Kinmount and area residents in need of physiotherapy close to home will still be able to access the service.
Kinmount District Health Services Foundation is pleased to announce that registered physiotherapist, Vivian Wong-Svoboda will take over for Sandra Butler who retired in 2020 after 15 years at the Kinmount and District Health Centre.
The Centre has been operating since April 1999 with Dr. Elena Mihu as its first physician. It now includes three doctors’ offices and examination rooms, specimen laboratory, physiotherapy services and an on-site pharmacy. The Centre services a very large catchment area of more than 5,000 permanent residents and up to 8,000 seasonal residents.
Wong-Svoboda, who has practised physiotherapy in the GTA area for many years, moved to the area this summer with her husband and two children. She will open her practice at the Centre on Oct 3.
After studying physical health and education at the University of Toronto, Wong-Svoboda graduated with distinction in 2002. She went on to receive her Bachelor of Science degree in physical therapy from Queen’s University, graduating with honours in 2006.
With more than 19 years of experience working in the rehabilitation environment as a kinesiologist and physiotherapist, Vivian is a certified mechanical diagnosis and therapy (McKenzie) provider.
The McKenzie Method is a non-invasive, exercise-based approach of assessment and treatment that is backed by years of research. This method empowers patients to get back to the life they love by providing the knowledge and skills necessary to relieve and prevent musculoskeletal pain.
Wong-Svoboda is also registered with the Assistive Devices Program (ADP) of Ontario. As an ADP authorizer, she is able to assess patients to determine if clients qualify to receive funding for mobility aids such as a walker, wheelchair, power scooter and/or seating needs.
A cornerstone to Wong-Svoboda’s therapy philosophy is that treatment should include a combination of manual therapy, exercise and education to enable patients to regain their independence, optimal function and highest quality of life. Her strong commitment to this has earned her the honour of receiving the Exceptional Clinician of the Year award twice.
Her approach, skills and commitment to client needs are also recognized by her colleagues.
“[Her] extensive postgraduate training perfectly enhances her expertise in addressing the needs of our community,” stated Butler after meeting Wong-Svoboda.
For more information on the Kinmount and District Medical Centre, visit www.kdmc.ca.