Hi there, I’m Rubina. I’ve been practicing Occupational Therapy since graduating from the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine in 2005. I have worked with clients as young as 4 years old (and their families and teachers and care aides) to 84 years old (and their families and physiotherapists and care aides). I’ve also been fortunate to have worked with some fantastic therapists over the years, and with a variety of patients and clients from all walks of life with different injuries, barriers, and capabilities- and I learned a lot along the way!
Like many OTs, my job is to approach science creatively so I can help people overcome some of the barriers they might face with doing things that are important to them. Barriers are usually present when we feel limited within ourselves and/or our environment, to successfully meet all the demands of a given task or activity. For example, being a student, a mom, a dad, a grandparent, a cook, a ballerina, a driver, a fisherman, and/or a painter.., I think you get the idea.
If you’re still not quite sure what an Occupational Therapist is or how one can help- don’t worry- you’re not alone! Just reach out to me from this website or check out my YouTube channel: The Generalist OT, where I will be speaking on different topics that ALL apply to occupational therapy in some way. I look forward to sharing my experience, skills, and knowledge with you so we can explore all your abilities- especially the ones you didn’t know you have!
Certified Rater, Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA)