Originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Tricia graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Dalhousie University in 1992 and went on to complete her Occupational Therapy training at the University of Western in 1997. She has since completed a post-professional Masters of Science in Rehabilitation Science at McMaster University, 2011.
Tricia has been an occupational therapist at Sunnybrook’s Holland Orthopaedic and Arthritic Centre in Toronto since 2001 and has enjoyed a unique role as the Advanced Practice Occupational Therapist within Sunnybrook’s Holland Bone & Joint Program since 2007. Her role encompasses an extended-scope clinical caseload, program development, practice-based research, mentoring and clinical teaching. Tricia is involved with assessment and post-operative follow-up of hip & knee arthritis patients, and runs an interprofessional post-surgical follow-up clinic for Sunnybrook patients with hip fractures. She is currently the Clinical Supervisor of the Holland Bone & Joint Program’s Advanced Practice Provider team. Tricia holds a status Lecturer appointment at the University of Toronto and guest-lectures at Université de Montreal. She was a contributing member of the Expert Panel for Health Quality Ontario’s Hip Fracture Quality Guidelines and has been a Board Member and former column editor for the Canadian OT publication, Occupational Therapy Now. She is a member of the Arthritis Health Professionals Association and was the CAOT representative to the Canadian Arthritis Alliance for 5 years. Patricia is an active member of a number of Ontario Rehab Alliance task forces & advisory groups and is currently the Chair of The Ontario Rehab Care Alliance Hip Fracture Task group.
Tricia has enjoyed helping out in her community as a Girl Guide leader for the past 8 years and also enjoys canoeing & curling in her spare time.