Byron Shier, MBA, B.Sc. O.T., OT Reg (B.C.), graduated from University of Alberta Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine: Department of Occupational Therapy in 1996. He is a registered Occupational therapist with College of Occupational therapists in British Columbia.
Byron’s clinical experience includes hospital acute care, inpatient rehabilitation and outpatient clinics. In recent years, his practice has focused on offering home and community based clinical services including hospital discharge planning and community clinical care coordination serving clients diagnosed with a range of medical issues including: acquired and traumatic brain injury, orthopaedics, soft tissue injury, and Lymphedema. Byron’s training includes being a certified Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS) provider and a Brain FX Cognitive assessment provider.
Byron completed Vodder-Foldi Lymphedema training in 1998, and became certified with the Lymphology Association of North America in 2002. He is also a trained Lymphedema compression garment and stocking provider.
Since 2009, Byron has practiced in British Columbia and currently offers Occupational Therapy rehabilitation services primarily serving Central Vancouver Island including: Nanaimo, Parksville, Ladysmith, Port Alberni, Qualicum Beach, Courtenay-Comox and surrounding regions. Byron accepts referrals from family physicians, medical specialists, attorneys, insurance adjusters, coordinators and disability managers. Byron’s services are funded by private insurance where Occupational therapy services are covered, and individual private pay. He is an approved ICBC Occupational Therapy rehabilitation service provider.