Cara Rodrigues, BSc, BSc (OT)
Cara graduated from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and after driving across Canada, she started her career working in Occupational Rehabilitation 2 at IMS Injury Management Solutions in Surrey, B.C. For five years, she assisted clients in returning to work before moving on to work in chronic pain. For the past six-plus years, Cara has worked at OrionHealth Vancouver Pain Clinic, where she’s the Team Lead of the Pain Management Program.
Over the years, Cara has also enjoyed working with students in various aspects through the University of British Columbia Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy program, where she’s a Clinical Faculty Member.
Workshop session: Management of the Chronic Non-Cancer Pain Patient — the Physiotherapist/Occupational Therapist Approach
The learning objectives are:
- To recognize the sign and symptoms of chronic pain and what clients typically say during assessment and the course of treatment
- To identify various pitfalls of working with persons with chronic pain
- Strategies for effectively navigating the pitfalls of chronic pain management
- The importance of work as an attainable goal and strategies to promote RTW success