Apex Therapy Services employs a core group of OT contractors, each of whom is registered with the College of Occupational Therapists of Manitoba (COTM) and the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT). Each OT is trained in a wide variety of services, but also has special interest and training in specific areas. Apex Therapy Services is therefore able to provide the best fit for each client’s needs.

Russel Dyck

Russel Dyck

O.T.Reg.(MB), Owner, Occupational Therapist

Phone: 204-260-1870
Email: russel@apextherapyservices.ca

Russel is the owner and manager of Apex Therapy Services. Russel graduated from Medical Rehabilitation, Occupational Therapy at the University of Manitoba in 1999. Russel has worked in a variety of settings since graduation some of which included acute hospital care, community therapy, and private practice. As a private practitioner, Russel has worked with many agencies throughout Manitoba to assist clients with a return to normal function both at home and in the workplace. Russel continues to provide consultation to a psychiatric institution, assisting with the discharge process and return to work.

Services available with Russel:

  • Job Demands Analyses
  • Ergonomic Assessments
  • Percentage of Duties Abilities
  • Worksite Assessments
  • Return to Work Programs
  • Personal Care Assessments
  • Housing, Accessibility Assessments
  • Cognitive Assessments, Therapy
  • Mental Health Assessments, Intervention
  • Permanent Impairment Assessments
  • Specialized Seating
  • Hospital Discharge Planning
  • Dependent Care Assessments
  • Musculoskeletal Assessments, Intervention
  • Neurological services – Acquired Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury
Tracey Quinit

Tracey Quinit

O.T.Reg.(MB), Occupational Therapist

Phone: 204-963-2243

Email: tracey@apextherapyservices.ca

Tracey is a registered Occupational Therapist who graduated with a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Medical Rehabilitation in 2009, and also holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Manitoba. Prior to joining Apex Therapy Services in 2011, Tracey worked in private rehabilitation in British Columbia providing OT services both in the community and through work hardening programs. Tracey continues to assist clients living with various physical, cognitive and psychological conditions to help achieve their functional and vocational goals. Tracey has a particular interest in vocational rehabilitation conducting workplace disability management, ergonomics, and injury prevention services.

Services available with Tracey:

  • Functional Abilities Evaluations (FAE’s)
  • Physical Demands Analysis
  • Ergonomic Assessments
  • Ergonomic Training
  • Percentage of Duties
  • Worksite Assessments
  • Return to work programs
  • Activation programs
  • Yoga and Meditation Therapy
  • Personal Care Assessments
  • Housing Assessments
  • Cognitive Assessments, Therapy
  • Permanent Impairment Assessments
  • Specialized Seating
  • Hospital Discharge Planning
  • Dependent Care Assessments
  • Musculoskeletal Assessments, Intervention
  • Neurological Assessments, Intervention
  • Certified “BrainFx” administrator
Chris Friesen

Chris Friesen

O.T.Reg.(MB), Occupational Therapist

Phone: 204-803-8600
Email: chris@apextherapyservices.ca

Chris Friesen is a registered Occupational Therapist and a graduate from the Masters of Occupational Therapy program at the University of Manitoba. Chris has had extensive experience working with more complex return-to-work files assisting clients to overcome psychological, cognitive and physical barriers. Chris has a particular interest in working with Veterans and other clients with mental health challenges towards the goal of returning to work and/or achieving a more rich and meaningful life. Chris incorporates a variety of modalities with her clients, including sensory-enhanced yoga, pain management strategies, and activation programs. Chris has enjoyed the opportunity to practice cross-culturally with spinal cord injured clients in southern India in 2015. Chris considers it a privilege to provide services to Northern communities in Manitoba.

Services available with Chris:

  • Mental Health Assessments, Intervention
  • Activation/Exposure Programs
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Sensory-Enhanced Yoga
  • Return to Work Programs
  • Cognitive Assessments, Therapy
  • Certified “BrainFx” administrator
  • Concussion Management
  • Physical Demands Analysis
  • Ergonomic Assessments
  • Percentage of Duties
  • Worksite Assessments
  • Personal Care Assessments
  • Housing Assessments
  • Permanent Impairment Assessments
  • Specialized Seating
  • Hospital Discharge Planning
  • Dependent Care Assessments
  • Musculoskeletal Assessments, Intervention
  • Neurological Assessments, Intervention
Scott Barrows

Scott Barrows

O.T.Reg.(MB), Occupational Therapist

Phone: 204-227-3147
Email: scott@apextherapyservices.ca

Scott Barrows is a registered Occupational Therapist who holds a Masters of Occupational Therapy degree from the University of Manitoba and a Bachelor of Science degree from Brandon University with a major in Computer Science. Scott has experience working in the rural farming and industrial community and has worked extensively with amputations, spinal cord injuries, and various other neurological and orthopedic conditions. Scott also specializes in Assistive Technology and has a passion for assisting individuals to learn and embrace technology solutions.

Services available with Scott:

  •  Assistive technology, environmental controls

  • Physical Demands Analysis

  • Ergonomic Assessments

  • Percentage of Duties

  • Worksite Assessments

  • Return to work programs

  • Personal Care Assessments

  • Housing Assessments

  • Permanent Impairment Assessments

  • Specialized Seating

  • Hospital Discharge Planning

  • Dependent Care Assessments

  • Musculoskeletal Assessments, Intervention

  • Neurological Assessments, Intervention

Kale Lutomsky

Kale Lutomsky

O.T.Reg.(MB), Occupational Therapist

Phone: 204-293-4128
Email: kale@apextherapyservices.ca

Kale Lutomsky is a registered Occupational Therapist and a graduate from the Masters of Occupational Therapy program at the University of Manitoba. Kale has extensive experience working with physical, psychological, and cognitive- perceptual impairments in a return to work capacity. Additionally, he has had the opportunity to work in a case management role from a community mental health perspective, ensuring clients receive timely services, with the goal of returning to work. Upon joining Apex Therapy Services, he continues to work with a variety of clients with physical and mental impairments in a return-to-work capacity and provides in-clinic Matheson Functional Capacity Evaluations.

Services available with Kale:

  • Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCE’s)
  • Job Demands Analyses
  • Percentage of Duties Assessments
  • Return-To-Work Programs
  • Ergonomic Assessments
  • Personal Care Assessments
  • Activation/Exposure Programs
  • Permanent Impairment Assessments
  • Mental Health, Cognitive Assessments and Programs

What’s New

Virtual ergonomic consultation with a registered OT – Now more than ever, people are working in new environments – very often in the home since moving out of business offices during the pandemic. Unfortunately, these work spaces are usually set up using whatever home furniture is available and very quickly we find out this set up was not intended for long-term use and may in fact be causing pain. Apex Therapy Services now offers ergonomic and workstation consultations virtually to assist with your specific home-office needs!

Home accessibility, falls prevention, energy conservation – Apex Therapy Services Occupational Therapists are able to assess all areas of a person’s home to provide energy conservation strategies as well as assess potential areas of fall risk. There are many interventions and adaptive aids that can be used to allow for greater independence and safety when mobilizing in the home, even for accessing different floors of the home.

Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCE’s) – Apex Therapy Services is now able to provide the Matheson Functional Capacity Evaluation! This is a detailed, task-based assessment of a person’s capacity to safely complete his/her work duties. Typically done in the clinic setting, various standardized tools and measurements are used in order to provide an objective evaluation and report for the employer or agency.