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Abcore Physiotherapy and Sports Rehabilitation opens up in Tottenham

September 4, 2020   ·   0 Comments

More medical services are now available to residents of Tottenham, since the grand opening of Abcore Physiotherapy and Sports Rehabilitation last Friday.

The facility is located at 120 Mill Street East inside of a newly constructed medical centre. 

Mayor Rick Milne said attending grand openings during the pandemic is very encouraging, since it’s had such a large impact on the local economy and business community.

“It’s really good that we have businesses that are now opening up. We’re coming out of the pandemic and to do a ribbon cutting, I would have thought would be rare, but this is our second one in two weeks,” he noted. “It’s just great, I’m really glad to be here for it.”

Abcore co-owners Fren Abel and Wilaida Juanitez said it’s been a relief to finally open the doors to their new business and they look forward to serving the community.

Both Abel and Juanitez formerly worked as physiotherapists out of Alliston and noticed many of their customers were travelling there from Tottenham or Beeton.

“We thought maybe there’s a bit of a shortage of physiotherapy in this town,” said Abel. “We want to localize it for them or if we can serve even more people, then that would be great.”

Abel also works out of Newmarket and Juanitez works in Toronto but they both say it’s their dream to work in Tottenham full-time.

Abcore will be offering a wide range of services to the community. The services include injury management, rehabilitation, Nordic pole walking, acupuncture, dry needling, shockwave therapy, home physiotherapy and massage.

Hybrid physiotherapy services will be offered over the telephone or through video chat as well. This is meant to provide patients with safer options during the pandemic. 

The facility is also designed in accordance with all public health guidelines and protocols related to COVID-19.

“The good thing is we opened in the pandemic so this is post-pandemic ready,” noted Juanitez. “All the protocols are in place and everything, even the setup of the clinic.”

“We made sure it’s accessible and makes people feel more safe to come here,” added Abel.

Juanitez and Abel said they’re very passionate about their work in physiotherapy and hope the community embraces Abcore.

They also look forward to when COVID-19 is eliminated so they can cater to more people and practice with less restraints.

Mayor Milne told the Times grand openings like Abcore’s help to keep the morale high in New Tecumseth.

“What it does, I’m sure it’s telling the public ‘we’re coming out of this, but we’re coming out slowly,’ remember masks, wash your hands and stay the distance,” he said.

“If we do those three simple things we’ll be out of this in no time and I really give new businesses a lot credit for stepping up and taking that step right now with all that’s going on.”

By Sam Odrowski
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter


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