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Pamela Russell, BSc, BSc(OT), MSc

Pamela sees each client and their situation as unique and feels it is a privilege to be part of their recovery journey. Her ability to relate to people of all walks of life, combined with her understanding of the body-mind connection, has led to meaningful changes in her clients’ lives. Pamela’s practice has focused primarily on mental health, concussion, and chronic pain. She has been accepted by the Supreme Court of British Columbia as an expert in the areas of Occupational Therapy and the Assessment of Cost-of-Future Care.

Pamela was drawn to OT as profession because of its unique approach combining the body and mind. The best thing she got from parents is the value of “Stick-to it ness”. This may be why one of her biggest joys in life is hiking to top of mountains just to enjoy the view. It may also be a reason why she’s read her favorite books over and over again—some more than 5 times!

"What we think we become.
Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible"

Ergonomic Assessments

Exposure Therapy

Job Demands Analysis (physical and cognitive)

Life skills for depression and anxiety

Progressive Goal Attainment Program (PGAP)

Driving desensitization

Cost-of-Future Care

Case Management


  • Honours Bachelor of Science, BSc(Hons), Biology and Psychology, McMaster University
  • Master of Science, MSc, Physiology, University of Guelph
  • Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy, BSc(OT), McGill University
  • Registrant - College of Occupational Therapists of BC (COTBC)
  • Member - Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT)
  • Member - BC Occupational Therapy Workforce Collaborative, January 2017 - present
  • Member - CAOT-BC Private Practice Business Network, June 2009 – present
  • Progressive Goal Attainment Program (PGAP) Certified Provider
  • WorkSafeBC ACES Certification (for the assessment of repetitive strain injury risk factors)

Practice Areas

  • Ergonomic Assessments
  • Job Demands Analysis (physical and cognitive)
  • Return to Work Planning
  • Worksite Accommodations
  • Injury Prevention
  • Progressive Goal Attainment Program (PGAP)
  • Home Safety/Falls Prevention Assessment

  • Home Care
  • Activation
  • Hospital Discharge Planning
  • Case Management
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Cost-of-Future Care

  • Exposure Therapy
  • Life skills for depression and anxiety
  • Transit assessments and training
  • Driving desensitization
  • Return to sport and leisure
  • Clients: Youth
  • Clients: Adult
  • Clients: Older Adult

Active. Goal-driven. Individualized.

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