Lauren Yuen is an occupational therapist, a certified work capacity evaluator, and a Tutorial Lead at the University of British Columbia. Lauren graduated with 1st class standing from McMaster University in 2004 with a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy.
She completed her final clinical placement in Vellore, India, after which she returned to her home province of BC to begin working as an OT. Lauren has had over 15 years’ experience working in a variety of roles and with different populations. From acute care surgical, neurological, and psychiatric wards, to community OT roles in both Vancouver and Toronto, Lauren has developed a wide array of OT skills. In 2009, Lauren began working in private practice providing care to clients with an emphasis on return to function and return to work. This included populations with orthopedic injuries, repetitive strain injuries, head injuries, chronic pain, and mental health issues. She provided comprehensive functional and cognitive abilities evaluations, as well as ergonomic assessments and job demands analyses. Lauren has worked on teams including the Head Injury Assessment and Treatment Services, and Occupational Rehabilitation 2.
She has also worked at a management level providing OT staff with training, mentorship, performance management and program development. Lauren is experienced in completing medical legal assessments including Physical Capacity Evaluations and Cost of Future Care Assessments. She is registered with the College of Occupational Therapists of BC. She participates in regular and on-going professional development to ensure best practice skills and has a particular interest in concussion and persistent pain management. When not working, Lauren enjoys a busy life with two young children and a passion for downhill skiing and Flamenco dancing.