Emily Hoag, BSc., MOT

Emily loves the diversity of her job, and making the seemingly impossible, possible. Key passions include our ageing population, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, wheelchair seating, assistive technology and home modifications. Emily acts as our contract lead on both the WorkSafe BC Community OT contract, and our contracts with Extended Care facilities. As an avid outdoor enthusiast and triathlete, when Emily is not working you can find her on a bike, on trails, up a mountain, or on the water with her partner and their young son.


Qualifications and Memberships

Master of Occupational Therapy – University of British Columbia
Bachelor of Science– Integrated Science Biochemistry & Physiology – University of British Columbia
Member of the British Columbia College of Occupational Therapists
Ride Custom Seating Certified Therapist
Wheelchair seating and positioning in the community: Practical applications Certificate
Dysphagia Assessment and Management Certificate
P.I.E.C.E.S Certificate (Adult mental health)
Home Modification and Universal Design CAOT Workshop Certificate
Practical Approaches to Preventing and Managing Pressure Ulcers Certificate
Concussion Management Certificate
Comprehensive Automotive Mobility Solutions Certificate (presented by NMEDA)
Published researcher on power scooter use and training (Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology. 2016; 11(4):289-94)
Certified Driving Instructor


Areas of Practice

Case Management
Community Rehabilitation
Dysphagia
Driving Evaluation and Rehabilitation
Post-Concussion Rehab
Seating Assessments and Prescription
Spinal Cord Rehabilitation
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)