Sylvia is a Registered Occupational Therapist in good standing with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario. She graduated from Queens University with an Honours Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy. She also holds an Honours Bachelor in Human Kinetics from the University of Windsor, with minor studies in Psychology.
She is an adjunct lecturer at University of Toronto Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy Program. Sylvia has over fourteen years’ experience working as an Occupational Therapist with extensive experience working with clients with neurological conditions across a vast number of settings (ICU, acute care, inpatient/outpatient rehab, clinic settings, home/community-based rehab). She is currently practicing as an Occupational Therapist and OT Supervisor in clinic and home settings.
Sylvia’s practice is focused on hand therapy for trauma, complex pain, and neurological recovery related to the upper extremity. Other areas of expertise include complex seating and mobility device prescriptions, brain injury assessment and intervention with integration of advanced technologies, and Occupational Therapy comprehensive functional assessments.
She has certifications in Neurodevelopment Treatment for Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury, BrainFx 360 Assessment, Myndmove Therapy for upper limb paralysis, and is an ADP authorizer for mobility devices. She is well versed in up-to-date education for spasticity management, functional electrical stimulation treatment, static and dynamic custom orthoses fabrication, cognitive, perceptual, and psychosocial rehabilitation.
Sylvia is a member of the Canadian Society of Hand Therapists, International Society of Wheelchair Professionals, Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America, Neuro Orthopaedic Institute, Spinal Cord Injury Ontario, Brain Injury Society of Toronto and Durham regions, and the Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists. She has a special interest in providing education to colleagues related to neurological rehabilitation at home and in developing countries and has travelled to both Nepal and Haiti for this purpose.
Sylvia describes her passion as an Occupational Therapist to be to provide evidenced based neurological rehab and hand therapy to maximize recovery, increase function, and improve quality of life. When she is not wearing her OT hat, Sylvia stays active with her young family, cycling, hiking, and adventuring. She also enjoys crafting, beading, and has a new found interest in building Lego.