Hi Pat,

The cushion is excellent! I am thoroughly impressed that you were able to get the same Vicair prototype that has worked so well for me! My buttocks thank-you!! In all seriousness, thanks for going the extra mile to get me exactly what I need - much appreciated.

Best Regards,


“I have had the privilege of having Pat as a clinical preceptor, mentor, and coworker over the last 3 years of my occupational therapy career. Pat has a significant wealth of knowledge in all things occupational therapy, particularly with her extensive background in pediatrics, home care, and acute care. I learned a variety of skills and knowledge from Pat around wheelchair assessment and modification, home safety, walking aids, seating and pressure relief, pain management interventions, adaptive equipment... and the list goes on. Pat has an incredible gift for connecting with her clients and their families to determine what their individual needs are and how they can be met. She is incredibly creative and resourceful in enabling clients to achieve their goals, and goes the extra mile to work through the systemic and financial barriers that may arise. Most importantly, Pat is a kind person with a kind heart. Combined with her 35 years of experience, she is an invaluable resource to clients, families, and her fellow occupational therapists.

- Kristi Muchalla, 

Occupational Therapist” 

"Pat at Freedom by Design has treated me with the utmost respect and courtesy. With the outstanding service I received my many concerns were recognized, discussed and all needs met. If you have ANY need for an Occupational Therapist, Freedom by Design is the place to go!" 

One happy customer, 

Norman Rockwell

"I was lucky enough to have the privilege of being mentored by Pat on my path to becoming an occupational therapist. Pat has extensive knowledge on various fields under the expansive occupational therapy umbrella. Whether it be related to universal design, housing for seniors, or assistive technology, Pat is able to problem solve and think outside the box, while still being client centred. Pat is very approachable and is a strong advocate for all of her clients. Her passion for her career is clearly evident. She continues to be a valuable mentor and colleague." 

Angela Cuglietta,

Occupational Therapist