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 injuring 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, becoming a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapists (FCAMPT).
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, Leahâ€™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.
Murray is a past Instructor and Examiner for the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and has taught courses in most parts of Canada. He has a strong interest in patients presenting with signs and symptoms of Thoracic Outlet and Pelvic Outlet Syndromes. He is the co-author of the manuals Length Tension Testing of the Upper Quadrant and Length Tension Testing of the Lower Quadrant. He works at Pembina Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic in Winnipeg and treats only good patients so he stays happy.
Laurie Urban, MSc. (Rehabilitation), B.P.T., B.A., FCAMPT, Diploma Sports Physiotherapy, graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Diploma of Physiotherapy in 1977. He earned his Intermediate Manual Therapy Certificate in 1986 and his Advanced Level in 1991. Laurie received his Diploma in Sports Physiotherapy in 1989. Laurie Certified in Acupuncture in 1987. As a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapists Laurie has been teaching in the Canadian Physiotherapy Association Level system since 1987. Laurie is a National Examiner for the Orthopaedic Division and was appointed a Chief Examiner in 2011. Laurie is part of the Canadian faculty of the NeuroOrthopaedic Institute and has been teaching David Butlers curriculum in Canada since 2000. Laurie has been teaching at the University of Manitoba in the Physical Therapy Division since 1983. Laurie has published an article on the Straight Leg Raising test in JOSPT in 1983, contributed a chapter in Greg Griever’s Modern Manual Medicine, The Vertebral Column on the same topic and recently published an article on the Diagnostic accuracy of the Slump Test in Identifying Neuropathic pain in the Lower Limb also in JOSPT in 2015. Laurie continues his clinical practice at Centric Health Sports Therapy and Wellness Centre in Winnipeg.
Ryan graduated from the University of Manitoba in 2002 and returned to school in 2010 to complete his Master’s Degree in Manual and Manipulative Therapy. During his 13 year career he has worked abroad including New Zealand, the Caribbean, and most recently the United States before returning to Winnipeg in 2015 and rejoining the United Therapies team. Ryan’s clinical practice involves working with individuals of all ages and physical capabilities. His particular interests include treatment of the injured golfer, manual therapy, functional training of the injured athlete, and injury prevention and wellness. He has taken numerous post graduate classes resulting in multiple certifications including:
Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapists. (FCAMPT)
Certified in the Functional Movement Screen (FMS)
Certified in the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA)
Level 3 Certified Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Medical Professional
Hardstyle Kettlebell Certifed (HKC)
Certified to perform acupuncture (CAFCI)
For more information on how physiotherapy with Ryan could benefit you, he can be reached at email@example.com or by phone at the clinic
A graduate from the University of Manitoba with her Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation in Physiotherapy, Sarah went on to pursue her Masters of Clinical Science in Manipulative Physiotherapy and at the University of Western Ontario. In doing so, she attained her certification in Advanced Orthopaedics and Manual Therapy through the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy. Sarah works in orthopaedics and sport physiotherapy and her clinical interests include athlete rehabilitation as well as back, neck and shoulders injuries.
Joanne Carswell began her education at the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Physical Education following that she completed her Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation – Physical Therapy. In 2001 Joanne completed her Advanced Orthopaedic Exam through the National Orthopaedic Division. In 2011 she completed a Masters of Clinical Science through Western University in London Ontario. Joanne is the co-owner and manager of Vista Place Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic in Winnipeg, MB. Joanne is accredited to do acupuncture through the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada and has taken Golkavi Transverse Technique Dry Needling for myofascial pain. She is an instructor and an examiner for the National Orthopaedic Division for postgraduate physiotherapy courses and an assistant professor at the University of Manitoba School of Medical Rehabilitation. Joanne has a strong interest in injury prevention and works with teams to screen for injury risks and provide individual programs. She believes in an active approach with her clients and uses a combination of manipulation, myofascial release, exercise and education to give them the knowledge to prevent further injuries and learn self care. As part of Joanne’s interest in injury prevention and management she has taken extensive training in concussion assessment and management and has been doing Baseline Concussion screening and post concussion treatment. In conjunction with this Joanne recently took the week long Emory Institute Vestibular Competency Course and has been doing vestibular assessment and treatment
Roland Lavallee B.A., B.M.R.P.T., M.CI.SC., F.C.A.M.P.T. Physiotherapist / Owner Roland Lavallee was appointed as a Chief Examiner for the Orthopaedic Division in 2017. He is committed to proactively expanding his knowledge and practical application of orthopaedic examination and treatment. As a devoted health care practitioner, he is strongly motivated to positively and effectively manage his clients. Making a tangible difference in peoples lives continues to be a focus in his clinical practice. Rolands key to his professional development as an orthopaedic manual physiotherapist has been to embrace lifelong learning principles. Rolands clinical practice spans more than 35 years as a licensed physiotherapist. He is a University of Manitoba faculty member / instructor, researcher, student advisor, mentor, athlete, professional business owner / chief clinician, and active community member. Roland is a proud father and husband, and is self-identified as a Metis, French Canadian.Roland Lavallee B.A., B.M.R.P.T., MClSc. FCAMPT Physiotherapeute/proprietaire a ete nomme Examinateur en Chef de la Division Orthopedique de l’ACP. Il sait engage a developper de facon proactive ses connaissances et application pratique de l evaluation et du traitement orthopedique. Professionnel de la sante il sait assure de traiter ses clients surerement et efficacement. Creer une difference tangible dans la vie des gens constitue l objectif de sa pratique clinique. La cle du perfectionnement professionnel de Roland comme physiotherapeute en therapie manuelle orthopedique est reliee a ses principes dâ€™ apprentissage continu. Roland a plus de 30 ans de pratique clinique comme physiotherapeute. Il est membre facultaire de l Universite du Manitoba / enseignant, chercheur, conseiller pedagogique, mentor, athlelete, proprietaire fonctionnel professionnel/ chef clinicien et membre communautaire actif. Roland est un fier pere et mari metis canadien-francais. Passionner de course, il a termine cinq marathons, vingt demi marathons et environ une douzaine de triathlons de distance olympique.
Trevor graduated in 2007 from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelors Degree in Medical Rehabilitation, Physical Therapy. Since that time he has worked at Doug Christie Physiotherapy and Ste Anne Physiotherapy, recently moving from Ste. Anne to Lorette Physiotherapy, all of which are sister clinics.
Professionally, Trevor has focused his clinical work and his post-graduate courses on developing a high level of expertise in clinical reasoning and manual therapy skills. His thirst for knowledge and his desire to help everyone who comes to see him inspired him to enroll in a Clinical Masters program at the University of Western Ontario. He trained with a group of highly respected and educated clinicians and professors. In July 2014 he successfully completed this program and has joined a small group of accomplished Physical Therapists in Canada who have achieved the designation of a Masters in Clinical Sciences in Manipulative Therapy and is now an FCAMPT (Fellow of Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy) therapist. This advanced training, coupled with his certification in acupuncture, give him plenty of tools to accompany his efforts to help everyone he sees reach their personal goals of treatment.
Trevor has now reached the point where he looks forward to supporting the profession of physiotherapy by offering his time through mentoring and teaching others who are keen to sharpen their physiotherapy skills or achieve similar advanced level certification. He is passionate in his belief that physiotherapy is a profession that has much to offer to the public in keeping people active, productive and healthy in our work, play, hobbies and in the so called ‘golden years’. He is committed to keeping the profession a respected intervention in health care.
Personally, Trevor is surrounded by Christie physiotherapists; his father Doug, his mother Cathy and his wife Hilary. Trevor and Hilary just welcomed their daughter Quinn to the world in October 2015. As of now it is unknown whether she will join the profession.
In his spare time he likes to play hockey, golf, slow pitch, spongee, fish and socialize. He enjoys dabbling in home renovations, going to the Jets games, playing fantasy football and going to the lake in the summer.
Graduated from University of Western with a BSc(PT) in 2002. Achieved her FCAMPT designation in 2011 after completing all her manual courses. Acupuncture over 5 years now. Taken a few courses on fasica and interested in that aspect of rehab with her clients