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At Home Physio with JR Rehab

JR Rehab Services Inc. offer at home physiotherapy throughout the Lower Mainland allowing patients to receive one to one treatment within the comfort and security of their own home.

A dedicated team of physiotherapists is available to assist patients in managing acute and chronic conditions, assessing readiness for active rehab programs, optimizing functional independence and physical performance, rehabilitating injury and effects of disease or disability and preventing reoccurrence, re-injury or functional decline.

“We believe in an accessible, community based approach to rehabilitation and health services,” said JR Rehab Services Inc. founder, Ricardo Nuno.

“By giving patients the option to receive treatment at home, we are helping those who are physically unable to leave their home during recovery, have transportation issues or who would simply feel more comfortable having treatment within their home environment,” said Ricardo.


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BCAK/SFU Live Online Seminar: Traumatic Brain Injury – October 28

On October 28, 2014, the Simon Fraser University Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology Department along with members of the British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists organized a presentation with an emphasis on Traumatic Brain Injury and Work.

One of our outstanding OTs, Jill Olson, was invited to cover topics that included:

·      Basic brain anatomy and cognitive function

·      Cognitive domains and factors impacting cognition

·      Roles and scope of various rehabilitation team members

·      How pacing and grading activities supports success

Given Jill’s areas of interest and expertise in mild traumatic brain injury and case management of catastrophic injury, there was a great deal of information to share with the audience. The feedback on Jill’s presentation went beyond expected and many viewers report they will be able to apply knowledge and strategies in their academic and clinical endeavours.

Neuroplasticity and Education: Strengthening the Connection Conference

Educators, parents, psychologists, counsellors, speech language pathologists, occupational therapists, Faculty of Education students and anyone interested in the connections between the fields of education and neuroscience are welcome to register for this amazing conference and lineup of speakers.

JR Rehab, in conjunction with Cogmed will be exhibiting!


Eye on Rehab Summer 2013 Newsletter

JR’s Work Ability Evaluation

Chubby WAEAs therapists, we often have clients who are not achieving return to work or physical rehabilitation goals and we are left searching for answers as to why?  As insurance providers, the consequences of a customer not meeting conventional and expected rehabilitation objectives can be significant and therefore decisions of how to best allocate funds become paramount.

Is there a cost effective way to gain insight into the issues that are preventing these clients from becoming success stories?

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JR OT Presenter for Urban Poling Course

JR OT, Sue Colbourne, will be one of the Presenters for the Urban Poling Course for Rehabilitation and Wellness Professionals in Victoria on June 22. See the link below to register.

We’re Hiring OT’s and RA’s!


Since 1996, JR Rehab has provided rehabilitation services to individuals with brain injuries, soft tissue & orthopedic injuries, chronic pain and mental health issues. We create and implement therapy programs for clients in their home, community centre gym or pool, work place and neighborhood facilities.  We currently seek an OT to work with our supportive and dynamic team.

Position:  Contract Occupational Therapist

Locations:  Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Langley, Surrey

Roles and responsibilities for these positions include:

  • Case Management; Community Rehabilitation; Hospital Discharge Planning; Home Assessments; Job Site Evaluations; Cognitive Rehab Therapy

Our OT’s are supported by a team of Rehabilitation Assistants and Kinesiologists.

If you have a minimum of 3 years experience, seek self-employment with flexible hours and want to be part of an energetic and growing company, please forward your resume to:

Ricardo Nuno, Director and Occupational Therapist

Ph: 604.254.0444, Fax 604.254.0447

Email: ricardo.nuno@jrrehab.ca


Position: Contract Kinesiologist/Rehabilitation Assistant
Locations: Victoria
Roles and responsibilities for these positions include:
  • Implementing the rehabilitation program as directed by the Occupational Therapist
  • Instructing patients in self care and activities of daily living
  • Assisting in making, modifying, and adapting self-help devices and equipment.
  • Wheelchair mobility training

If you have a minimum of 2 years experience, seek self-employment with flexible hours and want to be part of an and growing company, please forward your resume to:

Kevin Loades, Director of Kinesiology Services

Ph: 604.254.0444, Fax 604.254.0447

Email: kevin.loades@jrrehab.ca


For further information on JR Rehab and the services we offer, please visit our website at www.jrrehab.ca.

JR Rehab Now Cogmed Certified

JR Rehab now has OT’s that are Cogmed Qualified Coaches to administer the Cogmed Working Memory Training. This Program  can be done either in the convenience of the client’s home or at the JR Rehab facility.

Cogmed Qualified PracticeCogmed WorkingMemoryTraining is a solution for individuals who are held back by their working memory capacity.  It is an evidence-based program to help children, adolescents, and adults sustainably improve attention by training their working memory.

For more information visit our Services page here or visit the Cogmed website at www.cogmed.com.

Hello’s and Goodbye’s

After 5.5 years, JR Rehab’s Office Manager, Sheryl Thompson, will be saying goodbye to the JR Rehab family and hello to a new adventure. This September, she is going on to pursue her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology with the intention of working as a Vocational Consultant at the completion of her degree.

On behalf at everyone at JR Rehab, we would like to thank Sheryl for being a wonderful support, an integral part of the growth of the company, and keeping us all in check!

Our team would like to extend a warm welcome to the new JR Rehab Office Manager, June Mah. We are excited to bring on June, with her varied background in Accounting and Administration.  Surely a great addition to our office!

JR Rehabilitation Services Graduate Award in Occupational Therapy

JR Rehab congratulates future Occupational Therapist Jill Wong as recipient of the JR Rehabilitation Services Graduate Award in Occupational Therapy for the Winter 2011 session.  This $2500 bursary is awarded on a yearly basis to a student completing graduate studies in the University of British Columbia Master of Occupational Therapy program.  Congratulations Jill and all the best in your future career!

Attention and Information Processing Workshop, May 2012

By JR Rehab Services, June 4, 2012

Attendees enjoy Kit Malia's presentation


JR Rehab Director and OT Ricardo Nuno demonstrates the Urban Poling technique to OT Amit Kumar













On May 14th and 15th, 2012, 67 rehabilitation professionals attended the Attention and Information Processing Advanced Cognitive Rehabilitation Workshop, presented by JR Rehab Services Inc.  Speakers Kit Malia and Anne Brannagan with Brain Tree Training were insightful and entertaining, proving yet again why their workshops are popular around the world.  Highlights of the workshop included an Urban Poling presentation by Leah Munday with OTfit Consulting, which gave attendees a opportunity to learn and apply the Urban Poling walking technique and win a set of poles, and a presentation from Mark Johnson with BrightStar Care on their new online communication and scheduling tool, CareTogether.  Giovanna Boniface, Managing Director of CAOT, was also present with information on CAOT-BC’s services for OT’s.

Kit and Anne anticipate returning to Canada in 2015.

Brain Tree Training:  www.braintreetraining.co.uk

BrightStar Care: www.brightstarcare.com

Urban Poling: www.urbanpoling.com

CAOT-BC: www.caot.ca

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