LDOT and GOT - The Baton Has Been Passed…

“In business as in life, it is not what we leave behind that matters, it is what we pass on and launch forward ….”

Lesya Dyk OT, Reg. ON and Julie Geronimo OT, Reg. ON, announce the merging of the clinical operations of Lesya Dyk OT Services with Geronimo OT effective May 1, 2023. This merger is the culmination of Lesya’s 25 years in her clinical practice Lesya Dyk OT Services Inc., and allows Lesya to concentrate on supporting Geronimo OT, as Julie expands her staff and her services.

Lesya and Julie have known each other for over 15 years, Lesya having hired Julie as she graduated from OT school in 2007. Julie’s skill and ambition could not be denied, and she started out on her own with Geronimo OT in 2015. During this time, Lesya and Julie kept in close contact, and supported each other’s Occupational Therapy practices.

“This move was always a part of my succession plan – I had wanted to pass the baton to someone like Julie Geronimo”, stated Lesya Dyk. “Leaving the practice in the hands of a like-minded Occupational Therapist who would take on not only the files, but maintain the existing staff and contract therapists. And most of all, it was important that the same values I have as a practitioner are maintained”.

“I have worked with all the LDOT staff – so merging the clinical operations and taking on the staff allows me to expand the offerings of my practice without a significant period of transitioning” explained Julie Geronimo. “Lesya has developed a robust Functional Capacity and Vocational Assessment offering. Having Lesya’ s ongoing commitment to support this transition and have a role in the clinical part of the practice has made this decision easier to consider”.

All of LDOT clinical files will be assumed by Geronimo OT (Julie Geronimo) on May 1, 2023. There should be no change in clinical staff assigned. Julie will continue her work in providing leadership as she expands her practice. Lesya will continue to work with referral sources and provide support to transition the work done in the Auto Sector, Vocational and Medical Legal Assessments. Lesya will also support Geronimo OT at conferences and in new business development initiatives.

For further information, please contact:

Lesya Dyk
Phone: 905-481-1122 x211

Julie Geronimo
Phone: 289-759-1091

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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 and Tagalog (Filipino).

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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
  • 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
  • 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.

  • 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
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Join Our Team

Would you like to join Geronimo Occupational Therapy’s dynamic, passionate and hard working team? We are looking for Occupational Therapists that enjoy thinking outside the box. Please email your resume to

Positions Available

Occupational Therapist(s)

We’re currently seeking an Occupational Therapist(s) in the Hamilton, Niagara, Waterloo, Kitchener, Mississauga, and York regions for work in the Private Sector.

See full details here (PDF).

We are also Proud Sponsors of...

Sponsor of Hamilton Brain Injury Association
Sponsor of Royal Canadian Legion
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