Karen Saevil-Turgeon is a fully qualified Occupational Therapist who is licensed to practice in Canada and is registered with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario (COTO). She graduated from McMaster University in 1992 with a Bachelor of Health Science in Occupational Therapy. She is a member in good standing with COTO and is also a member with the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT) as well as the Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists (OSOT).
Karen has hospital-based and community based experience working with populations including mental health, chronic pain, and Psycho-Geriatrics. She has expertise in program development, from developing the OT role in Acute Psychiatry, community-based mental health, as well as co-founding a private practice.
She also strives at finding solutions to assist people to remain in their homes.
Karen is fluent in French and English.
Definition – World Federation of Occupational Therapy
“Occupational therapy is a profession concerned with promoting health and well being through engagement in occupation.” Occupational therapy (also abbreviated as OT) is a holistic health care profession that aims to promote health by enabling individuals to perform meaningful and purposeful activities across the lifespan. Occupational therapy interventions focus on adapting the environment, modifying the task, teaching the skill, and educating the client/family in order to increase participation in and performance of daily activities.
Maximizing independence by minimizing disabilities / maximizing abilities