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Heather’s Letter of Manifesto

I never thought I would open my own business. I always loved working in the public system as a physiotherapist. My coworkers were fantastic, and I loved that I was making a difference in people lives, albeit with limited resources. I also happened to have a defined benefit pension, lots of paid days off and the security of seniority in a union based job.

But then I met my son.

Literally, I met my son when he has 6 weeks old. He was in foster care and

had a lot of diagnoses on his referral form to the child development centre.

I wasn’t his first physiotherapist, but he quickly came onto my caseload, and when we met I knew he had something more than what the diagnoses said.

How did I know?

It wasn’t my professional experience or the obvious social charm he possessed at a very early age (even though both of those are true). When I met him, I saw him as a mother did, and I knew that there was more than what others saw. It’s a quality that I now recognize that many caregivers have, but as a therapist it was very new for me.

Don’t get me wrong, I could always see the potential in my clients. But seeing potential as a mother is different. They don’t call it mother’s intuition for no reason!

So nine months later (my best pregnancy ever – hah!) our son came to be a forever part of our family through adoption.

This is where Abilities began.

You see, I know as a physiotherapist that our brain and body is a use it or lose it kind of system. When you have neurologically based challenges, using your brain and body can be harder. Failure to use them correctly can result in increased health, communication and learning challenges. It can be a vicious cycle.

I also know that health, communication and learning challenges can impact not only the quality of life for the individual, but also for their family and friends that care about them.

Getting help through our current public system of healthcare can be complicated, frustrating, and can be constrained by their lack of resources.

I now feel that frustration both personally and professionally. I’m sure you’ve seen these problems if you’re reading this now. We’ve all seen these problems.

I remember when my son was old enough to go to school, I knew he needed more then what the public system could provide. As a mother I could see his potential, and it would require more than just the regular opportunities we normally have in regular kid life.

At the same time, I knew the power that physiotherapists, speech therapists, and occupational therapists have had to make my son’s life better. The best ones have been transformative guides to my family and developed plans that have helped me to be a better mom and my son to enjoy a lot of success.

I wanted a place that could continue to help me to be a good mom. A place that would continue to guide my son and myself in how to discover his greatest potential. A place that provided a team guided plan (where I as the mom is actually valued as an important part of the team), because I know that different perspectives creates a better result. A team that fundamentally respected and valued each person, including myself and my son. A team that fought to find a better way and that didn’t settle with what they currently understood.

So over 10 years ago I started Abilities Neurological Rehabilitation to do just that.

Four locations and many team members later, I am proud to say that we help hundreds of families to have peace of mind knowing that they are able to achieve their potential.

We are now on a mission. Our mission is to be the most admired neurorehabilitation company in British Columbia. Our plan to do that is to have the best client and staff experience to create the greatest outcomes.

Now that my son is a young man I have the confidence that my son has all the opportunities he needs and he is learning how to work towards his dreams. He is happy. The team at Abilities has helped him to live his best life.

I wish you every success as you work towards your own dreams.

Sincerely

Heather Branscombe PT MBA

Chief Experience Officer

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Michele de Rappard
Michele de Rappard
00:39 26 Jun 18
Abilities Neurological Rehabilitation I am a survivor of two Subarachnoid Brain Aneurisms. I started Physio Therapy at Abilities Neuro Rehabilitation on Feb 15th, 2018. I would like to share my experience with Abilities because I believe others would also benefit from their expertise as I have to date. 1. Informative First Call: - A wonderful first impression of the company is Katrina. She was very informative, kind, respectful, and attentive. A great representative of the Therapy Brand. 2. Welcome: - At first appt, Katrina sat with me explained appt - papers, procedure, etc. very helpful.3. Personalized Service: - Therapists on occasion (twice now out of three appts) come out with clients in lobby to chat/update family - personal care. Very nurturing, spending the time associated 4. Excellent Therapy Progress & Education: - After just three sessions, I already have improved movement in my hand, arm, and legs. AND have ordered new walking poles to assist with balance and use as mobility guide for partial blindness. Wow! A new world of confidence! Just in three days of use! 5. Physio Therapist – Amaal: - None of this would be possible without the guidance, knowledge, experience, and professionalism of Amaal. She is amazing. When she works with me on a new movement not only does she walk me through it but she explains the reasoning, value, and benefit to my condition and progress. She will also at times show me information or a video online via her tablet. It all adds up!! She will obviously impact many lives throughout her career. I look forward to where my therapy with her will take me. As you can tell, I am simply overwhelmed by the personalized care, knowledge, and professionalism that Abilities Neuro Rehabilitation offers clients. Nothing short of RATE 11 / 10 !!!JUNE UPDATE: Amaal moved to Toronto...I have been seeing Amy Tau for the past two months and my first word is Awesome! If you require Neuro Physio Therapy look no further. I require full body physio therapy ie core, neck, left side - shoulder, arm, hand. A bit of a mess. My point is while seeing Amy she has shared the technics of explanation, massage, movement and exercise to get my body mobile. My progress and changes are obvious and unbelievable to me and those around me. Movement I could not do in 5 yrs I do now!! No joke!! Give her a shot to work with you. She is professional, very knowledgeable, friendly and fantastic! I look forward to physio every week for her to work her MAGIC!!
Carl Nepstad
Carl Nepstad
17:14 05 Mar 18
If you are in need of Therapy, I highly recommend Abilities Neurological Rehabilitation. Very professional & dedicated staff members that focus on patient care both physically and mentally.
Jacqueline Gallant
Jacqueline Gallant
18:19 02 Mar 18
Amal helped my 12 year old son recover from a rare neurological illness. She explained things to him in a way he could understand and motivated him so much that I never had to ask him to complete his exercises at home even when it was challenging for him. I cannot thank Amal enough for her expertise and kindness. Katrina was also great in helping schedule appointments that fit with work and school.
Lois Donnelly
Lois Donnelly
18:00 01 Mar 18
A spinal cord injury left my right side with restricted movement and significant muscle tone. I attended the healthcare supported programs which helped me initially. I was feeling that l couldn’t expect any more improvement until l contacted Abilities and met Eva. Since the first session l have renewed hope that l can improve. And l have. Thank you Eva and Abilities for your professional treatment program.
Anton Yanovich
Anton Yanovich
22:05 14 Feb 18
if you need physical help, come be a part of this centre. Very high educated workers, very patient with clients, hard workers. i have been with them for almost 2 year. And from non walking stage, i am almost ready to run. Totally recommend this centre.
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