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Working out of our centrally located clinic in Winnipeg, our reliable and responsive occupational therapists are diverse in their expertise, allowing us to offer assessments, consultation, direct therapy and customized training that address your specific referral needs. We offer our rehabilitation focused occupational therapy services both in the clinic and in the community to independent medical evaluators, insurers, lawyers, disability agencies, and individuals.

Personal Care Assessments

A home-based assessment to determine the functional level of an individual in the areas of self-care, home and community management, and physical access following injury or disability. Recommendations for support services, adaptive equipment and accessibility improvements are provided to improve functional independence.

Residential Accessibility Assessments

This residential accessibility assessment is conducted in the individual's home to identify barriers to access and independence. Mobility and adaptive equipment, as well home modification concept solutions are provided. We work with architects and builders to help individuals living with disabilities treach their full functional potential with maximum independence and accessibility. We provide inclusive design consultation for home renovations and accessible new build projects. 


Our occupational therapists are aging-in-place specialists and are experts in project managing custom accessibility renovations for bathroom, kitchens, and entrances. We work with equipment vendors and construction companies who are Certified Aging In Place Specialists (CAPS) to remove barriers and create beautiful and functional residences for people of all abilities.


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Wheelchair/Seating and Mobility Assessments

A clinic or home-based assessment to determine appropriate mobility devices and seating products. Our rehabilitation occupational therapists are seating specialists who have experience with custom and commercial seating and focus on comfort, skin health, and positioning for optimal independence and function.

Physical and Cognitive Job Demands Analysis

A Job Demands Analysis is the assessment of the physical, cognitive, psychosocial aspects of a job, included in the essential and bona fide occupational requirements (BFOR) of the work. Our occupational therapist can conduct a Cognitive Demands Analysis, a Physical Demands Analysis or a full Job Demands Analysis to be used in return to work planning and to determine appropriate worker accommodations, following injury or illness. Job Demands Analysis are essential tools for creating accurate job descriptions.

Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCE/FAE)

A functional capacity evaluation is a comprehensive clinic-based assessment designed to determine the physical and/or cognitive capabilities and of an individual when determining if they can safely return to a target job or to determine baseline capabilities when investigating alternate vocational options.

The purpose of an FCE is to collect information about the functional limitations of a person with a medical impairment. In addition, the FCE can be used to determine if the individual will be safe in performing various tasks and if job accommodations will be required.  It may also recommend rehabilitation strategies to improve functional tolerances and performance.


We have 4 Matheson trained functional capacity evaluators who conduct these comprehensive clinic-based assessments at our Clinic in Winnipeg and at Steelcity Physiotherapy in Selkirk Manitoba. We offer the following Physical Functional Capacity Evaluations in 1 full-day or 2 half-day formats:

  • Baseline Physical FCE - test for general physical capacity and screen for psychosocial risk factors (no target job)
  • Job Match Physical FCE - test for the physical capacity measured to demands of target job and screen for psychosocial risk factors (target job)

Cognitive Functional Capacity Evaluations:

A CogFCE is a specific Functional Capacity Evaluation that assesses the functional impairment of a client’s memory, attention, planning, problem-solving, learning, impulsivity, and tolerance for multiple demands. The evaluation includes a variety of standardized assessments and functional assessments conducted in the clinic and in the client's home/community. The evaluation report will outline the impact of any changes in cognitive function and recommend customized strategies to accommodate or minimize the condition.  This assessment is often used for vocational planning and job matching. It is most often conducted in combination with the physical FCE.

  • Baseline Cognitive FCE - test for the physical and cognitive capacity and screen for psychosocial risk factors (no target job)
  • Job Match Cognitive FCE - test for the physical and cognitive capacity measured to demands of target job and screen for psychosocial risk factors (target job)

Ergonomic Assessments/Worksite Assessments

This assessment is the analysis of an employee's workstation, equipment, and environment to identify risk factors and their effects on the employee (force, repetition, awkward postures, contact stress, vibration, and more). The assessment investigates human factors, task requirements, workstation organization, and environmental factors.  A detailed report is provided with photographs outlining the risk factors for the employee and the recommended behavioural, administrative and engineering control measures to reasonably accommodate the employee.


Workplace Accommodation Assessments

Percentage of Duties Assessments

Cognitive Assessment and Rehabilitation



Mental Health Assessments and Rehabilitation


Sensory/ Behavioural Assessments

Customized Training for Disability Support Workers

Rehabilitation Consultation & Case Management

Our occupational therapists are Stay at Work and Return to Work specialists providing a customized and collaborative service that involves planning, coaching, arranging support services. We also monitor the client's medical status and well-being, as they progress through their rehabilitation program and prepare to return to work or to engage in clinical rehab programming.

Medical Legal Services

We have Certified Life Care Planners who conduct Cost of Future Care Analysis for personal injury cases across North America and testify as expert witnesses in the areas of injury and illness rehabilitation,  accessibility of the built environment, and workplace accommodation. Marnie Courage is a recognized Life Care Planner who has proven medical-legal experience submitting defendable, non-biased Future Care Reports to personal injury attornies both in Canada and the United States. Marnie leads the team of occupational therapists who conduct all business with the assumption that all assessments and reporting may end up in court and therefore all deliverables will be defendable in opinion and documented using best practices. We provide expert testimonials, review peer reports, review surveillance video and provide opinion within our scope of expertise.  

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