Ever since graduating from the physiotherapy program at University of Manitoba in 2013, I have been continually expanding my knowledge base. Fascinated by the human body and forever eager to learn, I have completed several post-graduate physiotherapy courses along with undertaking studies in Yoga and Tai Chi.
Realizing that pain is a very complex issue and that not one size fits all, I take a holistic approach to musculoskeletal issues and tailor my treatment based on the patient’s needs. I am comfortable in dealing with acute and chronic pain ranging from arthritis to muscle strains, and I strongly believe in empowering the patient and giving them the tools to help succeed.
Practicing what I preach, I lead an active lifestyle incorporating activity into my life any opportunity I get whether that be cycling to work, running outdoors (even in the winter,) or playing badminton at the Reh-Fit. Managing stress in daily life goes a long way for both our physical and mental health and attending one of my Yoga classes is a great way to revitalize both body and mind.
Kelly Small, B.Kin, M.P.T, Acupuncture
I am incredibly passionate about the field of physiotherapy and exercise science and enjoy engaging in post-graduate courses to provide my patients with innovative treatment techniques. I have traveled across Canada to acquire certification within Dry Needling IMS (Intramuscular Stimulation) and NeuroKinetic Therapy – treatment technique that assists in correcting faulty movement patterns. I am also employed as a preceptor and mentor resident general physicians in performing orthopedic examinations. I pride myself in my ability to provide one-on-one treatment sessions with my patients and believe in exercise-based rehabilitation. I have previously worked in health promotion with the provincial government and describe myself as a fitness enthusiast – you will probably see me working out at the Reh Fit Centre!
Jasmine Thorsteinson, B.Kin, M.P.T, Acupuncture
I graduated with a Masters of Physical Therapy and Bachelor of Kinesiology from the University of Manitoba. I continued my education by obtaining my Level 1 Manual Therapy through the Orthopedic Division, and have taken several post-graduate courses including myofascial release and certification in acupuncture. My professional practice is focused in the area of orthopedics, and I continue to volunteer as a Clinical Instructor for Masters Students at the University of Manitoba.
As a competitive athlete, my passion for physiotherapy was established at a young age competing in hockey and soccer. I holistically believe in a custom-tailored client approach with an emphasis on exercise-based rehabilitation. In my spare time, I can be found on the ice or at the gym, biking, water skiing, and playing soccer, as well as spending quality time with my family at the lake. I look forward to working with you to reach your goals and exceed your own expectations.