About Swanson & Associates

Swanson & Associates began as a company providing community-based occupational therapy services. It has been in existence since 1996. Over time it has undergone numerous changes and expansions, including introducing case management services in 2005, speech language pathology and physiotherapy in 2008. Our team of experienced registered professionals utilizes current models of practice as the basis of our functional approach to assessment and treatment of individuals with a variety of diagnoses. Intervention is directed towards the return to pre-injury life roles and activities of daily living. In addition to their broad range of individual experience, all our therapists undergo in-house training to ensure quality of service and uniformity of approach. Both adult and paediatric intervention is provided and services are available in both French and English.

We promote a team approach to rehabilitation and in addition to our own team members we as such work closely with other team members including psychologists. This includes liaison with other treating professionals, attendance at team meetings, joint treatment sessions and/or co-leading groups. Additionally, we provide consultation with hospitals/referring facilities to reduce duplication of services while ensuring continuity of care and a smooth transition to the community. We are familiar with the utilization of support services such as occupational therapy assistants (OTA's), physiotherapist assistants (PTA's), communication disorder assistants (CDA's) and rehabilitation aides to promote the generalization of newly acquired strategies between therapy sessions. Our experience and connections within the community facilitate the availability of volunteer rehabilitation placements and work trials. We also provide education and counseling to family members.

We provide occupational therapy to a wide range of diagnoses, including:

  • Traumatic & acquired brain injury e.g. stroke, aneurysm
  • Musculo-skeletal/ soft tissue/ orthopaedic injuries
  • Work related injuries e.g. back pain, repetitive strain injury
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic pain
  • Low back pain
  • Depression & burnout
  • Congenital conditions, including motor delay; co-ordination difficulties; handwriting difficulties
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