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ERGO-Wise

Mission
To prepare people to return to work after disability.
To empower clients to improve their functioning.
To promote workplace mental health & healthy living.
To assist employers to accommodate workers with disabilities.

Approach
Client-centred and collaborative
Oriented to worker role and workplace issues
Solution focused
Engagement in meaningful activity

June 2000

ERGO-Wise  launches its unique cognitive work hardening (CWH) program (bridge2work™) to the market in Ottawa 

2004

Adeena showcases CWH through an article she published in the professional magazine of the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (Occupational Therapy Now, 2004)

2009

Adeena is awarded the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists’ Innovative Practice Award

2009-2015

ERGO-Wise’s CWH program is rigorously studied by Adeena during her doctoral studies with research findings providing support for its effectiveness as a return-to-work (RTW) intervention

2013

Adeena publishes a manuscript introducing CWH to the academic and clinical occupational therapy worlds (Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment & Rehabilitation, 2013)

2014

Adeena publishes a manuscript presenting the theoretical underpinnings of CWH (BMC Health Services Research, 2014)

2015

Adeena completes her doctoral thesis - “The effectiveness of cognitive work hardening in preparing people with depression to return to work” (Queen's University, 2015)

2018

Adeena publishes a manuscript highlighting the quantitative findings of her doctoral research (Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 2018)

ERGO-Wise launches a Facebook page (@adeenaot) providing tips for healthy living with emphasis on mental health

2019

Adeena publishes a manuscript highlighting the qualitative findings of her doctoral research (Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation, 2019)

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