Meghan has been a licensed Occupational Therapist in the Province of Nova Scotia since graduating in 2016 with a Masters’ of Science in Occupational Therapy from Dalhousie University. Previously she has also received a Bachelor of Kinesiology from Acadia University in 2011. Her Professional affiliations consist of registration in good standing with the College of Occupational Therapists of Nova Scotia (COTNS) and the Canadian Associate of Occupational Therapists (CAOT).
Since graduating in 2016, she worked for pt Healthcare Solutions, as a full time occupational therapist, and subsequently manager of pt Health Elmsdale clinic, as well as senior hiring occupational therapist for pt Health Atlantic Canada. In February 2020, transitioned to working with small locally-owned clinics – travelling throughout the province of Nova Scotia to provide OT services for rural Nova Scotians.
Meghan has significant clinical and community experience with Return to Work Planning, Job Site Visits, Home Assessments, Ergonomic Assessments, personal care assessments, goal setting, pain management, private orthopaedic rehabilitation, and energy conservation techniques, working with the adult population. She also received formal training in completing Matheson Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCEs) in 2017. At Apex Orthopaedic Rehabilitation she works closely with Dr. Ivan Wong and the interdisciplinary team to provide the above services for pre- and post- surgical patients.
Occupational therapists use their knowledge of the human body and a whole person approach to help their clients. Meghan’s goal in her occupational therapy practice is to assist clients to participate in their meaningful activities, and she strives to create meaningful therapeutic relationships with her clients through listening to their history, validating their experience, and assisting with their goals. She also takes pride in creating and cultivating professional interdisciplinary relationships with various clinicians and physicians throughout the province of Nova Scotia. When she isn’t working, you can find Meghan teaching Spin classes, running, exploring local Nova Scotia culture and cuisine, and spending time with family and friends.