Natalie graduated from the University of Alberta in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy. She has worked extensively in the area of vocational rehabilitation since graduation. Natalie has also worked in the clinical areas of chronic pain education, mental health and addictions, and extended care. Natalie’s clinical interests are in the areas of chronic pain management, the utilization of activity analysis in treatment approaches and engaging clients in meaningful and productive activities. She lives in Saskatoon with her husband and two children.
Miranda graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology in 2005 and with a Bachelor of Education, with Distinction, in 2007 from the University of Saskatchewan. She then taught grade 4 & 5 in Leoville, SK from 2007 to 2009 and then returned to Saskatoon and worked for the Learning Disabilities Association of Saskatchewan (LDAS) until the summer of 2010. Miranda returned to university to pursue a career in occupational therapy and received her Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of Alberta in 2012.
Following graduation, Miranda worked at St. Paul’s Hospital on both an acute care medicine and surgical unit until 2014. She has been employed with the FIT for Active Living program since 2014 and has received advanced ErgoScience training in Functional Capacity Evaluations. Miranda’s work at the FIT program includes the assessment and treatment of clients’ functional abilities related to home and work activities. This includes objective functional testing, functional conditioning, work hardening/simulation, ADL activities, and return to work programming.
Miranda has volunteered with the Saskatchewan Society of Occupational Therapists (SSOT) on a standing committee since 2015, and was the volunteer Registrar on SSOT Council for two consecutive two-year terms from June 2016 to October 2020.