About Abrial Cooke , MSc OT, OT Reg.(Ont)
Hello! My name is Abrial.
I’m a registered Occupational Therapist with the Ontario College of Occupational Therapist. I have a passion for helping clients who live with chronic conditions and/or persistent pain. I enjoy collaborating with them to optimize their quality of life using interventions that suit their needs and personality. My clients tell me they’ve appreciated re-connecting their minds and bodies through our work together.
In addition to the more common ways Occupational Therapists work with clients, I also apply other modalities, including yoga and various psychotherapies. I’m a certified yoga teacher (RYT200hr), and have training in Motivational Interviewing (MI), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
As assistive equipment can make a big difference in recovery, I support many clients in acquiring the types of equipment that will help maximize their independence. I connect them with funding for things like walkers, wheelchairs, power chairs, and scooters through the Assistive Devices Program (ADP), motor vehicle accident (MVA) insurance, disability insurance coverage, and other avenues.
I love learning, teaching, and creative experiences. In my leisure time, I read, travel, practice yoga, and hang out with animals. Whenever the opportunity presents, I research the interconnection of mental health and poverty. There are an increasing number of ways Occupational Therapy is learning to address issues around homelessness.
My goal is to assist you in your recovery and return to meaningful activity. I have expertise in rehabilitation, community care, and accute (i.e. hospital) medicine. I also have lived experience, so I’m a consumer and a provider. I have a masters degree in Occupational Therapy from Western University as well as a Bachelor of Arts and Science in Biological Sciences and Psychology from the University of Windsor.
For those horse lovers out there, I’m a certified Equestrian competition coach with over 12 years of experience coaching and mentoring. I’ve coached individuals of all ages and ability levels.
My company is called Rise Occupational Therapy. I’m pleased to partner with Midtown Rehab to offer MVA Group Therapy.
Is there something else you’d like to know about me? Just ask.