Our Staff

Established in 1995, Kim Lamont & Associates provides specialist rehabilitation services to individuals recovering from traumatic brain injury. Our goal is to empower you to achieve success in your home, at work, and in your community.

Kim Lamont & Associates Occupational Therapists are enthusiastic and genuinely caring people who strive to provide to you the most up-to-date and informed interventions available. Our staff provide you with both extensive knowledge and a wealth of experience which allows us to consistently deliver successful functional outcomes.

Kim Lamont

The founder and Director of Kim Lamont & Associates, Kim has over 20 years’ experience working with people of all ages with neurological disorders and brain injury. She graduated from Queen’s University with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy in 1990. She has been accepted as an expert witness by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in the area of Occupational Therapy.

Throughout the course of her career, Kim has been dedicated to continued education and has completed post-graduate continuing education in the areas of brain injury rehabilitation, neurology, ergonomics, accessibility, attendant care assessment, and traumatic brain injury. She is a certified evaluator for the administration of the Progressive Goal Attainment Program (PGAP) and is a Certified Calibrated AMPS Rater (the AMPS, Assessment of Motor and Process Skills, is a standardized test of performance skills).

Kim is also committed to the education of others and sharing her knowledge and experience. A former instructor with the Rehabilitation Assistant Program at Fleming College, she is now a member of the Adjunct Academic Staff with the Queen’s University School of Rehabilitation Therapy.

Kim is also active in providing continuing education opportunities to other Occupational Therapists and rehabilitation professionals, both as a speaker and conference organizer. Kim’s training, combined with her extensive experience and dedication to best practices, enables her to provide a comprehensive and client-centred approach to brain injury rehabilitation.

When not at work, Kim can usually be found outdoors, where she enjoys spending time with her family cycling, hiking (or skiing — depending on the season), canoeing and kayaking. She is active in the Peterborough community, supporting the local arts community and volunteering in support of various children’s causes and services.

Colin Newman

Colin graduated from Western University in 2000 with a Kinesiology degree. He went on to complete his Masters degree in Occupational Therapy, also at Western. He began working as an Occupational Therapist in a community agency in London, Ontario but soon transferred to their Peterborough office due to his love of the country. He has worked with a multitude of client populations but developed a special interest in people living with brain injury and other catastrophic impairments.

Colin joined Kim Lamont & Associates in 2009 and has actively engaged in completing post-graduate courses in brain injury and neurorehabilitation. He has also taken courses in ergonomics, acupuncture, attendant care assessment, accessibility, spinal cord injury, and job site analysis. Colin is dedicated to ensuring his clients receive the most effective treatment available and prides himself on being client-centered. He develops individualized treatment plans to ensure his client’s have the best chance of achieving their goals.

When not at work, Colin can be found on his wake board, water skiing, fishing, camping, snowmobiling and enjoying all that the outdoors has to offer with his wife and daughter.

Nicole Nadeau

Nicole graduated from Western University in 2005 with a four year Bachelor of Health Science and went on to complete her Master of Occupational Therapy degree at the University of British Columbia from 2008-2010. During her post-secondary education, Nicole developed a passion for working with people with disabilities. She worked for over three years with people who have sustained acquired brain injuries as a Research Assistant at G.F. Strong Rehabilitation Hospital in Vancouver. In 2010, she moved back to her home town of Peterborough where she joined Kim Lamont & Associates.

In addition to being passionate about working in the area of traumatic brain injury rehabilitation, Nicole is dedicated to assisting those struggling with mental illness. She is certified to deliver the evidence-based “Changeways” core program for depression and anxiety management, Brain Injury Family Intervention (BIFI), Cogmed, and is currently training in the area of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Her commitment to professional development and continuing education has led her to complete courses in chronic pain management, technology prescription, universal design, visual impairment, mobility in older adults, and special topics in neurorehabilitation including certification training through Brock University.

Nicole has an empathic and compassionate approach to working with her clients. She prides herself on her ability to advocate for her client’s needs as well as creating individualized programming to assist her clients to reach their goals.

When not at work, Nicole enjoys spending time with her family, doing yoga, taking pictures with her Canon EOS Rebel, and camping and cottaging during the warmer months. She currently volunteers as a member of the Board of Directors for the Brain Injury Association Peterborough Region (B.I.A.P.R.).

Shannon Pendenza

Shannon attended McGill University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and minor in Sociology.

She graduated from University of Ottawa with a Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy (MScOT) and gained valuable experience working with variety of settings in Ontario and Québec, including acute care, return to work rehabilitation of individuals with minor traumatic brain injuries, chronic pain, as well as other areas of physical and mental dysfunction (inpatient psychiatry, paediatrics, orthopaedics).

In 2016, Shannon joined Kim Lamont & Associates providing community, school, home and work-based assessments and interventions to individuals with neurological, soft tissue and orthopaedic injuries living in the Peterborough and Durham regions. She is particularly interested in concussion rehabilitation. Shannon is a firm believer in providing care for clients that is focused on the client’s wants and needs.

When not at work, she is most likely spending time with family and friends, and enjoys yoga, baking, and trivia games.

Kirtana Thirumal

Kirtana graduated from the University of Ottawa in 2015 with a BSc in Psychology. She was very interested in research, specifically in the field of neuroscience and mental health, and so decided to pursue a Master’s in Neuroscience at Carleton University. There, she completed research related to PTSD.

Although she loved research, she realized that she wanted to use her love for neuroscience to help people more directly. Kirtana went on to complete a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy at the University of Toronto in 2019. She has had experience with a variety of clientele and areas, working in acute care, neuro/stroke rehab, and pediatric services. She also had the unique opportunity to work at Toronto Football Club (TFC), to help implement a program with second team athletes, focusing on cognition, health, and wellness.

Kirtana is dedicated and passionate, and continues to show sincerity through her work. She is committed to the client-centered approach, and strives to help individuals attain their personal goals.

Outside of the office, Kirtana enjoys photography, skiing, travelling, and eating a good pizza!

Gwen Kakouris

Gwen graduated with distinction from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Science, Specialist in Psychology. After completing her undergraduate degree, she became involved in post-graduate research in the psycho-biological mechanisms involved in decision making, addiction and mental health. She was very active in volunteering towards mental health initiatives in Toronto during this time.

Gwen attended Queen’s University for her Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy (MScOT) and gained experience working with adults with psychiatric, dual-diagnosis, orthopaedic and neurological conditions in long term care, rehabilitation and in the community. She became involved in community development and research towards best practice for community integration initiatives.

Gwen began working as an Occupational Therapist in the community within Durham region soon after graduation and she continues to be dedicated to offering individualized assessment and treatment to clients in their homes.

Gwen has completed training towards becoming a certified calibrated AMPS Rater (Assessment of Motor and Process Skills), Strengths Based Case Management, return to work and job demands analysis, and hospice palliative care. She is a regular participant in continuing education in the field of Neurorehabilitation.

Gwen believes client-centred Occupational Therapy is instrumental in helping people engage in the activities they want and need to do with respect to their self-care, productivity and leisure pursuits. She provides supportive and compassionate care to all clients in need.

When not at work, Gwen spends her spare time swimming and hiking with her family during the summer months. Other interests include art (both creating and appreciating), cooking and baking, cycling, yoga, strength training, and travelling to new places.

Erich Bogensberger

Erich graduated from Western University in 2010 with an Honours Bachelor of Health Sciences degree and a Minor in Psychology. He went on to complete his Master of Science in Occupational Therapy degree at McMaster University from 2010-2012.

Erich worked as an Occupational Therapist in a Texas hospital in both inpatient and outpatient settings, working two years in acute care/short-term rehabilitation units with a variety of clients with orthopedic, neurological, and medical issues.

Erich worked a year and a half in outpatient services for hand and upper extremity impairments. During this time, Erich developed an interest in facilitating functional independence for re-integration into the home environment and return to functional independence.

Erich relocated home to Canada with his family in 2016 and pursued a career in the community to facilitate functional independence, joining Kim Lamont & Associates in August 2016.

Erich has completed a variety of professional development activities for physical rehabilitation including taking courses in manual therapy of the upper extremity and use of therapeutic modalities. Erich is also a certified BrainFX assessor for assessing functional impairment following mild to moderate traumatic brain injury. Erich is an avid learner and always looking to pursue continuing education in neurorehabilitation.

When not at work, Erich enjoys running, cycling, and spending time with his wife and daughter.

"The highest reward for a person’s toil is not what they get from it, but what they become by it. " - John Ruskin

Kim Lamont & Associates
312 Rubidge Street
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 3P4




Providing Occupational Therapy Services since 1995
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