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How can I find an OT in private practice ?

Please see table below for a list of private practitioners in Newfoundland and Labrador.  Please note this information is revised at members request and its accuracy cannot be guaranteed.


How much can I expect to pay for the OT services?

The Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Occupational Therapist recommends the hourly rate of:
$105/hour for occupational therapy services

Exceptional circumstances which may result in a rate lower or higher than this include, but is not limited to: 
Lump sum agreement for services 
Agreements between the provider of services and the client which factor in economies of scale 
Market value of the occupational therapy service is exceptionally high (e.g.highly specialized service/practice area)or low (e.g. service is available from other providers not necessarily OT's) 
Respectfully submitted October 2013
This rate is subject to change on a yearly basis.


Will my insurance cover the costs?

Currently, the only insurance company which covers occupational therapy services up to $500 is Desjardins. Other insurance companies may also cover occupational therapy services for services which are not specific to occupational therapy but part of the scope of occupational therapists such as the cost associated for custom orthotics. If your insurance company does not cover occupational therapy services, ask for it! Increased demand will improve the likelihood that insurance companies will provide coverage.

As an injured worker, you may also be entitled to occupational therapy services (such as recommendation for ergonomic equipment, rehabilitation, monitored return to work programs, etc.) as part of your recovery and return to work. This would be covered through the worker compensation system. Other occupational therapy services which may be covered by workers compensation include home assessments (with recommendations for assistive devices, personal care, and/or home modifications in relation to your compensable injury).

As a veteran, you may also be entitled to occupational therapy services related to home assessments. You may also be entitled to the services of occupational therapist when returning to work.

Private Practice Occupational Therapy Services . Newfoundland and Labrador

Name of Company or Therapist Contact Information Geographic Area for Service Practice Area or Specialty Skills Availability of Service
Adrienne C. Thoms Newfoundland

10-years pediatric autism experience; treatment to address sensory challenges, feeding issues, motor skill development, independence with activities of daily living; school consultant. Therapy space available, home, school or community visits.

7-days a week
Alida Diane Bouwman St. John's area
Assessment and Treatment for Adults and children with issues involving
learning , sensory processing, mental health and Physical Coordination.
Experience with Learning Disabilities, Autism, Head Injuries and Physical
Evenings and weekends
Allison Eustace St. John's & surrounding areas.

Pediatric assessment & intervention for developmental,sensory, & motor concerns. Experience with Autism spectrum disorders & developmental disabilities.

Evenings & weekends Weekends
Central Rehab Inc. Occupational Therapists: Karen Butler, Director & Mary Emberton; Contractual: Anne Morgan, Amy Pearce, Danielle Hogan, Nicole Sussex, Trudy Gill St. John's, Mount Pearl, Conception Bay South, Clarenville & all surrounding areas.

Occupational Rehabilitation Services including Targeted Functional Assessments, Functional Capacity Evaluations, Ergonomic Assessments, Job Site Analyses, Job Matches, Worksite Ergonomic In-services/Presentations, Progressive Goal Attainment Program, Clinic Based & Worksite Based Occupational Rehabilitation.

Services available Days and Evenings, 7 days a week; Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday
Dawn Mayo, Occupational Therapy Services for Children in NL St. John's & Surrounding Area (Appts available at home office for client's outside St.John's)

Children with any identified concerns related to learning and development. Including assessments for early intervention or school-related concerns such as written output or potential learning problems.

Evenings & Weekends
Edgar Balsom - Therapy Works Inc. Conception Bay North area, Clarenville area and west, Bonavista Peninsula, Burin Peninsula, Palcentia and St. Mary.s area. Willing to travel anywhere to provide the needed service.

Primarily occupational rehabilitation but offer a variety of services for the community including orthotic insole provision, orthopedic appliances, equipment sales, home visits, safety assessments, insurance assessments, wheelchair assessments, hardening/conditioning, some pediatrics, equipment sales and rentals, functional assessments, etc. Vocational Assessments would include Functional Capacity Evaluations, Workstation/Ergonomic reviews, Home Visits, ADL Assessments, disability case management, Work Hardening, Job Site Analysis, Safety Assessments and so on.

Our primary office hours are 8:00- 5:00 but we have evening clinics and flexibility regarding times and would see clients on the weekends or evenings.
Freelance Occupational Therapy Services Contact: Susan Sparkes St. John's, Mount Pearl and surrounding areas; willing to travel outside of area when travel expenses provided

For adults and older adults: Home assessment, home modifications, ADL equipment recommendations and prescription (including wheelchairs). For children: Assessment and intervention services for preschool children with developmental or learning concerns; includes kindergarten readiness and picky eaters

Evenings and weekends
Fit for Work . Corner Brook Office Clinic Manager: Corrina Murrin Entire west coast, northern peninsula and Labrador (trips performed as required)

Occupational Rehabilitation Services including Job Site Analysis (JSA.s), ergonomic assessments, Targeted Functional Assessments (TFA), Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCE.s), Return to work planning, home visits, case management services and other consultations as requested. Services can be completed in clinic at our Corner Brook office or at the clients home or work environment as requested.

Office hours: 8:00am 4:00pm but also have flexibility to work beyond these hours if necessary and depending on the travel associated with a service.
Fit for Work . St. John's Office Occupational Therapists: Kim Pitcher, Jennifer Ritcey, Bryan Carter, Jonathan Robinson, Laura Middleton, Sharon Horan St. John's and Avalon peninsula, Burin peninsula, travel to East Coast and Central portion of the province as requested. Western and northern aspects of the island serviced by the Corner Brook clinic.

Occupational Rehabilitation Services including Job Site Analysis (JSA.s), Ergonomic Assessments, Targeted Functional Assessments (TFA.s), Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCE.s), Return to Work planning, Work Conditioning and Hardening, Exercise Therapy, Progressive Goal Attainment Program and Mental Health Rehabilitation. We also offer Injury Prevention Activities including corporate and worksite based presentations, Home Visits for fall prevention, safety and equipment needs, Case Management Services, Upper Extremity Splinting and Foot Orthotics and other consultations as requested. Services can be completed in clinic or at the clients home or work environment as requested.

Regular office hours: 8:30am . 4:30pm (flexible depending on client's needs and travel associated with a service).
Gillian Locke GCL Occupational Therapy I live in St. John's, Newfoundland. I travel to surrounding areas and work with the client in his/her own environment so I am also able to work the caregiver(s), team member(s), and other health professional(s). I will travel outside of the surrounding areas if requested.

I work with children with a variety of different needs ranging from 2-18
years of age. Some of the areas I assess but not limited to are:
- Fine Motor Assessment
- Written Output Assessment
- Visual Motor Assessment
- Sensory Processing Assessment
- School Assessment

I am a full time private Occupational Therapist. I can accommodate evening or weekend appointments if required.
Henriette Brandts Buys . Occupational Therapist Seating Consultant I visit clients at home or any other appropriate place,anywhere in the province and St. Pierre et Miquelon

Seating and positioning, wheelchair prescription, power wheelchair, assessment, ADL, home modifications. Services can be provided in French.

Fridays mostly and weekday evenings. Other days including weekends can be arranged if necessary.
InMotion Health Centre Occupational Therapsits: Trent Oldford Jason Dalton Danielle Button Dana Bonnell St. John's and Avalon

Occupational Rehabilitation, Ergonomics, Functional Assessments, Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE), Job Site Analysis (JSA), Return to Work planning, Progressive Goal Attainment Program (PGAP), Activities of Daily Living Assessment (ADL Assmt.), Accessibility Assessment, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Massage Therapy, Chiropractic

Office Hours: Monday . Thursday 8:00am . 8:00pm; Friday 8:00am .4:30pm
Integrated Occupational Health Services (IOHS) Jane Simmons President/ Occupational Therapist contact person. We provide many home based and worksite services across Newfoundland and Labrador. Clinic is located in St. John's where all services are provided. We have consultants in St. John's and Corner Brook who service all areas of the province as required. Splinting and orthotic services and clinic based assessment and rehabilitation services are only available in St. John's area

Areas of practice include Occupational Rehabilitation and home based services primarily. Main areas of practice include but are not limited to: Client Assessment (functional testing, job matching, pre-employment screening, case management, mental health intake services, cost of future care assessments, and medical legal consultation) Worksite/Home Assessment (physical and psychosocial job site analysis, ergonomic analysis, workstation reviews and home demands analysis) Treatment (return to work services, work hardening/work conditioning, enhanced fitness services, injury prevention & education, splinting/orthotics, mental health interventions including education, skill building and activation programming). Specialized seating consultations can also be arranged on request.

Availability of services is anytime that is required, i.e., Monday to Sunday. Daytime or evenings in order to meet client needs.
IOHS Consultant -Jeff Williams St. John's, Avalon &Burin Peninsula

In home ADL assessments

Evenings & weekends
Kim Doyle Occupational Therapist Consultant Avalon area. Will travel if travel expenses provided.

Vocational rehab, ergonomics, home assessments.

Flexible schedule.
Kim Larouche St. John's and surrounding area but willing to travel throughout the province.

Ergonomics and worksite assessments, Injury Prevention, Early and safe return to work monitoring, Worker’s Compensation systems consulting, Home assessments, mental health and return to work, custom foot orthotics. Can provide services in English and French.

Please contact to arrange appointment time.
Occupational Outcomes Corrine Power and Joanne Martin Corner Brook and surrounding area, northern peninsula,Stephenville, Port Aux Basques

In home assessments and ergonomics

Evenings and weekends
Personal Best Occupational Rehab Inc. Avalon Peninsula, with some services offered on the Burin Peninsula and Clarenville area

Occupational Rehabilitation

Monday to Friday regular business hours with some availability of evening hours as needed
Scarlett Hann Provides services throughout Newfoundland and Labrador

Case Management, Disability Management, RTW planning

Negotiated on request
Wedgewood Physiotherapy Occupational Therapist: Kim Maher St. John's

Pre-school aged children newly diagnosed with Autism who have ABA in place.

Limited services. Please contact to arrange times.
Kelly Littlejohn St. John's and surrounding area

Practice Area: Mental health, home assessments, ergonomics and worksite assessments. Case management and return to work planning.

Evenings and weekends