Have you met… our Kingston team?

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Did you know that modernOT has an office in Kingston?

Our Kingston team of skilled Occupational Therapists and Rehabilitation Consultants are ready to meet the needs of clients in the Kingston/Frontenac region. They are committed to providing exceptional person-centered care. But don’t take my word for it.

We asked our Kingston Team to share their areas of expertise, as well as reflect on what they love about working in Kingston and the surrounding areas.

Kathy Nezan, Rehabilitation Consultant and Certified Life Care Planner

“As a Rehabilitation Consultant and Life Care Planner, I work with clients who have experienced complex and catastrophic injuries, including traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, mental illness, and complex orthopedic injury.

I live in a community between Ottawa and Kingston, which means I get to enjoy the best of three worlds. Many of the people that I work with live in Kingston, and I have the pleasure of discovering this community while meeting new people.”

Kate Berry, Rehabilitation Consultant and Occupational Therapist

“Many of my clients have complex physical injuries, including spinal cord injuries, and traumatic brain injuries. I also work with clients who have serious cognitive and psychological issues, like depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and dementia. I draw on my training in cognitive behavioural therapy to help such clients live to their fullest.

I live in rural area outside of Ottawa, but travel frequently to Kingston to work with my clients. I find it inspiring to work as part of a skilled and robust rehabilitation community in Kingston.”

Jasmin Cameron, Occupational Therapist

“Misunderstandings arise when I use my meanings to make sense of your reality.” (Quappe & Cantatore, 2005). This thought guides my work. I love being an OT. Every day I learn new things from the people I’m privileged to meet.

My areas of expertise include neurodevelopmental treatment, chronic condition self-management, and aquatic therapy for all ages from pediatrics to geriatrics.

One of the things I love about working alongside my neighbours living north and west of Kingston is having a shared understanding of the joys and challenges associated with rural living. I live with water from a well, heat from a woodstove, and the most beautiful stars.”

Heather Katsabanis (not pictured), Occupational Therapist

“I have a real interest in working with clients who have brain injuries. I’ve treated clients along the spectrum of brain injuries – ranging from mild traumatic brain to severe disorders of consciousness. I also have specialized training in vision assessment and treatment.

Having recently moved to Kingston from Calgary, Alberta, with my husband and two children, I’m looking forward to learning about my new community. Got any tips for a Kingston family hotspot? Let me know!”

Donna Matheson, Occupational Therapist

“As a mature therapist, I have extensive experience in the area of hand and upper extremity, which brings me to Kingston on a consultative basis to help client’s regain function and range of motion after serious injuries or as part of the progression of illness and disease. I also service the Kingston and surrounding areas to complete Medical Legal Assessments and provide assistance to other therapists with complex files, including brain injury, orthopaedic and musculoskeletal injuries, and chronic pain.

As a frequent visitor to Kingston, I’m often struck by the city’s beauty – the historic buildings, lush green spaces, and of course, the St. Lawrence. But it’s the people that I meet that make my drives down the 401 go much more quickly.”

Christine Creelman, Occupational Therapist

“I always knew I would enter into a healthcare profession. The more I learned about what occupational therapy was and what we do to help people, the more passionate I became about gaining the tools to help people live a meaningful and engaging life and participate in the activities they desire.

I’ve lived in Kingston for the past three years. Following my degree at Queen’s University, I made the decision to stay. My initial draw to Kingston was the beautiful downtown core. The history, the architecture, and the atmosphere makes Kingston one of my favourite places in Ontario.”