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Ralph Cheesman

BSc (OT), CWCE/CFCE

CEO & Managing Partner

Senior Registered Occupational Therapist

Phone: 604.233.2212

Email: rcheesman@refunction.ca

Ralph Cheesman

BSc (OT), CWCE/CFCE

CEO & Managing Partner

Senior Registered Occupational Therapist

Ralph founded a rehabilitation company now known as Re:Function Health Group Inc. in 2000 and is the CEO and Managing Partner.

Ralph spearheads company liaison with stakeholders, provides overview of clinical, financial, and administration management, and continues with clinical practice. His particular emphasis and practice is MedLegal services covering functional capacity evaluation, cost of future care analysis, standard of care analysis, and file critique.

Ralph is a qualified and recognized expert in the Supreme Court of British Columbia for work/functional capacity evaluation, cost of future care analysis, occupational therapy, and job demands analysis.  He has also provided expert testimony at Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunals and at Employer/Union Arbitrations in areas of ergonomic evaluation, musculoskeletal disorders in relation to workplace risk factors, and functional analysis of surveillance videotape.  He organizes and maintains a balanced practice, providing services to both Plaintiff and Defense Counsel.

CREDENTIALS:

  • Bachelor of Science, Occupational Therapy, University of British Columbia, 1992
  • Bachelor of Physical Education (Exercise Science Major), University of British Columbia, 1988
  • Certified EPIC Lift Capacity Evaluator
  • Certified Work/Functional Capacity Evaluator

CURRENT PRACTICE AREAS:

  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Cost of Future Care Analyses
  • MedLegal Critique Services
  • Ergonomic Assessments and Equipment Prescription
  • Community Rehabilitation
  • Return to Work Support Services

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

  • College of Occupational Therapists of BC
  • Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists

Exceptional People.

Exceptional Service.

Function is our Focus