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. She enjoys working with he
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 Rehabilitation in 2005. Over the past 8 years, she has completed her Acupuncture certification, as well as a variety of orthopedic courses relating to myofascial pain, joint mobility, movement impairments and chronic conditions. Along with treating clients, Karen was a volunteer for the Manitoba Physiotherapy Association’s Board of Directors from 2010- 2013. 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 also competes in Indoor and Beach Volleyball as well as Ultimate Frisbee year-round. Karen enjoys sharing in her patients’ successes and makes it a priority to educate her clients in exercises they need to remain pain 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!
Riley Jasper, MPT
Riley is motivated to assist you in successfully recovering from your injuries & will return you to your necessary pain-free life!
Riley graduated with a Bachelor in Kinesiology & Applied Health from the University of Winnipeg in 2013 before completing a Masters of Physical Therapy Degree in 2015 from the University of Manitoba. Once out of the gate his drive for rehab & orthopaedics has taken him on a journey to include working at several private practice clinics. Alongside Physiotherapy Works Riley is active with clients at Creekside Physiotherapy as well as Quarry Physiotherapy in Gillam, MB. Although he has worked with various patient populations along the way, his special interests are towards treating athletes & runners. Riley remains to be an active runner & has most recently completed his first 10k & half marathon.
He continues to further his education & knowledge of the human body by taking several post-secondary courses. These including; Level 2 Upper & Lower-Quadrant courses by the Canadian Physiotherapy Association-Orthopaedic Division, as well as the McKenzie Lumbar Spine Part A course.
Throughout the years Riley has spent time volunteering at the MS Biking to the Viking, the Manitoba Marathon as well as the RBC Cup – Hockey Canada.
During his off time Riley enjoys golfing & ultimate frisbee when it isn’t snowing, playing hockey, snowboarding, and catching up with family & friends.
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 11 years of experience in an office and health sector, she understands the importance of maintaining a professional environment. She is passionate about her work. She understands that all of our patients live a busy life and for that reason she will work with each individual to accommodate a specific date and time that will work best for them. Please contact Ling with any questions and she will be more than delighted to assist you.
With a background in martial arts, dancing and art, Annie has a passion for outdoor activities and enjoys spending her time in nature. There is always a new adventure waiting around the corner!
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!”