Brooke has nearly 20 years of experience working as an occupational therapist. She graduated in 2003 from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation in Occupational Therapy (OT). Brooke’s passion is to help her clients to journey through life-altering moments by giving them the tools to problem solve, overcome barriers and adapt to their new situations. She enjoys the privilege of getting to know each client’s unique background, environment and needs and then utilize her expertise to help them maximize their independence.
Brooke began her career in Winnipeg before moving to Calgary where she worked for many years in an acute care setting with clients who had sustained traumatic brain, orthopedic and/or burn-related injuries. Over the years, she has also worked in critical care, surgical and general medicine units and tertiary rehabilitation settings. Brooke moved back to Winnipeg in 2019 and since then she has continued to hone her skills in neurorehabilitation; most recently working in a home-based stroke rehabilitation program. Brooke has specialized knowledge in complex discharge planning/transition from hospital to home, home safety and accessibility, patient handling, cognitive rehabilitation, upper extremity rehabilitation, orthotics/splinting, spasticity management, pressure management, and wound care. Brooke is a member in good standing of the College of Occupational Therapists of Manitoba, and the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists. She enjoys contributing to her profession and continuing to learn through mentoring rehabilitation students, participating in clinical working groups and keeping up to date with evidence-based practice.
Brooke lives in Winnipeg with her husband and three children. Outside of work, she enjoys camping, travelling, skiing, running and practicing yoga.