About Us

A Purely Healthcare Company

Neha Bahrdwaj, founder of Purely Occupational Therapy

My name is Neha and I am deeply honoured to help my clients in their recovery. Born and raised in Toronto, I graduated from the University of Toronto with an honours bachelor of science in Biology and Psychology, with a special research interest in Molecular biology. I then went on to complete my Master of Occupational Therapy at Queen’s university.

Shortly after graduation, I decided to move to British Columbia and immediately fell in love with all that BC has to offer. The mountains, the ocean and the vibrancy of the people in BC have kept me here ever since.

Over the years, I have continued to learn and grow my practice by closely following new and up-and-coming research and collaborating with other treatment providers, including physicians, physiotherapists, and specialists. I am always following best practices when providing treatment. My primary areas of interest and expertise include traumatic brain injury, chronic pain, and helping seniors age in place.

I have also worked at multiple sites throughout the Fraser Health system, including Royal Columbian Hospital, Surrey Memorial Hospital, Queens Park Care Centre, Eagle Ridge Hospital, and Ridge Meadows Hospital, working in various areas ranging from acute care to inpatient stroke and brain injury rehabilitation. I also have experience working with clients who have been injured in motor vehicle accidents (MVA's) with a range of concerns, including physical injury, cognitive concerns, and psychosocial symptoms. Working within multiple systems has provided me with the expertise to work with individuals in all life stages.

Outside of work, you will often find me spending time with my adorable dog, exploring new trails or trying to improve my skiing skills.


  • Metriks Functional Capacity Evaluation Certification
  • PGAP certified
  • FIM and Alpha FIM trained
  • Action Over Inertia
  • ASIST training
  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention certifications
  • Choices and Changes: motivating healthy behaviours workshop
  • Completed certifications for concussion intervention with Shannon McGuire
  • Introductory CBT training
  • Wheelchair seating prescription training
  • Shoulder rehabilitation training
  • Completed an 8 week certification course for Brain Injury Management with CAOT
  • Visual processing impairment course with Mary Warren.