Catherine Gardner

Catherine is passionate about wheelchair seating and independent mobility, brain injury, cognitive rehabilitation, geriatrics and mental health, with the goal of helping her clients optimize their physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. She graduated with her masters in Occupational Therapy from UBC in 2013, and since then has worked across a broad range of age groups, conditions and environments. She spent 3 years working as the sole provider community OT in Terrace, northern B.C, where she worked with many first nations groups, adults with developmental disabilities, and adults with neurological conditions. Catherine now works in geriatrics, mental health, adult physical health, seating and mobility, designing gradual return to work plans, and performing non-legal Functional Capacity Assessments. When she is not at work, Catherine spends time with her husband and young son, exploring the beautiful outdoors that Vernon has to offer.  


Qualifications and Memberships

Master of Occupational Therapy – University of British Columbia
Honors Bachelor of Science– Biology – University of British Columbia Okanagan
Member of the British Columbia College of Occupational Therapists
Member of the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists
Wheelchair seating and positioning in the community: Practical applications Certificate
Dysphagia Assessment and Management Certificate

Areas of Practice

Case Management
Community Rehabilitation
Functional Capacity Evaluation and Critique
Seating Assessments and Prescription
Stroke Rehabilitation
Brain Injury Rehabilitation
Work Hardening and Work Conditioning Programming
Job Site Visits and Job Demands Analysis
Return to Work Coordination
Ergonomic Evaluations
Universal Home Design
Older Adult Services (Assessment, consultation intervention/therapy and education)

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