Paul Pakulak

Senior Occupational Therapist

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Paul has been a practicing Occupational Therapist for over 25 years. His approach to his practice pivots on his clients’ unique needs and goals and how best to enhance and maximize their rehabilitation efforts in such a way that they can achieve the best possible results. 

He has a wealth of experience, accumulated over years of assessing and treating clients with a multitude of health conditions including physical injuries, mental and emotional difficulties, and cognitive deficits. He understands that all of these issues are often interconnected and require a multi-pronged approach that when addressed together will provide the client with greater levels of success in attaining positive successful results and in reclaiming their independence.   

From a Medical Legal perspective, he has been qualified in the Supreme Court of British Columbia and the Superior Court of Washington State to offer Expert opinion in the areas of Occupational Therapy, Functional/Work Capacity Evaluations, Life Care Planning/Cost of Future Care/Cost Analysis, and Ergonomics. Rehabilitation and Medical Legal services are provided both in-clinic and in the community depending on the specific needs of the client. Assessment services offered include Home Assessments, Job Site Assessments, Job Demands Analyses, Ergonomic Assessments, Functional/Work Capacity Evaluations, and Cost of Future Care Assessments.     

When Paul is not working, he enjoys boating and water sports, working out, golf, hiking, and spending time with his wife and children.  

Qualifications and Memberships 

  • Registered with the College of Occupational Therapists of BC (COTBC) 
  • Member of the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT) 
  • Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of British Columbia, Faculty of Medicine, School of Rehabilitation Sciences 
  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Simon Fraser University 
  • Certified Functional/Work Capacity Evaluator (CFCE/CWCE), Advanced 
  • Certified EPIC Lifting Capacity Evaluator 
  • Completed various courses in the areas of Cognitive Functional Capacity Evaluation, Physical Functional Capacity Evaluation, Ergonomics, Cost of Future Care/Life Care Planning, and Chronic Pain 
  • Qualified as an expert witness in the Supreme Court of British Columbia and the Supreme Court of Washington State 
  • Part of the WorkSafeBC Provider Network 
  • An ICBC Provider 

 Areas of Practice 

  • Functional and Work Capacity Evaluation and Reporting 
  • Cost of Future Care/Life Care Planning/Cost Analysis Assessment and Reporting 
  • Medical-Legal Critique  
  • Medical-Legal Cross Examination Preparation 
  • Surveillance Video Analysis  
  • Community Rehabilitation and Case Management including job site assessments and return to work planning and monitoring and ergonomic assessment/intervention. 
Paul Pakulak
Paul Pakulak

Offered Services

Occupational Therapy

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