Meet Anna, Melanie and Riana: Occupational Therapists
Welcome Anna Baines, Melanie Souza-Ching and Riana Downs to the OT Works! team.
These three new therapists have been working with us since October 2021.
They provide community OT services for individuals by implementing daily activities at home, work and in the community in order to foster increased independence.
Anna has been passionate about supporting healthy communities for over 10 years, which led her to pursue a BA in psychology, a Master’s in Occupational Therapy, as well as volunteer at the Calgary Distress Centre helpline. Through her clinical education, Anna has experience with musculoskeletal/orthopaedic injuries, mental health (anxiety, depression), and concussion / traumatic brain injury. Anna works with ICBC, private-paying clients and those with extended health/disability insurance. She serves clients in the Metro Vancouver region, including Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, and Richmond.
Melanie has 10 years of Occupational Therapy experience working in the public health system from acute care, to rehabilitation, to the community environment. In private practice, she helps clients with musculoskeletal/orthopaedic injuries, post cardiac event, cancer, traumatic brain injury, and mixed diagnoses. Melanie works with WSBC, ICBC and private paying clients, as well as those with extended health/disability insurance. She serves clients in North & West Vancouver, Vancouver, Burnaby and New Westminster.
Riana earned her Bachelor of Health Sciences and worked in the engineering field for several years before pursuing her Master’s in Occupational Therapy from UBC. Riana assists clients with mental health concerns, chronic pain, musculoskeletal/orthopaedic injuries, concussion and traumatic brain injury, and those with mixed diagnoses. Riana works with ICBC, private-paying clients and those with extended health/disability insurance. She serves clients in Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley, including Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Burnaby, New Westminster, Surrey, Langley, Port Moody, Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Mission, Abbotsford and Chilliwack.
Like all of our therapists, Anna, Melanie and Riana are full registrants and in good standing with the College of Occupational Therapists of British Columbia (COTBC).
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Phone: 604.696.1066 ext. 1000.