OPTIMIZE OT ASSOCIATES


Julie Bell O.T.Reg. (MB)
Occupational Therapist
Winnipeg and Provincewide
Optimize OT 204-471-0861
BIOGRAPHY
Julie Bell is an Occupational Therapist and owner of Optimize Occupational Therapy Services. She has been a practicing OT since 2002, operating her private practice since 2006. Julie is committed to providing services around the province and enjoys traveling to various communities in Manitoba. She is a Certified Ergonomic Evaluator specialist through Matheson. She continues to educate herself on FCE’s, accessibility and seating, senior safety assessments, and other areas of practice. She enjoys providing education sessions to organizations on topics from ergonomics to body mechanics. Julie prides herself in providing services to locations and people who may otherwise not have services. She has devolved her team to allow for Manitoba wide services. Julie also helps to advocate for her profession as the chair of the Manitoba Private Practice Group through MSOT, sitting on committees for COTM, taking students, and sitting on various panels throughout the province.

Tara Cameron-Tilokani O.T.Reg. (MB)
Occupational Therapist
Southwest Manitoba Brandon Parkland Region
Optimize OT 204-471-0861
BIOGRAPHY

Tara Cameron-Tilokani O.T.Reg. (MB) has worked part-time at Optimize OT as an Occupational Therapist contractor since 2010. She graduated with Masters of Occupational Therapy from the U of M in 2010 and has a background in education.  Tara practices in southwestern Manitoba working in acute, long-term, home care and rehabilitation.  Tara provides personal care, home assessments, functional assessments, worksite/ergonomic assessments, job and physical demands analysis, coordination and monitoring of return to work programs and permanent impairment assessments. Tara lives and works in the Melita area.


Maxine HÉbert Malo O.T.Reg. (MB)
Occupational Therapist
Winnipeg, Portage, Steinbach
Optimize OT 204-471-0861
BIOGRAPHY

Maxine Hébert Malo is an Occupational Therapist and a 2008 University of Manitoba Master’s degree graduate. Maxine is bilingual in French and English and has completed two fieldwork placements in Montréal. She has 3 years experience as a Community Mental Health Worker with South Eastman Health/Santé Sud-est Inc. and has been working for Optimize OT since 2011. Maxine is capable of completing mental health assessments, personal care assessments, worksite assessments and impairment assessments. She is also trained in the Progressive Goal Attainment Program.


Maxine Hébert Malo est une ergothérapeute qui a reçu sa maitrise de l’Université du Manitoba en 2008. Elle est bilingue en français et en anglais et elle a complété deux stages à Montréal. Maxine a trois ans d’expérience comme Travailleuse en santé mentale avec South Eastman Health / Santé Sud-Est Inc. et elle travaille pour Optimize OT depuis 2011. Maxine peut compléter des évaluations en santé mentale, des évaluations fonctionnelles, des évaluations du lieu de travail et des évaluations de dépréciation. Elle a aussi une formation au Programme de gestion de l’activité progressive.

 


sara brite O.T.Reg. (MB)
Occupational Therapist
Winnipeg, Portage, Steinbach, winkler, interlake
Optimize OT 204-471-0861
BIOGRAPHY

Sara Brite is an Occupational Therapist for Optimize OT. Specializing Worksite/ergo Assessments | PDA’s, POD’s.

She graduated from University of Manitoba in 2014 with a Master of Occupational Therapy and has a background in psychology. She has experience in functional assessments, home assessments, and permanent impairment assessments. She also has experience in the coordination and monitoring of return to work programs. She has experience in both Winnipeg and rural Manitoba in a variety of areas, including mental health, acute, and community settings.

Kelly McKimm O.T.Reg. (MB)
Occupational Therapist
Winnipeg, Beausejour, Steinbach
Optimize OT 204-471-0861
BIOGRAPHY

Kelley Mckimm works part time as an Occupational Therapist for Optimize OT. She graduated from the Masters of Occupational Therapy program at the University of Manitoba in 2015. She has experience working in the community as well as in acute care hospitals in Manitoba. She has experience working with a variety of medical conditions, completing home assessments/modifications, functional/cognitive assessments, permanent impairment assessments, personal care assessments, seating/wheelchair assessments as well as restorative care.

Celeste Perez O.T.Reg. (MB)
Occupational Therapist
Winnipeg and surrounding area
Optimize OT 204-471-08611
Kyrsten Godard O.T.Reg. (MB)
Occupational Therapist
Brandon, South Central Manitoba (Winkler, Morden and Treherne), Southwest
Optimize OT 204-471-0861
BIOGRAPHY

Kyrsten Godard works part-time as an Occupational Therapist for Optimize OT. She graduated from the Masters of Occupational Therapy Program in 2016 and holds a Bachelor of Kinesiology from the University of Manitoba. Kyrsten lives and works in southwestern rural Manitoba (Glenboro and area), working for the private and public sector. She has experience with geriatrics and in several practice settings including: acute care, community and home care, long-term care, rehabilitation, and outpatients. Kyrsten has experience with Personal Care, Permanent Impairment, and home access assessments. Kyrsten looks forward to expending her career and her love of the OT profession into the private sector.

Lindy Blake O.T.Reg. (MB)
Occupational Therapist
The Pas, Flin Flon, Swan River
Optimize OT 204-471-0861
BIOGRAPHY

Lindy Blake is an occupational therapist for Optimize OT. She graduated from the Masters of Occupational Therapy program in 2014 from the University of Alberta. She has experience working in community, rehabilitation for acute and chronic injuries, and within the insurance sector at WCB. With her background in Kinesiology she has taken interest in ergonomics, as well. Born and raised in The Pas, MB, Lindy returned home and now is working part time for the Northern Health Region in Home Care. She has experience in personal care assessments, functional assessments, home/environmental assessments, permanent impairment assessments and wheelchair assessments.

Natalie Kristjanson O.T.Reg. (MB)
Occupational Therapist
Winnipeg, Interlake, Parkland, Fly In Communities
Optimize OT 204-471-0861
BIOGRAPHY

Natalie Kristjanson has been an Occupational Therapist for 27 years and has worked in many diverse areas of OT  including specializing in geriatrics, discharge planning and home care assessments and has many years of seating and wheelchair mobility assessment experience as well.  She developed the Musculosketal Injury Prevention Program in the Interlake Regional Health Authority  and trained staff in the IRHA in safe client handling techniques for many years. She continues to work part time in rural Manitoba as well as working part time for Optimize Occupational Therapy.geriatrics, discharge planning and home care assessments and has many years of seating and wheelchair mobility assessment experience as well.

Krystyna Corbin O.T.Reg. (MB)
Occupational Therapist
Winnipeg, Steinbach, Portage, Winkler
Optimize OT 204-471-0861
Chelsey Brincheski O.T.Reg. (MB)
Occupational Therapist
Beausejour and north east interlake, Steinbach, Selkirk, Arborg, Winnipeg
Optimize OT 204-471-0861
BIOGRAPHY

Chelsey Brincheski is an Occupational Therapist for Optimize OT. She graduated from the University of Manitoba with her Master of Occupational Therapy degree in 2015. She has a background in Biology. Chelsey has experience in pediatric, acute, mental health and community occupational therapy. She has experience in personal care assessments, functional assessments, home assessments, permanent impairment assessments and manual wheelchair skills assessments. She lives and works in rural Manitoba and she also works in Winnipeg.

Ann Fung O.T.Reg. (MB)
Occupational Therapist
NEW Regina, Saskatchewan South of Yorkton
Optimize OT 204-471-0861
BIOGRAPHY

Ann Phung graduated from the Masters of Occupational Therapy program at the University of Manitoba in 2011. She has worked in various areas in Northern Saskatchewan servicing home care, and long term care home clients, and in Manitoba in Chronic Care, Personal Care Home, Assessment and Rehabilitation, and Day Hospital at Deer Lodge Centre in Winnipeg. Ann Worked in northern Manitoba developing and providing Occupational Therapy Services for the Home Independence Program. She started with Optimize Occupational Therapy Services in 2014 working in various northern Manitoba communities and reserves completing home assessments, functional assessments, cognitive assessments, ordering equipment through various funding agencies including Veteran Affairs, FNIHB, and Manitoba Public Insurance.  She is now the Saskatchewan Associate, completing assessments for SGI, VAC, and other sources in Regina and southern Saskatchewan.

Cherie Murie O.T.Reg. (MB)
Occupational Therapist
Thompson and surrounding Areas
Optimize OT 204-471-0861
BIOGRAPHY

Cherie Murie is an Occupational Therapist who graduated from U of M in 2008, and has spent her years of practice working in community and hospital setting in Northern Manitoba. She works with the Burntwood Regional Health Authority in the home care, personal care home and in-patient setting. She has also worked with Children’s Therapy Initiative providing pediatric consultative services to Frontier School Division 1 and children living in northern communities. She has worked with a variety of clients with varying disabilities, completing functional assessments, home assessments, and wheelchair assessments and has worked independently and on interdisciplinary teams coordinating, monitoring and implementing treatment programs and equipment recommendations. She enjoys working and providing services to clients in Northern Manitoba and looks forward to diversifying her career in the private sector.

Angie Westman O.T.Reg. (MB)
Occupational Therapist
WINNIPEG and surrounding Areas
Optimize OT 204-471-0861
BIOGRAPHY

Angela Wischnewski is an Occupational Therapist that has been working part time with Optimize Occupational Therapy for the past 2 years.  She graduated from the University of Manitoba with her Master of Occupational Therapy degree in 2016 and has a background in Psychology.   She works in the Home Care setting in the city of Winnipeg.  She has experience completing cognitive assessments, home assessments, functional assessments, and permanent impairment assessments.