In addition to becoming a successful entrepreneur, Ranko Vukovic holds a master’s degree in physical therapy from The University of British Columbia and is a registered physiotherapist (RPT), licensed with the College of Physiotherapists of British Columbia. He is also a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. Most recently, Ranko became the founder and chief executive officer for VanCity Physio, Vancouver’s premier tele-physio and virtual physiotherapy service.
Based in British Columbia, VanCity Physio is a pioneer in the tele-physiotherapy and tele-rehabilitation spaces and has expanded to include mobile physiotherapy services for both individual and corporate clients. “By integrating the latest technology in patient care, VanCity Physio is on the cutting edge in terms of convenience, quality of treatment, and personal service,” says Ranko. The company has become a leader in tele-physio through its offering of personal services, which take advantage of the opportunities presented by technical solutions to improve patient care.
Another aspect that sets the company apart from their competitors is the platform VanCity uses. It enables them to not only participate in video conferencing and exercise prescription but to also receive messages from clients at any time. As a result, instead of people Googling what they should be doing or waiting two weeks for a follow up session, they have open communication to message VanCity Physio’s practitioners and to get immediate answers.
For the future, Ranko sees a hybridized model that is also collaborative in its approach. He believes people will communicate a lot more through a model that allows physiotherapists to link directly to their clients in real time. “Such a model will not only improve people’s lives and health, but it will also improve overall efficiency,” explained Ranko.
As an innovator in the physiotherapy space, Ranko leads the development of new strategies and techniques to improve the health and wellbeing of VanCity Physio's clients. As a practicing registered physiotherapist, he has developed specializations in temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ), orofacial pain, intramuscular stimulation (CG-IMS), and functional dry needling (FDN). Ranko not only manages the operations of VanCity Physio, but he also leads the team of pain and movement specialists while expanding the possibilities for patient care through the hybrid model (blending tele-health with in-person treatment) of physiotherapy.
Prior to obtaining his physiotherapy degree, Ranko studied Kinesiology and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in human kinetics from The University of British Columbia. After graduating, he became a practicing member of the British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists (BCAK) as well as a certified personal trainer through the British Columbia Recreation and Parks Association (BCRPA). Ranko also holds a certificate in Functional Movement Systems and utilizes those skills to provide movement screens for clients.
When he is not busy treating patients and managing VanCity Physio, Ranko enjoys playing sports, swimming, riding his bike on Vancouver's iconic seawall, and alpine skiing. He also loves spending quality time with his friends and family.
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