from Eastern Michigan University in 1994.
O’Connor’s clinical experience across the continuum of care from acute care and inpatient rehabilitation hospital, sub-acute rehabilitation center, residential brain injury program, home /community based setting as well as traditional home care. Additionally, his experience includes roles as health care administrator of both a for-profit national neuro rehab provider and a non-profit Michigan based provider where his responsibilities included program development of home and community based services. This broad base of experience has contributed to his ability to provide individualized, goal-directed occupational therapy that is functionally based and meaningful to the patient’s and family’s needs in the home environment.
O’Connor’s credentials include registration with the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy and licensure with the State of Michigan ("OTRL"). O'Connor successfully completed the requirements established by the National Association of Home Builders and is designated a Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist ("CAPS"). Additionally he is a Certified Brain Injury Specialist Trainer ("CBIST") by the Academy for Certification of Brain Injury Specialists.
O’Connor has a long standing commitment to providing education to the community volunteering to provide training and education on topics related to brain injury, safety and prevention, and rehabilitation to groups such as the Brain Injury Association, Mothers Against Drunk Driving and AARP. Additionally, he is an adjunct instructor for Baker College of Owosso’s Health Science Division, where he has taught anatomy and physiology for nursing and allied health students since 2001.
O'Connor's professional development and continuing education has included a broad range of courses related to traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, cognitive rehabilitation, vision rehabilitation, and home modifications.
O’Connor maintains professional memberships with multiple state and national organizations that measure clinical competency and provide support and advocacy for the public.
O'Connor is honored and humbled to be profiled in Eastern Michigan University Occupational Therapy Alumni Network's Spring Newsletter, March 2017 (above).
Michael Patrick O’Connor, OTRL, CAPS, CBIST, of O’Connor Occupational Therapy Services, PLLC, has been presented with the Brain Injury Association of Michigan’s 2017 Chairman’s Award for his volunteerism with the Capital Area Chapter Support Group of the Brain Injury Association and educating professionals and families about brain injury.
O’Connor was recognized on May 6, 2017 by the Brain Injury Association of Michigan’s Board of Directors, at the Annual Meeting of Members. O’Connor Occupational Therapy Services, PLLC, located in Lansing’s Old Town, established in 2011, provides outpatient, home, and community based rehabilitation for persons with a primary diagnosis of brain injury, spinal cord injury or other catastrophic injury. O’Connor has worked in the field of rehabilitation since 1988, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy and a minor in Gerontology from Eastern Michigan University, 1994.
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The Celtic Maze pattern symbolizes the journey of life and the path of experience, & learning. It symbolizes that there are twists, and turns, the challenges and obstacles in life, but that there are always open doors.