What does an Occupational Therapist do?
Susan Yee has been a registered occupational therapist for 23 years in the areas of
physical medicine and mental health. As an occupational therapist, she is a trained
health-care professional who uses a systematic approach based on evidence and
professional reasoning to facilitate engagement in everyday living through occupation.
Whether for work, study, or pleasure, each occupation individuals practice regularly
(e.g. using the computer, playing a musical instrument, and gardening), defines who
they are and by enabling meaningful activities, Susan fosters health and well-being.
She has an interest in helping vocalists and musicians stay healthy. She also has a
focus on chronic pain and enabling people to fully participate in their community. She
provides multi-layered problem solving to the most complex cases. She is a Guild
Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner (cm) and a Certified Psychosocial Rehabilitation
Recovery Practitioner (CPRRP). Susan Yee works with individuals and groups in and
around Kingston, Ontario.
What is the Feldenkrais Method®?
The Feldenkrais Method® was created by Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais (1904-1984):
physicist, engineer, researcher, Judo master, and author.
The Feldenkrais Method® utilizes your natural ability to learn and therefore help you be
more aware of your habits. Through this practice individuals can learn the relationship
between directed attention, movement, emotion, and learning. With awareness, you can
feel and move better.
Learning new ways to move can be part of the treatment of chronic pain, and
neurological, orthopedic, and stress-related, conditions. Easier movement means
greater comfort performing everyday activities at work or home, and greater
performance in artistic and athletic skills. As you expand your awareness of how you
think, sense, feel, and move, the possibilities for personal improvement and human
development are limitless.