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About HBrownDNDOT

Helen Brown MOT., OT Reg., (Ont.) Rehabilitation Occupational Therapy Coordinator | Coordonnatrice des services d'ergothérapie en réadaptation physique des Forces canadiennes CF H SVCS GP HQ | QG GP SVC S FC National Defence | Défense Nationale

Canadian Military Family Services Program (MFSP) Run by the Military Family Services

As you begin working with Canadian Forces military personnel you develop a picture of not just the member’s occupational needs, strength and deficits but, often, the needs of spouse, caregiver, children and even friends and extended family. We all know … Continue reading

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Volunteering with Veterans in Extreme Sports: An Occupational Therapist’s Account from the UK

A virtual interview with guest poster Deborah Harrison, MSc, BA, Dip COT: Dr. Harrison is a UK occupational therapist with extensive experience working in the NHS, higher education and third sector organizations (the focus of the post). Her focus of … Continue reading

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The Canadian Forces Spectrum of Care: Implications for Occupational Therapist

Purpose of the Canadian Forces Spectrum of Care Canadian Force (CF) members are entitled to receive health benefits and services through Canadian Forces Health Services Group (CF H SVCS GP) in accordance with specific regulations (Queen’s Regulations and Orders Chapters … Continue reading

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Mindfulness: Current evidence and its implications for the Canadian Forces

GUEST POST Written by Calvin Yip, Canadian Forces Physical Rehabilitation Research Student (Federal Student Work Experience Program- FSWEP) “[Mindfulness is] the awareness that emerges through paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally to the unfolding of experience … Continue reading

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Virtual Reality Research and Rehabilitation in the Canadian Forces: Part 3

GUEST POST Written by Emily Sinitski, Canadian Forces Health Services CAREN Coordinator Recap from Part 1 post: The Computer Assisted Rehabilitation Environment (CAREN) is located in The Ottawa, Ontario and Edmonton, Alberta Centres of Excellence. The CAREN is a virtual reality environment that … Continue reading

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OTNow: SnapShot of Occupational Therapy Leadership in Military, Veteran and Family Health

We wanted to highlight a special publication from CAOT’s Occupational Therapy Now journal speaking to military and veteran occupational therapy work in Canada. Enjoy! VOLUME SEVENTEEN ISSUE FIVE September / October 2015. OVERVIEW ARTICLE Find it here: Occupational therapy leadership in military, … Continue reading

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Virtual Reality Research and Rehabilitation in the Canadian Forces: Part 2

GUEST POST Written by Emily Sinitski, Canadian Forces Health Services CAREN Coordinator Recap from last week’s post: The Computer Assisted Rehabilitation Environment (CAREN) is located in The Ottawa, Ontario and Edmonton, Alberta Centres of Excellence. The CAREN is a virtual reality environment … Continue reading

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