Donna Franz, (BMR) OT, (BA) Psych

Donna grew up in Winnipeg but has enjoyed living in the Okanagan since 2003. She has experience working as an Occupational Therapist in 3 western provinces, in hospital, clinics, private practices and insurance with a focus on return to work rehabilitation. Donna loves traveling and gardening with a focus on creating ‘bee friendly’ habitats! Donna blends creativity and individuality with evidenced-based therapeutic practice. She values the meaning of occupation in everyone’s life and is passionate about assisting her clients in achieving sustainable employment that is meaningful.

 

Qualifications and Memberships

Bachelors of Medical Rehabilitation ( BMR) in Occupational Therapy – 1986
Bachelors of Arts (BA) – Major in Psychology – 1983 ( Dean’s Honor List)
Pending- Accessibility Assessor Certificate – 2018 –Completion of the from the Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Course ( RHFAC) , developed by the Rick Hansen Foundation and the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) .
Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT)
College of Occupational Therapists of British Columbia (COTBC)
Past Member – Vocational Rehabilitation of Canada Member – 2010-2014


Areas of Practice

Case Management
Community Rehabilitation and Activation programs
Chronic Pain Rehab
Post-Concussion Rehab
Spinal Cord Rehabilitation
Work Hardening and Work Conditioning Programming
Job Sit Visits and Job Demands Analysis
Return to Work Coordination
Baseline Functional Assessments
Ergonomic Evaluations
Universal Home Design and Accessibility Renovations
Hand Therapy
Mindfulness and Relaxation Training