Helping people get back to work for over 25 years.
Angela Topping is an Occupational Therapist with over 25 years of clinical experience. In 1992, she graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelors Degree in Occupational Therapy and went on to complete her Masters in Rehabilitation from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. Her professional career has included time in acute care, sub acute care, long-term care, rehabilitation, home care and industry. She has received advanced training in research, functional capacity evaluations, forensics, medical legal evaluation and life care planning.
Her practice is occupation-based and has a focus on adult and senior clients with acquired brain injury, spinal cord injury as well as other orthopaedic, neurologic and musculoskeletal injuries. She is able to provide standardized cognitive assessments and link these findings to functional challenges at home, the community and at work. One of the additional tools that she uses for clients with ongoing chronic pain is the Progressive Goal Attainment Program (PGAP). This disability prevention program is specifically designed to target psychosocial risk factors for disability.
Angela has expertise in assessments of complex, injured clients who have suffered: serious car accidents, catastrophic orthopaedic injuries, acquired brain injuries and soft tissue injury. Assessments are completed using industry recognized evaluation tools for physical and cognitive dysfunction. Professional opinions are provided on household productivity, attendant care needs, residual employability, barriers to return to work, rehabilitation and future care needs including equipment costs and replacement timelines. In addition, recommendations are provided to maximize the client’s independence and quality of life.