Physiotherapy

At Prairie Trail Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic we help your body heal & keep you moving the way you deserve to be. We care about getting you operating at peak performance because we believe that a healthy body creates a happy patient. As physiotherapists, our job is to listen to your goals and empower you to achieve them. Physiotherapy is meant to help pain and improve performance, m... Read More

At Prairie Trail Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic we help your body heal & keep you moving the way you deserve to be. We care about getting you operating at peak performance because we believe that a healthy body creates a happy patient. As physiotherapists, our job is to listen to your goals and empower you to achieve them.

Physiotherapy is meant to help pain and improve performance, mobility, strength, endurance, function and quality of life. Physiotherapy treatments will include an individualized exercise prescription and could include various forms of manual therapy techniques such as mobilization, manipulation, soft tissue release and stretches. Other treatments may include heat, ice, therapeutic/performance taping, medical acupuncture and/or dry needling.

Click on the practitioner and choose your service you would like to book. If we are billing WCB or MPI on your behalf, please use those options.

If you do not see the service that you are looking for or have any questions, please call the clinic directly at (204) 452-7142 and we would be happy to book the appointment for you!


Massage Therapy

At Prairie Trail Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic, we offer massage therapy services to complement your physiotherapy treatment plan or independently for many health benefits. Massage therapy can be used in the treatment of both acute and chronic stages of conditions. While massage therapy can benefit the injured, the ill and the stressed, the strength of massage therapy in preventing... Read More

At Prairie Trail Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic, we offer massage therapy services to complement your physiotherapy treatment plan or independently for many health benefits.

Massage therapy can be used in the treatment of both acute and chronic stages of conditions. While massage therapy can benefit the injured, the ill and the stressed, the strength of massage therapy in preventing illness and conditions before they develop should not be overlooked.

Massage therapy has a wide range of benefits for people of all ages including children, older adults, pregnant women, athletes, office workers and those affected by various medical conditions.

Click on the practitioner and choose your service. If you do not see the length of the massage that you are looking for or you have any questions, please call the clinic directly at (204) 452-7142.


Athletic Therapy

At Prairie Trail Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic we help your body heal & keep you moving the way you deserve to be. We care about getting you operating at peak performance because we believe that a healthy body creates a happy patient. Athletic Therapy is meant to help reduce pain as well as improve performance, mobility, strength, endurance, and function in sports and every day activ... Read More

At Prairie Trail Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic we help your body heal & keep you moving the way you deserve to be. We care about getting you operating at peak performance because we believe that a healthy body creates a happy patient.

Athletic Therapy is meant to help reduce pain as well as improve performance, mobility, strength, endurance, and function in sports and every day activities. Athletic Therapy treatments will include an individualized exercise prescription and could include various forms of manual therapy techniques such as mobilization, soft tissue release and stretches. Other treatments may include heat, ice and therapeutic/performance taping.

Click on the practitioner and choose your service you would like to book. If we are billing WCB or MPI on your behalf, please use those options.

If you have any questions, please call the clinic directly at (204) 452-7142 and we would be happy to book the appointment for you!

Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation – Physical Therapy (BMR-PT)

Master of Clinical Science – Physical Therapy (MClSc-PT)

Fellow of the Canadian Association of Manipulative Physical Therapists (FCAMPT)

Certificate of Sports Physiotherapy, Sport Physiotherapy Canada

Certified in Acupuncture (CAFCI)

Certified in advanced trigger point intramuscular dry needling

Certified Instructor in Integrated Dry Needling (IDN)

Certified in Advanced Gokavi Transverse Technique (GTT)

Sarah graduated from the University of Manitoba in 2008 with her Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation in Physiotherapy and has since completed her Masters of Clinical Sciences in Physical Therapy at Western University in London, Ontario. With this, she attained her certification in Advanced Orthopaedics and Health Care Practice and became a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physical Therapists (FCAMPT). Her clinical interests include back, neck, shoulder and arm injuries. Her treatment approach is based in manual therapy, manipulation, dry needling and exercise prescription. She is certified in acupuncture and trigger point intramuscular dry needling, and is also a developer and instructor in the Integrated Dry Needling certification.

Sport and activity have always been a part of Sarah’s life. Her athletic background includes gymnastics and swimming, and she was a flat-water kayaker, competing nationally. Prior to being a physiotherapist, Sarah put her energy and passion into coaching gymnastics and paddling.

She has been a sport therapist with the Manitoba Junior Hockey League, Manitoba Major Football League, Team Manitoba Ball Hockey, Junior Team Canada and Men’s Team Canada Ball Hockey, and was part of the host medical team at the 2015 Pan Am Games and 2017 Canada Games.

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Désirée’s passion for physiotherapy began at a young age through her interest in a variety of sports and her strong will to help others. From gymnastics, dance, hockey, and soccer, she has always prioritized the importance of being active, and carries this belief into her physiotherapy practice.

Désirée obtained her Bachelor of Kinesiology from the University of Manitoba in 2017, going on to complete her Master of Physical Therapy in 2020. Désirée focuses her care on manual therapy and exercise and aims to work with her patients to get them back to what they are most passionate about. In addition to her in clinic care, Desiree is also part of our home physiotherapy team.

Désirée dedicates her time to life-long learning and since graduating has become certified in both acupuncture and dry needling. She has also completed multiple manual therapy courses with the Orthopedic Division, towards earning her Fellowship of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physical Therapists (FCAMPT) certification.

Outside the clinic, Désirée enjoys spending her time hiking, kayaking, or relaxing at the cottage.

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Kirsten completed her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology degree with a specialization in Athletic Therapy from the University of Winnipeg.

Her love for Athletic Therapy comes from growing up playing an array of sports from soccer, volleyball, basketball and horseback riding. After experiencing her own injuries and receiving help in the form of therapeutic rehabilitation, Kirsten strives to achieve the same for her patients.

Kirsten not only enjoys treating patients in a clinic but also on the sidelines of a field. Over the last few years she has put her first responder skills to use working with a variety of sports teams from AAAA high school football, AAA hockey and university-level soccer, basketball and volleyball teams.

In her free time, Kirsten enjoys going for walks with her dog, reading a good book and spending time with her family.

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Kristy has been an active person all her life! She’s played all sorts of sports from a young age. Her favourite sport growing up was ringette, where she competed in many national championships and participated in the national ringette league. She also played for the Women’s Canadian Bandy team competing in many world championships taken place all over the world. She has also really enjoyed coaching younger ringette athletes to stay involved with the sport.

Kristy enjoys anything that involves movement and fun. She recently has taken up pickle ball, and is up for doing anything active from walking her dog, cross country skiing, learning to curl or playing tennis. Coming from an active background she understands the importance of movement and the difficulties and hardships that one experiences when injured or generally experiencing pain with movement.

She grew up with exercise being a large part of her life, which drew her to the profession of physiotherapy. When working with her patients she strives to actively listen and have a positive impact at every session. She believes in trying to empower people to give them the tools and confidence to help them achieve their goals. She values the importance of taking an active approach to rehabilitation through manual treatment, education, and exercise. Kristy is also certified to practice acupuncture by Acupuncture Canada (AFCI) and dry needling (IDN).

Kristy has been an active person all her life! She’s played all sorts of sports from a young age.... Read More

Dan Girardin MPT, BESS

Dan’s passion for physical therapy stems from years of playing a variety of sports, and a fascination for how the human body moves. That combination led him to complete his Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science, followed by the Master of Physical Therapy program, both from the University of Manitoba.

He has taken many post-graduate courses, including Level 3 of the Orthopaedic Division curriculum, and courses in shoulder and hip rehabilitation. Dan is also certified in acupuncture and dry needling.

Dan has a holistic approach to physiotherapy and believes treating the whole person is an undervalued part of your treatment plan. The human body is a complex environment that needs to be nourished.

Prairie Trail Physiotherapy, including Dan, provided sideline coverage for the Canadian hockey television show “Hit the Ice”. This experience has helped to further his expertise with athletes. Dan is also is certified as a sport first responder.

When not doing something physiotherapy related, Dan leads an active lifestyle by walking to work every day, and participating in hockey and golf. He can often be found in Manitoba’s great wilderness camping and carrying a canoe over his head.

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Susanne has a natural passion for health and exercise, which has fueled a lifetime of participation in many different areas of the industry. She has a 15-year history in all styles of dance, which she later extended into a teaching capacity. Track and field, gymnastics, sport aerobics, and eventually kickboxing were some of the pursuits that led Susanne to her first University degree in Physical Education.

Susanne brings a unique perspective to the practice of physiotherapy; beginning in the insurance industry, she quickly realized the importance of care providers, which propelled her to return to University to complete her second Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Rehabilitation-Physiotherapy.

Since graduating, Susanne has gathered a wealth of experience including working on both a trauma and neurology ward at Health Sciences Center. She has worked with a variety of patients including elderly, children, high level and professional athletes.

Since working in a clinical setting, Susanne has taken numerous post-graduate courses including obtaining her acupuncture certification. Exercise, combined with manual therapy, massage, acupuncture, and education are the focus of practice for Susanne. Her certification as a group fitness leader, along with the 20 years of experience working as an aerobics instructor gives her an edge on communicating proper technique to patients.

Every patient has a story and is unique. Susanne’s interest in the patient as a whole is evident in the rapport and relationships she builds with her patients.

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Humna graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelors of Health Sciences in 2021, then completed her Masters of Physical Therapy in 2023.

From working alongside physiotherapists early in University, Humna was drawn to the profession after having opportunities to watch patients progress through their rehab. Humna loves being able to connect with a diverse range of individuals, promote activity and wellness and help her patients reach their goals. When she is not in the clinic her favourite activities to stay active are going for runs and weight lifting.

Humna graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelors of Health Sciences in 2021, then... Read More

Jill’s journey into the world of physiotherapy began as a young athlete playing a variety of sports. Jill played competitive basketball for many years, as well as volleyball and ultimate frisbee. Jill suffered her own ACL injury while playing basketball, which sparked her interest in rehabilitation. Physical activity continues to be an important part of Jill’s life. She currently enjoys cycling, golf, and weight lifting. Her other hobbies include reading and cooking.

Having graduated with a Bachelor of Kinesiology from the University of Winnipeg in 2020, she then pursued her Master of Physical Therapy at the University of Manitoba graduating in 2023. Jill wishes to take her passion for sport and physical activity and apply it to her physical therapy practice, inspiring others to find joy in movement. She strongly believes in compassionate collaboration and approaches rehabilitation with a teamwork mindset and holistic lens, treating each person as a unique individual.

Jill has a special interest in weight lifting and hopes to complete further education in strength and conditioning. She also hopes to complete further manual therapy courses with the Orthopedic Division, and eventually earn her acupuncture and dry needling certifications.

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GINA IMBROGNO, BMR- PT, CAFCI, GTT

Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation – Physical Therapy (BMR-PT) Certified in Acupuncture (CAFCI) Certified in advanced trigger point intramuscular dry needling Certified in Advanced Gokavi Transverse Technique (GTT)

Gina recognized her love for physical activity at a young age; which grew into a passion when she began teaching children about physical activity and movement. She graduated from the University of Manitoba, School of Medical Rehabilitation with a Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Rehabilitation-Physiotherapy. Since then she has been dedicated to a lifelong career in physiotherapy as well as continuing education and staying up to date with current physiotherapy research. Shortly after graduating Gina pursued her studies and received her certification to practice acupuncture through the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute. She is also trained in advanced Dry Needling and is certified as a GTT practitioner.

Over the past 18+ years, she has continued to take courses focusing in advanced manual therapy, myofascial techniques, treatment of the jaw, advanced exercise prescription from rehab to sport and functional movement screening (FMS).

Gina’s principles of the importance of lifelong health and fitness are incorporated in her daily life. In her spare time she regularly enjoys cycling, strength training, yoga and running.

The physiotherapy clinic was developed and modeled according to the mission statement: to empower individuals through exercise, education, and manual therapy in order to return to a healthy active lifestyle.

She looks forward to sharing her knowledge of the human body with you and empowering you to take control of your pain, and therefore your life!

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Tamara has been a massage therapist for 20+ years. She graduated from the Wellington College of Remedial Massage Therapy and has been working in combination with other massage therapists, physiotherapists, chiropractors and others to ensure a thorough network of health care providers to be able to offer the most complete treatment of people in her care. She is driven to deliver the best care to all of her patients.

She developed her passion for fitness and well health after her own experience with an extensive rehabilitation from an injury. It inspired her enough – that if possible she did not want anyone else to learn the hard way regarding injury and recovery. She is active on a daily basis with a combination of resistance and cardiovascular training and yoga. She has most recently taken up fat biking, her absolute favourite! She is also learning to golf, and plans on attempting snowshoeing this winter!

Over the past 20 years she has continued to upgrade her knowledge, including myofascial release, trigger point therapy, active release, lymphatic drainage, infant, pre and post natal massage, and sports massage. She is well known for her deep tissue work, but also is adept at delivering all types of techniques to address issues of all types, for people at all ages and stages of injury and recovery.

She looks forward to working with you in order for you to attain your best self.

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Dominique has had a lifelong passion for healthy living. She competed on a national level in both ringette and bandy, while enjoying leisure activities such as kayaking, cross country skiing, running and coaching. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education, a Certificate in Personal Training and a Degree in Physiotherapy, she is dedicated in maintaining a healthy lifestyle, while sharing her knowledge through her work as a physiotherapist. Dominique is CAFCI certified in acupuncture, GTT and GUNN IMS dry needling, and level 3 manual therapy. Since 2004, she has continued to take courses such as advanced exercise prescription, neuromuscular taping and cupping. Dominique uses a combination of acupuncture, dry needling, tissue massage, joint mobilizations, and exercise to help her patients achieve their functional goals.

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