Wanda Y. Chen B.Sc. PT, CAFCI, MCPA

Registered Physiotherapist

Owner and Clinic Director

Wanda Chen graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 2001 and has been practicing to treat muscle, joint and nerve pain in southern Ontario ever since. She went on to get her certificate in acupuncture with Canadian Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute, courses designed for health practitioners (e.g. physicians, dentists, nurses, chiropractors, physiotherapists), in 2003. She continues to upgrade her knowledge and skills in various manual (hands-on) physiotherapy courses and conferences to provide her patients with the most effective and evidence-based treatments. She is an active member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.

She has keen interests in spine associated disorders, for example, general wear and tear in the spine, whiplash injuries from fall, car accident or sporting related accidents. She has also treated athletes, elite or recreational, in their sport injuries and recovery to sport specific exercise. Post-operation rehabilitation for muscle and joint training is also her focus. She is especially interested in the "modern disease" - desk/computer work associated neck and shoulder pain, sometimes with elbow, wrist or hand pain/numbness from repetitive typing or mouse use.

She thinks posture is the most important aspect of all activities, including sitting, walking, standing, running, cycling and other sporting events. Without a good posture, extremities are injured more easily and power generation to throw, lift, pull and push is compromised. The spine is especially at risk of injury if core muscles are not utilized in daily tasks. A lot of people have forgotten how to activate their core muscles due to prolonged slouching in their desk or car seats. This could cause a lot of pain from compensating muscle-tightening to hold the spine in place. It takes practice and direction to re-activate the core muscles.

As a physiotherapist, Wanda is an enthusiastic individual to help you achieve your goal in eliminating pain, improving your game, better posture, preventing joint degeneration and maintaining general wellness.

 

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