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Abilities Discovery Plan

Delivered by therapist that best meets your needs, the Abilities Discovery Plan helps you get crystal clear about current abilities and outlines a simple action plan that will help accomplish your goals.


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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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Ainsley Gower
Ainsley Gower
22:24 09 May 18
I took the ferry across from Victoria to see Sherri a Speech Pathologist at Abilities Rehabilitation. I have been experiencing excess muscle tension in my neck when speaking which was causing me a lot of pain. After only spending a few minutes with me Sherri was able to offer me great insight into my issue that I have been struggling with for nearly 4 years now. She was very professional and thorough and I would highly recommend her to anyone. I am taking the ferry back to Vancouver this Friday to see Sherri again, and I believe she is truly going to help me turn this problem around. I also had dealing with the front desk staff who were extremely friendly and helpful. I highly recommend the services Abilities Neurological Rehabilitation has to offer.
Anita Jacobsen
Anita Jacobsen
16:21 14 Mar 18
I am a singer and was having major throat issues that prevented me from being able to sing. Shirley showed me exactly what was wrong with my throat and more importantly showed me how to fix it! I am back to singing again and it is so great to have my voice back!
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Ken and Lynfa (rurban1000@gmaiI.com)
23:59 19 Feb 18
Have been coming to this clinic for over four years and have nothing but praise for all the staff we have been treated by ,conducted business with or met during this time. The staff are all very friendly and professional and have always provided the care and help needed to maximise our experience and abilities.
Kim S
Kim S
23:29 30 Nov 17
Have been coming here for services for our child for 5 years. While there has been some turnover of therapists through the years (seems common in this industry) we have appreciated the knowledge & professionalism of the staff. Child and family centered, know how to handle all the paperwork involved to make life simpler for caregivers. When there wasn't a therapist on staff to meet the needs of our child, they went above & beyond to suggest appropriate service for us elsewhere.
Lorrie Power
Lorrie Power
20:02 10 Feb 17
My 6 year old son has been seeing a physiotherapist and physiotherapist assistant at this clinic for the past year. We are very happy with the gains he has made in stability and his overall physical strength. He loves going every week! The staff is always accommodating and great to work with.
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We prioritize action and therapy. We don’t do lengthy and costly assessment or reports unless they will directly help you to reach your child’s goals.We will discuss what needs to happen as part of your discovery plan so you can choose how your funding dollars are spent.

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