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. She has worked at Elite Sports Injury since that time and has a keen interest in treatment of all injuries ranging from acute sports injuries to chronic, movement based and postural related injuries.

Over the past 10 years Leah has pursued many avenues of post-graduate education, most recently completing the Masters of Clinical Science in Manipulative Physical Therapy at Western University, attaining a certificate in Advanced Orthopedics and Manual Therapy and becoming a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapists (FCAMPT).


FCAMPT physiotherapists have completed extensive, internationally recognized post-graduate education focusing on the diagnosis and treatment of complicated muscle and joint problems and are committed to providing the highest level of quality, patient-centered care combining clinical experience with evidence-based orthopedic practice.

Leah is also certified in acupuncture, dry needling, the Functional Movement Systems, including the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) and Functional Movement Screening (FMS), Level B of Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) and Part A of McKenzie Diagnosis and Treatment.

Leah is an active member of the Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators, having been selected as a member of the Manitoba Clinical Item Generation Team (CIGT) for the Physiotherapy Competency Examination, and well part of the Professional Development Committee with the Manitoba Physiotherapy Association. She is past member and chair of the Continuing Competency Committee with the College of Physiotherapists of Manitoba, and the past Equipment Manager with Sports Physiotherapy Manitoba.

A former nationally ranked gymnast, Leah’s interest in physiotherapy developed at a young age. Her work as a physiotherapist has allowed her to remains involved in the gymnastics community, and well as other sporting programs including community football leagues and The Manitoba Marathon.

In her spare time, Leah enjoys remaining active through dance, yoga, running, biking and hiking.

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Justine Chartrand


Physiotherapist — Elite Sports Injury Bridgwater


New 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 and is currently pursuing her orthopaedic levels. She plans on completing her Functional Movement Screening (FMS) and Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) in 2017.

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, slo-pitch baseball as well as running and yoga.



Christine Sharrow


Physiotherapist — Elite Sports Injury Bridgwater


New 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 and Sport First Responder and completed her Level 1 Manual Therapy certificate.

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.


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Meadowood Physiotherapists

Across from St. Vital Centre


Barry Conner


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, manual and manipulative therapy and regularly participates in continuing medical education to provide his patients with the most current evidence-based treatment techniques.

With over 10 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, being 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.



Karina Zinn


Physiotherapist — Elite Sports Injury St Vital


Karina Zinn - Winnipeg Physiotherapist, St Vital

Karina graduated from the University of Manitoba in 2010 with a Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation in Physical Therapy. She has continued her pursuit of education with postgraduate certification in Acupuncture, Dry Needling, Neurokinetic Therapy, Selective Functional Movement Assessment and several other courses and seminars. She has also been an active member of the Manitoba Physiotherapy Association on both the Awards Committee and Communications Committee.

Her path to physiotherapy began with an interest in and respect for human anatomy and promoting health and wellness. Over the years, she has been involved in sport through active participating, coaching, training and volunteering for sporting events. She enjoys working with athletes as well as all members of the community, no matter the age, to help them attain their goals and to improve quality of life.

Karina enjoys spending time staying active through running, sports, and working on her golf game. Travelling also holds a special spot in her heart.



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 a Bachelor’s Degree in Physiotherapy. While growing up Maxine loved sports, playing ringette, soccer and hockey, and found that physiotherapy was the perfect way to combine her passion for a healthy lifestyle with a desire to help others. She strives to provide the best service possible to her clients and continues to further her education through courses and certifications. Maxine is certified in Dry Needling, Acupuncture, Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), Functional Movement Screen (FMS), Neurokinetic Therapy (NKT), Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS), and is completing her Advanced Orthopedics Manual and Manipulative therapy courses. Maxine is an active member on the Continuing Competency Committee for the College of Physiotherapists of Manitoba. In her free time, Maxine is also an avid runner, snowboarder and yoga enthusiast.

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.



Megan Ferrone


Physiotherapist — Elite Sports Injury St Vital


Megan Ferrone - Winnipeg Physiotherapist, St Vital

Megan is a 2010 University of Manitoba graduate with the School of Medical Rehabilitations’ Bachelors of Physical Therapy. She has received additional post-graduate certification in Acupuncture, Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SMFA), Functional Movement Screening (FMS), Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS), Instrument assisted soft tissue massage (IASTM), Rock Taping and many other sport specific, advanced courses and seminars.

Megan remains an active member of the College of Physiotherapists of Manitoba on the Continuing Competency Committee. She is also member of the Manitoba Physiotherapy Association’s Awards Committee and Co-Chair of the Communications Committee. Megan has been involved in many community based sport programs including training for: AAA Warriors Hockey, St Vital Mustangs Football, AA Eastman Flames Ringette, Bonivital AA Baseball and Beach for life Volleyball Tournaments. She has also been involved in coaching programs for more than 10 years at the community level for baseball and ringette.

Megan remains a participant in competitive level ringette and baseball for over 20 years, and enjoys running, cycling, golf and chasing around her daughter, Demi. Megan’s career choice was driven by her passion for promoting a healthy, well balanced lifestyle and continues to share that passion teaching and educating young females instructing ladies’ bootcamp style exercise classes in her free time.



Rhea Dufort


Physiotherapist — Elite Sports Injury St Vital


Rhea Dufort - Winnipeg Physiotherapist, St Vital, St James

Rhea has a 3 year Bachelors in Kinesiology and Exercise Science from the University of Winnipeg and is a graduate of the School of Medical Rehabilitaiton Physiotherapy program. She has also completed ongoing education in Specific Functional Movement Assessment (SMFA), Functional Movement Screen (FMS), Kinesiotape, Sport First Responder, Acupuncture and more. Rhea is a certified yoga instructor with a keen interest in yoga as rehabilitation. Rhea offers small group yoga classes at Elite, and is currently working towards her Yoga Therapy designation.



Ricky Paggao


Physiotherapist — Elite Sports Injury St Vital


Ricky Paggao - Winnipeg Physiotherapist, St Vital

Ricky is a physiotherapist who strongly believes in a client-centered 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 the most, but also emphasizes the importance of injury prevention. Proficient with a kettlebell, Ricky often finds it an essential tool to help people of all ages and skill level achieve their physiotherapy goals.

Ricky graduated from the University of Manitoba in 2005 with a Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation in Physical Therapy. Originally from Brandon, Ricky received his Bachelor of Science degree from Brandon University. He began his physiotherapy career working at a sports injury clinic in Brandon as well as the hospital in Glenboro. He has volunteered at many sporting events including the Special Olympics, Manitoba Summer Games and the Manitoba Marathon. Ricky has a strong interest in sports rehab and musculoskeletal injuries and is proud to be part of the Elite family since 2013.

Continuing education has always been a priority. Ricky received post-graduate certification in acupuncture, selective functional movement assessment (SFMA), Functional Movement Screen (FMS), Fundamental Capacity Screen (FCS), Hardstyle Kettlebell Certification (HKC), Mulligan techniques and many other advanced sports-related and orthopedic courses.

Ricky was the recipient of the Joan K. Edwards award for outstanding early contribution to the profession in 2009. Always at the forefront of physiotherapy, Ricky has been Chair of the Council for the College of Physiotherapists of Manitoba, Communications Chair for the Manitoba Physiotherapy Association, and member of the Board of Examiners for the Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators. He is currently the Chair of the Manitoba Clinical Item Generation Team for the National Physiotherapy Competency Exam.

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 kettlebell, bodyweight and strength training, obstacle course racing, soccer, biking and hiking.



Derek Purvis


Physiotherapist — Elite Sports Injury St Vital


Derek Purvis - Winnipeg Physiotherapist, Downtown Winnipeg, St Vital

Derek is a recent graduate from University of Manitoba with a Masters in Physical Therapy. During his schooling Derek demonstrated early skills in manual therapy, being selected as part of the Advanced Orthopedic Manual Therapy placement in his final year and is excited to continue to pursue courses in manual therapy, acupuncture and Selective Function Movement Assessment.

Derek has been involved in sports his entire life with a passion for hockey and weight lifting as well as many other sports including golf, kayaking, baseball and boxing. He strongly believes in an active lifestyle and would love to help you reach your goals and stay involved in what you love!

Derek also spends his time at our Downtown location.



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. She is certified in Acupuncture and has been working on her Orthopaedic levels of Manual Therapy. She plans to get certified in the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) and Functional Movement Screen (FMS) in the next year or two and plans to continue taking courses throughout her physiotherapy career.

Noelle has been volunteering in the physio community for many years. She is currently on Manitoba Physiotherapy Association’s Communications Committee and likes to help out during day events such as the Manitoba Marathon, Police Half Marathon, and the Physio Fit Run. Her hobbies include playing competitive Ultimate Frisbee, cycling, cross country skiing, camping and going on canoe trips.

Noelle uses an approach to rehabilitation that combines exercise prescription, manual therapy, myofascial release, and education to improve clients’ function and reach their goals. Noelle believes staying active is key for preventing injuries and living a healthy and happy life!



Drew Meller


Physiotherapist — Elite Sports Injury St Vital


Drew Meller - Winnipeg Physiotherapist, St Vital

The beginning of Drew’s interest in health sciences was fostered at the University of Winnipeg where she studied biopsychology, which is an investigation of how the brain, body and environment interplay to result in our experience. Drew’s research-based thesis was on language processing and the brain, however throughout her studies she was drawn to questions about the biopsychosocial approach to pain.

Drew achieved her Masters in Physical Therapy at Western University in 2016, and has since continued to expand on her educational experience, taking courses in Manual therapy, Acupuncture, and Selective Functional Movement Assessment. Her philosophy in practicing physiotherapy demands that her patient’s comprehensive health be considered when setting goals and providing treatment.

In her personal life, Drew places great value on leading a healthy, well-rounded lifestyle. She enjoys doing yoga, playing on a rec. hockey team, and traveling to new places.


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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. He has worked for over 12 years with downtown physiotherapy clients and has a clear understanding of their specific needs. His experience in the rehabilitation and sports injury field is compounded by his continuous will to learn. He has a degree in Medical Rehabilitation and has completed his acupuncture certification.

As an ultimate frisbee player, Trevor is an inductee into the Manitoba Disc Sports Hall of Fame. His understanding of and involvement in the sports community is why Trevor makes a great addition to the Elite team.



Derek Purvis


Physiotherapist — Elite Sports Injury Downtown Winnipeg


Derek Purvis - Winnipeg Physiotherapist, Downtown Winnipeg, St Vital

Derek is a recent graduate from University of Manitoba with a Masters in Physical Therapy. During his schooling Derek demonstrated early skills in manual therapy, being selected as part of the Advanced Orthopedic Manual Therapy placement in his final year and is excited to continue to pursue courses in manual therapy, acupuncture and Selective Function Movement Assessment.

Derek has been involved in sports his entire life with a passion for hockey and weight lifting as well as many other sports including golf, kayaking, baseball and boxing. He strongly believes in an active lifestyle and would love to help you reach your goals and stay involved in what you love!

Derek also spends his time at our St. Vital location.


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Assiniboine Physiotherapists

Courts of St. James


Brad Ross


Physiotherapist — Elite Sports Injury St James


Brad Ross - Winnipeg Physiotherapist, St James Assiniboine

Brad opened Assiniboine Physio & Sport in 1990 and has over 2 decades of private practice experience in physiotherapy, including 8 years of providing services at a second location at CFB Winnipeg.

Brad’s focus is on detailed examination of extremity and spinal injuries and complaints, and on choosing patient care options based on the root causes of problems. His treatments include manual mobilization and massage, acupuncture, custom orthotic fitting, a mix of therapeutic modalities, and individualized patient ed./home programs.

Brad was a competitive long distance runner & soccer player, and is an avid local musician.



Rachel Wu


Physiotherapist — Elite Sports Injury St James


Rachel Wu - Winnipeg Physiotherapist, St James Assiniboine

Rachel Wu graduated from the School of Medical Rehabilitation, Physical Therapy department from the University of Manitoba in 2009. She also has certification in acupuncture and has taken various orthopedic courses to further her education. She started working initially at St. Boniface hospital, working in the ER and on the surgical units, followed by a year at Gimli Physiotherapy Clinic. In 2010, Rachel started her own physiotherapy practice in Teulon, and still owns it today. Through these experiences, she has been able to combine multiple strategies in treating her clients, helping them achieve their goals. Being able to provide manual therapy, education and exercise prescription allows Rachel’s clients to be a part of their rehabilitation. Rachel is really looking forward to working in her Assiniboine neighbourhood at the newest addition to the Elite Performance Centres. Helping people and encouraging overall health and wellness are Rachel’s passions.

Rachel enjoys playing a variety of sports with her husband including hockey and golf, as well as gardening and spending time with friends and family. She is an active promoter of the profession as a volunteer with the College of Physiotherapists of Manitoba, and the Manitoba Physiotherapy Association.



Lorissa Klopak


Physiotherapist — Elite Sports Injury St James


Lorissa Klopak - Winnipeg Physiotherapist, St James Assiniboine

Lorissa is a University of Manitoba graduate with a Bachelor of Kinesiology (2011) and Masters in Physical Therapy (2014). She is certified in Acupuncture and has her level 2 manual therapy certificate. She plans to become certified in the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) and Functional Movement Screen (FMS) this upcoming year. Lorissa remains an active member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and is the co-chair of the communications committee for the Manitoba Physiotherapy Association.

Her passion for health and wellness began at a young age, being competitive in fastball and hockey and continued with her experience in training AAA hockey and AAA baseball teams. She thoroughly enjoys an exercise approach to the rehabilitation process.

Lorissa gained experience in physiotherapy working with wide variety of people, children to older adults. She believes in taking a client-centered approach and is determined to help everyone attain their personal goals. Lorissa keeps active by enjoying recreational sports such as slo-pitch, hockey, volleyball and golf.



Paula Sather


Physiotherapist — Elite Sports Injury St James


Paula Sather - Winnipeg Physiotherapist, St James Assiniboine

Paula Sather is originally from Watrous, Saskatchewan. She graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelors of Kinesiology in 2011, and a Masters of Physical Therapy in 2013. She has continued her education, taking courses in Advanced Orthopedic Manual Therapy Levels 1, 2, and 3, McKenzie Spinal Treatment Part A, and Diane Lee’s Integrated System Model. Paula has had experience in treating high level gymnasts, dancers, soccer players, as well as treating work and motor vehicle related accidents, and individuals with chronic pain.

Paula enjoys playing fastball in the summer, her dog Oslo, and Blue Bomber football! Paula is so excited to start her new adventure at Elite Sport Injury!


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Recovery for all levels

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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