Sonia Vovan

Sonia is a Registered Physiotherapist with a passion for helping individuals get back to doing what they love. At Toronto Brain Health she provides services as part of the Concussion clinic multidisciplinary team. Sonia has extensive experience working with a wide range of complex orthopaedic and neurological conditions in the hospital, clinic, and community settings. She has worked with patients from mild to severe traumatic brain injuries on developing individualized goals addressing return to activity, sport, school, and work.  Sonia provides comprehensive assessment and treatment for vestibular disorders and concussion consisting of a thorough evaluation and multi-modal approach to treatment based on evidence-based practice.

Sonia received her Bachelor of Health Sciences with an Honors Specialization in Rehabilitation Sciences from the University of Western Ontario and her Master of Physiotherapy from the University of Toronto. She works with both the orthopaedic and neurological populations, with a special interest in working with individuals with vestibular disorders and brain injuries. She received her advanced training in Vestibular Rehabilitation through Duke University’s School of Medicine and received extensive post-graduate training in Post-Concussion Management. Other certifications and post-graduate training include: Evaluation and Treatment of Visual Dysfunction After a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, The McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy, Medical and Accessible Yoga Therapy, Bioflex Laser Therapy, The Kinesio Taping® Method, Acupuncture & Dry Needling, and The Bobath Concept for the Assessment and Treatment of Neurological Conditions.

 

Sonia is passionate about lifelong learning and has attended numerous brain injury conferences including, the Traumatic Brain Injury Conference, Concussion Research Symposium, and Brain Injury Canada Conference.  Sonia was a speaker at the 2018 Back to School Conference, “Innovation in Brain Injury: Leading a World of Change”, hosted by Personal Injury Alliance Law in collaboration with the Ontario Brain Injury Association, speaking about the role of meditation in physical recovery after a brain injury.  Sonia is an advocate for individuals suffering from brain injuries and is a Board Member on the Brain Injury Association of York Region.  To increase access to physical activity, she hosts regular online exercise workshops for brain injury survivors.

 

Sonia is registered with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario and is a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, the Neurosciences Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, and the Vestibular Disorders Association.

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