Wendy is a Physiotherapist and Clinic Coordinator at Maple Health Care & Rehab located in Vaughan. She graduated from McMaster University with a Bachelor of Science Honours degree, and her Masters of Science in Physiotherapy in 2002. Wendy started her career at York Central Hospital before becoming rehabilitation director at several private multi-disciplinary clinics. Wendy continued taking courses after graduation and successfully completed the Intermediate Manual and Manipulative Therapy exam, and is a Level III manual therapist certified by the Orthopedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. Wendy has also taught several courses for health care workers at Humber College,
given workshops at the Michener Institute in Toronto, Running Room clinics in Vaughan and Richmond Hill, as well as Health and Wellness workshops at Vaughan Community Centers.
As a physiotherapist with extensive experience in both hospital and private clinic patient care, Wendy Vandergugten understands the importance of an active and balanced lifestyle. She is responsible for providing the best possible care for families by integrating physiotherapy with chiropractic, massage therapy, exercise therapy, naturopathy, and acupuncture. Using her work experience she has learned the value of a truly integrated model of healthcare for the benefits of her patients. Through cooperation and communication with other health care professionals she has made dramatic and long-lasting changes in the lives of her patients.
Wendy is the mother of two children and understands the challenges of being a parent and maintaining an active and balanced lifestyle. She uses her past training experience in running, swimming, triathlons and dance combined with
her physiotherapy expertise to educate and motivate patients regarding injury prevention, injury recovery, safe exercise and healthy lifestyle changes.
Wendy and her therapy team offers many programs at Maple Health Care & Rehab including pre- and post- natal exercise, core stability and postural strength programs, and fit for Life.