Our Team

Partners

Brad Bobrowich - Physiotherapist and Partner - Steelcity Physiotherapy & Wellness CentreBrad Bobrowich
Physiotherapist and Partner

Brad graduated from The University of Manitoba in 1996 with his Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation - Physical Therapy. He has been working in private practice physiotherapy in Stonewall and the Interlake region since that time. He has a strong orthopaedic background attaining his level 3 in both Spinal and Extremity Manual Therapy. He is certified to practice acupuncture having completed the curriculum and examinations through the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada.

Brad has contributed to his profession through many hours of volunteerism at a variety of sporting events, both local and international events. In addition, Brad has recently been on negotiating committees representing The Manitoba Physiotherapy Association in contract negotiations with The Worker's Compensation Board and Manitoba Public Insurance.

As a former player with Selkirk Junior B Fishermen and the Selkirk Steelers, he has a strong interest in sport injuries. Brad has lived his entire years in St. Andrews and also was a graduate of the Lord Selkirk Regional Comprehensive Secondary School and looks forward to bring his professional practice to his hometown. He prides himself in providing a very personal touch to his practice.

He and his wife Corinne have 2 children - Brady and Brooke, as well as a black lab "Vader". When not working he usually can still be found playing hockey and spends many hours pursuing his passion of hunting and the great outdoors. Additionally both Corinne and Brad enjoy travel and their journeys have taken them to numerous continents and countries.

Corinne Thompson Bobrowich - Physiotherapist and Partner - Steelcity Physiotherapy & Wellness CentreCorinne Thompson Bobrowich
Physiotherapist and Partner

Corinne graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1997 with her Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation - Physical Therapy, and has worked in private practice since this time. Corinne has a keen interest in sports/orthopaedics and enjoys providing those with complex injuries/ diagnosis with a comprehensive holistic rehab program which involves a compliment of treatments . Corinne has attained her Level 3 for both Extremity and Spinal manual therapy. Additionally Corinne is certified in Acupuncture completing the curriculum and examinations through the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada along with her Certification in GTT (Gokavi Transverse Technique) a trigger point needling technique. Corinne has taken numerous sports and orthopaedic courses and enjoys continual learning in these areas.

Since graduation in 1997, Corinne has worked in a variety of private practice clinics in Winnipeg and rural settings including the Interlake communities of Gimli and Arborg. Additionally, she has volunteered countless hours at a variety of National/International and community sporting events.

Other interests outside work include running – having completed multiple half Marathons and a Full Marathon; Volleyball – her interest stemming from playing on the Royals High School Varsity team so many years ago; Baseball, as well as a variety of outdoor activities. Corinne has been the Chair of the Lockport River’s Edge Run for NF since 2012 (changing the name in 2015 to create more awareness and funding for NF – a condition her son was diagnosed with as a baby.) Travelling has been a passion for Corinne and husband Brad. This has taken them to many countries and continents around the world and they hope to continue on this passion now with their 2 children.

The highlight of Corinne's life – along with husband Brad – has been the addition of their 2 children Brady (2007) and Brooke (2010) who have opened up entirely new areas of interest and have really introduced the idea of life balance. Being able to work and live in this community with their family and providing a state of the Art facility with the move in 2017, has been the culmination of Corinne and Brad’s dream.

Clinic Physician

Dr. Ian Burron M.D. - Clinic Physician - Steelcity Physiotherapy & Wellness CentreDr. Ian Burron M.D.  Clinic Physician

Dr. Ian S. Burron is a former physiotherapist with an undergraduate degree in Medical Rehabilitation and a Doctor of Medicine both obtained at the University of Manitoba. He is certified through the Canadian College of Family Physicians in both Family Medicine, and Emergency Medicine CCFP (EM).

Dr. Burron is an American Board of Independent Medical Examiners (ABIME), Certified Independent Medical Examiner (CIME). He holds a Diploma in Addictions Medicine, and has completed the Foundation Course in Occupational Medicine (FCOM) through the University of Alberta. He is also certified by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba and Saskatchewan in Electrocardiography interpretation.

Dr. Burron is the Director of Emergency Medicine at Selkirk Regional Health Centre, and a member of the SRHC cardiology and respiratory departments preforming EKG interpretation, Cardiac Stress Testing, Spirometry interpretation and consultation.

Dr. Burron sits on the Shared Health Manitoba Provincial Committee on Emergency Medicine and Critical Care, The Province of Manitoba Emergency Medicine Credentialing Committee, and the workplace head injury and concussion evaluation team at WCB Manitoba. Dr. Burron has also presented on workplace injury and disability management at the University of Manitoba, and has been involved with the teaching of both medical students and resident physicians in the areas of emergency medicine and workplace injury and disability management.

Rehabilitation Coordinator

Dianna Cholod - Rehabilitation Coordinator - Steelcity Physiotherapy & Wellness CentreDianna Cholod  Rehabilitation Coordinator

Dianna has extensive knowledge, experience and education working with clients and health care professionals for the past 36 years in the field of rehabilitation and case management. She has a vast knowledge of the insurance industry and worked for several years in management and many years of mediation on personal injury appeal claims.

In her spare time, Dianna enjoys spending time at the lake and staying physically active with golf, kayaking, biking and curling.

Physiotherapists

Nicole Carnegie - Physiotherapist - Steelcity Physiotherapy & Wellness CentreNicole Carnegie  Physiotherapist

Nicole graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1993 with her Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation - Physical Therapy. She has worked in Private Practice clinics in Winnipeg since her graduation.

Nicoleʼs professional interests have been in Orthopedics and Sports injuries as she has taken numerous continuing education courses in these areas, over the years. Through her pursuit in post Graduate knowledge, she has obtained her Advanced Diploma of Orthopedic Manipulative Therapy and is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapists (FCAMPT).

Nicole is an Assistant instructor with the Orthopedic Division of Canada and has been an examiner for the National Physiotherapy Competency Exams. She is also licensed to practice Acupuncture being certified by the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada (AFCI). Steelcity Physiotherapy and our clients, are extremely fortunate to have Nicole join our team of therapists.

Other professional endeavors of Nicoleʼs include teaching "Fit for Golf" programs, speaking to the Running Room clinics on injury prevention and management, weight loss programs, gardening talks and also speaking to seniorʼs groups.

Nicole has a love for sports as she grew up playing competitive ringette and soccer. She enjoys running having completed many half marathons and a couple full marathon - one of which was in Switzerland through Joints in Motion in support of the Arthritis Society of Manitoba. Other interests outside work include traveling, cycling, skiing, golfing and chasing after her two young sons.

Melissa Garry - Physiotherapist - Steelcity Physiotherapy & Wellness CentreMelissa Garry  Physiotherapist

Melissa graduated from the University of Manitoba in 2013 with her Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation - Physical Therapy. She has previous experience in private clinics in Winnipeg and successfully completed her internship here at Steelcity Physiotherapy & Wellness Centre in the summer of 2013.

Melissa continues to further her education.  She is certified in acupuncture and has received her Level 2 in Spinal and Extremity Manual Therapy. Professionally, Melissa has volunteered for the Physio Fit Run, Medical Rehabilitation - Physical Therapy Open house at the U of M and volunteered at the Osteoporosis Canada forum in 2012. While at Steelcity Physiotherapy she has volunteered her services at the local Steelers fundraising Golf tournament and has given a presentation at Hydro Wellness Days.

Outside of work, Melissa resides near Lockport with her husband and 2 children. She enjoys running and has completed numerous half marathons and 3 full marathons (one of which was in Disneyworld for Canadian Diabetes Association fundraiser). Other interests are spending time with family, traveling and reading.

Steelcity Physiotherapy is very fortunate to have Melissa as part of our team. She has a warm, caring personality and has the ability to make all her patients feel at ease. Melissa is keen to pursue ongoing education in the physiotherapy field and we look forward to being a part of her bright future moving forward.

Celeste Basson - Physiotherapist - Steelcity Physiotherapy & Wellness CentreCeleste Basson  Physiotherapist

Celeste was born and raised in South Africa. She graduated in 1994 from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, with a Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy. The year following her graduation she moved to Michigan, USA, working in the hospital and orthopedic outpatient settings. During her four years in Michigan, Celeste completed a two year Residency Program in Orthopedic Manual Therapy (OMPT).

Celeste moved to Pine Falls, Canada in early 2000. Shortly after arriving in Canada she completed her Acupuncture training from the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada as well as her STOTT Pilates Instructor Training in Matwork and Reformer. During her twelve years in Pine Falls she worked at Pine Falls Physiotherapy and later owned Blue Water Physiotherapy. Celeste and her family relocated to the Lockport area in 2012.

Celeste has a keen interest in hands on manual therapy and has increasingly become interested in treating the fascial system. The fascia is an uninterrupted sheet of tissue that extends from the head to the feet and from the exterior to the interior. The fascial system is what connects all the tissues of our bodies and this approach addresses the body as a whole instead of separate segmental parts. Celeste has trained in Myofascial Release (John Barnes), Visceral Manipulation (Barral Institute), Neural Manipulation (Barral Institute) and Cranio Sacral Therapy (Upledger Institute).

The connectedness of our human bodies continues to amaze and fascinate me and I hope to continue my journey in learning the wonders of our human body” - Celeste

Jessica David - Physiotherapist - Steelcity Physiotherapy & Wellness CentreJessica David  Physiotherapist

Jessica graduated from the University of Winnipeg in 2012 with her Bachelor of Kinesiology. Upon graduation, she decided to continue her education at the University of Manitoba and received her Masters of Physical Therapy in 2016. Jessica has experience in both private and public sectors of the physical therapy profession and has volunteered her time with the Manitoba Physiotherapy Association's Public Practice Committee. Jessica was also involved with CoRS - Physical Therapy Open house at the U of M, and spearheaded the scope of practice initiative. While at Steelcity Physiotherapy Jessica also volunteers her time as a member of the board for the Lockport River's Edge Run for NF.

Jessica has obtained her acupuncture certification from the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada, and is certified in GTT (Gokavi Transverse Technique) a trigger point dry needling technique. She plans to continue her education in Orthopedics and pursuing the Extremity and Spinal manual therapy levels.

Jessica grew up in Lockport, Manitoba, and has been involved in athletics for most of her life. She participated in competitive volleyball growing up, and still remains very active to this day. Jessica enjoys spending most of her down time outdoors whether its long runs in the summer, or cross-country skiing in the winter, she can usually be found at Birds Hill Park with her huskies. When she isn't doing something active, Jessica enjoys cooking, spending time with family and friends, and has a great passion for traveling.

Crystal Johnson - Physiotherapist - Steelcity Physiotherapy & Wellness CentreCrystal Johnson  Physiotherapist

Crystal graduated from the University of Winnipeg with her Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology in 2013, and continued to complete her Masters of Physical Therapy in 2017. During the Masters of Physical Therapy program, Crystal was selected to be a part of the Advanced Orthopedic Manual Therapy placement. During this time, Crystal has completed her Level 1 Orthopedic certification. Crystal plans to further her professional development by completing the spinal and extremity manual therapy levels through the Orthopedic division, as well as obtain her acupuncture certification.

Crystal enjoys giving back to this profession by volunteering her time through various events such as the CoRS Open House, Physiotherapy Discovery Day in Health Sciences, and Physiotherapy Information Session for the Frontier School Division. Crystal is very passionate about sports, and has volunteered for the Midgets Football team and Paraplegic Wheelchair Rugby team.

Crystal believes in a holistic approach to client-centered care, combining exercise, myofascial release, mobilization and manipulations, and education in the rehabilitation programs individualized for each client. Crystal is passionate about helping clients improve their physical literacy and function.

In her spare time, Crystal enjoys spending time with family and friends, competing in fitness challenges, camping, travelling, and trying something new!

 

Sarah Bleichert - Physiotherapist - Steelcity Physiotherapy & Wellness CentreSarah Bleichert  Physiotherapist

Sarah graduated from the University of Manitoba in 2008 with her Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation in Physiotherapy and has since completed her Masters of Clinical Sciences in Physical Therapy at Western University in London, Ontario. With this, she attained her certification in Advanced Orthopaedics and Manual Therapy and became a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physical Therapists (FCAMPT).

Her clinical interests include back, neck, shoulder and arm injuries. Her treatment approach is based in manual therapy, manipulation, dry needling and exercise prescription. She is certified in acupuncture and intramuscular dry needling and is a developer and instructor in the Integrated Dry Needling certification.

Sport and activity have always been a part of Sarah’s life. Her athletic background includes gymnastics and swimming, and she was a flat-water kayaker, competing nationally. Prior to being a physiotherapist, Sarah put her energy and passion into coaching gymnastics and paddling.

She has been a sport therapist with the Manitoba Junior Hockey League, Manitoba Major Football League, Team Manitoba Ball Hockey, Junior Team Canada and Men’s Team Canada Ball Hockey, and was part of the host medical team at the 2015 Pan Am Games and 2017 Canada Games.

Kim Shaw - Physiotherapist - Steelcity Physiotherapy & Wellness CentreKim Shaw  Physiotherapist

Kim graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1981 with a Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation in Physiotherapy (Gold Medalist). She started her physiotherapy career at the Health Sciences Centre working on respiratory, neurology, and orthopaedics, and has been working in private practice in Winnipeg since 1985. Kim’s main professional focus has been on Orthopaedic and Sports injuries.

She has taken many continuing education courses in these areas including an intensive three-month manual therapy course in Vancouver, and she has attained her Part A manual therapy designation. Over the course of her career, Kim has taught orthopaedic courses at the University of Manitoba and through the Manitoba Orthopaedic Division. For the past several years, she has been the Chief Examiner for the National Physiotherapy Competency Exam in Winnipeg.

Her other professional interests include acupuncture, work conditioning, the treatment of persistent pain, and therapeutic yoga. Kim is a lifelong learner and has taken a number of pain science courses. She is a certified Progressive Goal Attainment Program practitioner, an acupuncture practitioner, and therapeutic yoga instructor. Kim has volunteered with the Physiofit Run since it began and has been on the bike medical team for the past several years. She has spoken to various community groups on injury prevention topics and is a yoga instructor in the community.

Outside of work, Kim has an active lifestyle with daily dog walks year-round. She has run a number of half marathons but prefers cycling in the summer and cross-country skiing in the winter. She is an avid quilter and especially enjoys cooking for her family.

Natalie Reinhart  Physiotherapist

Natalie completed her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology and Physical Education from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario in 2010. After completing a master’s degree in London England in 2012 and working for several years as a physiotherapy aide, she pursued a Master’s in Physical Therapy from the University of Manitoba and graduated in 2020. Natalie believes strongly in lifelong learning and continued education. She has completed her Level 1 Orthopedic certification, additional training in cupping massage, and plans to obtain her acupuncture certification in the near future. Natalie’s approach to treatment involves hands-on mobilizations and myofascial release, combined with active exercise rehabilitation.

Growing up in southern Ontario, Natalie participated in many sports, taking a particular interest in field hockey and volleyball. She continues to live an active lifestyle, and especially enjoys staying active outdoors in any season – backcountry camping, canoeing, hiking, birding, snowshoeing, cycling and walking her dog.

Athletic Therapists

Alison Deneweth - Athletic Therapist - Steelcity Physiotherapy & Wellness CentreAlison Deneweth  Athletic Therapist

Alison is a certified Athletic Therapist with a bachelors degree in Physical Education and Sport Science from the University of Alberta. Alison has been a certified Athletic Therapist since 1990 and the proprietor of Allsport Athletic Therapy in Selkirk since 1992. Steelcity is elated that Alison has decided to join our rehab team as she brings a wealth of knowledge and experience. This includes being the trainer for Selkirk Steelers Junior A hockey club for close to 30 years, involvement with the medical/safety aspect of Hockey Manitoba's Program of Excellence for 3 years, and Team Western therapist for the 2003 World Under 17 Hockey team. Other experience includes selection to the core medical team for the Canada Games in Kamloops (1993), Grand Prairie (1995), Brandon (1997) and London (2001), and Chief Therapist for the Western Canada Summer games in 2003.

Additionally Alison is an instructor at the Evolve College of Massage Therapy and University of Winnipeg as well as a guest lecturer at the University of Manitoba.

Alison has been a long term resident of Selkirk where her 2 wonderful kids have been raised. Away from the clinic she loves to travel, swim and cross country ski.

Emily Harrison, CAT - Athletic Therapist - Steelcity Physiotherapy & Wellness CentreEmily Harrison   Athletic Therapist

Emily graduated from the University of Winnipeg in 2019 with her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with a specialization in Athletic Therapy. Later that year she certified with the Canadian Athletic Therapy Association (CAT). During her time in University she was active in the Kinesiology department volunteering for events and later becoming the Vice President of the Kinesiology and Athletic Therapy Students Association. After being introduced to the not-for-profit called “motionball” which raises money to support Special Olympics athletes across Canada, Emily became an advocate and eventually an event director for the UWinnipeg chapter. Emily has a passion for inclusion and promotes exercise and activity for everyone.

Although Athletic Therapy can serve everyone, Emily has the added knowledge to work with sports teams and athletes as a first responder and trainer and can aid in athletes’ unique needs while rehabbing an injury. As a student therapist Emily worked with many high-level sports teams but most recently is working with “Manitoba Intact” who participates in the National Ringette League.

Emily has an interest in manual therapy but is also well trained in the specialty of taping. Emily believes that “motion is the lotion” and that no matter your capabilities or current activity level, any kind of physical activity and movement is great way to start feeling better.

In her spare time Emily enjoys participating in all sorts of activities like volleyball, hockey, and softball while most of her weekends are spent at the cabin with family and friends.

Registered Massage Therapists

Cori Simpson - Registered Massage Therapist - Steelcity Physiotherapy & Wellness CentreCori Simpson  Registered Massage Therapist

Cori has lived in Petersfield her entire life. After graduating from the Lord Selkirk Regional Comprehensive Secondary School in 2011, she attended Wellington College of Remedial Massage Therapy in 2012. She graduated from her program in 2014.

Cori’s main focus in her practice is providing quality assessment and treatment for her clients, while promoting a relaxing / restorative environment. Cori is presently working towards her Sports Massage Therapy certificate and she currently has pre/post sports massage, taping, and onsite injury. Cori also has taken a fascia workshop as part of her continuing education.

In Cori’s spare time outside of work life she enjoys keeping active whether it be hockey, running, being in the outdoors or playing with her daughter. She still resides in Petersfield and is looking forward to giving back to her community.

Kaitlyn Telenko - Registered Massage Therapist - Steelcity Physiotherapy & Wellness CentreKaitlyn Telenko  Kinesiologist / Registered Massage Therapist

Kaitlyn has been a member of the Steelcity team since the clinic opened in 2011 working as a physio aid while attending The Lord Selkirk Regional Comprehensive Secondary School. She graduated from the University of Winnipeg in 2016 with her Bachelor in Kinesiology. Since then she has passionately worked alongside our team of trainers assisting in the rehabilitation of many. While she loves working with patients in an exercise rehab setting, she continued her knowledge of the human body studying the science and art of Massage Therapy. Kaitlyn graduated from Evolve College of Massage Therapy in 2019 and has been very thankful to become a teacher assistant upon graduation.

Health and wellness are some of Kaitlyn's many passions. Despite a demanding schedule, Kaitlyn has found time in the past and present to play on a senior women's volleyball team, play in indoor and outdoor ultimate frisbee, coach gymnastic and club volleyball, organize the Steelcity Run Club and create bootcamps run by Steelcity. Kaitlyn also volunteers her time as a member of the board for the Lockport River's Edge Run for NF. Kaitlyn is an eternal optimist with an excellent attitude. Her positive traits make her a great leader. This along with her work ethic and enthusiasm makes her a great asset to our team.

Brittney Kreitz - Registered Massage Therapist - Steelcity Physiotherapy & Wellness CentreBrittney Kreitz  Registered Massage Therapist

Brittney grew up in Lockport and attended St. Andrews Elementary and Lockport Junior High before moving to the city in high school. She took some time off after high school and then attended Evolve College of massage therapy (formerly MTCM) and graduated in June 2018. She chose massage because after having muscle injuries due to basketball and soccer having a massage therapist helped her recover and she wanted to give back and help others.

Brittney’s intent is to improve quality, treat affected tissue. She is passionate about treatment and deep fascial work and the benefits it can provide the body.

Outside of work Brittney enjoys walking her dogs, socializing with family & friends, curling in the winter time and if Manitoba had an ocean she’d be in it.

Kinesiologists / Trainers

Gabe McDougal  Kinesiologist

Bio - coming soon

Administrators

Gillian Schofield - Administrator - Steelcity Physiotherapy & Wellness CentreGillian Schofield  Office Manager

Gillian was raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. After graduating, she ventured off to explore Western Canada and eventually settled in St. Albert, Alberta for several years. While attending courses at Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT), Gillian worked in the hospitality industry.

For over a decade, Gillian has volunteered at care centers, participated in the walk for Alzheimer’s and has donated her time to give back to those less fortunate at various missions.

Her friendly demeanour, patience, professionalism and volunteer experience led her to the healthcare industry in 2016, managing a Chiropractic and Massage Wellness Center.

Gillian’s ability to connect with others, personal passion for health and wellness and great communication skills allow her to thrive in fast paced healthcare environments.

Since returning to Oakbank in 2019, Gillian enjoys spending her spare time with family, reading, exercising, partaking in various community events and volunteer opportunities. She also has a passion for travelling, hiking and exploring the outdoors.

Gillian truly believes in the Steelcity vision, is embracing the new opportunity and looking forward to meeting all of the clinic’s wonderful patients.

Sandy MacGean - Bookkeeper - Steelcity Physiotherapy & Wellness CentreSandy MacGean  Bookkeeper

Sandy grew up in Selkirk and now lives in Springfield, MB. She graduated from the Lord Selkirk Comprehensive High School and continued her education through Red River College and the Certified General Accountants Association of MB.

Sandy started her own bookkeeping business in 2010 and has been with Steelcity since 2011. She has over 20 years of bookkeeping experience.

Sandy has an interest in alternative medicine, including essential oils and is a Certified Reflexologist through the Reflexology Association of Canada.

She enjoys walking her dogs, reading, travelling and spending quality time with her family.

Support Staff

Kenzie Brook - Support Staff - Steelcity Physiotherapy & Wellness CentreKenzie Brook  Support Staff

Kenzie was born in Selkirk where she lived for eight years and later moved to Lockport. She attended Happy Thought School, East Selkirk Middle School and is currently in grade 12 at Lord Selkirk Regional Comprehensive Secondary School. The honour student has received many awards for her academic achievements and involvement in her school. After graduation, she plans to go to university to study science.

Kenzie is an active member in the community as well, volunteering at various events. She recently went to Ecuador for a school humanitarian trip where she learned about a new culture, new people and new food! Kenzie also realized the importance of being grateful for what we have here in Canada. She feels she became a stronger person and an even stronger leader.

In her spare time, she enjoys reading, travelling, being active, attending yoga classes and spending time with family and friends. Kenzie is excited to join the Steelcity Physio team!

Mats Hanson - Support Staff - Steelcity Physiotherapy & Wellness Centre Mats Hanson  Support Staff

Mats was born and raised in Selkirk and attended Centennial School, ESJH, and graduated from LSRCSS in 2017. He was the class Valedictorian and has received several academic awards throughout his time at the school. He also was active within performing arts and was the lead of the play for his final year. Mats is currently attending the University of Winnipeg and is enrolled in a four year degree in Kinesiology. After that he will be attending the University of Manitoba to pursue his goal of becoming a physiotherapist.

Throughout his life Mats has been a competitive swimmer for eight years and he has travelled to Scotland, Ireland, and England on a literary tour. Mats has now moved on from being a swimmer for the Selkirk Dolphins, to coaching young swimmers in the group. He has also volunteered within the community with the Selkirk Food Bank, United Church, Operation Red Nose, and the Relay for Life. He is also an avid reader and enjoys spending his summer at the lake.

Katie Gascoigne - Support Staff - Steelcity Physiotherapy & Wellness Centre Katie Gascoigne  Support Staff

Katie was born in Calgary and moved to St. Andrews 10 years ago. She attended St. Andrews School, Lockport Junior High and is currently a student at Lord Selkirk Regional Comprehensive Secondary School. She is currently majoring in business management and has plans to attend university after graduating. She enjoys being a volunteer both in and outside of the community. Her volunteering duties has taught her to give back to the community.

Katie was first introduced to the clinic as a young girl accompanying her family during their appointments. We remember her helping the staff during these visits. She expressed her desire to one day work at the clinic and we are equally excited as her that this has happened. She prides herself on being a strong leader, organized and expects the best in everything that she does.

Katie has had an active life in sports playing AA hockey, football and a short bout of soccer. She enjoys working out in the gym and spending time with her family and friends.

Gabby Vermeulen - Support Staff - Steelcity Physiotherapy & Wellness Centre Gabby Vermeulen  Support Staff

Gabby was born and raised in St. Andrew’s where she attended St. Andrew’s School, Lockport Junior High and then graduated from LSRCSS with honours with distinction. Gabby is currently attending the University of Manitoba in hopes of attaining a degree in nursing and then going forward pursuing a career in medicine.

To the majority of Gabby’s friends and family, she is known as “the dancer”. She began dancing at the age of three, then started competing at nine years old. Gabby has co-taught and volunteered numerous hours at Evolution Dance Company and still continues to teach youth at the Selkirk High School. Gabby is also apart of the Blue Bomber Cheer and Dance team where she will continue to advance her skills performing at home games as well as at Grey Cup with all other CFL cheerleaders.

In Gabby’s spare time she enjoys camping, water skiing, hunting, fishing and playing with her dog, Timber. Gabby is excited to be apart of the Steel City Team!

Rehab Aide

Tiana Starodub - Rehab Aide - Steelcity Physiotherapy & Wellness CentreTiana Starodub  Rehab Aide

Tiana was raised in St. Andrews where she attended St. Andrews School, Lockport Jr High and graduated with honours from LSRCSS in 2017. She attended The University of Manitoba in hopes to further her education in Interior Design or Architecture. Tiana has a passion for design and a strong skill set in being creative. She discovered her interest in design while attending Art and Design programs at her high school. Tiana is now approaching the design world in a more hands-on aspect with redesigning old spaces in homes. She hopes to gain experience and further her career into flipping and designing Houses.

In her free time, Tiana enjoys going to the gym, yoga classes, going for walks with her dog and spending time with her friends and family. She became a member of the Steelcity team in 2015 and is very excited as she continues to learn and grow at Steelcity.

Kayla Zalischuk - Rehab Aide - Steelcity Physiotherapy & Wellness CentreKayla Zalischuk  Rehab Aide

Kayla is currently attending the University of Manitoba and is majoring in the Bachelor of Nursing program. Kayla’s end goal is to get her masters degree and become a nurse practitioner!

Throughout Kayla’s life she has had a passion for swimming and helping others. She completed her first, first aid course at the age of nine and continued taking bronze cross and bronze medallion to work towards her goal of becoming a life guard. After completing her National Life savings course, she guarded at the indoor pool in Selkirk and also taught swimming lesson. During the summer she worked at Selkirk park pool and splash pad for four years, her last year as the supervisor. Kayla also worked at Birds Hill Beach as a beach safety officer for the 2020 season and enjoyed that very much. She would now like to teach first aid/CPR herself to educate others in lifesaving skills and how to become a life guard, so she can complete her lifesavings instructor course.

Besides university and lifeguarding, Kayla plays the violin and enjoys spending time with her friends. Kayla is very excited to continue helping others, and being a part of the Steelcity team!

Gracie Sass - Rehab Aide - Steelcity Physiotherapy & Wellness CentreGracie Sass  Rehab Aide

Kayla is currently attending the University of Manitoba and is majoring in the Bachelor of Nursing program. Kayla’s end goal is to get her masters degree and become a nurse practitioner!

Gracie was born in Winnipeg and moved to St. Andrew’s in 2009 where she attended St. Andrew’s Elementary School, Lockport Junior High, then graduated from LSRCSS in June 2020. Gracie is taking a year off of school then plans to go back to university to attain a degree in business. Gracie’s hobbies include traveling, snowmobiling, quading, spending time with her dog Rosie and spending summer weekends at her cabin on the boat. Gracie enjoys helping others as well as meeting new people, which has her excited to be apart of the Steelcity team!

Maya Mousseau - Rehab Aide - Steelcity Physiotherapy & Wellness CentreMaya Mousseau  Rehab Aide

Bio coming soon!

Reise Chwartacki - Rehab Aide - Steelcity Physiotherapy & Wellness CentreReise Chwartacki  Rehab Aide

Reise was born and raised in Petersfield, MB, later moving to Selkirk, where she graduated from LSRCSS in 2020. In high school She majored in Design Drafting and received the major award for her graduating class. This course is where she found her love for engineering and architecture and now has plans to attend post secondary for engineering and design drafting. Throughout her life Reise has played on a wide variety of sports teams such as hockey, basketball, baseball, ringette and rugby. She was the captain of her rugby team for 2 years in high school with hopes of playing for a Manitoba women’s team in the future!

In her spare time Reise enjoys camping, hunting, fishing, watching movies,and anything active. She also has a strong passion for travelling with hopes of pursuing her goal to volunteer in remote countries throughout the world!