Our Credentials

Our History and Our Future

A Personal Message From Our Founders

When we established Rehab First in 2000, we perceived that there were gaps in the delivery of rehabilitation services for complex and catastrophic injury cases. The collaboration, service quality and intimate understanding that had defined our previous firm, Associative Rehabilitation Inc., before its acquisition by Aetna, were attributes that we wanted to exemplify for our Rehab First clients.

Our initial objectives were modest: build rehabilitation consulting relationships based on understanding, trust and uncompromising attention to clinical, reporting and service quality in a limited geographic area.

In 2005, we embarked on a mission to deliver a broader range of services to more clients in an enlarged geographic area. In the years since we have grown ten-fold and take pride in being able to consistently provide services to clients who have a wide range of conditions, and who are referred to us by hospitals, employers, insurers and personal injury lawyers and clinicians across Ontario.

Our FirstAssist™ discharge facilitation service is dedicated to the needs of hospital discharge professionals for JIT (just-in-time) responsiveness by our Occupational Therapists, Nurses and Social Workers. WorkPathways® is our specialized suite of twenty assessment, treatment and Return-to-Work services for employers and disability insurers.

Everything we do is guided by our principles and values.

Sincerity: We speak the language that promotes and sustains relationships that are based on trust.

Collaboration: We believe in bringing together the talents of the parts to create the strength of the whole.

Commitment: We consistently place our best talents at the service of our clients, their representatives and their caregivers.
Positive Impact: We advance the interests of clients by exploring better alternatives when standard approaches fall short.

Quality: We pay uncompromising attention to excellence to achieve a consistent record of results.

Community: We understand that we are but one of a number of professionals whose efforts we must play a part in coordinating and integrating to maximize success for our clients.

Our credo, Building Futures, reminds us of our responsibility to restore capability, function and hope to lives that have been disrupted by injury and illness. We also respect the interests of others who have a stake in the outcomes of our efforts, such as families, employers, legal representatives and insurers.

As we continue to move forward in deliberate, measured steps, you will be hearing more about Rehab First. In the process, we aim to affirm the reasons you have chosen to work with us or may be contemplating working with us.


James Campbell
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James Campbell

Founder and Principal

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Joanne Gram

Founder and Principal

Trusted and chosen by...

Medical Professionals, Employers, Personal Injury Lawyers, Insurers, Hospital Discharge Professionals, the WSIB and Consumers. Our referral partners recognize our uncommon approach to case assignments, which starts with an understanding of their respective regulatory, compliance, benefit and funding contexts.

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