Rethink your relationship with pain
Occupational Therapists are highly skilled, licensed medical professionals who are trained in the analysis and holistic treatment of all aspects of day-to-day life, including self-care, leisure, education, home management, volunteering and work. People may have difficulty participating in activities due to an illness, disability, trauma or due to the social, institutional or physical environment.
Occupational Therapists specialize in the assessment of occupational performance, which is your ability to choose, organize and effectively and safely perform every day activities. An Occupational Therapist works in a client-centred model that provides rehabilitation to people whose occupations have been disrupted.
Katerina is an Occupational Therapist and consultant with a special interest in the management of chronic pain.
In her clinical work and research, Katerina has focused on treating clients with chronic pain, post-concussion issues, arthritis and fatigue. Katerina also integrates holistic women’s health into her practice, aiming to support clients facing the unique challenges that come alongside pelvic pain, pregnancy, motherhood, and menopause.
Katerina found her passion for helping others at a young age following her own complex healing journey after surviving several traumatic accidents, as well as cardiac and digestive illnesses. Through this she found strength in resilience, and recognized healing as a unique experience to the individual that involves all aspects of function, including body, mind, spirit and interpersonal relationships.
In 2016, Katerina founded the Chronic Pain & OT Practice Network for CAOT-BC out of a passion for establishing an occupational therapy community focused on developing therapeutic skills and offering support to therapists working with clients who have chronic pain. She continues to chair monthly meetings for the Chronic Pain & OT Practice Network alongside consulting for Angel Hands Integrative Centre, Pain BC, The Arthritis Society and Queen Margaret University.
In her Occupational Therapy practice, Katerina creates treatment plans focused on the restoration of function in self-care, productivity, leisure and life balance. Her philosophy combines compassion with the belief that all individuals with chronic conditions have the potential to improve their quality of life. Skilled in the understanding of how the body and brain function together, Katerina works to educate her clients and help them to develop the skills to manage their conditions.
Katerina has helped over 300 clients with her therapeutic programs, and has had positive results with clients reporting they are more able to participate in meaningful activities and return to work they were previously unable to do.
For bookings or referrals, please call 604-817-1154, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Chronic Pelvic Pain
Adrenal Fatigue & Burnout
Stress, Anxiety & Depression
Complex and Multiple Injuries
Initial Assessment (75 min): $150
Follow Up (60 min): $120
Crisis Session- clients only (30min): $45
Group Workshop: $75/person
Telehealth options available for clients unable to attend 1:1 in person sessions
Coaching spaces and workshops are held for OT students and new graduates only.