Congratulations to our amazing PD Warriors for completing the Parkinson's Superwalk last weekend! This event helped raise over $300,000 for community services and supports for People with Parkinson's. We couldn't be more proud of our tribe! Go Warriors go!
We are growing! Life Skills Therapy is pleased to announce the opening of our new location in Langley at Jeske Corporate Centre. With the opening of our new location, we are aiming to add to our list of services provided. More details coming soon.
Developed by specialist neuro physiotherapists, Melissa McConaghy and Lynn Tullock, PD Warrior is an exercise philosophy designed to help you slow your Parkinson’s down. PD Warrior brings together the latest evidence with the experience and success of training thousands of people worldwide.
We are excited to offer this program at our clinical location Neurofunction Rehab in Cloverdale. Our in-house neuro physiotherapist Shelly Yu has seen first hand how this program is making a difference in the lives of those affected by Parkinson’s disease. Please visit our website neurofunctionrehab.ca or contact us to find out how this program may help you or your loved one.
Life Skills Therapy hosted a booth at the Health and Wellness Fair at Laurel Place in Surrey on May 3rd. Our founder Amit Kumar was a guest speaker at the event and gave some useful tips on maintaining and improving cognitive abilities. The fair was attended by over a 100 people. Thank you to those who stopped by & look out for us in future Health & Wellness Fairs coming to your area!
Amit Kumar and Jas Hayre represented Life Skills Therapy at Fraser Valley Brain Injury Golf Classic held at the beautiful Redwoods Golf Course in Langley, BC on September 20th. It was a great day filled with socializing and networking. Life Skills Therapy continues to provide support and services to people with acquired brain injuries. Please see below for some pictures from the day:
Life Skills Therapy and Neurofunction Rehab successfully hosted our three-part workshop for rehab professionals working with stroke survivors. The workshops were jointly presented by Amit Kumar, OT; and Veronika Vlckova, Physiotherapist at Neurofunction Rehab. Over 25 rehab professionals attended the workshops. The workshops were well received, and encouraged therapists to think outside the box.
Here is some of the feedback received:
“Very helpful and thorough workshop! Gave me more confidence in working with neurological problems/cognitive rehab.”
“Great instructors and handouts.”
“Great combination of learning material, watching it in a clinical setting and hands-on experience”.
Life Skills Therapy and Neurofunction Rehab invite you to attend our 3-day workshop to learn functional upper and lower extremity exercises and handling skills; functional activities for cognitive rehabilitation; and sensory strategies for people with neurological impairments. The workshop is aimed at Kinesiologists, Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists who want to learn and improve their handling skills to ensure a safe therapeutic environment for neurological impaired clientele.
Date: Saturdays: April 7, 2018; April 21, 2018 & April 28, 2018
Time: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Location: Neurofunction Rehab, #105-17660 65A Ave, Surrey, BC V3S 5N4
Registration Deadline: April 2, 2018
Please click here for more information and/or to register.
As part of our commitment to ongoing quality improvement activities, Life Skills Therapy hosted an education day for the whole team. Some of the topics covered included complex shoulder injury management; core exercises; pain management; and case management. A great day filled with learning was followed by lots of fun at the local bowling arena and good eats at the local restaurant. Here are some pictures from the day.
Life Skills Therapy is a part of WorkSafeBC provider network. We are pleased to announce that we have been re-awarded the COT contract for Surrey/Delta location and have been added as a provider for Vancouver and Fraser Valley locations.
Amit Kumar, Director, Life Skills Therapy; Giovanna Boniface, National Director of Professional Affairs, CAOT; and Michelle Whitehouse, Director of Care, Zion Park presented a workshop titled “Enhancing & Improving Health Outcomes of Your Residents: A Collaborative Approach to Support Quality Care", at BC Care Providers Association (BCCPA) Annual Conference in Whistler, BC. The workshop was well received, and highlighted how collaboration between an occupational therapy provider and a residential care facility can improve quality of life outcomes for residents. Please feel free to get in touch with us if you would like more information on how occupational therapy can help seniors.