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 and Hip Rehab Program

The Reh-Fit Centre is offering a treatment and exercise program for individuals who have undergone a total hip or 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. Our classes are offered on a convenient drop in basis and are offered six times per week. Classes are  Monday 11 am-12 pm & 2:30-3:30 pm, Wednesday and Friday 12-1 pm & 2:30 pm. Please call 204-928-7878 ext. 235 for more information.

 

Shoulder Rehabilitation Program

The Reh Fit Centre now offers group rehab classes for individuals who have shoulder pain. This small group class is instructed by a physiotherapist and will take participants through a series of shoulder strengthening and range of motion exercises tailored to your unique rehab needs. You will also receive a home exercise program to work on throughout your program. Our class is designed for individuals who have rotator cuff injuries or shoulder arthritis; if you have underwent a recent shoulder operation please contact Kelly prior to registering. This class is capped at 5 participants and is appropriate for individuals who do not need assistance transferring to and from the floor/treatment table.

An initial assessment in our private physiotherapy clinic is recommended prior to commencing the rehab classes.

Physiotherapy

We are proud to offer our members comprehensive one hour one-on-one initial assessments and 30 minute follow up appointments. We are “hands on”, exercise based physiotherapists who incorporate our state of the art equipment to enhance  your rehab program. At this time, we only offer private physiotherapy services to members, with the exception of post-op knees and hips – please see above for more information about our Post-Op Hip and Knee Rehab programs.

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

Effective September 1, 2018, it is Reh-Fit policy that every client booking physiotherapy must have a credit card on file. This service is expected to be paid in advance of your appointment. In the event that it remains unpaid 48 hours after your appointment, Reh-Fit will charge the credit card for the balance owing.

We require a minimum of 24 hours’ notice for any cancellations. Your credit card will be charged a fee of $50.00 (plus GST) if you provide less than 24 hours’ notice or miss your appointment.

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 graduated from the University of Manitoba with my Master of Physical Therapy (2015) and Bachelors of Kinesiology (2010). I am a health and fitness enthusiast who is passionate about providing one-on-one physiotherapy tailored to each patient’s unique needs and goals. I have special interests in post-op joint rehab and also instruct our shoulder rehab program.

I primarily work in orthopedic physiotherapy, however I can provide neurological rehab upon request.

Certifications:

Master of Physical Therapy
Bachelors of Kinesiology
Acupuncture
Functional Dry Needling Level 1
Functional Dry Needling Level 2

 

Jasmine Thorsteinson, B.Kin, M.P.T, Acupuncture
I graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Master of Physical Therapy in 2015, after completing my Bachelor of Kinesiology in 2013.

My professional practice is focused in the area of Orthopedics. I am enthusiastic about Post-Op Hip and Knee Rehab and enjoy overseeing chronic disease programs at the Reh-Fit Centre.

I believe in a holistic, custom-tailored approach with an emphasis on exercise-based rehabilitation for my clients.

Outside of my day to day practice, I continue to volunteer as a Clinical Instructor for Masters Students at the University of Manitoba and maintain a position as a committee member at the College of Physiotherapists of Manitoba.

In my spare time, you can find me on the ice or at the gym, biking, water skiing, and 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!

Certifications:

Level 1 Manual Therapy
Myofascial Release
Acupuncture
Functional Dry Needling Level 1

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.

Effective September 1, 2018, it is Reh-Fit policy that every client booking athletic therapy must have a credit card on file. This service is expected to be paid in advance of your appointment. In the event that it remains unpaid 48 hours after your appointment, Reh-Fit will charge the credit card for the balance owing.

We require a minimum of 24 hours’ notice for any cancellations. Your credit card will be charged a fee of $50.00 (plus GST) if you provide less than 24 hours’ notice or miss your appointment.

 

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.