JR Welcomes a new OT

JR Rehab is pleased to introduce the newest member of our team, Tara Trethewey.  Tara will be providing Occupational Therapy services in the areas of Vancouver, West Vancouver, North Vancouver and Burnaby.

The Mystery of Chronic Pain – In 36 languages!

We think of pain as a symptom, but there are cases where the nervous system develops feedback loops and pain becomes a terrifying disease in itself. Starting with the story of a girl whose sprained wrist turned into a nightmare, Elliot Krane talks about the complex mystery of chronic pain, and reviews the facts we’re just learning about how it works and how to treat it.

Click to view the video!  You will be able to select from multiple language options.

Rosie and Dr. Oz Get Cerebral

Dr. Oz and Rosie put on the purple gloves and take an up-close look at a human brain. Find out why Dr. Oz says women are more sensitive to the brain’s natural alarm system than men.

Read more: http://www.oprah.com/rosie/Rosie-and-Dr-Oz-Get-Cerebral-Video#ixzz1lclO61nR

Advanced Cognitive Rehabilitation Workshop

This workshop is currently SOLD OUT.  To be added to the wait list, please contact info@jrrehab.ca or 604.254.0444.  

Complete workshop information on our JR events page.

Mild TBI & Concussion Research

Barry Willer, professor of Psychiatry at the University of Buffalo has dedicated much of his professional career to the study of brain injury; from TBI to concussions. Some of his research related to the treatment of concussions was presented at a JR staff meeting.  We think that you will find it interesting.




Free Upcoming CIRPD Webinars!

The Canadian Institute for the Relief of Pain and Disability is hosting a free webinar series focused on chronic pain. Register for future webinars or view past webinars.

A Run To Remember

The end of a journey! A nice cool dip in the pacific after his run across Canada.

David McGuire is one of many Canadians who has a brain injury. He suffered a stroke in 2005 which has affected not only his memory but also his ability to do the many simple things that most Canadians take for granted.

Despite this disability David is currently running across Canada one marathon a day for six straight months. David began his run in St. John’s Newfoundland on April 1st and is currently in Ontario near Lake Superior. He hopes to reach Victoria, B.C., the end of his run, by November.

Joining David on his campaign is BrainTrust Canada, a progressive non-governmental organization whose mandate is to aid in the prevention of brain injury and to improve the quality of life for persons with brain injury. BrainTrust Canada is hoping this run will raise awareness of brain injuries. Amazingly brain injuries are the largest disabler and killer of people under the age of 45 and the biggest cause of death to all children under the age of 20.

By visiting www.runtoremember.com, you can track David’s journey across Canada and support him along the way. Contributions can be made by buying a kilometer for $20 or by texting “Brain” to 45678 to make a $5 donation.

Apple’s Assistive Touch makes iPhone accessible to all!

Screenshot of Assistive Touch feature

Check out this great article about Assistive Touch technology for the disabled.  A virtually unknown feature that could benefit many that are physically challenged. There is also information on other features to assist both the visually and hearing impaired.




Bowling with team JR!


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