Our ClinicsNorth McPhillips Location
Terry Woodard, BMR(PT), MCISc, FCAMPT
Terry has spent more than 25 years working clinically. He has worked in both the public and private sectors of health care. He is passionate about patient care and dedicated to life long learning, continuing education, teaching in the profession, and working with patients to help them get back to the activities that they love. His philosophy is simple: “move it or lose it”. Whether someone is dealing with: sciatica, frozen shoulder, a total knee or hip replacement, arthritis, post fracture rehabilitation, a car accident, a work related injury, neck pain, a tendinopathy or any musculoskeletal condition….the most important concept is to find a way to keep moving, reduce pain and return to function. He uses evidence based manual therapy (mobilization and manipulation), exercise, soft tissue techniques, education and motivation to help people recover. When he is not working at the clinic or teaching he loves travelling with his family, working out, playing sports, and watching his daughter participate in volleyball, dance, track and choir.
- Graduated from University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Science in 1989
- Graduated from University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation (Physical Therapy) in 1993
- F(CAMPT) – Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapists, 2004- Highest Standing in Canada
- Graduated from Western University with a Masters in Clinical Science (Manipulation) in 2014
- On Faculty at the University of Manitoba (College of Rehabilitation Sciences) and at Western University
- Currently one of four fully credentialed Instructors in the Canadian Physiotherapy Association Orthopaedic Division (CPA-OD) for Manitoba
- One of twenty Examiners in the CPA-OD for all of Canada
- Has taught post graduate Physiotherapy courses extensively in Manitoba and across Canada
- Mentoring – Leonore Saunders Award 2013 from Manitoba Branch CPA; University teaching- U of M and Western University
- Clinical credentials- Advanced Diploma of Manual and Manipulative Therapy with credit
- Obtained grant funding from Manitoba Branch of the CPA and CAMPT (Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy), for the advancement of Orthopaedic Physiotherapy in Manitoba
- His Western University Clinical Masters Research has been published in a peer reviewed journal
- Physiotherapy profession (Business Affairs)
- College of Physiotherapists of Manitoba (Legislative Committee)
- University of Manitoba (Admissions-Interviewing and Curriculum Committee)
Erin Majcher, BMR(PT), FCAMPT
Erin has been practicing physiotherapy for 12 years. She has previous experience in the hospital setting but has worked in private practice for 11 years. Erin’s desire to enter the practice of physiotherapy was sparked when she encountered exceptional physiotherapy care during her own rehabilitation journey. The goal of restoring full functional ability in all aspects of life has always been her main objective when treating clients. When she is not at the clinic, assisting on courses, taking courses or volunteering on a committee you can find her spending time with her husband and two young children. She also enjoys running, strength training, cycling, golfing, skating, piano, baking and spending time at the lake in the summer.
- Graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation in Physical Therapy (2007)
- Graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Science (2004)
- Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy, FCAMPT (2018)
- Intramuscular Dry Needling Certification (2018)
- Acupuncture Certification (2008)
- Courses in McKenzie, Mulligan and SFMA
- Assistant for the Canadian Physiotherapy Association Orthopaedic Division Level Courses (2019/2020)
- Manitoba Orthopaedic Division – Chair (2020)
Vince Francisco, MPT, B.KIN-AT, CAT(C)
Physiotherapist & Certified Athletic Therapist
Vince was born in the Philippines and speaks Tagalog fluently. He enjoys working out and playing spikeball outdoors. He also plays in indoor/outdoor recreation ultimate leagues. He enjoys traveling with his fiancee and spending quality time with their two dogs, Mikka and Ding Dong.
- Graduated from the University of Manitoba in 2015 with a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology – Athletic Therapy (Certified as an Athletic Therapist in Canada).
- Graduated from the University of Manitoba in 2018 with a Master’s in Physical Therapy.
- Currently completing Level II courses for the Orthopaedic Division.
- Mulligan Upper Quadrant Course
- Treatment Based Classification of Low Back Pain
- Thoracic Spine from A to Z
- PT Approach to Cervical Dysfunction & Headaches
Alexandrea Murray, B.Kin, MPT
Alex grew up outside of a small town in Southern Manitoba and spent a lot of her childhood in the great outdoors. Sustaining her own injuries while playing sports and experiencing the rehabilitation process first hand, Alex enjoys working with clients to get them back to activities that they love to do; whether that be back on the court, running trails, or their own backyards. To do this, Alex likes to utilize techniques in manual therapy, soft tissue work, needling, and most importantly exercise! When not in the clinic Alex enjoys spending time outside in her flowerbeds, taking her dog Ozzie on walks, hiking, golfing, curling, baking goodies, attending CrossFit, alpine skiing, traveling and trying new types of food, and playing the guitar.
- Graduated from the University of Manitoba in 2017 with a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology
- Graduated from the University of Manitoba in 2019 with a Master’s in Physical Therapy.
- Acupuncture 2020
- Functional Dry Needling Level 1 August 2020, Level 2 August 2021
- AIM Orthopaedic Level 2 Upper 2020, Level 2 Lower 2021
Victoria Porayko, RMT
Victoria is passionate about helping people and she encourages change within the body through massage therapy. Victoria uses a variety of techniques to help her clients such as myofascial release and functional release techniques. Victoria enjoys sports and she has been playing badminton since she was 4 years old. Her goal as a massage therapist is to bring balance to the body and create space within tissues, as well as educate clients on how to take care of themselves outside of the treatment room. Her future goal is to obtain the Manual Lymphatic Drainage certification and help individuals who are struggling with lymphatic issues post-cancer treatment or surgery.
- Graduated from Evolve College of Massage Therapy in 2022
Sophy Amir, RMT
Sophy is a very friendly and bubbly person that loves to talk and meet new people. She is very caring and always smiling (even under all her PPE). Along with English, Sophy also speaks Russian and Hebrew. She feels special satisfaction when health-related issues are removed from her patients’ list of daily troubles. Collaborating with physiotherapists in the clinic is part of the reason why Sophy loves to come to work everyday. Sophy’s treatment approach consists of an osteopathic assessment in order to find the root problem and help patient’s come up with alternatives in their lifestyles to prevent it from reoccurring. Outside of work, Sophy enjoys spending time outdoors with her 3 children and exploring new beautiful places.
- Graduated from Wellington College of Remedial Massage Therapies in 2018 with a Don Bennett Award of Excellence
- Originally started her massage career before coming to Canada and was happy to continue to work in the most rewarding healthcare field
- Pain management
- Trigger point release
- Somatic exercises
- Pre and post surgery rehabilitation
- Muscle energy techniques
- Pre and post natal treatment
- Paediatric treatments
- WATSU (water shiatsu) treatment
Areas of Interest:
Having an aqua therapy background, Sophy specialized in working in the water with pregnant women, children with Down Syndrome, Autistic Spectrum, Cerebral Palsy, individuals with lung related diseases and neurological conditions such as MS, ALS, stroke, fibromyalgia and much more.