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Monita Khaira Sandhu
B.Sc. OT

Monita completed her university training in occupational therapy in 2003. Her clinical expertise is in brain injury and vocational rehabilitation, including cognitive capacity evaluation, driver rehabilitation, functional capacity evaluation and ergonomic analyses. She has evaluated and provided rehabilitation programs for clients with a variety of medical conditions including musculoskeletal, orthopedic, neurological and psychological disorders. In 2008, Monita earned the designation of Certified Work Capacity Evaluator, through Roy Matheson and Associates. She has previously been accepted as an expert in Worker's Compensation Appeal Tribunals and was a featured speaker at the Vocational Outcomes in Brain Injury Conference in 2009. Monita is fluent in Punjabi and conversational Hindi. Monita provides medical legal FCEs in our Burnaby and Surrey offices.

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Helen Turner
B.Sc. OT

Helen graduated from the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa in 1983. She has over 25 years of experience and has worked in a community setting for over 20 years in the areas of home health and brain injury. Helen served for 7 years as Chair of the Standards Committee as well as 2 years on the Board and Inquiry Committee for the College of Occupational Therapists of BC (COTBC). She was a member of the working group on the Development of Guidelines for Incapability Assessments for the Office of the Public Guardianship and Trustee. In 2007, she was recognized as an expert in occupational therapy by the Supreme Court of BC. Helen is a member of the CAOT-BC, participating in the practice leadership group and maintains membership in WFOT.

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Naomi Baker
MOT, B.Sc. Psychology

Naomi completed her Master's degree in Occupational Therapy at UBC in 2008. Since graduating, Naomi has worked in the public health care system, providing services to clients with orthopaedic/soft tissue and neurological injuries (GF Strong, Health Units). Through her various roles at CTI, Naomi has gained experience in hospital discharge planning, home assessment, physical activation and return to work planning. She has also worked as an instructor for CAOT and is a clinical instructor for the University of British Columbia's MOT program. Naomi provides Home Health, Brain Injury and Return to Work services in Langley, Surrey, Abbotsford, Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows and Chilliwack and is fluent in French and German.

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Lorraine Phan
B.Sc. OT

Lorraine graduated from the University of Alberta in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy. Since graduating, she has gained experience in return to work rehabilitation in clinic, community and employer settings. While Lorraine sees clients with physical, cognitive and mental health conditions she has developed considerable expertise in assisting clients with concussion and mental health conditions (anxiety, depression) in returning to pre-injury or alternate employment. Additionally, she works extensively with severely injured clients who require complex home medical equipment to facilitate their discharge from hospital and for home safety. Lorraine is skilled in evaluating and implementing equipment solutions including lifts, ramps, seating systems and other solutions to facilitate independent living including alternative transportation, meal management and homemaking. Using objective clinical assessment combined with a sound understanding of healthcare services available to her clients, Lorraine’s programs assist her clients in transitioning from hospital to home, from home to active rehabilitation in the community and to return to work. Lorraine speaks Vietnamese fluently and her practice is focused in Vancouver, Richmond, and North and West Vancouver.

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Adalia Jetha
MOT

Adalia completed her Master of Occupational Therapy in 2006. Her expertise in Return-to-Work rehabilitation (RTW) spans numerous settings and client populations. She has provided RTW in clinic, community and employer based settings including provision of workplace accommodations and ergonomic interventions. Adalia has completed hundreds of successful RTW interventions for clients with chronic pain, mental health conditions (anxiety/depression/PTSD), MTBI/concussion and a wide variety of soft tissue and orthopedic injuries. In this process, she has gained expertise in graduated return to work planning, active rehabilitation programming, job demands analysis, rehabilitation case management and ergonomic risk factor analysis as well as graduated exposure programs for clients with anxiety/PTSD. Her workplace accommodations have required her to synthesize this range of skills and work closely with unions and employer counterparts. Her practice also includes Functional Capacity Evaluations. Adalia is an educator for the Master of OT program at UBC where she provides instruction in Functional Capacity Evaluation and Job Demands Analysis for the Vocational Rehabilitation module. She is a practice lead for Return to Work cases at Community Therapists and is fluent in French. Her current practice is focused in Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster and Richmond.

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Martha Rodriguez
B.Sc. PT

Martha graduated from the Industrial University of Santander, Bucaramanga, Colombia in 1993. She joined CTI in 2007 bringing with her over 15 years of diverse clinical experience from hospital settings. She also has worked at the Corporacion Universitaria De Santander, Bucaramanga, Colombia as a physiotherapy clinical instructor. Since moving to Vancouver from Colombia she has worked with the MS Society, St. Vincent's Hospital (geriatrics), and in private practice (orthopaedics/neurology mix). Martha is fluent in Spanish and provides physical skills programs to clients with neurological and orthopaedic injuries.

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Lindsay Henderson
M.Sc. OT, B.Sc. Micro.

Lindsay completed her Master of Occupational Therapy degree at UBC in 2007. Prior to her training in OT, she worked as a behavioural interventionist for children with Autism. Since joining Community Therapists in 2008, Lindsay has provided clinic and community-based assessments and therapy for young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, developmental delay, brain injury and other conditions which affect home, school or community functioning. Lindsay sees clients in Vancouver and Richmond and is approved under the Registry of Autism Service Providers (ACT, RASP). Lindsay also maintains a general practice caseload of adults in Home Health and Return to Work for individuals with orthopedic and soft tissue injuries.

 
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