Peer Mentor Program for Clinicians running November-December

The next Neuro-Ability Peer Mentor Program will be run this coming November-December. The goal of the program is to work on clinical reasoning and treatment skills with the goal of maximizing client function. See this blog post that includes an article published in PABC Directions on the Peer Mentor Program.

The program includes a combination of patient demonstration/workshop and theoretical discussion. Related readings from peer-reviewed journals shall be assigned.
  • The program involves patient treatment sessions in pairs
  • The Participant:Instructor ratio is 8:1
Patient Analysis and Treatment
  November 7th to December 5th (5 sessions, Wednesdays: 5:15-7:15 pm)
  • Led by Libby Swain (8 participants)
  • Theory/demos and working in pairs with 4 patients
    • WEEK 1: Demonstration Patient A (one of the 4 patients)
    • WEEK 2: Four Patients for assessment
    • WEEK 3: Workshop Patient B
    • WEEK 4: Four patients for treatment
    • WEEK 5: Workshop Patient C / Wrap up
  • Note: Participants may be able to bring one of their own patients for workshop/demonstration/joint treatment sessions.
Please note each Program is run as an individual entity. Therapists can therefore sign up for either session or both sessions. Session A is not a prerequisite for Session B.
Neuro-Ability Clinic located at 675 East 17th @ Fraser Street
Each program is $360.00
  • Current BC college registration as a physiotherapist or occupational therapist
  • Current malpractice insurance (for treating patients during the program).
    • We are able to provide information on insurance to cover individuals for the course series if required.
  • Applications shall be accepted on a first come first served basis.
  • Please email Libby Swain at with the following information:
    • Your name, mailing address.
    • Name of work setting, type of clients you work with, reason for wishing to participate in mentorship program.
    • A scanned copy of your college registration.
    • A scanned copy of your malpractice insurance or request for us to provide you with information to secure insurance for the program.
    • Please identify if you have a patient you would like to bring to the program for a workshop/demonstration/joint treatment sessions.
      • If you sign up without a patient, and enough participants would like paired treatment session/s, you will be allocated to a therapist who has a patient.


  • please mail cheque payable to Neuro-Ability to 675 East 17th Avenue, V5V 1B5
  • Please include a note indicating the cheque is payment for the Mentorship program.

More information on the program is available at Also, check out this blog post that includes an article published in PABC Directions on the Peer Mentor Program.


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