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Laura Messinger

Occupational Therapist


Laura obtained her Master of Occupational Therapy degree from the University of Alberta. With a background in Kinesiology, Laura was drawn to Occupational Therapy for the holistic perspective it takes when addressing individuals and their health-related concerns. She has experience working with adults of all ages in a variety of rehabilitative and community settings; she feels passionately about her professional growth and continued education. Laura enjoys the dynamic nature of Occupational Therapy, and the creativity it requires to find unique ways to enable individuals to gain independence and enrich their quality of life.


East Kootenay, West Kootenay, , And Boundary areas, including but not limited to: Castlegar, Cranbrook, Creston, Elkford, Fruitvale, Glenora, Golden, Grand Forks, Invermere, Kaslo, Kimberley, Montrose, Moyie, Nelson, Rossland, Salmo, Sparwood, Trail and Yhak. Virtual.

Areas of Service:

East Kootenay, West Kootenay, and Boundary areas, including but not limited to: Castlegar, Cranbrook, Creston, Elkford, Fruitvale, Glenora, Golden, Grand Forks, Invermere, Kalso, Montrose, Moyie, Nelson, Rossland, Salmo, Sparwood, Trail, Yahk, and virtual services offered

Recent Professional Development:

  • 2023 Introductory Motivational Interviewing, Change Talk Associates

  • 2023 Wheelchair Seating and Positioning in Community: Practical Applications

  • 2023 Prolonged Exposure Therapy for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • 2023 Mental Health First Aid

  • 2022 Functional Capacity Evaluation Certification Program, Matheson Education and Training Solutions

  • 2022 Em"power"ing Your Client: How to Add Fun and Function Through Power Mobility, CAOT

  • 2021 Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Windward Health Centre

  • 2021 Working Effectively With Indigenous Peoples, Indigenous Corporae Training Inc.

  • 2020 Anxiety, Assertiveness, Exposure Therapy Training

  • 2020 Standard First Aide and CPR and AED

  • 2020 Pain BC - Gentle Movement and Relaxation Course

  • 2020 CAOT Bringing Together Life and Ongoing Rehabilitation after Traumatic Brain Injury

  • 2020 CAOT Return-To-Work Case Management

  • 2020 Wheelchair Seating Assessment: The Mat Assessment

  • 2020 Seating and Positioning for the Geriatric Client

  • 2020 Home Modifications: Foundations for Practice Part 1

  • 2020 Cognitive Assistive Technology: Who and How?

  • 2020 Concussion Awareness Training Tool - Medical Professional Course

  • 2020 CAOT Hand Therapy

  • 2020 Sensory Enhanced Yoga for Depression, Anxiety, and PTSD

  • 2019 Concussion Management Workshop Level 1

  • 2019 MAC Mental Health and Return to Work

  • 2019 Motivational Interviewing

  • 2019 Shannon Maguire Concussion Works

  • 2019 CAMS-HP Power mobility and Vehicle Modification (NEMEDA)

  • 2018 Sexual Health for Persons With Disabilities

  • 2017 Motivational Interviewing

  • 2017 Trauma-Informed Care

  • 2017 Mental Health Recovery Conference

  • 2017 Rehabilitative Medicine Work Readiness

  • 2017 Shelley Moore Inclusive Education

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