Neuro Based Occupational, Speech & Physiotherapy

Learn how our Abbotsford location can help you discover the potential

Abilities Rehabilitation is a positive, supportive enviroment that helps people who suffer from brain and neurological disorders/ injuries. We’re motivated to help and assist people on their road to recovery.

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Who We Help

How We Help

  • Autism
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Chromosomal based syndromes
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Concussion
  • Dementia
  • Developmental Delay
  • Dysphonia/Voice Changes
  • Dyspraxia
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Guillain Barre Syndrome
  • Head Injury
  • Huntington’s Disease
  • Lyme Disease
  • Mitochondrial Diseases
  • Motor Neurone Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Myopathy
  • Parkinson Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Injury
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Stroke
  • Transverse Myelitis
  • Thera Suit
  • Cascade DAFO
  • Saebo Flex
  • Wii-habilitation
  • Home Visits
  • LiteGait partial weight bearing training
  • Clinic Visits
  • Report Writing
  • Fall Prevention Programs
  • School Visits
  • Educational Sessions
  • Exercise Therapy
  • Aids and Adaptation
  • Speech Delays
  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation
  • Surrey Voice Clinic
  • LSVT BIG™ (Parkinson Treatment)
  • LSVT LOUD™
  • PWR Class (Parkinson Group Class) Surrey
  • Adpated Yoga at Surrey clinic
  • Constraint Induced Movement Therapy
  • Bioness L300 Sales & Therapy
  • Bioness H200 Sales
  • Bioness L300 Plus Sales
  • Post Concussion Management
  • Goal Setting for School IEP or at home

Meet The Abbotsford Team

Our History

Clinic Director and Owner Heather Branscombe is a physiotherapist with over 15 years experience in both the public and private sector. As a mom of three (with one child with cerebral palsy), Heather has a unique perspective and passion that drove her to open the first clinic in October of 2007. She could see the need for increased access to high quality and evidenced based rehabilitation services delivered within the context of a team.

Heather’s professional passion continues to be the integration of rehabilitation technology into practice. She has consulted as a clinical specialist to a rehabilitation technology company and has taught therapists, orthotists and physicians across Canada. Not afraid to be an innovator and pioneer, she has brought many emerging technologies and therapy practices to Canada through Abilities.

Heather and Abilities are now seen within the industry as a community partner in emerging therapies.

Often asked to collaborate on research initiatives, she is involved in research projects with the University of British Columbia (FEATHER’s project) and has been asked to be the exclusive BC provider of emerging therapy practice such as the telemedicine driven ReJoyce through rehabtronics.

Professionally, Heather volunteers her time as a member of the Board of Directors for the Stroke Recovery Association of B.C. and is the past-chair of the Neurosciences Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. She enjoys spending time with her husband and three children, running and the beautiful outdoors.

Clinic Director and Owner Heather Branscombe

Our Google Reviews!

Google Rating
3.9
Jordan Rempel
Jordan Rempel
05:42 23 Feb 18
I have been coming to Abilities for close to 11 years now and the staff are like family to me. 🙂 They push me when I need to be pushed, they know when I've reached my limit and they truly want me to succeed. I would highly recommend this place to anyone! It's changed my life. 🙂
James B
James B
21:08 14 Feb 18
Our son has been a client at the Abbotsford location for several years. We've seen tremendous growth in his skills and development. His frontline therapists and assistants are motivating, fun, and truly care. As a parent, I appreciate the convenience of having all his therapy services at one location. The front desk staff are amazing at coordinating schedules and organizing different funding sources.
shannon Bennington
shannon Bennington
02:06 13 Jan 18
My son has been going to Abilities for the past 10 years for speech, physiotherapy as well as Occupational therapy. We have had and continue to have a great experience and Iwould definitely recommend them to anyone😊
Kristen Olthuis
Kristen Olthuis
20:43 16 Aug 17
Super friendly staff. Work very well with my autistic son! Would highly recommend!
H Derksen
H Derksen
23:35 07 Jul 17
Abilities was recommended to me by several people when we were looking for an OT close to our home for our son. I am so glad we chose them. Their staff is extremely friendly and ready to help in any way they can. I would recommend Abilities to anyone looking for such sevices!
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