Rebecca Morin is originally from Belleville, ON but she relocated to Sudbury in April 2015 and now works for Source Rehabilitation Services Inc. where she completes functional, in-home assessments for clients injured in motor vehicle accidents in order to determine their eligibility for benefits as well as recommendations for ongoing rehabilitation, home modifications, and assistive devices.
Tell us a bit about what you do!
I attended Brock University and obtained an undergraduate degree in Speech and Language Sciences in 2011 and moved on to McMaster University to complete my Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy in 2014. I now work for Source Rehabilitation Services Inc. in Sudbury. I am also privileged in that I am able to provide ongoing rehabilitation for my client population which typically includes those with acquired brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and orthopedic fractures.
Was this the career you always envisioned for yourself? What inspired you to pursue this career?
This was not the career I had envisioned for myself as it can be a daunting area of occupational therapy practice; however, upon learning the facets of this job, I recognized this is a fast-paced field and I rarely encounter the same style of day twice; which fits well with my personality. I wanted to be an occupational therapist because it is client-driven and based largely in improving quality of life. I have the ability to improve someone’s day, every day.
Do you have any advice for other young professionals looking to get into the same field of work?
Do not be intimidated. This field has a vast amount of knowledge to be gained. The amount I have learned about occupational therapy practice, legal proceedings pertaining to personal injury as well as features about personal insurance have been extremely beneficial to me. Ask questions and make connections with other professionals or therapist in the field; discussion is key!
You’re relatively new to Sudbury, what is your favourite thing about living here so far?
I love Sudbury’s green spaces and all of the opportunities to get outside. I am also a big supporter of the Rec Athletics Intramural Program; my team mates have become great friends and it is great to play organized sports through the week.