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Laurent Poire-Hamel

Occupational Therapist


Laurent obtained his Master of Occupational Therapy degree from the University of Montreal in 2014. Upon completion of his degree, he worked full-time in a private clinic in Montreal with a focus on hand therapy, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) and chronic pain management as well as return to work assessments. As part of a personal and professional development process, he decided to bring his expertise to Kelowna with the goal of exploring the methods used in British Columbia. Laurent is deeply passionate about his profession, as he thinks Occupational Therapists have some of the best tools to enable occupations significant to their clients. He strongly believes in knowledge sharing and his background demonstrates this, as he spent time working as a guest lab instructor at the University of Montreal for several years and he has also participated in scientific writings.



Areas of Service:

Kelowna and surrounding areas

Recent Professional Development:

  • 2023 Acceptance and Committment Therapy (ACT) for Occupational Therapists Working with People Living with Pain, CAOT

  • 2023 Shift Concussion Management Level One - Concussion Management

  • 2022 CAOT Foundations of Cognitive Rehabilitation for Occupational Therapists

  • 2021 Introduction to Motivational Interviewing

  • 2020 AOTA Return to Work Following Traumatic Brain Injury

  • 2020 AOTA Path to Successful Return to Work

  • 2020 AOTA Path to Successful Return to Work

  • 2020 AOTA Therapeutic Office Ergonomics 

  • 2020 CAOT OT and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Dealing with Disruption in Daily Life

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

  • 2020 SCAOT Screening the At-Risk-Drivers: Tools for the Occupational Therapist

  • 2020 Return to Work Case Management

  • 2020 Telehealth for Home Modification, Physical Medicine and Assistive Technology

  • 2020 UBC Concussion Awareness Training Tool

  • 2019 Somatosensory Rehabilitation of Neuropathic Pain (SRNP)

  • 2016 Graded Motor Imagery Therapy

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