Anna Baines, BA (Hons), MOT
Anna has been passionate about supporting healthy communities for over 10 years, which led her to pursue a BA in psychology as well as volunteer at the Calgary Distress Centre helpline. Prior to becoming an OT, Anna worked in Calgary as a Community Support Worker, where she supported adults with developmental disabilities to pursue their functional goals and get involved in their communities. Through this work, Anna discovered her passion for providing evidence-based, client-centred care, and decided to pursue a career in occupational therapy at the University of British Columbia. Through her clinical education, Anna has experience with musculoskeletal/orthopaedic injuries, mental health (anxiety, depression), and concussion / traumatic brain injury.
In her free time, Anna enjoys hiking with her husband and their two dogs, reading and writing poetry, and riding her bike (usually to Rain or Shine Ice Cream).
"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."
- Master of Occupational Therapy – University of British Columbia
- Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Psychology – University of Calgary
- First Aid Level C CPR/AED
- ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)
- College of Occupational Therapists of British Columbia – Provisional Registrant
- Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists – Provisional Associate
- Ergonomic Assessments
- Return to Work Planning
- Worksite Accommodations
- Injury Prevention
- Home Safety/Falls Prevention Assessment
- Home Care
- Hospital Discharge Planning
- Life skills for depression and anxiety
- Transit assessments and training
- Driving desensitization
- Return to sport and leisure
- Clients: Youth
- Clients: Adult
- Clients: Older Adult