Tracy Milner

MClSc(OT), PhD Student

Tracy Milner is the co-creator of the BrainFx neurofunctional assessments, author on the Canadian Model of Cognitive Skills (submitted for publication) and co-creator on the new Cognitive Behavioural Sensory Job Demands Analysis (CoBS-JDA). Her mission is to measure and understand the effects of mild to moderate brain and mental health disorders on real world function. Her academic interest for her PhD with the University of Alberta is related to leveraging big data into practical and useful clinical decision support tools.

She is an occupational therapist who has practiced extensively in neurorehabilitation with adults and children for more than twenty years. Over the course of her career, she has led rehabilitation organizations as part of two national health organizations and co-founder of a provincial practice for complex injuries and neurological disorders. Being an early adopter of the use of technology therapeutically, she has been prominent in delivering seminars to thousands of health professionals on how to leverage digital health and smart devices in clinical practice. Tracy has significant experience in advocacy roles through government, association, and committee roles. She has presented at many brain injury, neurodegenerative and health conferences (by invitation, via peer reviewed submission) in Canada, including provincial conferences, and the US, most notably the Washington TBI Conference and HIMSS, as well as directly hospitals and community rehabilitation centers.
She has a BA with Honors in Kinesiology and Masters in Occupational Therapy from Western University. Tracy Milner’s work at a Masters level went on to be published in the Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy and Occupational Therapy International. She teaches the assessment module for the post-graduate Health Coaching for Chronic Disease at York University. Tracy is passionate about neurofunctional assessment and intervention and views her executive role at Highmark Interactive, which recently started publicly trading on the TSXV as HMRK) as her opportunity to combine her love of research, technology and clinical practice to positively impact not only her own clients, but adults and children globally.

9:15 AM PST

Friday March 4, 2022

Taking a Neurofunctional Approach to Rehab: Making the Connections between Brain, Physical & Mental Health to Improve Outcomes

While a client may have a 'reason for referral' that initiates our clinical engagement, each client assessment is an opportunity to adopt the lens that a neurofunctional approach. The neurofunctional approach provides as a framework to discover what may be disabling and enabling your client's ability to do the things they need and/or want to do in life. Understanding clients' unique strengths and challenges can assist clinicians in building more personalized and targeted treatment plans to empower clients to reach their goals. In this session, we will explore the neurofunctional approach for rehabilitation and health and introduce the Canadian Model of Cognitive Skills to apply to clinical practice, including examples and tips and tools for success.

2:00 PM PST

Friday March 4, 2022

LIVE - What do we know about Long COVID and Impact on Function? An overview of our research to date.

More than 2 years after the onset of COVID-19, what have we learned about Post COVID Syndrome or "Long COVID"? Join our session to discuss what we have learned from our research so far, research in progress and needed future research directions. We will discuss the most common symptoms, our feasibiity study measuring the impact of cognition on function, and what we know so far about outcomes.

8:30 AM PST

Saturday March 5, 2022

LIVE - Are You Getting Replaced?: AI and Big Data in rehab technology

Will health providers' clinical reasoning eventually be replaced by machine learning algorithms and artificial intelligence? What will be the impact on the role of the clinician and how they are trained? Will there still be art to medicine? Join our interactive panel discussion as we explore these and many provactive topics about the impact of 'big data' on everyday clinical practice with our experts.