Free To Be

Free to Be™ Rehabilitation Consulting Inc.

We all bend, twist and strain our bodies to accommodate our work. When minor physical stresses accumulate, they can lead to a damaging cycle of aches, pains, discomfort and injury.

It is no wonder that back injuries affect 85% of the population, or that two out of three Musculo-Skeletal Injuries (MSI) are due to overexertion.

It doesn’t have to be that way!

Barbara Purdy

"My focus is on preventing problems before they happen – it is easier to prevent an injury than it is to treat it."

Barbara Purdy
Physical Therapist
Occupational Therapist


Learn how to prevent injury, improve safety and increase your well-being, with our proven-effective workshops.

Free to Be™ workshops are specially designed for people who work in health care, education, industry, tourism, or emergency preparedness.

Learn how to:

  • Have a healthy, pain-free back
  • Avoid work-related aches, pains, and loss-time injuries
  • Create a safer workplace
  • Evacuate people in an emergency, including those who are ill or have physical disabilities

Preventing injuries is the core of what we do.



Get Me Out of Here!
Learn how to protect yourself and move people safely in an emergency.

Back In Control
Understand the causes of back injury and discover how to efficiently move your body to prevent harm.

No Lift Moves & Transfers
Become skilled with no-lift techniques and technologies for moving people.

Don't Be Forced Out
Identify the causes of MSI (musculo-skeletal injury) and learn how to comply with the WCB (Worker’s Compensation Board) MSI Regulation.

The 3-A's of Office Ergonomics
Discover how to set up an ergonomic office.

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