I SPEAK: English
MY EXPERTISE: Brain injury, concussion, chronic pain, mental health, complex orthopaedics
MY SERVICE AREA:
Greater Toronto Area
Brain injury, concussion, chronic pain, mental health, complex orthopaedics
Adult and Paediatric Occupational Therapy
Occupational Therapy Assessment and Treatment
Medical Legal Assessments
Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule (SABS)
Provided expert testimony as an Occupational Therapist in court
Certified in the 3rd Edition of the Progressive Goal Attainment Program (PGAP) for pain management and psychosocial dysfunction
Certified in the Brain Injury Family Intervention (BIFI) program
Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
Advanced Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) for Complex Disorders
Trauma-Sensitive HeartMath Certification for intervention for trauma, anxiety, depression and other psychological conditions (in progress)
Lisa Martin uses a client-centred approach to facilitate the return to meaningful occupations of those who have suffered traumatic injuries including acquired brain injury, spinal cord injury, complex orthopedic injury, and chronic pain.
She is a registered Occupational Therapist with over 15 years of experience and has provided expert testimony as an Occupational Therapist in court. She has clinical experience in the assessment and treatment of adults and children with physical, neurological, psychosocial, and cognitive impairments.
Lisa performs in-home and community-based assessments to identify functional limitations and care needs arising from injury and illness, including assessment of attendant care needs, home safety assessments, determining assistive devices and home modification needs, and comprehensive physical, cognitive and psychosocial assessments. She also provides hospital discharge planning, return to school or work planning, case management/care coordination services and occupational therapy treatment.
Lisa holds a Master of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Toronto and an Honours Bachelor of Health Sciences from the University of Western Ontario. She is registered and in good standing with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario and a member of the Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists. She has also been involved in the education of OT students and has held a status appointment with the University of Toronto as well as facilitating student placements.
She is certified in the 3rd Edition of the Progressive Goal Attainment Program (PGAP) for pain management. She has training and certificates in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and the Brain Injury Family Intervention (BIFI) program.
In addition, Lisa has completed courses including cognitive rehabilitation, the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule (SABS), mobility and seating assessment and device prescription, vehicle modification, visual deficits, transfers and lifts, pressure ulcers and management surfaces, Neuro-developmental Treatment (NDT), life care planning, and the assessment of attendant care needs. She regularly participates in workshops and conferences to ensure she remains current in assessment and treatment approaches as well as best practices.
In her spare time Lisa enjoys hiking, camping, traveling, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.
“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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