Action Physiotherapy originally started in 1993 in the Fort Garry area on Pembina Highway location. We have since grown and are now also serving the River Heights community with our Academy Road location and the Norwood community inside the Norwood Medical Clinic. We offer a variety of different services at both our locations such as physiotherapy, athletic therapy, massage therapy, traditional Chinese acupuncture and dietary consultations. Many of our therapists have additional training in services such as acupuncture, dry needling, custom orthotics, vestibular rehabilitation, hot stone, craniosacral and aromatherapy massage.
Resa Wan | Physiotherapist
Academy + Pembina + Norwood
Resa graduated with a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Physical Therapy from the University of Manitoba. She has also completed her acupuncture and dry needling certification.
She has a passion for health promotion, physical activity and helping others. When she isn’t at the clinic, she enjoys hiking and camping, going to the gym, running or spending time at the lake with family (including her dogs, Maggie and Bailey).
Currently on maternity leave.
Kristy Chuckree | Physiotherapist
Kristy has over 13 years experience as an orthopedic physiotherapist. She graduated from the University of Manitoba in 2008 with a Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation in Physiotherapy. Since then, she has been certified in acupuncture, and has taken a variety of post-graduate courses including vestibular rehabilitation and myofascial release. Throughout her career she has worked in hospital and private clinic settings.
Kristy enjoys getting to know her clients and treating a wide variety of orthopedic injuries. She takes a client centered approach to help her patients achieve their individual goals and believes in keeping active during recovery. In her free time Kristy enjoys keeping active, gardening, and crafting. Ask her about her dogs!
Yvonne DeCaire | Physiotherapist
Yvonne graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Royal Roads Military College in Victoria, BC and a Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation from the University of Manitoba. She has also completed her acupuncture and dry needling certification among many other post-graduate courses.
Yvonne believes that no one single approach is right for everyone. She incorporates multiple techniques based on what is right for each client to help them achieve their goals.
Tyler Swerdyliak | Physiotherapist
Tyler graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Kinesiology and a Masters in Physiotherapy. Since then, he has expanded his knowledge and completed level 1 and 2 of the Orthopaedic Division programs. As a result, Tyler has developed a special interest in neck, back, and shoulder pain. He has a passion for health and wellness and takes a holistic approach to physiotherapy through patient education, exercise, and a hands-on techniques.
Tyler enjoys the outdoors, playing sports, coaching hockey, and helping with the family farm. Tyler does more than just help his patients feel better by providing the necessary tools and education to help them manage their own injuries and live a healthier, pain-free life.
Juli Lathiya | Physiotherapist
Juli has over 7 years of experience working as a physiotherapist. She graduated from the University of South Gujarat, India. Her approach to treatments is very hands on with techniques such as soft tissue release, joint mobilization, personalized exercise programs and patient education. She is passionate about helping clients overcome injuries to achieve their health goals.
Juli is able to provide services in 3 different languages: English, Hindi and Gujarati. Outside of the clinic she enjoys painting and spending time with her family.
Ben Nguyen | Physiotherapist
Academy + Norwood
Ben graduated with a Bachelor of Physical Health and Education from the University of Winnipeg, and a Master of Physical Therapy from the University of Manitoba.
He aims to pursue certifications for acupuncture and dry needling in the near future. Ben strives to treat his patients with the same care that he received, which inspired him to become a physiotherapist.
Ben is fluent in Vietnamese and can deliver physiotherapy services in either English or Vietnamese. Ben enjoys canoeing, hiking, camping and training at the gym.
Sharon Dyck | Massage Therapist
Academy + Pembina
Sharon graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education from the University of Manitoba and received RMT training at the Wellington College of Remedial Massage Therapy in 2014.
She has post-graduate training in Swedish massage, hot stone, aromatherapy, myofascial release, reflexology, as well as cranio-sacral therapy. She recently obtained her Reiki level 1.
When she’s not in the clinic, you can find Sharon enjoying golf, swimming, and yoga or volunteering at the Winnipeg Humane Society.
Scott Soriano | Massage Therapist
Academy + Pembina
Scott received his RMT training in 2016 and has been with Action Physiotherapy since 2018.
Scott has a passion for promoting healthy diet and lifestyles. He also has plenty of personal experience strength and conditioning training. When he isn’t at the clinic, you can find Scott training at the gym for his next powerlifting competition.
Brenda McClure | Massage Therapist
My name is Brenda McClure. I am a licensed massage therapist. I have been practicing massage therapy for 20 years. I believe massage therapy is a great way to promote relaxation and reduce muscle tension and soreness. Improves circulation, energy, and alertness. Lower heart rate and blood pressure and improve immune function. I am passionate about helping people feel their best and reach their wellness goals.
Carly Appler | Athletic Therapist
Academy + Pembina
Carly Graduated from the University of Winnipeg in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science Degree and obtained her Athletic Therapy Certification in 2011 from the Canadian Athletic Therapist’s Association. She has more than 4 years of clinical experience working with a variety of patients as well as working in the field with numerous sports teams. She enjoys working with all populations and inspiring others to improve their physical health and fitness. Being a gymnast growing up gave her the curiosity to learn about the human body and ultimately Athletic Therapy. Carly is passionate about teaching others about Athletic Therapy and that it is for everyone – prevention and care for your muscles, bones, and joints.
Rochelle Tinumpit | Dietitian
Rochelle has been practicing as a registered dietitian since 2012. She has experience working within the Community as a dietitian for the Healthy Start for Mom and Me program before joining Action Physiotherapy.
Rochelle prides on helping others live their best lives and firmly believes that diet can play a major role in making positive changes in one’s life. She also believes in a team-based approach to a healthy diet and lifestyle.
Brittany Conway | Traditional Chinese Acupuncture
Academy + Pembina
Brittany Conway is a graduate of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) from the Canadian Institute of TCM in Calgary.
She has additional training in mental health, gastrointestinal health and digestion, fertility, pain relief, oncology, insomnia, and gynecology, and is also a certified facial rejuvenation cosmetic acupuncturist.
Dale Kornelson | Dietitian
Dale has been a Registered Dietitian (RD) for over 24 years. Dale started his career at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto. Since then, Dale has worked in personal care homes, public health, diabetes education and chronic disease. He has also worked in private practice in order to help people achieve maximum wellness through better nutrition. Dale provides individual nutrition counselling for a number of different issues including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, celiac disease, and weight management.