Michelle Bridge

Michelle BridgePresident


Michelle Bridge (she/her) is an Advanced Clinician Practitioner in Arthritis Care (ACPAC)-trained Occupational Therapist, dedicated to advancing arthritis healthcare delivery.  With a passionate commitment to improving patient outcomes, Michelle strives to provide best-practice arthritis care while enhancing access for both pediatric and adult patients, strengthening healthcare capacity, and fostering inter-professional collaboration.

In her role as President of the Arthritis Health Professions Association (AHPA), Michelle oversees the engagement portfolio, focusing on membership communications, and cultivating partnerships with professional and patient organizations.  She also serves as a member and liaison for the AHPA ACPAC Special Interest Group, contributing to initiatives aimed at elevating ACPAC advocacy, education, and research.

Employed by Arthritis Society Canada, Michelle works within the Arthritis Rehabilitation and Education Program, covering Windsor-Essex county in Ontario. Her involvement spans across multiple models of care, where she applies her expertise to provide comprehensive support to her patients.

Michelle is a member, in good standing, of the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario and the Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists.  Internationally, she is affiliated with the Association of Rheumatology Professionals, further enriching her knowledge base and professional network.  Michelle takes immense pride in her role as a leader in arthritis care.

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