Erin Rivers obtained her Master’s of Applied Science in Occupational Therapy from McGill University in 2015. She has a background in Kinesiology and is a Certified Exercise Physiologist with the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology. She has special interest in the areas of community-based rehabilitation, hand therapy, resilience post-trauma, and pediatrics.
Erin has experience with physical rehabilitation, orthopedic injury, spinal cord injury, and chronic pain management. She has training and experience with retaining cognition and supporting function and recovery for people with brain injuries and mental illness. She has also worked with clients to assist in managing acute and long-term concussion symptoms. She has worked in collaboration with clients and employees to develop and implement gradual return-to-work programs and job site analysis assessments. She has completed ergonomic assessments. She also has experience with wheelchair seating and positioning.
She works with clients from various backgrounds, including veterans, active service members, clients on Long Term Disability, people injured in motor vehicle accidents, and private clients. She has a special interest, and experience in working with people living with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, cultivating meaning and resilience after trauma.
She co-wrote an article, Occupational therapy for military-related post-traumatic stress disorder: A call for action in Canada, which was published in the March/April 2016 journal, Occupational Therapy Now.
She is a Progressive Goal Attainment Program certified provider. Erin is a CSEP-Certified Exercise Physiologist and holds a CPR/AED Level C. She is a member in good standing with the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists, and the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario.