• Erica Farrell

    Physical Therapist

    Erica brings 20+ years of experience in working with children of all ages. Born and raised in England, Erica emigrated to Canada in 1988 and worked for many years for the Grande Prairie Public School District with their special needs population.  Erica has also worked for private pediatric clinics in Grande Prairie and in Abbotsford and for the Chilliwack School District.

    Erica moved to the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island in July 2014 and started a private practice designed to meet the needs of children with disabilities in the surrounding area. Erica believes that the key to success when working with children is to engage them through fun and play.  Therapy sessions are generally provided right in the child’s own home and involve games and activities designed to meet the family’s goals for their child.  Therapy can also be provided on the playground or at the local swimming pool!

  • Christine Pearce

    Occupational Therapist


    Child's Play Physiotherapy is happy to announce that we are now offering Occupational Therapy services in the Comox Valley. Welcome to our newest staff member, Christine Pearce, Occupational Therapist. 

    Christine brings 20+ years of dedication to supporting children’s play, learning and development. She has a BA in Psychology and diplomas in Infant Development & Supported Childcare, Early Childhood Care and Education and a certificate in Waldorf Early Childhood Education. Her work with young children sparked an interest in working with children with diverse abilities and Christine returned to school for a Masters degree in Occupational Therapy. She has since worked at child development centres in Nanaimo and the Comox Valley and in private practice (in Burnaby) with preschool and school-age children with sensory and motor challenges.

    Christine believes that play is the most effective and motivating way for children to learn new skills. Her gentle and playful approach enables children to focus and engage in activities designed to meet their therapy goals.

    Please contact us if you are interested in having an Occupational Therapy or Physiotherapy assessment or consultation.