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Loss Analytics and Litigation Support

Gareth Smit – Life Care Planner

R. Kin, B.Sc. (Kin), RRP, CCLCP

Gareth Smit has been employed as a Life Care Planner at Rehab First since 2010. He is a Canadian Certified Life Care Planner (CCLCP), a Registered Rehabilitation Professional (RRP), a Registered Kinesiologist (R.Kin), and a Professional Member of the Ontario Kinesiology Association (OKA). He is a member of the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals (IARP), the International Academy of Life Care Planners (IALCP), and the Vocational Rehabilitation Association of Ontario. Mr. Smit completed the Canadian Certified Life Care Planner (CCLCP) program through the University of Florida and received his CCLCP designation through the International Commission on Health Care Certification (ICHCC) in the United States. He completed his undergraduate education at the University of Waterloo (B.Sc. Kinesiology).


Mr. Smit’s work at Rehab First includes the preparation of future care cost reports/life care plans for plaintiff and defense counsel. These reports and plans outline the needs of adult and paediatric clients who have sustained brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, traumatic amputations, orthopaedic injuries, and who are disabled as a result of chronic pain and other physical and psychological impairments as a result of motor vehicle collisions, slip and fall incidents, and medical malpractice. He has authored or co-authored over 150 such plans during his tenure at Rehab First. Gareth has over 20 years experience providing rehabilitation services to people with disabilities. His work experience also includes the development and implementation of labour market re-entry and return-to-school plans, therapeutic exercise programs, as well as the completion of ergonomic assessments, functional ability evaluations, and physical demands analyses.


Dr. Heather Orenstein-Frankel – Occupational Therapist, Chiropractor, and Life Care Planner

B.Sc. OT, OT Reg. (Ont.), D.C., CCLCP

Dr. Heather Orenstein-Frankel is an Occupational Therapist and a Chiropractor who earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from McGill University and a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. She is also a Canadian Certified Life Care Planner (CCLCP), completing the CCLCP program through the University of Florida and receiving her certification through the International Commission on Health Care Certification (ICHCC) in the United States. Dr. Orenstein-Frankel is a member of the Canadian Chiropractic Association, the Ontario Chiropractic Association, the College of Chiropractors of Ontario, the Canadian Chiropractic Protective Association, the Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists, and the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario.


Dr. Orenstein-Frankel has been employed with Rehab First since 2012. Her primary focus at Rehab First is the preparation of future care cost reports/life care plans for plaintiff and defense counsel. These reports and plans outline the needs of adult and paediatric clients who have sustained brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, traumatic amputations, orthopaedic injuries and who are disabled as a result of chronic pain and other physical and psychological impairments as a result of motor vehicle collisions, slip and fall incidents, and medical malpractice. She has authored or co-authored over 100 FCCs/LCPs during her tenure at Rehab First. She has experience peer mentoring other rehabilitation professionals pursuing life care planning certification. She is skilled in the assessment, intervention, and evaluation of clients within the occupational performance areas of self-care, child care, housekeeping, vocation, and leisure. She has designed and implemented treatment for patients while managing a rehabilitation centre. Her scope of practice includes assessment and treatment recommendation related to orthopaedic and musculoskeletal function, recommendation of mobility and assistive devices, and quantification of attendant care needs.


Johanna Baker – Occupational Therapist and Life Care Planner

BA, MOT, OT Reg. (Ont.), CCLCP

Johanna Baker, Occupational Therapist and Life Care Planner, has nine years of experience working as a professional in the field of occupational therapy and rehabilitation consulting. She has been employed at Rehab First since 2014. She completed her undergraduate education at Simon Fraser University and earned her Master of Occupational Therapy Degree from the University of British Columbia. Ms. Baker is a registered occupational therapist in good standing with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario and the College of Occupational Therapists of British Columbia. She is a member of the Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists. She is also a Canadian Certified Life Care Planner (CCLCP), completing the CCLCP program through the University of Florida and receiving her certification through the International Commission on Health Care Certification (ICHCC) in the United States.


Ms. Baker’s current practice at Rehab First is focused on the completion of future care cost reports/life care plans. These reports and plans outline the needs of adult and paediatric clients who have sustained brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, traumatic amputations, orthopaedic injuries and who are disabled as a result of chronic pain and other physical and psychological impairments as a result of motor vehicle collisions, slip and fall incidents, and medical malpractice. She is skilled in the assessment, intervention, and evaluation of clients within the occupational performance areas of self-care, child care, housekeeping, vocation, and leisure. Her scope of practice includes assessment and treatment recommendation related to orthopaedic and musculoskeletal function, recommendation of mobility and assistive devices, and quantification of attendant care needs.


Jordan Roovers – Life Care Planner and Director, Loss Analytics and Litigation Support

R.Kin, B.Sc. (Kin), MBA, CCLCP

Jordan Roovers is a Life Care Planner and is the Director of Loss Analytics & Litigation Support at Rehab First. He has been employed with Rehab First Inc. since 2003. He is a Canadian Certified Life Care Planner (CCLCP), a Registered Kinesiologist (R.Kin), and a Professional Member of the Ontario Kinesiology Association (OKA). He completed his undergraduate education at the University of Waterloo (B.Sc. Kinesiology – Cooperative Program). The focus of his studies and work terms was in occupational biomechanics and workplace ergonomics. He has also completed a Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) degree at Athabasca University. He is a member of the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals (IARP), including the International Academy of Life Care Planners (IALCP) and the Rehabilitation and Disability Case Management sections of IARP respectively. Mr. Roovers completed his Canadian Certified Life Care Planning program through the Canadian Institute of Life Care Planners in conjunction with the Sprott School of Business, Carleton University.


Mr. Roovers has been recognized by the Ontario Superior Court as an expert in future care costs/life care planning and he has testified on behalf of both plaintiff and defense counsel. Mr. Roovers oversees the practice of all life care planners and other tort assessment services at Rehab First. His personal practice includes the preparation of future care cost reports/life care plans outlining the needs of adult and paediatric clients who have sustained brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, traumatic amputations, orthopaedic injuries and who are disabled as a result of chronic pain and other physical and psychological impairments as a result of motor vehicle collisions, slip and fall incidents, and medical malpractice. He also supervises and mentors a team of Canadian Certified Life Care Planners and tort assessors with backgrounds in occupational therapy, chiropractic, case management, nursing, and kinesiology. He has authored or co-authored over 400 future care cost/life care plans during his tenure at Rehab First. He has experience providing vocational and educational rehabilitation services, disability/rehabilitation case management, and employability assessments.


Josh Campbell - Occupational Therapist and Employability Assessor

M.Sc. OT, OT Reg. (Ont.), CCLCP

Josh Campbell has been qualified as an expert witness at the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in the areas of occupational therapy, employability/vocational assessment, and vocational counselling; he has testified on behalf of both plaintiff and defense counsel in this regard for adult and paediatric populations. He has been employed at Rehab First since 2009.


Mr. Campbell completed his undergraduate education in kinesiology and his Master of Occupational Therapy Degree at the University of Western Ontario. Mr. Campbell is a registered occupational therapist in good standing with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario. He is also a Canadian Certified Life Care Planner (CCLCP), completing the CCLCP program through the University of Florida and receiving his certification through the International Commission on Health Care Certification (ICHCC) in the United States.


Mr. Campbell’s primary practice involves completing employability assessments, loss of earnings capacity assessments, worksite assessments, job demands analyses, return to work planning, work hardening programs, and job retraining, both for tort and accident benefits purposes. Mr. Campbell also completes future care cost reports/life care plans. Mr. Campbell’s occupational therapy scope of practice includes assessment and treatment related to physical, affective, and cognitive function, adaptive behaviour, recommendation of assistive devices, and rehabilitation and maintenance within the areas of self-care/attendant care, child care, productivity, and leisure. Mr. Campbell is also clinically trained to practice acupuncture.


Kevin Tyrer - Occupational Therapist

M.Sc. OT, OT Reg. (Ont.)

Kevin Tyrer has been qualified as an expert witness at the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in the areas of occupational therapy and functional assessment. He has been employed at Rehab First since 2010.


Mr. Tyrer completed his undergraduate education in kinesiology and his Master of Occupational Therapy Degree at the University of Western Ontario. Mr. Tyrer is a registered occupational therapist in good standing with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario.


Mr. Tyrer’s practice is comprised of completing assessments for both treatment and tort purposes; these assessments include home site evaluations, assessment of attendant care needs, discharge planning needs, worksite/physical demands analysis, work station/ergonomic analysis, employability/vocational evaluation, rehabilitation needs assessment, as well as cognitive and functional abilities evaluations. Mr. Tyrer also provides treatment related to physical, affective, and cognitive function, adaptive behaviour, recommendation of assistive devices, and rehabilitation and maintenance within the areas of self-care/attendant care, child care, productivity, and leisure. Mr. Tyrer is also a regional manager who is responsible for overseeing, mentoring, and managing a team of rehabilitation professionals who provide a variety of assessment and treatment services to injured/disabled adult and paediatric populations.

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