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About Us

Geronimo Occupational Therapy provides comprehensive rehabilitation in the community to help individuals regain function and promote independence in their daily activities. As Occupational Therapists, we firmly believe in the importance of promoting participation in meaningful activities to improve one’s health and well-being. Our practice focuses on a diverse population ranging from adolescents to older adults with complex needs including traumatic brain injury, psychological disorders, chronic pain, and musculoskeletal injuries.

We are a diverse group of Occupational Therapists with extensive clinical experience in a variety of settings. Central to our approach is providing Occupational Therapy services that are client-centred, evidence-informed, and culturally safe. We have team members that are able to provide service in French, Tagalog (Filipino), Bengali, Hindi and Urdu.

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Our Services

Occupational Therapy Assessments and Treatments
  • Comprehensive In-Home Assessment
  • Attendant Care Assessment
  • Housing Accessibility Assessment and Modifications
  • Situational Functional Assessment
  • ADP Assessment
  • Mobility Assessment
  • Functional Cognitive Assessment
  • Catastrophic Assessment
Treatments
  • Post Trauma Rehabilitation
  • Brain Injury & Post-Concussion Rehabilitation
  • Chronic Pain
  • Mental Health
  • Life Skills Training
  • Gradual Reactivation Program
  • Client Education and Self-Management Tools
  • Prescription and Procurement of Devices/Equipment
  • Progressive Goal Attainment Program (PGAP)
Vocational Rehabilitation Assessments and Treatments
  • Worksite Assessment
  • Physical/Job Demand Analysis
  • Ergonomic Assessment
Treatments
  • Return to Work
  • Work Hardening Program
  • Gradual Reactivation Program
  • Life Skills Training
  • Prescription and Procurement of Devices/Equipment
Hospital Discharge Planning
  • Pre-discharge Planning
  • Attendant Care Assessment
  • Prescription and Procurement of Devices/Equipment
Medical Legal Assessments
  • Future Care Cost Report
  • Attendant Care Assessment
  • Housekeeping and Home Maintenance Assessment
  • Catastrophic Assessment
  • Housing Accessibility Assessment and Modifications
    Our Team

  • Julie Geronimo

    Julie is the owner of Geronimo Occupational Therapy and provides clinical support to a small team of highly skilled Occupational Therapists. She graduated from McMaster University in 2007 with a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy and in 2003 with a Honours Bachelor of Arts in Gerontology and Sociology.

    As an Occupational Therapist, she has extensive experience working in private and public sectors including the Auto Sector, Veteran Affairs Canada (VAC) and Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB). Her clinical experience includes but is not limited to: acquired brain injuries, psychological disorders, orthopaedic injuries, amputation, chronic pain, geriatrics/dementia and home modifications. Julie is a Progressive Goal Attainment Program (PGAP) provider and a calibrated Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS) rater.

    She has completed coursework specifically in the area of catastrophic assessments, including the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, 4th Ed, through the American Board of Forensic Professional Impairment Rating, and C-CAT (FO) certification. Julie is also a Canadian Certified Life Care Planner (CCLCP). She has been a qualified Expert Witness in the area of Occupational Therapy by the Financial Services Commission of Ontario.

  • Joanna Wojcik

    Joanna has been working with Geronimo Occupational Therapy since 2016. She graduated from McMaster University in 2016 with a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy and from Western University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology.

    She has practiced in both the private and public sectors including Motor Vehicle Accidents, Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC), and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB). Her clinical experience includes psychological disorders, traumatic brain injury, chronic pain, orthopaedic injuries, geriatrics, and home modifications.

    Joanna has completed supplementary training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), suicide intervention and mental health first aid, fundamentals of anxiety and exposure therapy, dementia care, and cognitive assessment and rehabilitation. She has also completed a Universal Design and Home Modifications Course through the University at Buffalo Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access. She is a calibrated Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS) rater and a Progressive Goal Attainment Program (PGAP) provider. Joanna has successfully completed the Catastrophic training program and has C-CAT (FO) designation.

  • Janelle Love-Miles

    Janelle obtained her Masters of Science Degree in 2008 from McMaster University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Kinesiology and psychology, in 2003.

    She has 12+ years of experience working as an occupational therapist in the public and private sector including the auto insurance sector and Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB). Her clinical experience has been in community services, working with people with physical, cognitive, behavioural, and psychological problems leading to functional impairments.

    Janelle’s professional development since graduation includes additional training, with certification, in the following areas: Progressive Goal Attainment Program (PGAP), the Workwell Systems Functional Capacity Evaluation, Brain Fx, and the Assessment of Motor Processing Skills (AMPS). Her postgraduate continuing education has also included Selected Studies of Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) at McMaster University and further training in Life Care Planning with the Institute of Rehabilitation Education and Training. Janelle has been accepted as an Expert Witness by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in the area of Occupational Therapy.

  • Alexandra Paolini

    Alexandra graduated from Western University in 2014 with a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy and from McMaster University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour.

    Alexandra is actively working in public and private sectors of health care including Motor Vehicle Accidents, Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC), Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB), Ministry of Government and Consumer Services (MGCS), and Grand River Hospital. Her clinical experience includes working with various populations including, but not limited to: orthopaedic injuries, chronic pain, spinal cord injuries, acquired brain injury, stroke, neurological disorders, geriatrics/dementia, and psychological disorders.

    Alexandra has completed additional training in Future Cost of Care / Life Care Planning, Neurodevelopmental Theory / Rehabilitation, cognitive assessment and rehabilitation, visual perceptual issues with neurological conditions, and is a Progressive Goal Attainment Program (PGAP) provider. She has been qualified as an Expert Witness in the area of Occupational Therapy before an arbitration proceeding.

  • Christable Sarkar

    Christable graduated from McMaster University in 2020 with a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy and from Simon Fraser University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences major and Gerontology minor.

    She has practiced in both the private and public sectors including Motor Vehicle Accidents, Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) and Dual Diagnosis Clinic. She has experience supporting clients with non-catastrophic and catastrophic injuries to complete Home Assessments, Attendant Care Assessments, and Ergonomic Assessments. Her professional experience as an OT consists of collaboration with psychiatrists, rehabilitation assistants, case managers, mental health workers, mobile crisis support team members and caregivers/family members. Her clinical experience includes psychological disorders, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, burn trauma injury, chronic pain, orthopaedic injuries, geriatrics, and home modifications.

    Christable has completed supplementary training in Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Her past employment experience consists of working in an interprofessional team setting in the educational system while supporting multicultural children, youth and caregivers with complex neurological, physical and mental health challenges as an educational assistant.

  • Melissa Deutsch

    Melissa joined Geronimo Occupational Therapy in 2016 and serves as our office manager. She is the person who will walk you through our processes – whether it is getting a referral set up or wading through paperwork - and she often facilitates communication between the clients, their occupational therapists, legal teams, healthcare providers and insurance adjusters.

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Service Areas

  • Hamilton
    • Stoney Creek
    • Ancaster
    • Dundas
    • Binbrook
  • Brantford
  • Niagara Region
    • Grimsby
    • St. Catharines
    • Niagara Falls
    • Welland
  • Simcoe
  • Burlington
  • Oakville
  • Mississauga
  • Cambridge
  • Kitchener
  • Waterloo
  • Guelph