A graduate from the University of Manitoba 2011 Masters of Occupational Therapy program, Ali has spent her career working in the field of rehabilitation, honing expertise in wheelchair seating and mobility, pressure management, upper extremity rehabilitation, complex discharge planning, home accessibility and fatigue management. In addition to Therapy First, Ali is currently employed at the Health Sciences Centre Multiple Sclerosis Clinic. She has also worked as a senior therapist on the spinal cord injury, amputee, and neuromusculoskeletal rehabilitation unit.
Ali is passionate and keen about staying up to date with the latest assistive technologies and evidence-based interventions available in rehabilitation. She has been the recipient of grants funding her research on the use of FES for upper extremity rehab, and the development of a manual wheelchair skills guide. Ali has taken further course training in Wound Care, The Occupational and Physical Therapy Management of Spinal Cord Injury, Accessible Home Modification, and Functional Electrical Stimulation.
Outside of work, Ali enjoys spending time outdoors at the lake, listening to podcasts, gardening, paddle boarding, golfing, and doing creative art projects with her kids.