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"You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream." ~ CS Lewis

Occupational Therapy Muskoka and Haliburton

Occupational Therapy (OT) enables people to live life to its fullest, through facilitating them to engage in those everyday activities that they enjoy.

Father and son in barn

To OT’s, “occupation” is all of the activities that occupy your day -- from the moment you rise in the morning, until you go to sleep at night.


Joseph’s life journey has led him to Occupational Therapy as his chosen profession. He has a strong desire to facilitate people to achieve and maintain their maximum function, and feels this is best achieved through working with individuals and their families in their own environment. Joseph’s therapy focus is a client-centred holistic approach with consideration of all aspects of an individual’s life and how the person has been affected by their injury or condition.


Joseph uses a systematic approach based on evidence and professional reasoning. Following the in-depth assessment process he establishes and sets mutually agreed upon goals.

  • Duly qualified and registered Occupational Therapist, in good standing with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario

  • Registered Authorizer – Mobility Devices and Seating, Assistive Devices Program (ADP), Government of Ontario 

  • Registered Service Provider – Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO)

  • Progressive Goal Attainment Program (PGAP) Certified Provider

What qualities does Joseph bring to his role as Occupational Therapist?

  • Commitment to client-centred care
  • Attitude of respect and sensitivity when working with clients who possess varied backgrounds, abilities, and educational status
  • Understands the importance of hope when going through challenging times
  • Believes in the use of the activities that are important to each individual when working with them, including: everyday tasks (self-care, caregiving, housekeeping and home maintenance), hobbies, leisure and social activities as part of the rehabilitation process. It has been found that by using these activities as part of the rehabilitation, clients become more motivated, involved in their own rehabilitation, and it leads to more better outcomes
  • Efficient, organized, thorough, and innovative, with an ability to break down a larger goal into smaller, more manageable steps
  • Believes in the benefits of a team approach. He consults with other health care professionals and social service agencies to ensure coordination of the Occupational Therapy (OT) intervention with all service providers, and to provide comprehensive care.

Joseph Pest

Joseph Pest, Occupational Therapist

Joseph believes in lifelong learning and the importance of keeping his knowledge and skills current; he participates in ongoing professional development through conference workshops, training courses, seminars and webinars.


In addition to obtaining his Occupational Therapy degree from McMaster University, he has a Bachelor of Arts Degree (Sociology), and is a Journeyman Tool & Die Maker. This background enables him to look at each client’s situation from a different perspective, and facilitates use of his skills in creative problem solving when working with clients who experience complex, challenging rehabilitation issues.


Current professional memberships include:

  • College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario

  • Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists

  • Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists

  • The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.

  • The Society for Cognitive Rehabilitation

  • Ontario Brain Injury Association

  • Brain Injury Association of North Bay

If you would like to discuss services offered by Joseph Pest, or request a referral through Joseph Pest Occupational Therapy services, do not hesitate to contact Joseph at 705-635-3067 or email:


You can learn more about what Occupational Therapy offers here.

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