Tracy, Rehabilitation Assistant at Hilltop House in Squamish
“I love being a part of the rehabilitation team at Hilltop House in Squamish, and feel like I contribute to enriching the lives of the residents here," says Tracy, Rehabilitation Assistant. The combination of Occupational Therapy (OT) and Physiotherapy (PT) in this role allows Tracy variety to work on PT mobility and strength goals, as well as OT functional tasks such as activities of daily living, seating, and equipment maintenance.
Tracy has 23 years of experience in community rehabilitation, working with clients with orthopedic injuries, acquired brain injury, neurological and psychological disorders. “My own mother was a resident at this facility in Squamish, and when the opportunity arose to be a part of the team here that provided such exceptional care to her, I jumped at the chance. It has allowed me to shift my career scope somewhat, to focus more on long-term complex care as part of my rehabilitation work," says Tracy.
Tracy works with a supportive allied health team that believes strongly in collaboration and peer support. “It is very rewarding to be a part of a team that works exceptionally well together daily to problem solve as required, and support each other through the daily workload."
Beautiful coastal settings
As a rehabilitation assistant with a background in exercise therapy and fitness instruction, Tracy's had the opportunity to provide exercise therapy in some unimaginably beautiful coastal settings. She has a love for the ocean, mountain sports, and spends her free time on two wheels as much as possible – commuting to work via trails on her mountain bike, or travelling the spectacular Sea to Sky Highways via motorbike. “Being a part of this compassionate and competent VCH team has been a real career highlight for me professionally."
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