Helping you to help yourself
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#105, 17660 65A Avenue,
Surrey V3S 5N4
Opening Hours
Mon - Fri: 9AM - 5PM
(weekend appointments available)

Upcoming Workshop on Stroke Rehabilitation

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.

Continuing Education @ Life Skills Therapy

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.

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Life Skills Therapy awarded WorkSafe BC Service Contract

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.

Life Skills Therapy at BC Care Providers Association Conference

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.

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Life Skills Therapy Celebrates 5th Year Anniversary

We are very pleased to be marking our fifth anniversary. It is particularly gratifying to celebrate this anniversary as Life Skills Therapy has established itself as a quality health care service provider as a result of our hard work and commitment to quality over past five years. We would like to acknowledge all our staff, customers, stakeholders, and friends for their continued commitment to LST. We are only getting better with age!!

Feel free to check out these pictures from our 5th year anniversary celebration:

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Complex Care Facility Contract Awarded

We are pleased to announce that we have been awarded a service contract for occupational and kinesiology services by Zion Park Manor, a complex care facility. Services under this contract are targeted at wheelchair seating, positioning, designing exercise rooms, equipment recommendation, transfer and lift assessment, functional training, and overseeing the 99 bed facility.

Life Skills Therapy now offering Vocational Consultancy and Clinical Counselling

We are excited to have Harj Dhaliwal, Vocational Consultant and Manpreet Kohli, Clinical Counsellor join our growing team of dedicated rehabilitation professionals. Both Harj and Manpreet have years of experience working in the health field. Please feel free to check out their biography on our team page, and contact us if you need more information.

Working with Stroke Survivors: How to Maximize their Potential

Life Skills Therapy successfully hosted our two part workshop on Functional Use of Upper Extremity; and Functional Use of Lower Extremity. This is part of our series of workshops on Working with Stroke Survivors: How to maximize their potential. The workshops were jointly presented by Amit Kumar, OT; and Kim Hall, Physiotherapist at Physio2u. Over 35 rehab professionals attended the workshops.

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Here is what some of them had to say:

“Teachings were very applicable and informative”

“Really informative and practical, well done”

“Fantastic material that has immediate application for my clients. Thanks”

“I loved all the practical application of techniques and everyday examples of how to incorporate exercises”

Workshop on Stroke Rehabilitation

Life Skills Therapy and Neurofunction Rehab invite you to attend our 2-day workshop to learn functional upper and lower extremity exercises and handling skills for people with neurological impairments. The workshop is aimed at Kinesiologists, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy new graduates and students who want to learn and improve their handling skills to ensure a safe therapeutic environment for neurological impaired clientele.
Date: Saturday, March 5, 2016 and Saturday, April 2, 2016
Time: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Location: Neurofunction Rehab, #105-17660 65A Ave, Surrey, BC V3S 5N4
Registration Deadline: March 1, 2016
Please click here for more information and/or to register.

Thank you!

Thank you to our OTs, Sheila Wang, Vijoy Chakraborty and Amit Kumar who generously gave their time to contribute to the success of Talk to an OT events during OT month organized by CAOT-BC in collaboration with Shoppers Home Health.

FCE now available at Life Skills Therapy

We are pleased to now offer comprehensive Functional Capacity Evaluations at our clinical location in Cloverdale. We offer both 1 day/2 days assessment. Please contact us for more information or to book an assessment.

Physiotherapy services now offered at our clinic Neurofunction Rehab

Our in-house physiotherapists are fully licensed and have extensive experience in assessing and treating a variety of neurological and orthopedic conditions. Flexible hours available. Please call us at 604-574-1255 for more information or to book an appointment.

Stroke group therapy program a big success

Our 10 week upper extremity group therapy program was successfully completed on June 16 with a surprise potluck lunch organized by our participants. Kudos to the stroke survivors for their active and enthusiastic participation in this program. We now look forward to the lower extremity group program.

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PGAP now available at Life Skills Therapy

As part of our commitment to quality and to provide evidence based practice, our therapists are now trained in PGAP (Progressive Goal Attainment Program). PGAP is a 10 week standardized evidence-based intervention program for reducing disability associated with pain, depression, cancer and other chronic health conditions. Please feel free to contact us for more information.

Life Skills Therapy now offering BrainFx assessment

We are pleased to announce that three of our occupational therapists are now certified BrainFx 360 administrators. “BrainFx 360 is a new, comprehensive, standardized, research-based digital assessment tool that is designed to measure the functional impact of mild to moderate brain injury or disorder” (BrainFx.com). Please feel free to call us for more information or for an assessment.

Neurofunction Rehab: Opening ceremony

Neurofunction Rehab opened its doors to public after our opening ceremony on March 26. We are excited to offer specialty neurological rehabilitation services close to your home. Check out these pictures from the day:

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Neurofunction Rehab: Excellence in neurological rehabilitation

We are excited to announce opening of our new specialty therapy centre focusing on clients with neurological impairments. Neurofunction Rehab is opening its doors on Thursday, March 26. Please feel free to visit us on March 26 at #105, 17660 65A Ave, Surrey V3S 8E7. Please click here to find out more about services offered.

Our OT presenting a poster at CAOT Annual Conference

February 26, 2015: Congratulations to our OT, Danielle Fogarty!! Her poster on Client‐Centered Development of a Group Cognitive Intervention has been accepted for a presentation at CAOT (Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists) Annual Conference 2015 in Manitoba from May 27-30. Please click here to read the abstract.

Education Day at Life Skills Therapy

Life Skills Therapy hosted an education day for our OTs and Kinesiologists. Topics covered included return to work, assessment tools, and functional goal setting. A hard day’s work was followed by some fun at the local bowling arena. Check out these pictures from the day:

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Cost of Future Care (CFC) Assessments

We are pleased to offer CFC assessments. Our OT completing CFC assessments has over 25 years of clinical experience. Please contact us to book an assessment.

Life Skills Therapy at Health Care Innovations Conference and Tradeshow in Calgary

Amit Kumar, Elizabeth Poon, and Emmeline Chang represented Life Skills Therapy at Health Care Innovations Conference and Tradeshow in Calgary. It was a great opportunity to learn about new developments in products, services and technologies, and exchange ideas with colleagues. Check out these pictures from the conference:

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Kinesiology/Rehab Assistant services now available at Life Skills Therapy

We are excited to now offer kinesiology/rehab assistant services. Our kinesiologists are fully registered with BCAK and carry comprehensive liability insurance. Our kinesiologists support our own results oriented rehabilitation programs, as well as are available to external organizations. Our kinesiologists/rehab assistants speak Punjabi, Hindi, Serbian, Croatian, and Korean. Services are offered throughout Lower Mainland. Here is a picture of the team:

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Life Skills Therapy at South Asian Health Expo 2014

Amit Kumar was invited as a guest speaker by the organizers of South Asian Health Expo in Surrey. Amit spoke about occupational therapy in bone health at the South Asian Health Expo held on January 26, 2014 in Surrey which was attended by over 200 people. Amit’s article on Occupational Therapy in Falls Prevention was published in the 3rd edition of South Asian Health Magazine. Well done Amit! Here are some pictures from the health expo:

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Surrey Business Excellence Awards 2013: Life Skills Therapy declared Winner

Hooray!! Life Skills Therapy was declared Business Excellence Award Winner 2013 in new business of the year category last evening in a wonderful event organized by the Surrey Board of Trade (SBOT). We are honored to receive this award and would like to thank SBOT for this honor; and to our staff for the wonderful work over the past two years. We would also like to thank all supporters and well-wishers of Life Skills Therapy. Here are some pictures from the awards night:

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Working with Stroke Survivors

Life Skills Therapy successfully hosted a one day workshop on Working with Stroke Survivors: How to maximize their Potential on November 2. It was presented by Amit Kumar, OT and Erin Reeds, Physiotherapist. 25 rehabilitation professionals attended this workshop.

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Here is what some of them had to say about the workshop:

“Thanks again for sharing your knowledge and passion in making the lives of those affected by stroke with hope of a great recovery and as you said Amit life-long learning.”

“Great amount of practical to go with lecture. More courses need more hands on like this! Both Erin and Amit very approachable and eager to teach”.

“Very functional and usable info. Makes sense and encourages therapists to think outside the box”.

Surrey Business Excellence Awards 2013: Life Skills Therapy named a Finalist

We are very pleased to announce that Life Skills Therapy have been named a finalist in the Surrey Business Excellence Awards 2013 in the new business of the year category! This event is sponsored by the Surrey Board of Trade and “focuses on the strength and innovation within every entrepreneur to take an idea and use it as the foundation for building a business”. It is a great honor to be named as one of the three finalists as over 2000 new businesses are registered in Surrey every year. The winner will be announced in an academy-awards style event which is Surrey’s premier business event of the year! We are looking forward to the event next month.

Workshop on Stroke Rehabilitation

Life Skills Therapy is organizing a one day workshop on "Working with Stroke Survivors: How to Maximize their Potential" for care workers, rehab assistants, kinesiologists, physiotherapy and occupational therapy students who want to learn and improve their basic handling skills to ensure a safe therapeutic environment for stroke survivors.
Date: November 2nd 2013
Time: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Location: 101-8289 North Fraser way, Burnbay, BC V5J 4Z4
Registration Deadline: October 20th, 2013