Ms. Fischer is a Consultant Occupational Therapist and Director of Functional Outcomes Rehabilitation Services Inc. She graduated from Queen’s University Rehabilitation Medicine (Occupational Therapy) program in 1993. She is a qualified expert witness to the Supreme Court of British Columbia in Functional/Work Capacity Evaluation, Cost of Future Care Evaluation, Job Site Analysis, and Occupational Therapy.
Ms. Fischer offers assessments that extend from the clinic to the community in order to assess all aspects of function. She offers a unique approach to Cost of Future Care Evaluation and Functional Capacity Evaluation based on her training as an occupational therapist, and her extensive course work in brain injury, functional evaluation, and activities of daily living (ADL) assessment.
She is certified as an Advanced Work Capacity Evaluator through Roy Matheson and Associates (RMA). She has completed multiple additional continuing education courses in the functional capacity evaluation field (e.g. post-graduate diploma in FCE, EPIC Lift Capacity Evaluation, and various FCE systems such as Blankenship and ARCON).
She has furthered her education in the area of Cost of Future Care Evaluation by completing necessary course work to qualify as a Certified Life Care Planner through the Commission on Health Care Certification. She has also completed various courses in the areas of brain injury and activities of daily living evaluation to further her work in this area, including certification to administer the Assessment of Motor and Process Skills.
Along with her clinical work, she has lectured to a broad range of health care and legal professionals. She is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia in the Faculty of Medicine (Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy). She developed and teaches the course on Life Care Planning to students in the Master of Occupational Therapy Program. She currently teaches Life Care Planning to clinicians throughout North America.
She has published in peer-reviewed journals on a variety of topics including: objective functional testing, determination of household service requirements, and life care planning methodologies.