Occupational Therapy:

~ Occupational Therapists See the Forest for the Trees

Occupational therapists are regulated health professionals, governed by the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario and view health as more than the absence of disease. We are most concerned with the impact of your injuries on your function and your ability to participate in those activities and roles that are most meaningful to you, whether it is working, learning, caring for your family, caring for your home, or participating in your community.

Occupational therapy is a science. We have an understanding of pathology and how it affects your ability to function. We pay attention to the key building blocks of function, which includes your physical ability, your cognitive ability including memory and concentration, and your emotional functioning. All of these key building blocks impact on your ability to function.

Occupational therapists also understand that your environment will impact on your ability to function. Thus we may help adapt your environment to help you function. For example, your occupational therapist may recommend ramps, or installation of stair lifts in your home, if you have physical difficulties. Your occupational therapist may also recommend certain devices to help you with memory and organization.We will ensure you are safe in your environment.

Finally, a core value of occupational therapy is client-centered practice. We respect you, we want to know what your goals are, and we want to work in partnership with you to help you improve your function.

The Auto Insurance System:

Our clients tell us that navigating the automobile insurance system to access needed services can be an isolating, confusing and demoralizing experience.

Based on our years of experience working within this system, we can help you to understand the process for applying for rehabilitation services, and what you might be able to expect from your health care provider.

We ensure that the rehabilitation services we apply for on your behalf are clinically appropriate, reasonable and necessary. Thereafter, we will advocate for your access to those services; we would not have applied for them if we did not feel they were necessary.

Our fees for services are set by the Financial Services Commission of Ontario, and are the same for all occupational therapists providing treatment to injured motor vehicle accident victims in Ontario.

Process:

You may be seeing us because you have been referred here by someone you trust. You can expect to meet directly with an occupational therapist from our firm, who will learn about your situation and needs, and make recommendations for your treatment and any services you may need to improve your function, independence and safety.

If you would like to proceed with those recommendations, your occupational therapist will complete a treatment plan for your review and consent. Once you have approved and signed the treatment plan, we will submit it to your automotive insurance company to apply for funding.

We are available to you to answer questions and discuss any concerns you may have. You can contact your occupational therapist directly, or if you prefer, you can contact our Occupational Therapy Practice Leaders for advice.

Maria Ross, Director
maria@rossrehab.com

Asma Malik, Occupational Therapy Practice Leader
asma@rossrehab.com

Jane Zambon, Occupational Therapy Practice Leader
jane@rossrehab.com

Helpful Links:

Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists
http://www.caot.ca/

Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists
http://www.osot.on.ca/eng/default.asp

College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario
http://www.coto.org/

FAIR (Fair Association of Victims for Accident Insurance Reform)
http://www.fairassociation.ca/


Physiotherapy:

Our Physiotherapy team consists of Physiotherapists with advanced training in the treatment of clients with: TMJ dysfunction, vestibular disorders, concussions, persistent pain and musculoskeletal conditions. Treatment is evidence-based and person-focused. Physiotherapy appointments are one-to-one with a physiotherapist in private treatment rooms.

Physiotherapy Services include:

Initial assessments usually last 60 minutes with follow up appointments lasting 30-45 minutes depending on the nature of the injury. All appointments are one-on-one with your physiotherapist.

We accept all patients, including WSIB, auto-insurance, private patients and those with extended health benefits. Please call us at (905) 777-9838, or email ross@rossrehab.com to make an appointment or to speak with a member of the clinical team about your health concern, or if you prefer, you can contact our Physiotherapy Practice Leader directly for advice.

Karly Doehring, Physiotherapy Practice Leader
karly@rossrehab.com