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Yasira Vawda, MSc(OT), BSc (Hons)

Yasira is passionate about helping her clients to reach their highest potential and empowering them to achieve independence. Her extensive travel experiences and multi-cultural interests inspire a unique, diverse approach to care. She has helped clients with musculoskeletal/orthopaedic injuries, concussion / traumatic brain injuries and mixed diagnoses to achieve their rehabilitation goals.

In her spare time, Yasira likes to read books, go to the gym and spend time with family and friends. She is glad she tried skydivng, but would never do it again! She recently enjoyed reading The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, and she likes a good joke--especially nerdy science jokes.

“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.”- Rumi ( 13th century poet, scholar and mystic)

Hospital Discharge Planning

Home Care

Return to Work Planning

Wheelchair / Seating

Job Demands Analysis ( physical & cognitive)

Worksite Accomondations

Home Safety/Falls Prevention Assessment

Return to sport and leisure

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) – University of Toronto
  • Master of Science, Occupational Therapy – University of Toronto
  • Registrant – College of Occupational Therapists of British Columbia (COTBC)
  • Member – Canadian Associate of Occupational Therapists – BC

Practice Areas

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

  • Activation
  • Wheelchair/Seating
  • Hospital Discharge Planning
  • Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS)
  • Case Management
  • 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