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Nancy Goodall graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1991 with a Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation. I have always lived, worked and played in Manitoba. I have spent 13 years of my career working in private practice and 15 years working in public practice. The last 6 years of my public practice experience has been as a Clinical Service Leader overseeing the Orthopedic Technology Services Team at Shared Health –Health Science Center. I have really enjoyed my career so far as a physiotherapist and all the different roles that it has allowed me to do. Outside of work I am a very active person through my involvement in the Manitoba Triathlon community as a member of the Triple Threat Triathlon Club and the Sail Manitoba community on Lake Winnipeg.
Anna DiMarco has been a physiotherapist for over 30 years, having graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation in Physiotherapy. Asides from the first two years of her career, she has spent the majority of her profesiional time in private practice working in the musculoskeletal realm of care. Anna has been involved with various MPA, SPC and CPM committees throughout the years including chairing the PR committee, assistant race organizer for the Physio Fit Run committee, active member of the Awards Committee (with the famous Susan MacDonald chairing!) and the Ethics Committee (CPM).
Exercise prescription, mindfulness and a holistinc approach to care has always been Anna's professional passion as she recognized early on that humans are magnificent beings during all stages of the physical rehabilitation. These days, you will find Anna teaching mindful movement classes and treating patients one on one at Tuxedo Physiotherapy and personally exploring life through movement and stillness in equal measure.
Laura graduated from York University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology, and in 2015 from the University of Saskatchewan with a Masters degree in Physiotherapy. Laura currently works in private practice at Kenaston Common Physiotherapy. She also works within the public sector at Riverview Health Centre working with neurological and geriatric caseloads. Laura has enjoyed continuing her professional development via courses in the Bobath Concept, the McKenzie Method and beginning her Orthopaedic levels. In her leisure time, Laura enjoys travelling, distance running, yoga and hiking.
Joanne is a graduate of the University of Manitoba physical therapy program (2003) and after working in outpatient orthopedics for a number of years, returned to complete a MSc in Kinesiology and PhD in Applied Health Sciences. She’s finishing up her 4th year as Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Manitoba, where she teaches mainly orthopedic pathology and exercise content. Her research concentrates on the early introduction of resistance training to maximize health and performance, and decrease injury risk.
Co-Chair of Communications
Jaclyn graduated from the University of Manitoba in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science degree and in 2015 with her Master of Physical Therapy. She currently works part time at the rural private practice clinic of Pembina Valley Physiotherapy and has experience working within Winnipeg’s public sector as well. In addition to her involvement on the Manitoba Physiotherapy Association Communications Committee, Jaclyn is a member of the College of Physiotherapists of Manitoba Legislative Committee. She has taken several post-graduate courses, most recently completing her certification in Acupuncture. In her free time, Jaclyn enjoys spending time with family and friends, running, yoga, soccer and basketball
Co-Chair of Communications
Karen graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Science (Hons.) in 2012 and in 2014 was a member of the first ever graduating class from the Masters of Physiotherapy Program at the U of M. She has worked in both public and private practice but has spent the past 5 years working as a physiotherapist in the Outreach Therapy for Children program at St. Amant. Karen is also a member of the College of Physiotherapists of Manitoba Physiotherapy Standards Committee. She has taken a number of continuing education courses, primarily with focuses in pediatrics and adults with developmental disabilities.
Co-Chair of Professional Development
B.M.R. PT, MClSc-AHCP (Manipulative Therapy), FCAMPT (Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy), certified in Acupuncture. Craig graduated from the University of Manitoba in 2009 with a Bachelors of Medical Rehabilitation Physical Therapy. Click here for Bio for Craig Marchylo
Co-Chair of Professional Development
Lisa first graduated from the University of Manitoba in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology prior to earning her Master of Physiotherapy in 2017. Click here for Bio for Lisa Diduch
Co-Chair of Private Practice
Gina 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. Gina 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.
Co-Chair of Private Practice
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. Click here for Bio for Trevor Christie
Co-Chair Public Practice
Oyin graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Master of Physical Therapy Degree in 2018 and in 2009 graduated with a Bachelor of Pharmancy Degree from Outside Canada. Previously, Oyin was the University of Manitoba Student Representative for the CPA-Leadership Division from 2016 to 2018. Since gradation, she has worked in both Acute Care and Community areas of public practice. Currently, she is a Geriatric Clinician with the Geriatric Program Assessment Teams (GPAT)-Deer Lodge Centre. Oyin aspires to continue her education and attain a PhD. She also enjoys watching TV shows on Netflix and spending time with her husband and active toddler.
Co-Chair Public Practice
Sarah graduated in 2007 from the University of Manitoba with her Bachelor of Physical Therapy. She has worked in both the private and public realms, and currently practices in hospital-based orthopaedic outpatients. She has travelled to various parts of the world to volunteer physical therapy services to those less fortunate, and enjoys travel for pleasure as well. Other interests include several sports, distance running, photography, and reading. Sarah sat on the Public Practice Committee as a member for over five years and is happy to increase her role with MPA.
Caitlin Milljour originally had plans of becoming a City of Winnipeg Police Officer. Her plans were changed after an unfortunate incident in Corfu, Greece back in 2009 where she almost lost her life and broke both of her ankles in an ATV accident. Fast forward through 4 surgeries and years of physio and she found herself inspired to help others overcome her physical trauma and achieve their dreams! She graduated from the University of Manitoba in 2014 as part of the inaugural Masters of Physical Therapy class. She is the proud owner of CT Physiotherapy in Ashern, MB- 160 km north of Winnipeg. She resides in Eriksdale, MB with her fiancé Jon and takes full advantage of all of the wonderful activities and lifestyle that living and working in a small town provides!
Born in Magog, Quebec, Jenny grew up in the Eastern Townships and received her early education there and in Montreal. She attended the University of Ottawa where she received her bachelor's degree in English Literature and worked for a time in the Foreign Service in Ottawa. Click here for Bio for Jenny Baturin
Tami received her Bachelor of Physical Therapy degree from the Fundação Hermínio Ometto University in Brazil in 2017, and her Master of Science in Rehabilitation Sciences degree from the University of Manitoba in 2019. She has completed additional training in Pilates, Manual Therapy, IASTM, and the Pain Truth Certification. Tami is proud to offer a variety of physiotherapy services in both English and Portuguese in Winnipeg and aspires to complete her acupuncture certification in the near future and enroll in an interdisciplinary post-graduate program for the management of persistent pain. When not at work, Tami loves to watch sports (#gojetsgo), ballet/dance recitals, movies, and TV shows, as well as learn new skills, such as ice-skating, swimming, and knitting. She also keeps busy volunteering for local charities and spending time with her family and puppy.
Sarah graduated from the University of Alberta (MScPT) in 2009. After working at Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg for 11 years in the areas of acute medicine and neurosurgery, Sarah now works as an instructor at the University of Manitoba in the Master of Physical Therapy program. She also coordinates the College of Rehabilitation Sciences Neurological Rehabilitation Clinic and supervises many students on clinical placement. Sarah has extensive provincial, national and international volunteer experience with the Manitoba Physiotherapy Association, College of Physiotherapists of Manitoba, Canadian Physiotherapy Association, and Neurodevelopmental Treatment Association. When Sarah isn’t working hard she loves riding her bike, running long distances, and doing yoga.
Senior Student Representative
Bailey is from Brandon Manitoba where she graduated from Brandon University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Currently, she is in her first year of the Master of Physical Therapy program at the University of Manitoba. In her spare time, she like to knit, ski, play volleyball and spend time with her nephews.
Junior Student Representative
Bailey graduated from The University of Winnipeg in June 2020 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. In my spare time I love playing volleyball, spending time with friends and family and attending Winnipeg Jets games as an avid hockey fan!
I am committed to the pursuit of excellence in health services, particularly in relation to leadership and the enhancing of healthy and collaborative organizational cultures that are responsive to the needs and aspirations of clients and providers. In coming to the MPA, my desire is to add value and strength to the good work already underway. I look forward to getting to know and work with many of you. Click here for Bio of Executive Director
Saskia Friesen is the Administrative Assistant of the MPA. She organizes the daily activities of the office and provides logistical support to the Executive Director and the membership. Saskia also provides support to the membership through course registrations and the AGM. She also maintains the contents of the MPA website. Saskia plays a lead role in organizing the collection of data and funds for the annual Physiotherapy Directory used by various medical and educational institutions in the province of Manitoba.