Rehabilitation Services

Our goal is to help you return to your favourite activities as quickly and painlessly as possible

Our highly skilled and registered staff provide one-on-one care for rehabilitation and injury management through assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of musculoskeletal concerns.

 

Reh-Fit Post-Op Knee Rehabilitation Program

The Reh-Fit Centre is offering a treatment and exercise program for individuals who have undergone a total knee replacement. This program is offered to patients who are 1-2 weeks post-op and looking to continue their rehabilitation with a qualified health care professional (physiotherapists, kinesiologists and nurses) in a safe, motivating environment. Our health care professionals will update your surgeon on your progress throughout your recovery. No referral is necessary.

Click here for more information about our Total Knee Rehab Program.

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is used to restore and enhance functional ability and independence, improve strength, heal injuries and return to work, sport, recreation, or leisure pursuits. Physiotherapy also assists in the prevention of injury, disability, and the progression of chronic conditions. 

Treatment techniques will vary depending on specific needs, but could include acupuncture, hot/cold packs, taping, etc. Private Physiotherapy is offered only to Reh-Fit Centre members.

Appointments can be made at the Reception Desk or by calling 204-488-8023.

Meet Our Physiotherapists

Amandev Dhesi
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.

Athletic Therapy

Athletic Therapy includes the prevention, immediate care, and reconditioning of musculoskeletal injuries. Prevention includes musculoskeletal, gait and postural evaluation/education, equipment selection, fitting and repair, warm-up, conditioning programs, prophylactic or supportive taping and bracing, and adapting to the activity environment and facilities.

Appointments can be made at the Reception Desk or by calling 204-488-8023.

 

Meet Our Athletic Therapist

Jessica Thomas I am an athletic therapist who specializes in postural assessments, injury prevention/rehabilitation, movement mechanics and corrective exercise. I use a combination of hands-on treatment, therapist-assisted stretching, joint mobilization and exercise prescription to restore a pain-free range of motion. I have a strong passion for exercise and for educating my patients on correct movement patterns, muscle innervation and proper technique for all types of exercise. By using strengthening and mobility exercises you have the ability to correct muscle imbalances, change your movement mechanics, remove pain and restore your posture to its ideal alignment.

I pride myself on my ability to improve the lives of my clients by giving them the tools they need to improve. I can help you to continue to enjoy the things you love and keep you pain-free and functional. Fitness and health to me means being able to do anything you want in life – the ability to continue to enjoy whatever makes you happy without having to worry about any physical limitations getting in your way.