Occupational Therapist Jamie Halvorson Joins Rehab Team at Brookings Health System

Posted: 10/31/2016

Occupational Therapist Jamie HalvorsonOccupational Therapist Jamie Halvorson recently joined the rehabilitation team at Brookings Health System.

Halvorson attended the University of South Dakota and holds a master’s degree in occupational therapy. She will graduate with a doctorates of occupational therapy this December.

Halvorson has conducted research on helping the elderly age in their home. She also is certified in LSVT BIG therapy, a research-based exercise approach that empowers people with Parkinson’s disease to move better. In addition, she has training in working with dementia patients and preventing falls among older adults. She will also work with children, helping them develop fine motor and sensory skills.

As an occupational therapist at Brookings Health System, Halvorson will assist patients to participate in everyday activities by redeveloping motor skills or by modifying patients’ environments to better support their occupational needs.

Occupational therapy is one of the comprehensive rehabilitative services offered at Brookings Health System. For more information on how you or a loved one may benefit from the services of an occupational therapist, please visit www.brookingshealth.org/OT or call (605) 696-8060.

About Brookings Health System

Brookings Health System, located in Brookings, South Dakota, includes a 49-bed hospital, the 79-bed The Neighborhoods at Brookview nursing home, Brookhaven Estates senior living apartments, Yorkshire Eye Clinic, and medical clinics in Arlington, White and Volga, South Dakota. It is a non-profit, city-owned facility that offers the community a full range of inpatient, outpatient, surgical and extended care services. The emergency room is staffed 24 hours a day and provides around the clock patient needs ranging from minor injuries to life threatening crises. For more information about the services offered at Brookings Health System, please call (605) 696-9000 or visit us on the Web at brookingshealth.org.