Lori Desjardine

Lori Desjardine

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About Me

Experience

Lori Desjardine is very passionate about her work and takes great pride in helping others regain their independence and improve their quality of life.

I strongly believe in empowering each individual client to help them achieve success. I view each client as unique with their own individual strengths and challenges, thus programs are creatively designed to maximize outcomes and client-directed goals. I strive to devise innovative solutions to clients’ needs and am constantly seeking to enhance my knowledge in all areas of rehabilitation.

I take great pride in the fact that I am able to work so closely with client’s and families at a very vulnerable stage, to help bring a quality of life and joy back into their lives. I have over fifteen years of experience as an occupational therapist and have spent much of this time in the area of neurological rehabilitation and community-based practice.

I continue to expand my knowledge and treatment techniques with my professional designation of Occupational Therapy and have expanded my knowledge to include: Micro Point Stimulation (MPS), Progressive Goal Attainment Program (PGAP), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), HeartMath techniques, I am a qualified Cogmed provider, a BrainFx administrator, as well as a Restorative Yoga teacher and Meditation Instructor.

I have always been passionate about neurological trauma, brain injury and mental health, however, my unique skill set applies well to various conditions including those living with chronic pain and disability. I believe that not only is it important to have a solid knowledge base but to be able to see people for who they are and work with them in the present moment. Health is ever-changing, and it is the connections we make and the skills that we learn along the way that help us heal.

Education

Western University
Hon. BH.Sc., Health Sciences
1999-2003
University of Toronto
M. Sc. OT., Occupational Therapy
2003-2005

Certifications

Continuing Education

Profile updated on: October 28, 2022

Professions

  • Occupational Therapist

Clinics

Area of Focus

Referral Sources

Regulatory Bodies / Professional Associations

Languages

  • English

Client / Patient Age Range

  • Adults (18-64)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Youth (2-18)

Services

  • Assessment (Assistive/Adaptive Devices & Utilization)
  • Assessment (Ergonomic)
  • Assessment (Home and Modifications)
  • Assessment (Home medical equipment and prescription)
  • Assessment (Housekeeping capacity)
  • Assessment (Personal care capacity)
  • Assessment (Workplace accommodation and intervention)
  • Assessment of Attendant Care Needs
  • Brain injury rehabilitation
  • Cognitive Rehabilitation
  • Cognitive-Behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Evaluating a patient’s conditions and needs
  • Exposure therapy
  • Home Modifications
  • Hospital Discharge Planning/Transition
  • Independent Life Skills Evaluation
  • Job demands analysis
  • Life skills training
  • Neurology
  • Non-pharmacological pain management
  • Return to work planning and support
  • Scar management
  • Vision

Type of Injuries

  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Pain
  • Concussion/Head Trauma
  • Cumulative trauma
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Stroke
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Workplace related injuries