About TRAC GROUP
Unlike many other rehabilitation companies TRAC GROUP is co-owned by two Regulated Health Professionals. With their combined 47 years of education and experience – Registered Speech-Language Pathologist Christine McCool and Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse and Certified Life Care Planner, Ruth Leppard understand that clients get better care when they receive a multi-disciplinary approach – instead of services offered in isolation from each other.
It is through our in house multidisciplinary expertise in conjunction with community treating professionals that we are able to effect a change and difference in the lives of our clients.
The TRAC Group’s highly skilled bilingual team of registered health-care professionals and clinicians has extensive expertise and experience in addressing the complex needs of those recovering from injury or illness.
Christine and Ruth formed TRAC Group Inc. in 2002 to better serve complex, catastrophically injured clients in the community by developing the TRAC Group programs. As such, TRAC Group was a pioneer in establishing community based, multidisciplinary programs for individuals with catastrophic injuries using best practice guidelines, functional outcome measures, and incorporating the best aspects of the hospital and designated assessment centre models.
In 2007, the ultimate integration of these two firms enabled TRAC Group’s clinicians to increase their expertise through close working relationships with other disciplines. Additionally, amalgamation allowed TRAC to target a void in the market by offering comprehensive assessment and multidisciplinary clinical services under one roof with a focus of rehabilitation for complex and catastrophic care needs.
TRAC is an abbreviation for Traumatic Rehabilitation At Community
Christine and Ruth have put together a highly skilled and experienced team of more than 25 clinicians to develop and deliver integrated programs and services that meet each client’s unique needs.
Who we serve
The TRAC Group provides bilingual programs and services across all of Eastern Ontario —from Belleville to Hawkesbury to Deep River, for the following:
- Clients recovering from illness, chronic conditions, disability and complex injuries, including traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury and stroke
- Individuals who want to effect a career change
What we provide
For individuals recovering from injury or illness TRAC Group provides a full range multidisciplinary, experienced driven rehabilitation programs and services for disability management, health care and employer services.
The following therapies, programs or services are available in packages or on their own.
- Occupational Therapy
Occupational therapy promotes and enables people to participate in the activities which give meaning and purpose to their lives. TRAC Group Occupational Therapists work with clients experiencing physical, cognitive or psychological obstacles to engage in and improve their function and independence across the spectrum of life, encompassing self care, and home, work and leisure pursuits.
- Speech Language Pathology
Speech language pathology is a discipline concerned with issues surrounding human speech and language communication disorders and swallowing disorders. TRAC Group Speech Language Pathologists work with clients to address cognitive communication challenges, inclusive of difficulties with concentration, memory, understanding language, reading, writing, reasoning, or verbal planning and organization.
- Behavioural Therapy
Behaviour therapy is a psychotherapeutic approach which has as its goal the treatment of psychopathology through techniques designed to reinforce desired and eliminates undesired behaviours. TRAC Group therapists through their expertise in the areas of applied behaviour analysis and cognitive behavioural therapy are skilled in working with clients to address maladaptive behaviours arising from mental health disorders, injuries, strokes or other life altering events.
- Disability Management
Our Disability Management services focus on a swift and successful return to work for employees off sick, as a result of an occupational or non-occupational illness or injury.
- Rehabilitation Consulting
Rehabilitation Consultants execute an organized framework with respect to the assessment of client injury/disability culminating in development and implementation of rehabilitation plans to assist a client with medical recovery.
- Vocational Services
TRAC Group counselors are skilled in the provision of vocational services to individuals with rehabilitation needs or people interested in pursuing a career change. Encompassing a spectrum of interlinked components, counselors assist each client to achieve a successful and enduring return to current or new work endeavours. Our career services range from vocational assessments through conditioning and resume preparation to work placement and job coaching.
- Nursing Services
TRAC Group’s nursing services are many and varied across the broad spectrum of rehabilitation, ranging from an initial injury through life care planning to wellness clinics and beyond. Our nurses, having initially acquired education and experience in field of nursing have enhanced their nursing experience through developing expertise and certification in the discipline of rehabilitation. This combined set of skills is utilized in the service of clients.
- Employer Services
These clusters of services, the core of which pertain to wellness and disability management, are customized to meet employer requirements. Components include; short term and long term disability management programs, return to work coordination, attendance management programs, health and wellness services, occupational assessments, and training and support.
- Employee Services
- Life Care Plan/Future Cost of Care Report
Life care planning is a multidisciplinary, objective process to identify an individual’s current and future health requirements, relative to the specific injuries and impairments sustained by a client arising from complex or catastrophic injuries or from a chronic illness. The outcomes of this process, inclusive of current and future health requirements and associated costs are documented in a Life Care Plan or Future Cost of Care Report
- Review of Life Care Plan/Future Cost of Care Report
TRAC Group’s process, under the direction of a Certified Life Care Planner, engenders a critical review of a previously documented Future Cost of Care Report/Life Care Plan. Reviews are experience driven, based on qualified research and culminate in an objective assessment of the requirements, options and associated costs as delineated in the report.
- Stroke Recovery
This group of services assists clients to recover from the specific impairments arising from a stroke. Components include an integrated assessment and comprehensive identification of medical and therapy requirements, followed by coordinated implementation of a rehabilitation plan.
- Home Health Care
The TRAC Group’s skilled team of registered health-care professionals and clinicians have extensive expertise and experience in addressing the complex needs of those recovering from injury or illness. Understanding the importance of being home based, services are provided in the areas of personal care safety, accessibility and education to enable clients in their home environment.
- Wheelchair/Walker/Scooter Assessments
Our clinicians are skilled with respect to the totality of a client’s mobility needs inclusive of assessing the level of function, identification of requirements, development of recommendations, communication with appropriate vendors, and client participation in a trial of equipment, completion of a prescription and equipment implementation. TRAC occupational therapists are ADP certified.
- Communication Aids Assessments
These assessments are focused on client communication abilities and opportunity to benefit from communication aids. Assessment outcomes include recommendations and implementation of communications aids with concomitant client education.
- Groups and Seminars
The TRAC Group operates several group therapy programs to enable clients to exchange information, build social skills and provide peer support. Additionally, we provide free monthly seminars to educate clients, families and caregivers about the recovery and rehabilitation process.
When we provide Services
We are available:
- At critical times when clients and their families don’t know who or where to turn,
- At any stage or time in the injury, illness or disability continuum,
- During admission to the hospital or rehabilitation facility.
- On an interim basis, to clients who are on waiting lists for other rehabilitation programs and services.
- When an employer needs assistance with respect to wellness and disability on behalf of their company.
Where we provide services
Wherever the need: In homes, schools, workplaces, community settings and in our fully accessible head office clinic:
161 Greenbank Road, Suite 110,
613-526-0877 ext 100
The TRAC Group’s highly skilled team of registered health-care professionals and clinicians has extensive expertise and experience in addressing the complex needs of those recovering from injury or illness.