Helen Leimonis

Helen Leimonis


Helen Leimonis is a Registered Occupational Therapist and Ontario Certified Teacher who has been providing Occupational Therapy services since 2007. Helen graduated from the University of Toronto with an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience and Biological Sciences. She graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy. She is a member in good standing with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario (COTO), the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapy (CAOT), and the Ontario College of Teachers.

Helen places a strong emphasis on evidenced-based practice and continuing education. She has completed courses as per the Brock University Certificate Training Program, through the Ontario Brain Injury Association. Helen’s passion has always been researching and developing cognitive remedial and compensatory treatment modalities and establishing assessment tools to assist clients, physicians, and team members with understanding traumatic brain injury and its impact on function. Her main focus has been on understanding the long-standing effects of concussion and the impact on daily function and social relationships (particularly with familial relationships and friendships).

Arising from her concern for individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI), Helen has spent the past several years of her career educating clinicians on approaching TBI with a holistic lens. Having completed the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment Certification Course, the Certification in Catastrophic Impairment Evaluation (C-CAT) Course, and the Canadian Certified Life Care Planner courses offered through University of Florida, Helen is knowledgeable in thoroughly assessing severity of dysfunction and establishing the long-term care needs.

By utilizing this extensive training and commitment to client care, as a Case Manager, Helen supports clients through a collaborative approach involving establishing client goals, valuing client feedback, and assisting with implementing a strong and effective treatment team. She is experienced in working with clients who have sustained traumatic brain injury, amputation, spinal cord injury, psychological impairment, and serious orthopaedic injuries. She implements a creative approach to care to support recovery and strongly advocates for clients and families.

Helen has been actively providing services to clients of Innovative Occupational Therapy Services for approximately seven years. In her role at Innovative Occupational Therapy Services, she develops training and mentorship programs for fellow clinicians. Helen has co-founded Critical Trauma Therapy which has a specialized focus in providing Psychotherapy and Social Work Services to individuals who seek to improve their quality of life and learn effective strategies to manage any health issue, inclusive of brain injury. Critical Trauma Therapy additionally has a focus on supporting nutritional needs from an ABI perspective. Helen has co-founded The MomMe Clinic in 2023, to better support the paediatric population, supporting complex conditions/impairments inclusive of acquired brain injury and cognitive dysfunction. The MomMe Clinic is multi-disciplinary medical centre for children and families.

She is honoured to be recognized by OBIA, and is grateful to all her clients who have entrusted her with their care.

  • Kevin says:

    Wow so wonderful to see Helen recognized. Helen worked with my son and our family for many years. My son had a traumatic brain injury and it was a very scary time. She created a team of therapists to help us. We faced difficult times and Helen was always there not just for my son but also the family. Thank you Helen!

  • A. A. says:

    Helen became my case manager years after my accident. She listened to me and helped. No one believed me about my problems but she did. She got me in to see a surgeon quickly and I had an operation within a few months of meeting her that I had waited years for. She made a big difference in my life and my family’s.

  • Pat says:

    I am excited Helen’s superlative commitment to her clients is being acknowledged.

  • Ryan R says:

    After my brain injury my life fell apart. Helen worked so hard to help me get the things I needed to get better. She took me to my medical appointments and spoke to the doctors to help everyone understand what I needed. I am very appreciative of Helens help.

  • Liora says:

    Helen Leimonis is not only a fantastic individual, but she is a driven case manager that works diligently to ensure that her clients are receiving the appropriate care. She constantly advocates for her clients and goes above and beyond. It has been amazing working alongside Helen, as she constantly demonstrates immense passion for her job, her clients and the family members of her clients. She truly strives to ensure that both the client and the family members are supported through such a difficult time in their lives.

  • Mikayla says:

    Helen is a wonderful case manager who goes above and beyond to ensure her clients receive the best care possible. She is extremely passionate about client care and getting her clients to reach their goals.

  • G.K. says:

    Helen is a skilled case manager, she is very knowledgeable and dedicated to providing the highest quality care to her clients.
    She is an exceptional communicator and a fantastic colleague.

  • Steff K & Family says:

    Congratulations Helen! Well deserved. Helen was my case manager for 5 years. After my injury I feared I would never be able to travel with my family again. Not only did Helen assist me with going on a trip she was able to get coverage by the insurer for my family’s tickets and accessible accommodations. We miss you Helen congratulations on this nominations!

  • Stephanie Geraci says:

    Helen is such a great case manager! She is always organized, available, and consistent. Clients we work with really appreciate the hard work she provides in all their individual cases.

  • Emily says:

    It is so great to see Helen being recognized for her hard work, knowledge/skill, and dedication to her clients. She is a wonderful case manager who is committed to client-centered care.

  • Reem says:

    Helen continues to demonstrate a level of commitment and passion for her role that is recognized by many. She strives to ensure that she is advocating for clients in order to provide a meaningful and impactful recovery. Helen has played an integral role in my professional development through demonstrating exceptional leadership qualities, extensive knowledge and consistent support.

  • Shelly Cohen says:

    Helen is an amazing case manager; she is always available, consistent, and knowledgeable. She is dedicated to client care and is very approachable!

  • Reem says:

    Helen has set an exceptional example of the type of leader that myself and others strive to be. She consistently goes above and beyond to promote meaningful change. Helen’s expertise, passion for her role, and extensive knowledge has made her an exceptional case manager and mentor!

  • Nicole P says:

    Helen demonstrates professionalism and goes above and beyond for her clients and the people around her. Helen’s expertise and has made her an exceptional case manager. It’s so nice to see her recognized for her hard work.

  • Kimi K says:

    Helen is knowledgeable, skilled and passionate about her work. She is amazing and very supportive. Congratulation on this nomination!

  • Niloofar Ahanchin says:

    Helen is an amazing, caring, dedicated, supportive and knowledgeable case manager who makes sure her clients receive the best care. It is very nice to see her being nominated for her hard work and professionalism. Congratulations Helen.

  • Aleah says:

    Helen is a wonderful leader and case manager who consistently ensures that her clients receive the best possible care. She is such a passionate, creative, knowledgeable, and loyal individual for exemplifies the highest quality of person-centred care. Her hard work certainly does not go unnoticed.

  • Salina says:

    Congratulations on this nomination Helen! This is an incredible success that is well-deserved! You are an extremely hardworking, insightful and dedicated case manager who always strives to advocate and assist clients and their families in receiving the best care! You are approachable and insightful and I thank you for giving me the opportunity to learn from you. I wish you great success and many more awards in the future! ?

  • Kayla says:

    Helen is such an incredible wealth of knowledge and she uses that knowledge not only to directly support catastrophically impaired brain injury survivors but also to build the capacity of other providers, effectively exponentially expanding her impact! Congratulations on your nomination Helen! It is a privilege to work with you!

  • Sandeep B says:

    Helen is very professional. She is very knowledgeable, dedicated and supportive. Congratulations Helen

  • Sandeep Brar says:

    Helen is very professional. She is very knowledgeable, dedicated and supportive. Congratulations Helen

  • Chris C says:

    Back in 2011 I was in a catastrophic accident. Helen attended my discharge meeting at the hospital. She asked good questions about what I would need to return home safely. She coordinate everything and introduced me to a community therapy team. I was very worried about how i would afford my life, make my meals and even manage my personal tasks. Helen would ensure I received my insurer benefits and expense reimbursements. Helen set up supports, sometimes they didn’t show up or were late and she would handle the issue right away. Helen was the conductor, she made sure everyone did what they were suppose to. This allowed me to focus on myself not managing my team. Helen you are very appreciated. I wouldn’t be where I am without your help.

  • Erich Bogensberger says:

    Helen sets the bar high for all case managers. She is a great asset to any clinical team.

  • Anneke says:

    Well deserved! Helen has helped me grow professionally as a social worker! She has helped me define my practice. I am happy to be a part of the CTT family and work with outstanding professionals like Helen!

  • James says:

    Congratulations on the nomination! Helen is an incredible OT and case manager. I was fortunate enough to have her support and can attest to her incredible commitment to making sure that I received the absolute best care. She was extremely knowledgeable, organized and coordinated all of my required services. I’m very thankful for all that you did for me!

  • Jessica Wong says:

    Helen has an impressive wealth of knowledge that she uses to continuously support and advocate for her clients, any way that she can. Her passion for OT is evident and her desire to help her clients even more so. I have worked with Helen for the past few years and beyond her professionalism and expertise, she is a kind and wonderful individual.

    Extremely well-deserved nomination!

  • Josh says:

    As a new OT, I was lucky to have Helen for support and guidance. She is patient, caring, passionate, and extremely knowledgeable – qualities that are essential to being an exceptional service provider and mentor.

    Our team is lucky to have such an amazing individual!

  • Katelin B says:

    Congratulations Helen! Helen elevates the quality of services provided by leading by example and sharing her passion for ongoing learning and evolution of practice. She doesn’t shy away from asking those hard or avoided questions, and we are all benefit from it.

  • Samantha Maas-Crowell says:

    Helen is an inspired healthcare provider who has put in many years of hard work to quickly become an example of perfection to those around her; her efforts are endless and never wavering. Her depth of knowledge and understanding of the sector cannot be matched. She is an expert at problem-solving, considering all client factors, cultural considerations, social determinants of health, and ethics of practice.

    I have been blessed in working with her for the past four years; she has mentored, taught, guided, and shown compassion in her practice without fail. Our team remains grateful and appreciative to have her. Congratulations Helen!

  • Aiden Huynh says:

    I strongly support Helen Leimonis for the title of Case Manager of the Year. Helen’s exceptional knowledge of client care and resources, her commitment to delivering clinical education to healthcare practitioners and clients, and her dedication to providing outstanding patient care all reflect her excellent Case Management qualities.

  • Susan M. says:

    I am delighted to see Helen nominated for this award. She truly is an amazing professional and brings all of her skills, expertise and compassion for her clients and colleagues. It is an honor to see Helen being recognized for her success and commitment to client care and our team.

  • Sana says:

    I am so pleased to see Helen nominated for this award. She is a hard-working, dedicated and highly knowledgeable professional who supports her team to the best of her abilities. It’s an absolute pleasure to be working alongside Helen.

  • Nimra Bandukwala says:

    Helen has a wealth of knowledge, clinical expertise and experience as a Case Manager and as a mentor. She goes above and beyond to advocate for clients and make sure that they are receiving the care they need. Congratulations Helen!

  • AP says:

    So pleased to see Helen Leimonis nominated for this award! She is a genuine, fiercely dedicated, skilled, and accomplished professional who goes above and beyond in supporting her clients. Congratulations!

  • NIK D. says:

    Helen embodies the essence of an extraordinary leader and teacher in the field of occupational therapy. Her unwavering dedication to her craft and her innate ability to connect with her team sets her apart from the rest. It has been a pleasure having Helen as a guide, mentor, and companion.

  • Leah says:

    Everyday Helen goes above and beyond not only for her clients but for her employees as well. I’m happy to work for someone who so easily puts their client’s needs first. Congratulations Helen, this is well deserved!

  • Kevin says:

    Congratulations, Helen! Well-deserved recognition for the years of relentless commitment to the clients you serve. ??????, ?????????!” (Bravo, Spartiáti!).

  • Lily Wainer says:

    I am so pleased to see Helen nominated for Case Manager of the Year! She cares for her team members and her clients and goes above and beyond to provide exceptional service. Her actions inspire others and she is a leader. I have learned so much from Helen. This nomination is well-deserved!

  • Emily C says:

    It is so well-deserved that Helen has been nominated for Case Manager of the Year! She is such a genuine person, dedicated to her work, and an incredible leader. As new OT, I’m so grateful to continue learning from Helen!

  • Leeanna says:

    Helen’s knowledge, passion, and dedication to her clients and her team is admirable. I have learned so much from Helen’s teaching and mentorship which I am so grateful for. She is also very approachable and kind, always ready and excited to provide support and guidance. With Helen on your team, you can have confidence that you will continue to learn and grow individually and together with your team. Congratulations Helen!

  • Parisa Noori says:

    In my career, it has taken a while to encounter a professional of Helen’s caliber! What truly strikes me is her exceptional skill in maintaining a delicate balance of focus and perspective which is a rarity. Excelling as a case manager while mentoring others through intricate challenges demands a high level of dedication and expertise that she undoubtedly possesses. Adding to her impressive traits, she brings a genuine pleasure to our work interactions. During our collaborations, we have seamlessly combined moments of laughter with unwavering commitment to our tasks. I have personally shared my admiration for her inspirational nature, and I am now sharing it with everyone! She undoubtedly deserves all the recognition she can get!

  • Eleanor P. says:

    Congratulations Helen! Well deserved. You made a huge impact on my family’s life and because of your caring nature and involvement in my daughter’s case, she continues to thrive.
    My daughter was hit by a car years ago and suffered a brain injury. Helen educated us about my daughter’s strengths and focused on creating a supportive team to get her back to health. She attended appointments with us and knew which questions to ask so that we understood our options. She set my daughter up with support at school and she completed high school and then College, despite everyone warning us she wouldn’t be able to. Helen we can’t thank you enough. You are an amazing case manager!

  • Tabitha says:

    I am so beyond pleased to see Helen getting the recognition for being such an amazing Case Manager! Her care for her clients and those she interacts with is such an inspiration. She’s caring, knowledgable, passionate, and professional. Congrats Helen, you deserve it 🙂

  • Kari says:

    Helen has been a strong advocate for her clients ensuring high quality, evidence based care is provided to each client she works with. She has been a strong advocate for clients, as well as other therapists in the industry. She is a strong mentor who believes in sharing her knowledge to help develop and support therapists working in the industry to ensure we are able to provide the best quality of care for our clients. She has provided me with countless hours of training and education to ensure my success in assisting my own clients to receive the best care I can provide. Her knowledge has been invaluable in fostering my own learning and growth while working in this industry.

  • Jelena Ulemek says:

    Helen is an outstanding occupational therapist, case manager, and mentor. Her expertise, dedication and tireless work to improve service provision and outcomes for clients is certainly well recognized amongst her colleagues. Congratulations on your nomination, Helen! It is great to see you recognized in this way.

  • Sarah M says:

    Helen is a strong and passionate case manager. She goes above and beyond and is diligent when supporting clients and their entire care team. She is always encouraging others through her ongoing mentorship. Congratulations Helen!

  • Ashley says:

    Highly knowledgeable and driven. She works incredibly hard to ensure her client’s receive the best possible care.

  • Jennifer A says:

    Helen works tirelessly to ensure that she utilizes care, compassion, and her extensive knowledge base in order to provide the best possible service to her clients. Helen’s experience and dedication to the brain injury field should not go unnoticed! Congratulations on this well-deserved nomination!

  • Thea says:

    Helen’s dedication to her client’s and employees is remarkable. I am so fortunate to work for such a passionate and caring person. Congratulations on this nomination, well deserved!

  • Dr Fayaz Dossa,DC, FCCRS (c) says:

    I have worked with Helen on numerous Brain Trauma files where we share mutual patients. I have been so impressed with her attention to detail and patient-focused approach to clinical excellence that I always request her services on complex files. She is above and beyond the best Case Manager I have ever worked with in my 27 years of being in this industry. Helen’s Clinical knowledge and compassionate approach to ensuring the patients needs are met, are so impressive that I now request her on every Catastrophic complex TBI file in my practice.

    The fact that she is an accomplished Education Specialist, an Occupational Therapist and a Case Manager sets her far ahead and above her contemporaries. I am convinced she raises the bar amongst her peers.

    Please keep up the good work Helen. I am so proud to have worked with you and I hope to continue to do so in the future !

  • Adrienne N. says:

    Helen’s unwavering compassion and commitment to her clients sets a high standard that most could not achieve. She continuously exceeds her clients expectations and brings a wealth of knowledge to each and every file.

  • Colleen Boyce says:

    Congratulations on this nomination Helen and I look forward to working with you in the future.

  • Kristen says:

    So wonderful to see Helen’s hard work and dedication being recognized. Her knowledge, experience, and heart make her an outstanding Case Manager for her clients.

  • Nicole K. says:

    Helen is passionate about the field of brain injury services and this shines through in the work that she does. Helen is a detail oriented and dynamic case manager, and she consistently goes above and beyond to ensure her clients receive reliable and well coordinated care. Helen is incredibly knowledgeable about the field and she is a wonderful teacher and mentor to others.

  • Chantal says:

    Congratulations on this nomination Helen! It is well deserved! You are a skilled, knowledgeable, passionate, and hardworking case manager and leader in your field. You always strive towards advocating for your clients and their families to receive the best care and services.

  • Jennifer Carnegie says:

    I met Helen back at Entwistle Power and she was the most passionate advocate for her clients. She worked tirelessly to ensure each client had the best care. In addition, Helen writes one of the best CAT reports around! Congratulations Helen a very well deserved nomination.

  • Sheila Don - (aka Helen's Thelma) says:

    Once upon a time, I met Helen Leimonis at a Brain Injury Rehabilitation course. She introduced herself as an Occupational Therapist. I saw her again at another continuing education course a few weeks later. We bonded over our passion for supporting clients and giving up endless weekends seeking knowledge to find solutions to assist our clients in need. Over many years of supporting one another clinically, across thousands of emails, calls, and texts about solving challenges we faced as practitioners, we began discussing supporting the practice of Occupational Therapists. We found as therapists in the community; the support was limited for development, growth, and handling complicated clinical situations. We felt we had so much knowledge to now share and support the development of Occupational Therapists supporting brain injury rehabilitation. Helen joined Innovative Occupational Therapy, and from there, we exploded! Helen is not only a brilliant Occupational Therapist but also an Ontario Certified Teacher. Let me tell you, she can teach! She teaches our team daily how to support our clients, how to see them holistically and understand their role as not only a therapist but an advocate. Helen is passionate about neuro-rehabilitation! She designed an innovative Functional Cognitive Assessment, which bridges the worlds between technology and traditional clinical assessment practices. This assessment is highly precise, and the outcome is a client-centred, goal-directed cognitive remediation program. The benefit this has provided to all our clients is extraordinary.
    As a case manager, Helen is unstoppable. She is compassionate, empathic and works tirelessly all hours of the day and night to ensure her client’s needs are met. She is also a force when ensuring appropriate adjudication of Treatment Plans and holding insurers accountable to the SABS.
    Helen is the type of person where the narrative to explain how truly amazing she is could go on and on. She deserves this nomination, and I am so grateful to have her as my partner on this journey!

  • Dr. Timothy Damaso says:

    Helen is a great practitioner and case manager. I have worked with her and her team on multiple files in the traumatic brain injury space. She is very knowledgeable and well deserving of this award. I look forward to continuing doing great work with you Helen.

  • Victoria Sweetman says:

    Congratulations on your nomination, Helen!
    Your dedication to brain injury rehabilitation is deserving of this recognition.
    All the best.

  • BD says:

    Helen embodies excellence, dedication, compassion and supportive collaboration in her work with clients and their teams. This nomination is a highly deserved recognition. Bravo Helen!!!

  • Milan Unarket says:

    I have had the opportunity to work with Helen on a number of traumatic brain injury files and she is excellent at managing a file and working with the team in a collaborative approach

    To her case manager expertise she brings a wealth of knowledge as an occupational therapist in traumatic brain injury.

    she is well deserving of this nomination and look forward to working with her for many years to come.

  • Maureen Palmer says:

    Congratulations on your well deserved Nomination Helen and good luck!

  • Helen Leimonis says:

    Thank you all for taking the time to post comments. Your kind words mean so much to me and I am truly honoured to have learned from and collaborated with each of you over my career. I sincerely appreciate it.

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