What is Neurological Rehabilitation?
Neurological rehabilitation is a dynamic process where remediation and compensatory strategies are employed to support the individual to maximize their functional outcome. Barnes (2003) defines neurological rehabilitation as an active process where a disabled individual is assisted to gain knowledge and skills to optimize their physical, psychological, and social functioning.
Barnes, M. P. (2003). Principles of neurological rehabilitation. Journal of Neurology,
Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 74(suppl 4), iv3-7.
What is Neuro-Occupational Therapy?
A neuro-occupational therapist is a clinician who has expertise in neurological rehabilitation and in the process of restoring function in individuals with neurological conditions and disorders of the nervous system. Neuro-occupational therapist combines diverse knowledge base, theoretical orientations, and frame of references in conceptualizing and treating individuals with neurological condition to improve their function and quality of life. Neuro-Occupational therapists employ different techniques and treatment modality in their intervention.
I have advanced training in neurological rehabilitation which includes:
Arnadottir OT-ADL Neurobehavioral Evaluation (A-ONE).
A-ONE rater number: CA14-213. University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine Toronto, Ontario
Therapeutic Taping, Posture and Positioning Techniques, Bellingham,
Shoulder Rehabilitation, Bellingham, Washington USA.
Resolving Shoulder Impairments and Improving Function.
Neuro-Integrative Functional Rehabilitation and Habilitation Trained (NEURO-IFRAH Trained™)
Portland, Oregon USA.
Introduction to the Neuro-Dynamic Therapy Approach in the Treatment & Management of Adults with
Hemiplegia. Neuro-Dynamic Therapy Trained (NDTT™) and Neuro-Integrative Functional Rehabilitation and Habilitation Trained (NEURO-IFRAH Trained™), Portland, OR USA.
Certificate No.: NDTT- 1090
Neuro-IFRAH Trained- 109
I have been a practicing occupational therapist for more than 23 years in different clinical, academic, and leadership roles. I have advanced training and expertise in neurological rehabilitation. As an occupational therapist, I worked in diverse clinical settings including acute care, intensive care units, and outpatient care units.
In addition, I am experienced in working with adults on autism spectrum.
Furthermore, I was a faculty lecturer at the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy at McGill University, Montreal. At the present time, I am a clinical instructor at the Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy faculty at UBC and Chair of the Neurology Practice Network at The Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists-BC.