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Occupational Therapy

“Occupation” refers to purposeful activities that allow people to live independently and have a sense of identity.  Occupation could be activities such as self-care, work or leisure activities.  Our Occupational Therapists here at TAMC treat individuals throughout the lifespan.  Pediatric occupational therapy services focus on early intervention with children exhibiting deficits in fine motor, upper body and core strength, coordination, bilateral coordination, handwriting skills, visual motor skills and sensory processing.   Adult Occupational Therapy intervention addresses self-care deficits, impaired mobility, hemiplegia, visual/perceptual deficits, cognitive impairments and debility to name a few.

Services include:
•    Stroke rehabilitation
•    Brain injury rehabilitation
•    Driver rehabilitation
•    Ergonomic assessments
•    Orthopedics
•    Pediatrics
•    Acute care / Skilled care/ Long-term care
•    Activities of Daily Living Assessment
•    Home evaluations
•    Upper extremity rehabilitation
•    Lymphedema
•    Oncology Rehab

Meet our Staff:

Kimberly Lavigne, OTR/L
Kim graduated from the University of New England in 1998 and moved back to the County in 2003 to be closer to her family.  Kim has experience in a variety of settings and areas and serves as our supervisor of PT and OT.  On any given day you may find Kim on the inpatient rehab unit, seeing an outpatient hand patient, performing an ergonomic evaluation, mentoring other therapists or on the acute care floors.  She is a knowledgeable therapist, a wonderful leader to our department and always a patient advocate.  Kim lives with her husband Wes in Mapleton with their children Sydney and Nicholas.

Marcy Lamoreau, OTR/L

Marcy graduated from University of New England in 1998.  She has been a valued TAMC employee for 18 years. Marcy works in our skilled unit, providing holistic, meaningful care to each and every one of her patients. Marcy is certified in ergonomics and completes ergonomic assessments organizational wide. Marcy meets everyone with a warm smile.  She is upbeat, enjoys making a difference in people’s lives and takes pride in the great work she does.  Marcy has many nieces and nephews that are the apple of her eye.

Michaela St. Onge, MS, OTR/L
Michaela is a 2010 Husson University graduate who started her OT career here soon after graduation. Michaela provides quality Occupational Therapy services to both our inpatients and outpatients.  Michaela’s true passion is treating individuals in our Neuro Rehab setting. Michaela is energetic, creative, dependable and driven to provide her patients with the best possible outcome.  Michaela is engaged to be married to her fiancé Greg, in October 2018.

Kassie Lovely Clark, MS, OTR/L

Kassie Lovely Clark is a county native who graduated from Husson University in 2012. Kassie primarily works with the pediatric population, providing Occupational Therapy services to local schools and in our outpatient pediatric clinic. Kassie is creative, kind, dependable and in her element when treating her little ones.  Kassie does a wonderful job representing our department and TAMC in the community. Kassie and her husband Tyler, live in Mapleton with their son, Briggs.

Amanda Beaulieu, MS, OTR/L
Amanda graduated from Husson University in 2013. After graduation, she returned to her hometown to practice Occupational Therapy.  Amanda has an interest in Low Vision therapy however does spend most of her workday treating children with developmental delays.  She is flexible, full of energy, motivated to help others and a pleasure to work with.  Amanda lives in Mapleton with her husband, Chris and daughter, Nora. 

Haley Power, MS, OTR/L
Haley graduated from Tufts University in 2010. Haley has been a valued employee of The Aroostook Medical Center since that time. Haley’s passion is treating school aged children.  She works in the local school system treating children in Pre-K through 2nd grade.  Haley is patient, kind and detail oriented. Her calm and easy going personality is welcomed by all. Haley and her husband, Brian have 3 beautiful children, Addilyn , Eamon , and Clara.

Kaitlin Perkins, MS, OTR/L
Kaitlin graduated from Husson University in 2014. Fortunately, Kaitlin joined our TAMC Occupational Therapy department in 2014. She spends most of her time providing Occupational Therapy services to children between pre-k -12th grade.   If Kaitlin is not in the school, she can be found assisting on our SNF unit, on acute rehab or in our outpatient pediatric clinic.  Kaitlin is kind, flexible, hardworking and a joy to work with.  Kaitlin and her husband Kurt live in Mapleton and have two dogs, Marlee and Milton.

Candace Donovan, OT/L, CLT
Candace graduated from Tuffs University in 1982.  Candace was the very first Occupational Therapist hired at TAMC in 1982. Candace re-joined our TAMC team back in June 2017.  In July 2017, Candace earned her certification in Lymphedema.  She has since developed a successful lymphedema program and has improved the quality of life for so many of her patients.  Candace is known for her creativity, natural ability to help others and her kind and calm demeanor.  Candace lives in Blaine with her husband, Harry.

Kelsey Meeker, MS, OTR/L
Kelsey graduated from Saginaw Valley State University in 2015. Kelsey joined our Occupational Therapy department in 2016 as a casual part-time OT.  In March, Kelsey joined our team as a full-time employee, working primarily in the skilled nursing facility in Mars Hill. Kelsey is dependable, flexible and happy to cover wherever she is needed.  Kelsey is getting married to her fiancé, Eric in June and resides in Washburn.

Renee Richards, MS, OTR/L
Renee graduated from Husson University in 2015. Renee joined our Occupational Therapy department in 2016, providing weekend coverage.  In February 2017, Renee accepted a full-time position here at TAMC.  Renee is assisting with Lymphedema program and is the primary therapist in our outpatient hand clinic.  Renee’s goal is to become a Certified Hand Therapist.  Renee lives in Mapleton with her husband, Lucas.
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