Our Clinics

North McPhillips Location
 
100-2200 McPhillips Street
Winnipeg, MB

Phone: 204-694-2337

Our Staff

Terry Woodard, BMR(PT), MCISc, FCAMPT

Physiotherapist

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.

Education:

  • 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

Teaching/Academic Positions:

  • 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

Awards/Distinctions:

  • 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

Professional Involvement:

  • Physiotherapy profession (Business Affairs)
  • College of Physiotherapists of Manitoba (Legislative Committee)
  • University of Manitoba (Admissions-Interviewing and Curriculum Committee) 

Erin Majcher, BMR(PT), FCAMPT

Physiotherapist

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.

Education:

  • 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)

Post-Graduate Education:

  • Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy, FCAMPT (2018)
  • Intramuscular Dry Needling Certification (2018)
  • Acupuncture Certification (2008)
  • Courses in McKenzie, Mulligan and SFMA

Teaching

  • Assistant for the Canadian Physiotherapy Association Orthopaedic Division Level Courses (2019/2020)

Volunteer

  • 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.

 

Education:

  • 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.

Post-Graduate Education:

  • 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

Karanjit Gill, MPT

Physiotherapist

Karanjit grew up in Winnipeg and enjoyed playing sports his entire life, mainly focusing on basketball. Throughout his basketball career, Karanjit saw many of his teammates encounter various types of injuries, which inspired him to become a Physiotherapist. Karanjit likes to employ various treatment methods, including exercise, manual therapy, soft tissue release, stretching, and modalities. In his free time, Karanjit likes to take his dog, Summer on walks and runs, play baskeball, work out, run, work on his car, camp and travel.

Education:

  • Graduated from the University of Manitoba in 2020 with a Bachelor’s degree in Arts
  • Graduated from the University of Manitoba in 2022 with a Master’s in Physical Therapy.

Chelsea Van Deynze, BSc-AT, MPT

Physiotherapist

Chelsea has been involved in sports and physical activity from a young age. This sparked her passion for movement and learning about the body. Chelsea has previously worked as an Athletic Therapist with various sports teams over the past 5 years, helping athletes return to sport safely and efficiently. This led Chelsea to pursue a Master’s in Physiotherapy to further expand her knowledge and ability to care for her patients. In clinic, Chelsea focuses on manual therapy and exercise, while taking a holistic approach to treatment and pain management. She loves working with unique individuals and helping them toward their specific rehab goals. In her downtime, Chelsea enjoys playing hockey, baseball, golf, eating, soccer, ball hockey, and eating.

Education:

  • Graduated from the University of Winnipeg in 2017 with a Bachelor’s of Science, specializing in Athletic Therapy
  • Graduated from the University of Manitoba in 2022 with a Master’s in Physical Therapy.
  • Certified as an Athletic Therapist in 2018

Jennifer Meisner, MPT

Physiotherapist

Jennifer gets excited talking about health and believes that when we move better, we feel and we live better. She loves being a physiotherapist because she enjoys working together with people of all ages and backgrounds to maximize their ability to move, getting them back to the activities they love and improving their health and wellbeing. Outside of the clinic, Jennifer believes in practicing what she preaches by being active. She enjoys strength training and all kinds of sports, particularly golfing, dodgeball and curling. Otherwise you can find her listening to podcasts, baking or starting a new craft project.  

Education:

  • Graduated from the University of Manitoba in 2016 with a Bachelor’s of Science
  • Graduated from the University of Manitoba in 2018 with a Master’s in Physical Therapy.

Post-Graduate Education:

  • Advanced Orthopedic Manual and Manipulative Therapy Level 1, 2 and level 3 lower quadrant completed
  • Courses on assessing and treating different foot types

Victoria Porayko, RMT

Massage Therapist

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.

Education:

  • Graduated from Evolve College of Massage Therapy in 2022

    Sophy Amir, RMT

    Massage Therapist

    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.

    Education
    • 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
    Experience:
    • 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.