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Chelsea Wilkinson

BSc ENVS, MSc OT | RASP Registered

Chelsea received her Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from Queen's University. She has a passion for working with families to expand their "toolbox" of strategies to be successful and thrive in activities of everyday living. She has pediatrics experience working with Kelowna families for almost three years. Chelsea’s practice philosophy aligns well with the following quote: “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime”. One of her favourite parts of being an OT working with children and youth is that “I get to be creative, as each family and child is so different that the magic happens when we all work together and explore new ways of trying things”. She believes that a strength-based approach paired with early intervention strategies can powerfully influence a person’s potential and engagement in daily living. When Chelsea isn’t collaborating with her clients and their families, she enjoys all of the outdoor climbing and biking Kelowna offers!

Office:

Kelowna

Areas of Service:

Kelowna and surrounding areas

Recent Professional Development:

  • 2021 Vestibular and Vision Matter

  • 2021 An Integrated Approach to Working With Children: Combining Sensory Processing, Emotional Development, Social Thinking & Behavior – Part 1

  • 2021 Two Days of Social Thinking: A Focus on Emotions

  • 2021 Certificate of completion Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA)

  • 2020 Innovative pacing and planning techniques following concussion/mild traumatic brain injury, CATO

  • 2020 Bringing together life and ongoing rehabilitation after traumatic brain injury, CAOT

  • 2020 Behavioural Activation: Quick and effective ways to engage clients with Depression, CAOT

  • 2020 Exposure Therapy Pathway for Anxiety Management, CAOT

  • 2020 Behavioural Activation: Quick and effective ways to engage clients with Depression, CAOT

  • 2020 The Art of Balance: Function and Posture in Wheelchair Seating Webinar

  • 2020 Ask the Experts: Upper Extremity Injuries: How Ergonomics Solutions Can Assist the Returning Worker from The Back School

  • 2020 OT Pioneers: Introduction to Pelvic Floor Therapy for Occupational Therapist

  • 2019 CAOT, Sensory processing and sensory-based interventions for children

  • 2019 Social Thinking: Planning, Predicting & Managing Work Across Time

  • 2018 Action over Inertia: Addressing the activity-health needs of individuals with serious mental illness

  • 2017 Brief Action Planning Workshop

  • 2017 Choices and Changes: Motivating Healthy Behaviors