Christine Girard obtained her Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Quebec in Abitibi-Témiscamingue in 2009. An Olympic champion and coach, she was drawn to occupational therapy as a next step in her career in the hope of helping people achieve their own goals. She obtained her Master of Health Sciences degree in Occupational Therapy from University of Ottawa.
Throughout her education, Christine gained experience working with adults with a wide range of mental health, physical, and cognitive conditions. She worked specifically with adult returning to work after long-term disability. Her interest in lifestyle changes motivated her to complete the Lifestyle Redesign certification program while finishing her master project. Additionally, she recently earned certifications in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Return-to-Work Coaching from the Canadian Association of Occupation Therapists.
Born in Ontario, Christine grew up in Québec and lived in British Colombia for 10 years before calling Gatineau home. In her free time, between her work and three children, Christine stays highly involved on national and international levels to promote clean sport. She is excited to bring the perspective provided by her unique background into her work as an occupational therapist.
Christine is fully bilingual, offering all occupational therapy services in French and English.
B.Ed, M.H.Sc. (OT), OT Reg. (Ont.)
Cert. Lifestyle Redesign
Cert. Return-to-Work Coaching
Cert. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Cert. Occupational Therapy Assessment of Functional Cognition
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