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What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational Therapy is a health profession that promotes health through occupations. Occupations refer to activities. These include activities people do to take care of themselves, activities they do for fun, and activities they do that make themselves feel proud. An Occupational Therapist will support a person in doing their everyday occupations by considering the individuals personal, environmental, and occupational health. 

For more information, please contact us at pinwheel@autismns.ca or (782) 321-8811


Meet our Occupational Therapy Team: 


Bobbie Martin, MScOT, Reg. (NS)
Occupational Therapist
(she/her/hers)
 
Bobbie is a registered Occupational Therapist in the province of Nova Scotia. Bobbie holds a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (OT) from Dalhousie University and has experience working in a variety of community-based clinics. She values evidence-based practice, occupational justice, and making therapy practical. Bobbie aims to work from an anti-oppressive and trauma-informed framework. She has a practical approach to working with people, and a clinical focus on supporting people to set and achieve personally meaningful goals, develop new skills, and build the life they want to live.
 
At the Pinwheel Wellness Centre, Bobbie supports Autistic adults/individuals on the autism spectrum with their well-being by focusing on their daily occupations, such as self-care (taking care of yourself), leisure (doing things for fun), and productivity (doing things that make you proud).
 

Meet our Occupational Therapy Intern:
 

Holly Buckler
Master of Occupational Therapy Student
(she/her/hers)

Holly Buckler is an occupational therapy student currently completing her MscOT degree at Dalhousie University. Holly has completed an OT student placement at Peter’s Place, a transitional long-term care facility for individuals with acquired brain injury. Holly also has experience working for Special Olympics Nova Scotia and at two private community clinics. Holly enjoys staying active by playing soccer, going for runs, hiking, and going to the gym. She also likes to watch movies and spend lots of time with family and friends.