I SPEAK:English, Punjabi, Urdu, Hindi
MY EXPERTISE: brain injury, spinal cord injury, complex orthopaedic injury, mental health impairments.
MY SERVICE AREA: GTA
Healthcare Business Management and Leadership
Adult and Geriatric Rehabilitation, including brain injury, spinal cord injury, complex orthopaedic injury, mental health impairments
Occupational Therapy and Case Management
Positive Psychology Practitioner
Medical Legal Assessments
Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule
Provided expert testimony as an Occupational Therapist in court
Certified Positive Psychology Practitioner, Flourishing Centre, New York
Level 1 and 2 courses in Brain Injury Rehabilitation, OBIA & Brock University
Cognitive Rehabilitation Courses Completed for various assessment and treatment modalities
IntenSati Certified Leader
MBSR-Mindfulness Based Meditation Level 1 Certification
Functional Abilities Evaluation (FAE) Metriks
NDT/Bobath Introductory Course
Currently Enrolled in Business Elite Program, MYM
Arvinder Gaya is passionate about helping people recover and thrive after traumatic and life changing events.
She is the CEO and Founder of PiOT Occupational Therapy Services (Personal Injury Occupational Therapy Inc.). Arvinder has more than 25 years of experience working as a Registered Occupational Therapist and is in good standing with the College of Occupational Therapy of Ontario. She is an occupational therapy graduate of the University of Toronto and a member of both the Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists and the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists.
Arvinder has extensive experience in community-based rehabilitation with clients who have sustained traumatic and acquired brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, chronic pain and various orthopaedic injuries as well as mental health issues. Her clinical experience has been in both the public and private sectors. Arvinder has also been an expert witness in court as a treating occupational therapist.
Arvinder is the co-founder of Revive and Thrive Wellbeing Inc. She obtained her certification in Positive Psychology from the Flourishing Centre in New York City in 2018. Her experience treating clients who have sustained brain injuries lead her to co-develop and now lead the Learn to Thrive with Post-Concussion Syndrome Workshop Series.
Since 2001, Arvinder has occupied a variety of leadership and management roles. She has contributed to various research studies and co-published several papers and books in the field of occupational therapy and brain injury rehabilitation. She is co-author of the SAFER Home Assessment tool, which helps to evaluate home safety for adults and the elderly. She has also been involved in the education of occupational therapy students and has held a status appointment with the University of Toronto as well as facilitating student placements.
During her spare time, Arvinder teaches IntenSati and meditation classes to help people all around the globe to live healthier and empowered lives. Arvinder enjoys spending time with her family and friends travelling, hiking and canoeing.
“It has been such a pleasure as a Case Manager to work with PiOT and their dedicated therapists – special mention to Occupational Therapists Daniella Caskie and Lisa Martin! The PiOT team are diligent, conscientious, skilled, proactive and have been delightful to work with. Arvinder has clearly fostered a team of Occupational Therapists committed to positively impacting the lives of clients and families with ABI and complex injuries!”
“It has been our pleasure to work with the professional team and staff at PiOT in assisting our injured clients and their families after a serious accident. We have always found the team at PiOT to be responsive, compassionate and dedicated, and the feedback from our clients has been consistently positive. I highly recommend the Occupational Therapy team at PiOT.”
“Lina creates a space where you meet others who share your experience with concussions so you can learn, grow and be inspired together. She encourages you to share and support each other through an interactive process full of info and insights. You’ll have fun and feel connected to a community of survivors.”
“This program allowed me to share my experiences with others and get my thoughts back on track again! I have been able to catch myself when thinking negative thoughts early, so I don’t spiral down and get sad.”
“These sessions were my first opportunity to connect with other folks who have had similar injuries. The opportunity to hear both positive and challenging experiences from week to week really helps to show that you are not alone in your experience and is different than reading or listening to people telling their stories.”
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