ABOUT > LAURA
Laura Budzak, Occupational Therapist in Edmonton
Laura was fortunate to stumble across a brochure describing Occupational Therapy while still in school. She was intrigued by its holistic and client-centered approach, that it is a therapy based on function, and how OTs work with clients and families to enhance meaningful activities of daily life.
She has enjoyed growing professionally along with the profession of Occupational Therapy over the past 40 years.
Laura completed a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy degree from the University of Alberta in 1980.
Over the past 40 years Laura has enjoyed working with adults in various healthcare and community settings including home care, long-term care facilities, and acute care as a direct therapist, supervisor, educator, and mentor. She has experience working with clients requiring complex case management, including those with neurological conditions, trauma, dementia, and multiple co-morbidities. She has served as a volunteer for over 15 years with the Alberta College of Occupational Therapy and over 6 years with the Society of Alberta Occupational Therapists, including leadership roles as president and past president. She is a life-long learner and is always seeking ways to improve her practice.
Laura is a member in good standing with ACOT, SAOT, and CAOT.
Laura wants people to be able to participate in the multiple roles and activities that they find meaningful. She believes in the importance of physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing for all; including those with disabilities and disadvantages. She will work with you to meet your self-directed goals and develop the resilience required to remain living in the community as you choose.