As a busy, young woman, Aman struggled when soft-tissue injuries a motor vehicle accident (MVA) decreased her ability to work and play. She experienced back pain and mood fluctuations that made it difficult to enjoy the things she used to love like cooking and yoga. With goal-oriented occupational therapy, Aman increased her endurance and transformed her outlook on life.
Referral: 30-90 days after the accident
- Pain Management
- External Service Recommendations: Physiotherapy, Kinesiology and Massage Therapy
Occupation: Lab Technician and Aesthetician
Injuries: Soft tissue injuries to the back, neck and shoulder; fluctuations in mood
How OT Helped
Aman enjoys cooking, yoga and attending the gym. When soft tissue injuries interrupted her ability to be active, she also struggled with her mood and motivation. At the time that she met Jaclyn Forsythe (OT), she wasn’t convinced that occupational therapy would help her return to the activities she loved.
Jaclyn, equipped with her Masters’ education and variety of experience, recognized that Aman could benefit from OT. Together, they set well-structure goals that were realistic and achievable. She also provided Aman with tools and techniques to manage her pain effectively so that she could reconnect with the activities she enjoyed before the accident. With Melissa’s support, Aman fostered a more positive outlook on life and could manage her injuries effectively.
“It was my first time working with an occupational therapist and I have to say I had a very good experience. I didn’t think I needed one in the first place, but now having experience the service I can see how it has helped me with my injury and rehab. Both mentally and physically.”Aman (OT Works! client)
All of our OTs are university-trained and certified by the College of Occupational Therapists of British Columbia (COTBC). Many of our OTs have additional training in physical OT treatment, mental health, and goal-planning.
Contact us today if you or someone you know could benefit from an OT, or have questions about how an OT can help after an MVA.
Phone: 604.696.1066 ext. 1000