An owner/partner, Nadia received her training in Occupational Therapy at the University of Ottawa in 2014. While completing her Master of Occupational Therapy degree she received the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapy Award for the Achievement of Consistent and Exceptional Theorical Knowledge in Occupational Therapy. Nadia has been working in private practice since 2014; she has continued to develop her professional skills through engagement in continuing education. Nadia has provided numerous court testimonies and has been accepted by the Supreme Court of British Columbia as an Expert Witness. Nadia views her clients as the core players in their recovery journeys and encourages them to actively engage in their rehabilitation.
Nadia’s passion for exploring, learning, and making new connections has shaped her personal and professional paths. She grew up in Quebec and left “la Belle Province” in 2004 to live and work in Latin America, West Africa, South-East Asia, Polynesia and the Caribbean. It was during her global travels that she met her husband. In 2014, they – along with their two children – moved to the Okanagan Valley, which they now consider their home. Outside of work, Nadia is involved in the local mountain biking, trail-running and Nordic skiing communities; most of her leisure time is spent in the mountains with her family and friends – whether on skis, wheels or in running shoes.
Areas of Service:
Penticton, Oliver, Osoyoos, Kaleden, Keremeos, Princeton, Tulameen, Summerland, Naramata, Kelowna, Vernon and surrounding areas
Recent Professional Development:
2019 Accepted as an Expert Witness in the Supreme Court of British Columbia
2019 Okanagan Experts: Working with Experts in Criminal and Civil Litigation
2019 Using an Occupational Experience Approach in Pain Rehabilitation
2019 25th Annual International Academy of Life Care Planning Symposium: The Power of Collaboration
2018 Matheson Cognitive Functional Capacity Evaluation
2017 Matheson Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE)
2017 Cost of Future Care and Functional Testing: Preparing Defensible Life Care Plans
2017 Introduction to Motivational Interviewing for Helping Professionals
2016 Occupational Therapy Best Practice: Chronic Pain Assessment, Treatment, and Engagement
2016 Concussion Management
2015 Progressive Goal Attainment Program (PGAP)