Victoria

Britta Henly

Type: Occupational Therapists

Britta graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelors of Science in Occupational Therapy in 2005. She has worked in a variety of settings including acute care, residential care, inpatient psychiatry, home and community care and most recently orthopedics specializing in joint replacement.

Britta has taken on leadership roles and program development in several settings including inpatient psychiatry, home and community care and joint replacement. She values client centered care and loves engaging clients by hearing their story, empowering and enabling them to set and achieve goals and overcome obstacles.

Britta loves spending time with her husband,2 children friends and family. She enjoys reading, hiking, cycling and travelling.

Britta has joined JR Rehab team in January 2017 and looks forward to using her OT skills in the areas of disability case management, Functional Capacity Evaluation and Cost of Future Care planning.

 

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Lori White

Type: Occupational Therapists

Lori completed her Bachelors of Medical Rehabilitation in Occupational Therapy in 2000 at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, where she was born and raised. After working in child and adolescent mental health for 14 years, Lori has honed her skills in case management, working collaboratively with families, professionals and other agencies, using trauma-informed practice, implementing crisis management strategies, providing continuing education opportunities for professionals and the general public, co-developing programs for children and adults with Neurodevelopmental Disorders, and initiating a leadership role amongst her colleagues for professional development and wellness. In 2015, Lori decided to pursue her Masters of Occupational Therapy Graduate Degree at the University of Manitoba to study the how parents with children with Autism experience relationships with professionals. Completing her research has ignited her desire to further examine health care at professional, organizational and systemic levels in the future for best client care.  Lori moved to Vancouver Island with her family in July 2016 and is excited to join the JR Rehab team in August 2016, serving the greater Victoria area. With interest in mental health, neurodevelopment, collaborative care and optimizing function, Lori hopes to utilize her skills in these areas as she continues to grow and learn additional areas of community adult health care. Lori’s other areas of interest lie in yoga, dance, music, travel, and sharing in the experiences of her husband, two young children, other family members and friends.

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Rick Van Hassel

Type: Rehab Assistants & Kinesiologists

Rick graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 2002, and has resided in British Columbia since 2000. He started off his career in health with personal training and promptly found that he was very suited towards helping individuals optimize function in the rehabilitation field. He specializes in recovery from musculoskeletal injuries and pain management. In addition to practicing as a Kinesiologist Rick is currently instructing Anatomy and Physiology at the Pacific Rim College in Victoria where he also maintains a private practice in Shiatsu Therapy and Cranial Sacral Therapy. In his spare time Rick enjoys music & photography!

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Sarah Northrup

Type: Occupational Therapists

Sarah Northrup is born and raised in Victoria, BC where she received a BCYC at the University of Victoria and then worked as a social worker for five years. She recently completed her Master of Occupational Therapy Degree at the University of British Columbia and is excited to be returning to Victoria and joining the JR Rehab team to work as an occupational therapist in community rehabilitation. Sarah’s passion is working with individual’s in their lived environments to reach their optimal performance and potential. Outside of work, Sarah enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, exploring new places, and reading a book with a cup of tea. Sarah’s approach to practice is working with people in a client-centred, evidence-informed, strengths-based, and recovery-oriented way.

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