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Kelsey McLaughlin
Occupational Therapist

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Kelsey graduated with her Master of Occupational Therapy from Dalhousie University in 2013. She also holds a Bachelor of Science with a minor in Psychology from Saint Mary’s University. Upon graduation in 2013, Kelsey began working in the public health system in Fredericton, NB. During this time she worked in many different areas including: acute care, palliative care, intensive care unit, family practice, outpatient hand therapy and splinting, cardiac rehabilitation and school based pediatrics.

In 2015, Kelsey relocated to St. John’s Newfoundland where she worked for 4 years in private practice with Integrated Occupational Health Services (IOHS). During this time Kelsey provided services in ergonomics, work hardening, job site analysis, work rehabilitation, adjudications, Functional Capacity Evaluations, job specific fitness training, home assessments and equipment prescription. Upon returning to the mainland, Kelsey returned to the public sector for 2 years before starting at Lifemark in October, 2021. 

Kelsey has furthered her education in Functional Capacity Evaluations, ergonomics, Mackenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy, Stroke management and Recovery courses and Strategies for Life for children with ASD. Kelsey has a passion for working with clients to help them achieve independence, maximize function and reach their goals of returning to meaningful daily activities. She is motivated to continue her education to further develop and enhance her skills as an occupational therapist.   

Outside of work, Kelsey enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors, running, basketball and board games. She was a dual sport athlete at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax where she was Rookie of the Year and an AUS all-star in both basketball and cross country. Together with her husband and family, she started the annual Alex McLaughlin Memorial Basketball Tournament (AMMBT) which raises funds for the Student Athlete Mental Health Initiative (SAMHI).