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from theater to occupational therapy to motherhood… she can do it all
- Occupational Therapist
- Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy, McGill University – 2008
- Brain Enhancement and Recovery System (BEARS) certification- 2022
- Matheson Cost of Future Care and Lifecare Planning training- 2021
- Matheson Functional Capacity Evaluation training- 2020
- Prolonged Exposure Therapy for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder- 2019
- Progressive Goal Attainment Program Certification- 2015
- Graded Exposure For Pain Related Avoidance- 2015
- Cognitive Perceptual Deficits Assessment Tools & Performance Based Measures-2015
- Effective Methods of Evaluating Cognitive Performance & Function-2014
- WorkWell Functional Capacity Evaluation course- 2013
Erika grew up in Montreal. From a young age, she knew she wanted to be in a helping profession and would pretend to take care of her sick dolls or teach lessons to a crowd of her stuffies for hours on end. In school, she loved both art and science and couldn’t decide which direction to go. Her sister in law was a physiotherapist who told her about Occupational Therapy which seemed like the perfect combination of creativity and science. Erika loves coffee, candy, and above all, her two little boys.
- Favorite books – stories about real peoples’ lives. An unpopular opinion… She’s not into wizards or dragons.
- Favorite Music – Her playlist is quite varied and it’s not uncommon for a rap song to be followed by a broadway ballad
- Movies he/she loves – Anything musical. The Sound of Music.. Captain Von Trapp was her first crush… My Fair Lady, Moulin Rouge, Walk the Line.
- Favorite sports/activities – Is Musical Theatre a sport? If not then flag football, where her competitiveness and confidence make up for a lack of skill.
- What her occupational therapy colleagues say about her – “Dependable. Always up at all hours willing to answer random questions”. “ A great addition to the team. She cares about her clients and makes sure they’re getting the best care possible. She is driven, knowledgeable and fun to work with”.
- Clinical Pet Peeve – Losing her pen all day everyday. If you lost your pen, chances are, Erika stole it!
- Something you may not know about him/her – She grew up singing lead soprano roles in operettas. She’s also a twin and survived growing up with four brothers.
- Superhuman Talent– For being only 5 ‘1” she can walk very fast. She can also untangle any tangled necklace presented to her… must be all that fine motor practice.
- Community connections – Before taking some time off after having her two boys, Erika was quite involved in the theatre community, both on stage and by serving on the board of directors for some theatre groups.
Erika received her Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from McGill University in 2008. She made the move from Montreal to Edmonton and has worked in both public and private settings in physical and mental health rehabilitation. Erika became friends with some “Leading Edgers” and realized she liked everyone she met that was affiliated with Leading Edge and knew she had to be part of the team. Erika is trained in functional capacity evaluation in both Matheson and Workwell protocols, and received training in Cost of Future Care and Lifecare Planning. She also has training and experience working with people who have chronic health conditions, and is certified as a Progressive Goal Attainment Program provider and is trained to deliver prolonged exposure therapy. Erika has training in cognitive rehabilitation and is certified as a Brain Enhancement and Recovery System (BEARS) provider.Request Appointment
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