IRENE CHAPPELL is an Occupational Therapist, a Certified Work Capacity Evaluator and Assistant Clinical Professor, University of British Columbia. She is the Founder of OT CONSULTING/TREATMENT SERVICES LTD.

In 1986, OT CONSULTING/TREATMENT SERVICES LTD. was the first private practice clinic in British Columbia to develop and implement work assessment and treatment programs. Today, the clinic employs 33+ specialists who provide services in assessment, treatment and prevention of work related injury and is proud of pioneering an industry that keeps growing and keeps improving the lives of others.

Irene has lectured in return to work issues and ergonomics at the School of Rehabilitation Medicine (Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy Divisions) at the University of British Columbia. She has appeared as a guest speaker at conferences throughout Canada and internationally in Australia and England, and Hong Kong. She is a recognized authority of evaluation and development of work potential.

Irene has consulted to and designed ergonomic programmes for a variety of industries and businesses, including legal firms, banking and educational institutions, the forestry sector, government municipalities, bakeries and unions.

She has been recognized by the Supreme Court of British Columbia as an expert in return to work, ergonomics and costing future care needs. She has been published in the Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy; Continuing Legal Education Society of B.C.; Rehab Review; People Talk; and various other trade journals. She is a co-author of the book entitled “The Functional Capacity Evaluation: A Clinician’s Guide”.  She is the sole author of a second book, “ESC Computer Pain: The 7 Commandments of Ergonomics”.