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Elise McGarva is an occupational therapist who graduated in 2000 from McGill University in Montreal; a well-known university for the medical field. Elise is also a certified hand therapist, a very difficult certification to obtain. As of January 2020, it is a title owned by only 6,905 Certified Hand Therapists in the world, 230 in Canada - Elise is one of them.
She is very passionate about treating and rehabilitating patients with work and sports related injuries. She has a talent for successfully treating orthopedic and neurological injuries in the upper extremity. She is committed to upholding all protocols and standards related to surgical rehab. Elise has a strong conviction that patients deserve individualized physical rehabilitation services to regain their quality of life and take back control of their health.
Prior to being an Occupational Therapist, Elise was a massage therapist for more than 15 years. During those years, she developed a deep interest in ergonomics which brought her to occupational therapy study. To provide the best services with the latest research, Elise is always eager to continue to hone her skills and knowledge through many conferences and courses she takes every year, always more than her occupational and hand therapy license renewal require.