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Sade Akande-Jones

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Sade Akande-Jones is a Registered Occupational Therapist in good standing with the College of Occupational Therapists and a member of the Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists.  Ms. Akande-Jones has seven years of experience working as an Occupational Therapist including extensive experience with adults with neurological impairments in both inpatient and community settings.

She is experienced in neurological assessment and treatment (including cognitive, perceptual, upper extremity and psycho-emotional aspects to assessment), functional assessment/intervention in the home and community, and comprehensive psycho-social assessment.   

Ms. Akande-Jones is currently practicing as an Occupational Therapist with Complex Injury Rehab Inc. and provides services to clients in Toronto and surrounding areas.  Her current practice includes occupational therapy in home assessment (including assessment of attendant care needs, home safety assessments, and comprehensive physical, cognitive and psychosocial assessments), discharge planning assessments and occupational therapy treatment for clients with a brain injury, spinal cord injury, other neurological conditions, chronic pain and orthopedic injuries.  She also has experience in equipment prescription, splinting and hand therapy.  

 

Shannon Orr

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Shannon Orr is a Registered Occupational Therapist in good standing with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario (COTO), and a member of the Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists (OSOT). She graduated from University of Toronto with a Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy (M. Sc. OT). In addition, she holds a Bachelor of Science in Therapeutic Recreation from Dalhousie University.

She is experienced in comprehensive functional evaluations of individuals who are experiencing difficulties performing their essential tasks of daily living due to illness and/or injury. She also has extensive experience completing In Home Occupational Therapy assessments focusing on functional, cognitive, psychosocial and emotional aspects of injury. Ms Orr also has a good working knowledge of Job Demands Analysis, Functional Abilities Evaluations and Ergonomic Assessments. Areas of practice include orthopedic injuries, head injury, chronic pain, diabetes, arthritis, Parkinson’s disease and return to work. Ms. Orr is currently practicing as an Occupational Therapist with Complex Injury Rehab Inc. and provides services to clients in York Region, South Simcoe, Durham and Peel Regions.

 

Miranda Mo

logo2.jpgMiranda Mo is a qualified Occupational Therapist in practice within the province of Ontario since 1991. She is registered and in good standing with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario. Professional affiliations include being a member of the Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists. She is also qualified as an ADP authorizer, a certified ARCON FAE evaluator, a certified PGAP clinician and has recently completed a 44-hours course in utilizing the AMA guides (4th edition) to the evaluation of permanent impairment for Catastrophic Determination according to the SABS. In addition, she is in the process of becoming a Canadian Certified Life Care Planner through the University of Florida.

Ms. Mo’s professional experience focuses on delivering occupational therapy services in community practice. Her practice is geared towards community based assessments/treatments. Assessment experience includes assessment of attendant care needs, cognitive assessments, work site assessments, physical demands analyses, ergonomic assessments, functional capacity evaluations and in-home functional assessments. Treatment experience includes assistance to clients following hospital discharges and coordination of their care in the community, designing and implementing return to work and return to activities of daily living programs and providing comprehensive Occupational Therapy treatment services. Ms. Mo has over twenty years experience in evaluating the physical, functional and psychosocial abilities of injured individuals and in providing occupational therapy treatments to restore functions for clients who are limited in the performance of their Activities of Daily Living as a result of musculoskeletal, neurological, cognitive or psychosocial impairments.

 

Karen Forse

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Karen Forse is a Registered Occupational Therapist in good standing with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario, and a member of the Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists.  She obtained a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of Toronto in 2005.  She has over seven years of experience as an Occupational Therapist and her professional experience has focused extensively on community rehabilitation.  

Ms. Forse is currently practicing as an Occupational Therapist with Complex Injury Rehab and her practice involves providing assessment and rehabilitation services for clients who have extensive physical injuries and those with acquired brain injuries, neurological conditions and psychosocial impairments. Ms. Forse has completed the Advanced Brain Injury Rehabilitation course through OBIA.  She is also an Adaptive Device Program (ADP) authorizer for seating and mobility aids and a Certified Functional Capacity Evaluator using the Metriks System. 

 

Jennifer Wraight

logo2.jpgJennifer Wraight is an Occupational Therapist in practice within the province of Ontario since 2004. She is registered and in good standing with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario. Professional affiliations include being a member of the Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists.

Her career, including employment experiences and continuing education, focuses primarily on the pediatric population. Her practice includes assessment, consultation, and rehabilitation of children with a variety of developmental, musculoskeletal, neurological, cognitive and/or psychosocial impairments. Her experience includes assessing and addressing functional fine motor and early gross motor issues, sensory processing and integration difficulties, feeding and swallowing disorders, and consultation in the areas of writing aids, seating and mobility, home renovation/ modifications, and classroom participation. She has over six years experience in evaluating the physical, functional and psychosocial abilities of children and in providing occupational therapy treatments to promote and/or restore functions for clients who are limited in the performance of their Activities of Daily Living.

 

Nisanne Tarek

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Nisanne Tarek is a Registered Occupational Therapist in good standing with the College of Occupational Therapists and a member of the Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists.  Ms. Tarek has seven years of experience working as an Occupational Therapist including extensive experience with adults and older adults with neurological impairments in inpatient, outpatient, and community settings.  She is a certified NDT therapist.

She is experienced in neurological assessment and treatment (including cognitive, perceptual, upper extremity and psycho-emotional aspects to assessment, and is NDT certified), functional assessment/intervention in the home and community, and comprehensive psycho-social assessment.

Ms. Tarek is currently practicing as an Occupational Therapist with Complex Injury Rehab Inc. and provides services to clients in Toronto and surrounding areas.  Her current practice includes occupational therapy in home assessment (including assessment of attendant care needs, home safety assessments, and comprehensive physical, cognitive and psychosocial assessments), discharge planning assessments and occupational therapy treatment for clients with a brain injury, spinal cord injury, other neurological conditions, chronic pain and orthopedic injuries.  She also has experience in seating and mobility devices, including prescription of power wheelchairs and scooters.  

 

 
 Shirley Szilvasy

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Shirley is a Registered Occupational Therapist in good standing with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario and a member of the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists. Shirley graduated from the University of Toronto in 1985 with her Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy and also obtained a Diploma in Social Services with Honours from Humber College in 1979. Shirley has clinical experience in both acute care and community settings and has held positions as a Seating Clinic Co-ordinator, senior therapist on a Critical care team and as a Neurology Rehabilitation Co-ordinator.  Shirley has many years of clinical experience working in acute care hospitals in the areas of Orthopedics, Intensive care and Neurosurgery/Neurology in Ontario, Alberta and Illinois. Shirley has also worked in community based settings for over 13 years assisting clients with discharge from hospital to home, return to work and functional activities within their home.  Shirley uses a client centered approach and evidence based practice and is an ADP authorizer for Mobility devices under the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care.  

Shirley is currently practicing as a Consultant with Complex Injury Rehab Inc. and provides services to clients in the Hamilton-Niagara, Waterloo-Wellington, Grey-Bruce and Haldimand-Brant counties.  Her current practice includes Occupational Therapy In Home assessments (including assessment of Attendant Care needs, home safety, physical, cognitive and psychosocial assessments), discharge planning assessments, return to work programs and Occupational Therapy treatment for clients with neurological , orthopaedic injuries and chronic pain.

 

 Rehab Support Workers

Jeremy Davies

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Jeremy Davies has a Bachelor’s Degree from University College London, UK, and a post-graduate certificate in Education. He has more than 17 years experience working with children and adults with disabilities. For the past three and a half years, he has focused on rehabilitation with an ‘all things are possible’ attitude.

Jeremy has been a Rehabilitation Support Worker (RSW) with Complex Injury Rehab. Inc. for over three years and provides services throughout the GTA and beyond. His current practice encompasses home based and community rehabilitation support to address OT, SLP and PT treatment goals and includes: implementation of pool and gym fitness programs, cognitive remediation programs, community/college based educational support, community reintegration, education of Client’s and caregivers and a broad range of sporting / recreational activities.

Jeremy is experienced at supporting individuals with mild to severe physical and cognitive disabilities including those with brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, mental health disorders, soft tissue and orthopedic injuries, chronic pain and amputations. He is 100% Client focused and counts transparency and communication as interpersonal strengths.

 

 

Casey George

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Casey George is a certified Kinesiologist and a Rehabilitation Therapist with 10 years of experience providing physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology and psychology directed support to clients with acquired brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and complex orthopedic injuries. He is a member in good standing with the Ontario Kinesiology Association and regularly attends academic and professional development courses to ensure best practice and innovative service delivery. He has completed Level 1 and Level 2 training courses in Acquired Brain Injury through the Ontario Brain Injury Association.

Mr. George is currently practicing as a community-based Rehabilitation Therapist with Complex Injury Rehab Inc. and provides therapy and support services in Barrie and the surrounding area. He has an extensive knowledge of multidisciplinary rehabilitation practices and collaborates effectively with his fellow professionals to maximize client outcomes. As a Certified Kinesiologist Mr. George also works with clients to implement their home and/or community based exercise programs, including pool therapy programs. He is also a certified member of the Reflexology Association of Canada and can integrate reflexology treatment into his practice as appropriate.

 

 

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