Sandra Nowak

Nowak

Professional Summary

Working across a vast continuum of healthcare environments, Sandra offers her clients a diverse range of expertise.

Following the completion of her Bachelor’s degree, she worked as a support worker at the Shepherd’s of Good Hope homeless shelter, serving some of the most vulnerable populations in Ottawa. It was at this shelter that she discovered her passion and commitment to health promotion and recovery. Immediately after the completion of her Master’s degree, she began working in home care, where she developed and implemented treatment plans for adult populations with various physical and mental health needs. This included evaluating and adapting home environments, helping individuals develop leisure or vocational pursuits/interests, prescribing mobility aids, and assisting clients in developing skills to achieve independent living. In addition to home care, Sandra has also worked in a hospital setting completing various assessments, providing client-centred interventions, and collaborating with a multidisciplinary team to establish optimal discharge planning. 

Sandra strongly believes in providing collaborative client-centered care that focuses on goal achievement and optimizing quality of life. More recently, Sandra has developed her interest for chronic pain management and leads Modern OT’s chronic pain management program in Kingston. 

Sandra is a member in good standing with the College of Occupational Therapist in Ontario (COTO) and is an Assistive Devices Program Authorizer. 

Sandra lives in Kingston and when she is not working, she is loving the outdoors, playing music, and cooking! 

Certifications

M.Sc. OT, O.T. Reg. (Ont.)

Education

  • Master of Science, Occupational Therapy
    Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario (2016)
  • Bachelor of Arts, Honours, Psychology and Women's Studies
    University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario (2012)

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