Bridgwater Physiotherapists

Across from Save-On Foods


Leah Dlot


Lead Physiotherapist of Elite Sports Injury & Co-Owner of Elite Sports Injury Bridgwater


Leah Dlot - Winnipeg Physiotherapist, Bridgwater, St Vital

Leah graduated from the University of Manitoba in 2006 with a Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation in Physical Therapy and from the University of Western Ontario in 2016 with a Masters of Clinical Science in Manipulative Physical Therapy, attaining a certificate in Advanced Orthopaedics and Manual Therapy and becoming a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapists (FCAMPT).

A former nationally ranked gymnast, Leah’s interest in physiotherapy developed at a young age. Her work as a physiotherapist has allowed her to remain involved in the gymnastics community which is a special passion of hers. She also has a keen interest in Women’s Health, concussion management and musculoskeletal injuries stemming from movement dysfunction. She strives to provide a thorough, positive and holistic approach to preventative and injury rehabilitation. Leah is also very passionate about mentoring fellow physiotherapists, through hands on and discussion based sessions.

Other certifications include Acupuncture, Functional Dry Needling, the Functional Movement Systems with several other post-graduate courses in the areas of Women’s Health and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization, Hard style Kettlebell, to name a few.

In her spare time, Leah enjoys spending time with her husband Michael and 5-month-old son, Evan. She strives to live a healthy and active lifestyle, participating most in yoga, hiking, running and biking.



Justine Chartrand


Physiotherapist — Elite Sports Injury Bridgwater


Justine Chartrand at Elite Sports Injury Physiotherapy, Massage Therapy Winnipeg

Justine graduated from the University of Manitoba in 2013 with a Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation in Physical Therapy and has worked in the Orthopaedic and Sports Injury setting since that time.

She has completed post graduate certifications which include acupuncture accreditation, Paris custom orthotics and casting course, Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) Level 1 and 2. She is currently pursuing her Orthopaedic level 3 courses.

She decided early on that physiotherapy was her passion, combining her keen interest for sports along with interacting with patients and helping them reach their individual goals. Justine believes in the active approach to treatment using a combination of manual therapy techniques, exercise prescription, myofascial release and education to maintain or improve function and prevent further injuries. In her spare time, she continues to enjoy playing hockey, running and yoga.



Christine Sharrow


Physiotherapist — Elite Sports Injury Bridgwater


Christine Sharrow at Elite Sports Injury Physiotherapy, Massage Therapy Winnipeg

Christine is a graduate of the University of Manitoba with a Masters in Physical Therapy and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology – Honors in Sports Psychology. She is certified in Acupuncture, Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), and is currently completing her Advanced Orthopedics Manual and Manipulative therapy courses (Level 3).

Christine’s love of sports and fitness started at a young age in Winnipeg while competing in volleyball and basketball. She was awarded a basketball scholarship which kick started her scholastic journey in Kingston, Ontario. She returned to Winnipeg to complete her Bachelor’s Degree and to later pursue her Masters.

Throughout her academic training, Christine worked as a certified personal trainer, which is what ultimately impacted Christine’s decision to pursue a career as a physical therapist.
Christine believes in a patient oriented approach to treatment to maximize the long-term benefits for the client.

Christine keeps active by enjoying yoga, basketball, weight training and running.



Kris Aguiar


Physiotherapist — Elite Sports Injury Bridgwater


Kris Aguiar - Winnipeg Physiotherapist, Bridgwater and Meadowood

Kris graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Kinesiology in 2016 and Master of Physical Therapy in 2020. He has had the opportunity to work as a strength and conditioning coach at a high-performance gym with athletes ranging from the professional level to the general population.

Physical activity and health promotion have been a major part of Kris’ life. His desire to help individuals achieve their goals drives him to continue expanding his knowledge on exercise and the human body. He plans to further his education in attaining his NSCA-CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist) and continuing his advanced orthopedic levels. Kris believes in building a strong working relationship with all his clients and strives to help them reach their goals. In his spare time, Kris continues to play competitive soccer and hockey, strength train, run, and spend time with his dog.



Hillary Rempel


Physiotherapy Exam Candidate — Elite Sports Injury Bridgwater


Hillary Rempel - Winnipeg Physiotherapist, Bridgwater

Hillary graduated from the University of Winnipeg with a Bachelor of Kinesiology in 2020 and from the University of Manitoba with a Masters of Physical Therapy in 2022.

Hillary’s passion for movement began at an early age, through participation in a variety of sports such as cross-country, basketball and ultimate frisbee. This passion for movement was only fostered further throughout her university career. She is a strong advocate for physical activity and health promotion and is a strong believer in helping people become active participants in their own rehab journey. She is excited to continue learning through the Orthopaedic Division and pursue further education in exercise and manual therapy based courses, concussion training, and acupuncture/dry needling.

In her spare time, Hillary enjoys staying active through running and resistance training, playing and coaching frisbee, and spending time at her family cottage.



Deedee Schultz


Physiotherapy Exam Candidate —
Elite Sports Injury Bridgwater


Deedee Schultz - Winnipeg Physiotherapist, Bridgwater

Deedee graduated with her Master of Physical Therapy in 2022 at the University of Manitoba with a bachelor’s degree in physical education. Deedee promotes a holistic lifestyle and strives to tailor treatment individually through client centred approaches. Deedee’s approach is about giving control back to clients in their daily activities and to participate in new activities with confidence. She uses evidence-based manual therapy techniques, exercise, and education to reduce pain and improve function.

Deedee strongly believes in continuing education and being a lifelong learner. She is certified in Myofascial Blading through RockTape and has taken additional courses in non-internal Pelvic Floor and Vestibular Dysfunction. Deedee has completed various Orthopedic mini courses in manual therapy. She has participated in ACL injury protocol research through her time at University of Manitoba. Deedee plans to pursue further education and certifications relating to manual therapy and acupuncture/dry needling. Additionally, Deedee is interested in Vestibular dysfunction, Pediatrics, and Neurological disorders.

Deedee grew up playing a variety of sports like hockey and softball. She now spends her free time kayaking, hiking, skijoring with her husky, and spending time in nature. Deedee also has a passion for mechanics, as she was part of the University of Manitoba Space Applications and technology Society where her team received first place in Canadas Satellite Design Challenge. On the weekends she likes to work on her project car or garden.


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Meadowood Physiotherapists

Across from St. Vital Centre


Barry Connor


Physiotherapist — Elite Sports Injury St Vital


Barry Conner - Winnipeg Physiotherapist, St Vital

Barry graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1999 with a Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation (physical therapy) and has worked exclusively in orthopedics since that time. He has completed post-graduate training in acupuncture, taping techniques, manual and manipulative therapy, exercise therapy including Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) and pre and post-operative rehabilitation. Barry regularly participates in continuing medical education to provide his patients with the most current evidence-based treatment techniques.

With over 20 years of experience as a physiotherapist, Barry enjoys meeting the rehabilitation goals of individuals from high-level athletes to high-level gardeners or whatever other pursuit brings them to his door. Barry has worked as medical volunteer with numerous sports teams over the years and, as a former athlete, understands the specific rehabilitation needs associated with this population.

Barry is involved in the professional community through serving on various boards, lecturing at continuing education seminars and volunteering in the community.



Maxine Koroscil


Physiotherapist — Elite Sports Injury St Vital


Maxine Koroscil - Winnipeg Physiotherapist, St Vital

Maxine graduated from the University of Manitoba, School of Medical Rehabilitation with her Bachelor’s Degree in Physiotherapy. Growing up Maxine loved sports, playing ringette, soccer and hockey, and found that physiotherapy was the perfect way to integrate her passion for a healthy lifestyle, along with her desire to help others. She strives to provide the best service possible to her clients and continues to further her education through a variety of courses and certifications.

Maxine is certified in Acupuncture, Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS), Functional Dry Needling, Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), Functional Movement Screen (FMS), Neurokinetic Therapy (NKT), as well as the Advanced Orthopedics Manual and Manipulative therapy courses. Maxine has recently expanded her practise to include working with the TMJ – temporal mandibular joint (the jaw).

Maxine is an active member on the Continuing Competency Committee for the College of Physiotherapists of Manitoba. In her free time Maxine enjoys spin classes, snowboarding and yoga. 

Maxine looks forward to working with her patients to achieve their goals by providing an active approach to rehabilitation based on the needs of the individual through a combination of patient education, manual therapy techniques and exercise prescription.



Noelle Enns


Physiotherapist — Elite Sports Injury St Vital


Noelle Enns - Winnipeg Physiotherapist, St Vital

Noelle graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Masters in Physical Therapy in 2015. She loves working with people of all ages, to help educate them on the importance of movement and how to incorporate it into their daily lives. She has a keen interest in running injuries and helping runners get back on track to complete their goals.

Noelle is a certified professional with The Running Clinic, Selective Functional Movement Assessment (Levels I-II), Kinetacore Functional Dry Needling (Levels I-II), Acupuncture, and with the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (Levels I-II). She has completed other courses in Mulligan Concepts, Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization, as well as Facial Movement Taping, to name a few.

Noelle incorporates movement and activity throughout her daily life. When she is not busy chasing her two little girls around, she spends her free time running and playing ultimate frisbee. She also enjoys cross-country skiing, cycling, and exploring the wilderness in her canoe.



Bryan Kramer


Physiotherapist — Elite Sports Injury St.Vital


Bryan Kramer - Winnipeg Physiotherapist, St. Vital, Meadowood

Bryan graduated from the University of Manitoba with his Bachelor of Kinesiology degree in 2017 and continued to complete his Masters in Physical Therapy in 2019. Bryan has a passion for health and wellness and has previously worked with athletes and individuals with chronic conditions as a Kinesiologist. He brings excellent knowledge and experience in exercise and human movement.

He is committed to lifelong learning and has completed his Selective Functional Movement Screen Level 1 and 2 certifications in 2018. He is also a current board member of the Manitoba-Section of Sport Physiotherapy Canada. Bryan continues to volunteer as a physiotherapist at local sporting events, and outside of physiotherapy, he enjoys volunteering at Siloam Mission.

When he is not in the clinic, you can catch Bryan running, biking and traveling as well as playing and coaching soccer.


Lorissa Klopak-Watt


Physiotherapist — Elite Sports Injury St.Vital


Lorissa Klopak-Watt  - Winnipeg Physiotherapist, St. Vital, Meadowood

Lorissa graduated from the University of Manitoba in 2014, with a Masters of Physical Therapy and a Bachelor of Kinesiology. In her practice, Lorissa embraces the functional movement approach to physiotherapy, “Move well, Move often” with an important emphasis on injury prevention. She has continued her pursuit of education with postgraduate certification in Acupuncture, Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), Functional Movement Screening (FMS), Manual orthopaedic level 2 along several other courses and seminars. She has also been an active member of the Manitoba Physiotherapy Association on the Communications Committee.

Her path to physiotherapy began while playing competitive sports including hockey and softball. During that time she was fortunate to work with many different physiotherapists and trainers. Over the years, she has remained involved with sports through participation, coaching and training. She enjoys working with all members of the community to assess and teach proper movement patterns. As a result of her training and experience, Lorissa believes in a client centered approach to help her clients reach their goals, and to improve quality of life.

Lorissa enjoys spending time with her family and staying active by running around after her two young boys, Calin and Hayden. She enjoys recreational sports including slo-pitch softball, hockey and working on her golf game.



Atoosa Reimer


Physiotherapist — Elite Sports Injury St.Vital


Atoosa Reimer  - Winnipeg Physiotherapist, St. Vital, Meadowood

Atoosa graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Science in 2019 and Master of Physical Therapy in 2021.

As a former member of the University of Manitoba Basketball team, Atoosa became interested in the rehabilitation of sports injuries early on in her university career. With interests and backgrounds in science, sports, and physical activity, she finds great passion in working to rehabilitate patients of all ages, abilities, and injury types.

Atoosa believes in lifelong education and hopes to advance in her Manual orthopedic levels. She believes in empowering the patient by taking an active approach to treatment. In her spare time, Atoosa enjoys spending time with her family, running, weight training, playing basketball, and going for walks with her Golden Retriever Winston.



Brad Green


Physiotherapist — Elite Sports Injury St. Vital


Brad Green, Physiotherapist at Elite Sports Injury Physiotherapy, Massage Therapy Winnipeg

Brad graduated from The University of Alberta in 2017 with a Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy. Before moving to Alberta, he completed a Bachelor of Kinesiology (honours) at the University of Manitoba in 2014. Since graduating, Brad has done continuing education courses through the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (Levels I-III, upper and lower body), Gunn IMS (intramuscular stimulation), and Kinetacore Functional Dry Needling (Levels I-II).

Brad has a background and keen interest in strength and conditioning. He utilizes his knowledge of fitness principles to help create individualized rehabilitation plans to help his clients meet their goals. He has experience working with clients of all ages and has worked with individuals ranging from recreational exercisers to professional and international level athletes. Brad also has experience working in interdisciplinary clinics alongside sports medicine physicians and orthopaedic surgeons and has a strong interest in treating ACL injuries and post operative rehab.

Growing up, Brad participated in a variety of sports, including Taekwondo, basketball, rugby, and football. His main focus shifted to football as a teenager and he eventually played three seasons with the Winnipeg Rifles of the Canadian Junior Football League. After hanging up the cleats, Brad began Olympic weightlifting and was a national level competitor.

In his free time, Brad enjoys spending time with his family, lifting weights, and cooking.



Mikayla Gibb


Physiotherapy Exam Candidate —
Elite Sports Injury St. Vital


Mikayla Gibb, Physiotherapist at Elite Sports Injury Physiotherapy, Massage Therapy Winnipeg

Mikayla graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Kinesiology in 2020 and Master of Physical Therapy in 2022.

Mikayla strongly believes that physical therapy can help individuals to reach their full potential. At Elite Sports Injury Mikayla strives to provide clients with increased confidence and the resources needed to achieve their rehabilitation goals. She will help foster client’s rehabilitation goals through the utilization of evidence based manual therapy techniques, exercise, and education that is unique to each individual.

Mikayla is passionate about lifelong learning and has recently completed Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) A and plans to pursue further education in manual therapy, exercise, and acupuncture/dry needling.

In her spare time, Mikayla stays active through running and hockey. She has also recently taken up downhill and cross-country skiing and is always looking for a new activity to try out!



Kevin Loewen


Physiotherapy Exam Candidate —
Elite Sports Injury St. Vital


Kevin Loewen, Physiotherapist at Elite Sports Injury Physiotherapy, Massage Therapy Winnipeg

Kevin graduated from the University of Winnipeg with a Bachelor of Physical and Health Education degree in 2019 and went on to complete his Master’s of Physical Therapy from the University of Manitoba in 2022.

Kevin has been interested in rehabilitation for years and has developed a passion for helping people achieve their recovery goals. This interest was initially developed after experiencing many injuries himself as he competed in soccer programs in Winnipeg. These injuries led him to seek Physiotherapy and saw how beneficial it can be for people. Kevin’s practice philosophy centers around helping individuals recover from all forms of injuries so they can return to the activities they enjoy.

Kevin is eager to continue his education through advancement in manual orthopedic levels. His treatment approach is an active approach focussing on the connection between manual therapy and exercise plans. Kevin also enjoys camping with friends, bonfires, playing soccer and ultimate, and travelling.


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Downtown Physiotherapists

In the Pinnacle Building on Graham


Trevor Horvath


Physiotherapist — Elite Sports Injury Downtown Winnipeg


Trevor Horvath - Winnipeg Physiotherapist, Downtown

Trevor is the lead physiotherapist at Elite Sports Injury’s Downtown Winnipeg location.

Trevor graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1991 with a Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation in Physical Therapy. And has spend the last 28 years working exclusively within the scope of Orthopedics and Sports Injury. During that time he has treated all varieties of clients of all levels and abilities with a focus of early restoration of function.

Since graduation Trevor has taken a broad based approach to continuing education including Orthopedic and Manual Therapy, Acupuncture Certification, Custom Orthotics, Exercise Prescription, Therapeutic taping and many other treatment ideologies. In addition he is an Examiner for the Physiotherapy National Exam and has served on committees with the College Of Physiotherapists of Manitoba.

A lifelong athlete, he has had the privilege of being a member and Captain of both Team Manitoba and Team Canada in different sports over the years, and is an inductee into the Manitoba Disc Sports Hall of Fame. His experiences with Sports, as well as simply exercise and training have given him personal insight on working with athletes, but equally perspectives on common everyday injuries and issues experienced by everyone. He believes in approaching clients with a combination of local treatment, education and exercise to work towards their best recovery.

Still an avid athlete he spends time from work with his wife and two young children enjoying their family time and their pursuits.


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St. James Physiotherapists

Courts of St. James


Rachel Wu


Physiotherapist and Co-Owner of St. James location


Rachel Wu - Winnipeg Physiotherapist, St James Assiniboine

Rachel graduated in 2009 with a Bachelors of Physiotherapy from the University of Manitoba, School of Medical Rehabilitation. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings including hospital, small and rural private practice clinics. Rachel joined the Elite team as a co-owner in 2013, wanting to expand her professional portfolio and work in a multi-disciplinary team.

Since graduating, Rachel has taken several continuing education courses to further her knowledge in the evolving physiotherapy world. She thoroughly enjoys integrating what she has learned into her day-to-day practice. Some of the courses she has taken include Functional Dry Needling, Acupuncture and functional movement testing through SFMA, FCS, and FMS. Rachel’s treatments are active-based and hands on. She has experience with manual therapy, Mulligan treatment, IASTM and exercise therapy to keep her clients engaged in their recovery.

Rachel has volunteered with the College of Physiotherapists of Manitoba over her 10 year career and is a member in Good Standing. She is also a member of the Canadian and Manitoba Physiotherapy Associations.

Rachel, her husband and 2 daughters love to be active as a family. They enjoy skating, biking, going to the park/zoo, camping and exploring our awesome city and province. Rachel likes to run, lift weights, play ringette and tennis as well as cook and garden at home.



Robyn Eyer


Physiotherapist — Elite Sports Injury St James


Robyn Eyer - Winnipeg Physiotherapist, St James Assiniboine

Robyn graduated from the University of Manitoba in 2017 with a Master in Physical Therapy and a Bachelor Degree in Kinesiology. As a former member of the University of Manitoba basketball team, Robyn quickly developed a passion for sport, exercise, health and wellness. Her pursuit of a career in physiotherapy began from time spent rehabilitating from her own personal injuries, where she learned the importance of therapy for high level performance.
Robyn believes strongly in the importance and benefit of hands on, exercise-based therapy for all ages. She understands that physiotherapy goes beyond injury rehab and is an integral component of improving a person’s quality of life. Robyn is certified in Acupuncture and has completed her Level 1 Orthopedic course as well as various other manual therapy and exercise-based courses. In the future, Robyn plans to continue developing her orthopedic knowledge and is interested in pursing further education in neurological and concussion-based therapy.

In her free time, Robyn maintains an active lifestyle and enjoys basketball, tennis, weight training, camping and being outdoors.



Rebecca Wheaton-Sparkes


Physiotherapist — Elite Sports Injury St James


Rebecca Wheaton-Sparkes - Winnipeg Physiotherapist, St James Assiniboine

Rebecca graduated from the University of Manitoba in 2009 with a Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation in Physical Therapy through the Regular Officer Training Plan (ROTP) and became a Canadian Armed Forces Physiotherapy Officer. She was posted to CFB Esquimalt after graduating and spent the next 5 years on the west coast treating Royal Canadian Navy sailors. During this time, she deployed with an American hospital ship, the USNS Mercy, on the humanitarian mission Pacific Partnership. During this mission, she worked alongside allied nations providing first world health care to third world nations throughout Indonesia and Malaysia. In 2013, she deployed on OP ATTENTION to Kabul, Afghanistan where she worked with the Afghan Army to develop a physiotherapy tech profession. In 2014, she was posted to 19 Wing Comox where she worked as a sole-practitioner looking after the airmen and women of the Royal Canadian Air Force. In 2018, she was posted to 2 Field Ambulance at CFB Petawawa where she was the head of the physiotherapy team caring for the soldiers of our Canadian Army. In October 2019, Rebecca went to Wuhan, China for the Military world games as the trainer for the Canadian Armed Forces Women’s basketball team. She recently moved back to Winnipeg and is excited to be part of the Elite Sports Injury team!

Rebecca has a robust range of continuing education skill-sets including McKenzie therapy, Manual therapy, Mulligan, Acupuncture, Functional Dry Needling, concussion and vestibular rehab, sport physio, various taping techniques and adaptive exercise prescription. She believes in an active, exercise-based therapy and providing patients with the appropriate tools necessary to empower them to manage their own injury.

When she is not treating patients, she is likely in the back country hiking mountains, playing volleyball or spending time with her spouse and her Blue Heeler, Dingo!



Codey DeBlois


Physiotherapist — Elite Sports Injury St James


Codey DeBlois - Winnipeg Physiotherapist, St James Assiniboine

Codey graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Kinesiology in 2018 and Master of Physiotherapy in 2020. Growing up, he played baseball at the provincial level and club volleyball. He also spent 8 years coaching high school volleyball. Throughout sport, he dealt with injury and became familiar with physiotherapy which sparked an interest in pursuing a career in the profession.

Following graduation, he moved to Dauphin, MB and worked in both the hospital’s outpatient department and at a local clinic. He has gained experience working with a wide range of orthopedic conditions and with individuals of varying social determinants of health. He is very excited to be working with the Elite Sports Injury team as he completed a student placement at the Assiniboine location prior to graduation.

He has a special interest in orthopedics and is completing his levels as part of the Orthopedic Division AIM program. He recently completed his Level 2- Upper Extremity certification. Along with continuing education, he has acted as a clinical instructor for physiotherapy students.

Codey is passionate about physiotherapy and enjoys helping individuals as they strive towards their goals. He will use a wide variety of manual therapy techniques, as well as provide you with an individualized exercise program and management strategies to help you throughout your recovery.

He enjoys camping, hiking, travelling, golfing, and spending time with friends and family.



Paula Sather


Physiotherapist — Elite Sports Injury St James


Paula Sather - Winnipeg Physiotherapist, St James Assiniboine

Paula graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Kinesiology in 2011 and Master of Physical Therapy in 2013. Paula is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach through the NSCA, previously working with speed swimmers, synchronized swimmers, National and Olympic level divers, and dancers.

Most recently, Paula has shifted her practice to treating individuals with scoliosis. With her previous caseload of swimmers and artistic athletes, she found these types of sports had a higher prevalence of spinal curvature abnormalities. With this she came to discover a lack of non-surgical treatment options available for anyone with scoliosis. In 2021, Paula completed training in International Schroth 3D Scoliosis Therapy, and has a certificate as a ISST Schroth Therapist.

Paula’s goal is to be a resource for individuals with scoliosis or kyphosis of all types and ages. She will be able to provide therapy those who are interested in:

  • Reduction of their curvature (if able)
  • Prevention of curve progression
  • Reduce pain related or secondary to scoliosis/kyphosis
  • Bracing support
  • Post operative rehabilitation
  • Scoliosis and injury rehab as it relates to their sport

In her spare time Paula likes to try all the good restaurants in Winnipeg and watch Blue Bomber Football!


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Transcona Physiotherapists

Park City Commons



Ricky Paggao


Physiotherapist & Co-Owner of Elite Sports Injury Transcona


Ricky Paggao - Winnipeg Physiotherapist, Transcona

Ricky is a physiotherapist who strongly believes in client-centred and active-based rehabilitation. He embraces the functional movement approach, which teaches people to “move well, move often”. Not only does he have a passion for helping his clients get back to the activities they enjoy, but also emphasizes the importance of injury prevention.

Ricky graduated from the University of Manitoba and has been a physiotherapist for over 15 years. Ricky has a strong interest in sports rehab and musculoskeletal injuries and is proud to be part of the Elite family since 2013. He is currently a co-owner and the lead physiotherapist at Elite Sports Injury Transcona.

Continuing education has always been a priority. Ricky received post-graduate certification in Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS), Functional Range Conditioning (FRC), Functional Dry Needling (FDN), Acupuncture, Functional Movement Systems (SFMA, FMS, FCS), Hardstyle Kettlebell Certification (HKC), Mulligan techniques and many other advanced sports-related and orthopedic courses.

Outside of his clinical practice, Ricky served many roles for the College of Physiotherapists of Manitoba, the Manitoba Physiotherapy Association and the Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators.

Busy with two young boys at home, Ricky and his wife are excited to help them discover their passions and embark on life’s adventures together. In his spare time, Ricky enjoys kettlebells, bodyweight and strength training, obstacle course racing, soccer and traveling.



Erin Blaine


Physiotherapist — Elite Sports Injury Transcona


Erin Blaine, Physiotherapist at Elite Sports Injury Physiotherapy Transcona Winnipeg

Erin’s journey to becoming a physiotherapist is rooted in her sports background. Growing up, Erin has enjoyed playing basketball, soccer, badminton, and competed in track and field, gymnastics and competitive diving. Her passion, though, has always been for volleyball. She played more than thirteen seasons of high school/club/university volleyball, coached high school and university teams, and has played recreationally ever since. Seeking care for her own injury, she came to Elite for help and later started working here as a rehab aid in 2013. This strengthened her love of movement and exercise which developed her fascination of how physiotherapy can change lives.

Erin graduated from the University of Manitoba’s School of Medical Rehabilitation in 2018 with a Masters of Physical Therapy and a love for manual therapy and exercise. She has sideline experience with various provincial track and field events, and Team Manitoba Ball Hockey. She is certified in Acupuncture and Intramuscular Dry Needling, has training to treat TMJ, cervicogenic headaches/neck pain, and is continuing her Levels through the Orthopaedic Division in Manual Therapy.

In her free time she enjoys playing co ed volleyball, running, biking, Ötillo’s (a Swedish term for Swim-Run, meaning “island to island”) with her family, and exploring the beautiful Whiteshell. She strongly believes that an ache or an injury cannot be examined alone, that it is only one piece of a complex puzzle.

Whatever is holding you back or slowing you down, Erin wants to work with you to get you back to doing the things that you love!



Natalie Henderson


Physiotherapist — Elite Sports Injury Transcona


Natalie Henderson, Physiotherapist at Elite Sports Injury Physiotherapy Transcona Winnipeg

Natalie graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelors in Health Sciences with a specialization in Rehabilitation Sciences and a Masters in Physiotherapy from Oxford Brookes University, UK in 2015.

Natalie had a fascination with how the body moves and functions and a passion for helping people, which lead her to pursue a career in Physiotherapy. She likes to help all community members get back to the activities they enjoy, whether from surgery, a sprained ankle or a stroke, Natalie’s goal is to aid in her patients’ ability to participate in what is most important in their life.

With previous experience working in hospital and public health care settings, Natalie has had the opportunity to treat a variety of conditions ranging from fractures, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, knee replacements, amputations and more. She strongly believes in a client-centred approach to treatment, focusing on treating the person as a whole and not just their injury.

She is here for you and your goals too.

Continuous learning is important to Natalie and she has taken courses to further her education including Neuro-Developmental Treatment, BoneFit, Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization, Stroke Core Competencies, and many other seminars and lectures to continue to advance her knowledge.

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These days, Natalie’s time is mostly spent trying to keep up with her little one at home. She grew up in Northwestern Ontario and enjoys the outdoors, especially kayaking, fishing and biking. She also always loves to play sports and grew up figure skating, playing soccer, and curling. However she would try any sport given the opportunity, as she did with Gaelic Football for the 2 years she lived in the UK and took up Hockey in her adult life.



Lea Heschuk


Physiotherapist — Elite Sports Injury Transcona


Lea Heschuk - Winnipeg Physiotherapist, Transcona

Lea graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Kinesiology degree in 2016. Fueled by her passion for exercise, anatomy and helping others, she then went on to graduate with a Master of Physical Therapy degree in 2018.

She believes in lifelong learning and further advancing her knowledge and skills through continuing education courses and webinars. She has completed the advanced orthopaedic level 2 courses, and plans to complete the level 3 courses in the near future.

Lea recognizes that everyone is unique and caters her treatment and exercise plan to fit each individual’s needs and looks forward to meeting you to help you reach your mobility and fitness goals.

In her spare time, Lea enjoys staying active through activities such as weightlifting, yoga, hiking, and walking her dog.



Brett Whitla


Physiotherapy Exam Candidate —
Elite Sports Injury Transcona


Brett Whitla - Winnipeg Physiotherapist, Transcona

Brett graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Master’s in Physical Therapy in 2022, after graduating with a Bachelor of Kinesiology degree in 2020.

Sport and fitness have had a large influence in Brett’s career path. While training as a gymnast, competing in track and field events, playing volleyball, and embarking on her own resistance training journey, Brett learned to love challenging her athletic ability. She gained an appreciation for the resiliency of the human body in the face of new demands and/or injury. Fostered through different coaching and clinical experiences, Brett’s passion for educating individuals about physical activity and related subjects further solidified her career choice in Physiotherapy.

Brett values staying up to date with current research and is excited to pursue further education in exercise therapy, pain science and manual therapy within the Orthopaedic Division.

Brett recognizes that many factors can influence a person’s state of health, including not solely their physical condition or state of injury, but how this aspect is intertwined with psychological and social factors. Brett is passionate about actively engaging her clients as team members in their rehabilitation or prehabilitation journeys, listening to their unique needs, and developing individually tailored care plans, which may include a combination of hands-on and activity-based treatments, exercise programs and education. She strives to empower clients of all abilities and ages to reach their goals!

In her spare time, Brett continues to play volleyball and enjoys challenging her strength and endurance through resistance training, cycling, and her most recent adoption of recreational tennis. Brett also enjoys spending time outdoors, hiking, camping, and trying out new cuisines and recipes in the kitchen.



TaHa Hijazi


Physiotherapy Exam Candidate —
Elite Sports Injury Transcona


Taha Hijazi - Winnipeg Physiotherapist, Transcona

TaHa is a physiotherapist who graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Kinesiology in 2019 and his Masters of Physical Therapy in 2022.

TaHa is an elite athlete who played a variety of sports growing up. He learned the key principles of proper strength training at a young age and became an impressive power lifter. TaHa competed and coached at the provincial and national levels.

After retiring the inzer belt and wrist wraps, TaHa began to pursue his new passion for endurance sports. TaHa finished his first full marathon at the 2022 Manitoba Marathon and will start training for his first duathlon after he competes at the WFPS half marathon this October!

TaHa’s fervor for exercise shows in the way he practices and wholeheartedly believes that movement is therapy. In addition to his active-based approach, TaHa plans to further develop his manual therapy skills through the Orthopaedic Division. He also has a strong interest in other post-graduate skills including acupuncture, dry needling, Mulligan techniques and advances in exercise prescription.

In his spare time, you can find TaHa hiking in the mountains, running, cycling, cross country and downhill skiing, and strength training. He also enjoys promoting physical activity in the community and has volunteered for many events including motionball, Terry fox run and U–Turn Parkinson’s.

TaHa is excited to help you recover and make physical activity a healthy part of your lifestyle!



Jamie Robertson


Physiotherapist — Elite Sports Injury Transcona


Jamie Robertson - Winnipeg Physiotherapist, Transcona

Jamie graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1998 with a Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation from the School of Physical Therapy and has worked in a variety of settings, including hospital/intensive care, multi-disciplinary clinics, and solo practice, with a focus on orthopaedics, and rehabilitation of the injured worker. A lifelong learner, he has completed extensive post-graduate training – in manual therapy, the biopsychosocial model of pain, and exercise therapy. Jamie regularly engages in continuing medical education and review to provide his patients with the most current evidence-based treatment. He has been an invited speaker at conferences in the Winnipeg rehabilitation community.

With over 20 years of experience as a physiotherapist, Jamie enjoys working with his clients to assist them in meeting their rehabilitation goals. In his spare time, he likes to play golf, and enjoy time with friends and family.


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Elite specializes in injury recovery for all sports and levels of athlete. Our team facilitates rapid access to complete recovery. Frequently, we see patients within a day or two of their physician exam when return to full function is critical. We immediately address acute swelling, pain and compensatory issues and initiate a home program to maintain strength and motion.

Your Part

In order to ensure a successful treatment and speed recovery, you need to be fully committed to your treatment plan. Your time in the clinic is only part of the process. The exercises and perhaps changes in your own behavior are a crucial part of your plan. We know how your body works; we may identify an underlying weakness, poor posture, work habits, or other factors that contribute to the problem.

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