Jane Sleeth,Managing Director
Hon. B.P. & H.E., B.Sc.PT., C.P.T.
Over the past 23 years, Jane has been involved in the management and prevention of disability as a physiotherapist; rehabilitation department manager in a large Toronto Hospital; wellness and prevention consultant; case manager and managing director of Optimal Performance. which Jane founded in 2001.
Jane holds an Honours Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology and Physiology from the University of Toronto; and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physiotherapy also from the University of Toronto. While studying for her Hon. B. of P. & H.E., Jane was one of the main researchers for the published study “The Physiological Impact of Exercise in the Cold”, Primary Author R. Sheppard, U of T/DCIEM. After completion of Jane’s B.Sc. in Physiotherapy she was co-researcher for a study conducted at Toronto East General Hospital. The study co-designed and researched with Dr. Dana Sinclair PhD Psych Cambridge University was internally published and is entitled “The Impact of Mental Training o n Functional and Healing Outcomes of Patients with Carpal Tunnel Release”.
Jane is a regular and sought after speaker at national and international conferences speaking about how Optimal Performance has collectively taken a unique and innovative approach to the management and prevention of injuries illness and disability in the workplace which differs from any insurance company or other ergonomic and disability management firms in the country.
Jane has a considerable body of published work and articles in national health and safety; ergonomic; human resources and peer reviewed journals. Jane is author of the bestselling book - "Return to Work Compliance Toolkit"; and author of “The Internal Ergonomic Program Book”. Jane is currently completing the writing of a new book which will be released by Thompson Carswell entitled - "The Crisis of Psychological Disabilities in Canadian Workplaces", Case Studies and Guidance for Human Resource Managers”.
B.A., M.A., (Psych), M.A. (CDS)