Our interdisciplinary team of experienced health professionals includes registered occupational therapists, registered nurse case managers, registered speech language pathologists, and occupational therapy assistants. We are closely linked with experienced physiotherapists and psychologists to complete our rehabilitation teams, carefully selecting the teams to meet the specific needs of our clients. Our occupational therapists utilize the Canadian Model of Occupational Performance as the basis of our functional approach to assessment and treatment of individuals with a variety of diagnoses. As such intervention is directed towards the return to pre-injury life roles and occupations.
Our clinicians boast an exceptional range of experience, and as such we are qualified to address neurological, cognitive, mental health, pain, psychosocial, developmental, congenital and physical disorders. In addition, all clinicians and support staff undergo extensive in-house training and mentorship 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.
Our experience in the autoindustry extends over 12 years and includes Bills 198, 59 and 164. All clinicians have specific training in the SABS, and as such we are able to conduct a variety of assessments under section 42 and 24, including in-home functional, attendant care needs, cognitive, job analysis, ergonomic etc. Our ultimate goal is returning our clients to productive lives.
Our vocational experience enables us to facilitate return to work programs for individuals on long term disability and WSIB.
Following a serious injury and extensive rehabilitation, and prior to legal settlement, a life care plan is often recommended to determine the services, equipment and supports, as well as the costs of such, for the remainder of the individual’s life. Our life care plans are based on the International Standards for Life Care Plans.
Our occupational therapists are well trained in the principles of ergonomics. Ergonomic assessments are conducted in the workplace, school or home to facilitate improved rehabilitative outcome, following both catastrophic injuries and work-related repetitive strain injury, tendonitis, back or musculoskeletal injuries. Come trial state-of-the-art ergonomic equipment at our ergonomic workstation.
We are able to provide customized hand splints as well as post-surgical community-based hand programs.
We are experienced in providing assessment and consultation to facilitate access in home, schools and workplaces and remain current with developments in equipment and technology. We routinely work with Accessibility Design Specialists on complex designs for spinal cord injuries, amputees or other complex neurological or orthopaedic conditions.
We have several ADP mobility device authorizers on staff and routinely provide assessments and prescriptions of wheelchairs (manual and power), walkers and scooters. Attendance at seating and mobility conferences and regular in-services updates ensures that we remain current with equipment and devices as well as with the ADP system.
Swanson is a designated driving assessment centre approved by the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO). We are experienced in providing assessment of cognitive and physical needs for safe driving following cognitive impairment diagnoses. We also provide assessment and rehabilitation for new drivers who have a diagnosed condition that raises concerns for driving learning ability.
Comprehensive vocational programming including job analysis, work modification and accommodations, job shadowing and/or coaching, as well as therapeutic and support services.
Our therapists treating paediatric clientele are knowledgeable in normal child development in addition to rehabilitation following specific traumatic injuries. As such they are qualified to treat the complexity of this specialized area.