Manuela is a registered Occupational Therapist licensed to practice her profession in Ontario and is registered with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario (COTO). She graduated from the Occupational Therapy examination and practice preparation program for internationally trained Occupational Therapists of the McMaster University in 2015.
Prior to that she obtained a Bachelor Degree in Occupational Therapy with the Hogeschool Zuyd Heerlen in the Netherlands in 2000 and a diploma of Occupational Therapy in Berlin – Germany in 1995. Manuela has over eight years’ experience working as an Occupational Therapist.
Her current practice includes occupational therapy in home assessment (including assessment of attendant care needs, home safety assessments, and comprehensive physical, cognitive and psychosocial assessments), discharge planning, and occupational therapy treatment for people with brain injury, spinal cord injury, chronic pain, orthopedic injuries and various psychological diagnoses.
Manuela is experienced in complex positioning and seating and is an ADP Authorizer for Seating and Mobility Devices as well as CEP Authorizer for power chairs.