Recipient of the 2021 HEALTH CARE PROVIDER OF THE YEAR

Alana MacIntyre

Alana MacIntyre

Nominated For: HEALTH CARE PROVIDER OF THE YEAR

Alana is a Speech Language Pathologist who works in North Eastern Ontario. She services the areas from Wawa to Sault Ste. Marie, the communities in the corridor to Sudbury, all of Manitoulin Island, and the corridor to North Bay. She travels extensively to ensure all clients in North Eastern Ontario have access to the services they deserve.

Alana ensures that the client and their family receive the best care and service possible. She goes above and beyond in her role, which is evident in her daily practises. Anyone who works with Alana knows she always puts her clients’ needs first. She is recognized for her strong ethics, client-centered functional approach and her passion for the work she does. She works with the client to achieve maximal recovery while focusing on quality of life. She ensures that goals for treatment are tailored to each person’s unique rehabilitation needs.

Alana currently runs a private practice, Insight Rehabilitation (insightrehabilitation.com) which she began in 2011. She is also the Clinical Educator for Spark Rehabilitation, which provides Rehabilitation Support Workers and Therapy Assistants (CDA, OTA, PTA) (sparkrehabilitation.ca). Alana enjoys educating the contractors at Spark as she believes the best way to provide specialized therapy services to underserviced areas is to work closely with well-educated, highly experienced assistants. Alana has strong beliefs in working within inter-disciplinary teams with the client at the center. She doesn’t believe in problems, only solutions.

Alana has worked in the field of brain injury for over 27 years. She graduated with her master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology from McGill University in 1993 and has continued exploring educational opportunities focusing on brain injury, cognitive communication and best practice. Alana is a member in good standing with the College of Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologist of Ontario (OSLA), the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) as well as a member of the Ontario Association of Speech Language Pathologist and Audiologist (OSLA) special interest group on MVA and brain injury.

Alana has been involved with the Sault Ste. Marie and Area Brain Injury Association for over 10 years and has been instrumental in helping to expand the association’s role within the community by developing relationships with other providers.

Alana is proud of the work she has done to increase the quality of life and experience for those who live with brain injury in North Eastern Ontario. She will continue to work tirelessly to represent those with “the invisible injury”.

9 Comments
  • Darcy Merkur says:

    Alana seems to know everyone in the north. She is capable of wearing many hats and helps make sure that her clients access all that they require. She is very experienced and is great at finding creative solutions to difficult problems. Alana is an important part of any rehab team.

  • Diana Schuran says:

    I recommend Alana to everyone that I think is in need of her help. Alana has been so helpful to my family. I really cherish her advice. She is very knowledgable. Alana has been a very important part of rehabilitation.

  • DANIELLE E SECONDI says:

    Alana is an astounding clinician and a wealth of knowledge!

  • LORRAINE RALPH says:

    ALANA IS A CARING AND DEDICATED CLINICIAN . ALANA IS ALSO ON A PERSONAL LEVEL A STRONG A SUPER LADY AND WOULD DO ANYTHING FOR YOU .

  • Kayla Johnson says:

    I had the pleasure of working as a therapy assistant for Alana. She is an amazing teacher and educator. She goes above and beyond to ensure her staff continue to learn about the ever changing field of rehabilitation. Alana is so dedicated to the people she services. She uses such a holistic approach to be certain that not just the client, but their families as well, are able to access any resource they can and that they are receiving the best possible care. She is and outstanding clinician!

  • Claudette Thomson says:

    Alana is very knowledgable and dedicated to help and resolves problems in brain injury of rehabilitation.

  • Al Pigeon says:

    Very dedicated caring professional. We need more like her

  • Colleen Boyce says:

    Congratulations Alana for this nomination and well deserved recognition. We haven’t had a client together recently, but in the past your support, expertise, professionalism and dedication to the clients and the rehab team was exceptional.

  • Cindy Diamond says:

    I have worked with/for Alana for over 5 years. Watching Alana grow her business while staying true to her vision has been a pleasure and a learning experience. Alana is always ready and willing to expand her knowledge base, attending conferences and completing courses etc. What I really appreciate is how Alana genuinely shares and assists new and existing collegues, knowing that in doing so she can reach even more people in need of assistance. Alana is a motivated, driven visionary who’s expertise, passion and care has a long reach and the benefits are widely seen by all associated or otherwise. I believe that all of this is quite obvious to anyone that knows Alana professionally, but what people may not know and what I’d like to communicate here, is that Alana is a wonderful role model in her personal life as well. Should you be so fortuitous to know her personally, whether it be as a mother, wife, daughter, friend etc., Alana makes time, shows appreciation and enjoys life to fullest and she wants the best for everyone. There is a magic there that we haven’t seen the half of and I’m excited to be a part of the future with Ms. Alana MacIntyre!

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