Katerina is an Occupational Therapist and consultant with a special interest in the management of chronic pain.
In her clinical work and research, Katerina has focused on treating clients with chronic health issues. Beginning in May 2017, Katerina integrated women’s health into her practice and continues to support clients facing changes around pregnancy, motherhood, menopause and trauma.
Katerina found her passion for helping others at a young age following her own complex healing journey after surviving several traumatic accidents, as well as cardiac and digestive illnesses. Through this she found strength in resilience, and recognized healing as a unique experience to the individual that involves all aspects of function, including body, mind, spirit and interpersonal relationships.
In her Occupational Therapy practice, Katerina creates programs focused on restoring function in self-care, productivity, leisure and relationships with others. Her philosophy combines compassion with the belief that all individuals with chronic conditions have the potential to improve their quality of life. Skilled in the understanding of how the body and brain function together, Katerina works to educate her clients and help them to develop the skills to self-manage their conditions.
Katerina has helped clients with chronic fatigue syndrome, accident- related injuries, arthritis and adrenal fatigue with her therapeutic programs, and has had positive results with clients reporting they are more able to participate in meaningful activities they were previously unable to do.
In her spare time, Katerina chairs the Chronic Pain & OT Practice Network for CAOT-BC and volunteers with Pain BC and The Arthritis Society.