Stephanie Roberecki, B.M.R P.T.
Stephanie has enjoyed many varied experiences as a physiotherapist since graduation from the University of Manitoba in 1986. These includes; induction into the Manitoba Runners Association as a builder in 2016; Race Director of the Physio Fit Run since 1991; presenting at seminars for The Running Room, City Park Runners, MEC, Triathlon Clubs, Joints In Motion, Manitoba Hydro, Canadian Pacific Railway regarding injury prevention, stretching exercises, office ergonomics; 10km clinic instructor for The Running Room, five years as a trainer for Winnipeg Hawkeyes Junior Football club, volunteer for numerous sporting events at all levels including Canada Games and Western Canada Summer Games, medical coordinator for the cycling venues 1999 Pan American Games; Chairperson Physiotherapy Alliance and Sport Physiotherapy Division Manitoba Branch. Academically she holds a Sport Physiotherapy Canada Certificate Level. Numerous courses identified by the Canadian Physiotherapy Orthopaedic Division, Sports Physiotherapy Division, Canadian Physiotherapy Association have been utilized to increase her knowledge base. She was awarded the Lenore Saunders Award in 2007 to recognize contribution to the profession. Special interests include the treatment of running injuries due to her extensive athletic background, including full marathons, half marathons, triathlons and Ironman Canada in 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014. In 2015 Stephanie Roberecki ran the Boston Marathon which was a lifelong dream come true! An avid mountain bike enthusiast and recreational downhill skier, it is realized that injuries are in fact a part of an active lifestyle!! Life is meant to be lived and Stephanie will do her best to keep you moving.
Kelsi Abbott, B.M.R.P.T.
Kelsi is looking forward to helping you recover from your injuries and good lifestyle habits to prevent re-injury!
Kelsi graduated from the University of Manitoba in 2010 with a Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation (Physiotherapy) degree. Since graduation she has had the opportunity to work in a variety of settings including other private clinics, St. Amant Centre and Personal Care Homes. Although she enjoyed all areas her continuing interest in orthopedics has always brought her back to the Private Clinic setting.
Kelsi has volunteered with various marathons and races throughout the province including The MS Bike Tour, Physio Fit Run and Manitoba Marathon.r patients to develop an individualized program that will achieve their rehabilitation goals. Her main interest is working with the elderly population to maintain and improve strength and function allowing them to remain independent as long as possible. She also spends time educating patients on proper body mechanics and exercises to continue with once they have been discharged from treatment or during daily life activities. Her goal is to prevent further injury in the workplace or while participating in their favorite activities.
She has completed courses in Orthopedics, Taping and Soft Tissue Release. She is currently working on courses with the Canadian Physiotherapy Association-Orthopedic Division to advance her knowledge in manual therapy of the Upper and Lower Extremities.
Karen Malenchak, B.M.R.P.T.
Karen graduated from the University of Manitoba's School of Medical Rehabiliation in 2005. Since completing the program, she has completed her Acupuncture Certification, trained in the application of Functional Movement Screens and has attended a variety of orthopaedic courses relating to myofascial pain, joint mobility, movement impairments and chronic conditions.
Along with treating clients at Physiotherapy Works! Karen holds the position of Clinical Service Lead of Rehab Physiotherapy at the Health Sciences Centre and is an active member of the Physio Fit Run Committee. She has participated in Half Marathons in Winnipeg, Fargo, Minneapolis and Victoria and is often training for a personal best in her next scheduled race. She is also active in Indoor and Beach Volleyball and is a proud member at Prairie Crossfit.
Karen enjoys sharing in her patient's sucessess and makes it a priority to educate her clients in exercise they need to remain and injury free.
Lindsay Morrish, B.Kin, CEP
Lindsay loves to see her clients succeed and is willing to encourage them every step of the way to achieve their goals!
Lindsay Morrish graduated from the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Studies in 2008. She has completed her CSEP Personal Trainer designation, NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist Certificate and is currently working towards her CEP Exercise Physiologist designation. Lindsay holds membership with the CSEP, MFC & MEPA. She continues to expand her knowledge in the area of health and wellness by attending local fitness conferences and completing courses related to Reconditioning and Rehabilitation.
Lindsay has always been an active weight lifter and has now shared in her co-workers passion for running! She has completed two 10 km runs and is now training for her first half marathon. She has chosen the Winnipeg Police Half Marathon in May 2014 and is excited to begin her training program!
Ling Thongsirimongkonh - Office Manager/Administration
Ling has graduated from a Medical Office Assistant program in 2005 and since graduation has worked diligently in both a hospital and office setting. With 14 years of experience in the office and health sector, she understands the importance of maintaining a professional environment. She is one of the friendly faces that greet you. She keeps the Therapists on track and runs the ship.
Ling is a mother of 2 and enjoys spending time with her family. She is a DIY momma.
Please contact Ling with any questions and she will be more than delighted to assist you.
Julia Braaksma, CAT(C)
Julia is a Certified First Responder and continues to be involved within her community working at local, provincial, national and international sporting championships. She has experience in providing acute emergency care, assessments and rehab, and coordinating return to play following musculoskeletal injuries and concussions.
She has been providing medical therapy for fastball, football, soccer and rugby games, tennis matches, wrestling and taekwondo events.
Julia has completed her Acupuncture certification, as well as orthopaedic courses to improve joint mobility and movement impairments. In the near future she will continue her mobilization training and additional rehabilitative exercise based knowledge.
“From my experience, I have seen an underlying theme – that is that people want to get better! I hope to help people achieve this goal through the use of manual therapy and movement rehabilitation and I strive to help clients sustain their level of function by encouraging active living and exercise!”
Sarah Kamstra, B.Kin, CSEP-CEP
Sarah graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelors of Kinesiology in 2016. She then went on to complete her CSEP- Certified Exercise Physiologist designation and is currently working towards her Function Movement Screening Certification. Sarah has experience working with a wide variety of populations from chronic disease rehabilitation programs to training elite level athletes.
Sarah is a country girl that enjoys anything in the outdoors. Sarah enjoys playing baseball in the summer months and hitting the slopes in winter snowboarding.
“Physical activity and sport has always been a part of my lifestyle and has shaped me to become the person I am today. My ultimate goal is to utilize my passion in health and background in Kinesiology to help those wanting to improve their overall well-being through physical activity. I believe in adapting programs to the individual’s wants and needs so they achieve success and enjoy doing it!”
Crystal Gook, Administration/Support Staff
Crystal graduated in October 2017 after completing the Medical Office Assistant program through Robertson College.
We welcomed her in August for her practicum placement and she has been with the clinic since. She looks forward to coming in and helping the physiotherapists/athletic therapists with their patients, along with making sure things continue to run smoothly.
Crystal enjoys taking her son and daughter out to explore the province, and loves photography.