About the Clinic, and Physiotherapy. Meet the Staff!
Sainte Anne Physiotherapy and Sport Injury Centre Centre de Phsyiothérapie Générale et Sportive de Sainte Anne
Established in 1994
ABOUT THE CLINIC We are dedicated to being an integral part of the health of the community of Sainte Anne, offering personalized, effective and evidence based physiotherapy treatment to keep our clients comfortable, independent and functioning at the highest possible activity level. Our Physiotherapists offer a variety of personalized treatments in order to treat each individual client with a program that is most beneficial to their unique condition. The clinic is well equipped to facilitate a diverse treatment approach. Our space is divided into 8 ‘curtained’ treatment cubicles, including a traction room, two private treatment/massage rooms, a whirlpool room, and an expansive exercise area.
ABOUT PHYSIOTHERAPY Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession directed at evaluating, restoring and maintaining physical function and fitness. Physiotherapy is an autonomous profession. We do not require a referral from a doctor to assess and treat you. Although you are not required to see a Doctor, Physiotherapists do work closely with physicians, sport medicine doctors as well as surgeons. We will communicate with your physician to ensure you receive the best treatment and investigations required to properly treat your injury/condition. Physiotherapists are educated at the university level and base their practice on scientific evidence-based protocols.
À Propos De La Physiothérapie La physiothérapie est une profession de soins de santé dirigée à évaluer, restaurer, et maintenir la fonction et conditionnement physique. La physiothérapie est une profession autonome. Une recommandation de docteur n’est pas nécessaire, cependant, les physiothérapeutes travaillent attentivement avec les docteurs de toutes sortes incluant les médecins de sports et les chirurgiens. Nous allons communiquer avec votre docteur pour assurer que vous recevez les meilleures traitements et investigations requis pour proprement traiter votre blessure/condition. Les physiothérapeutes sont éduqués au niveau universitaire et basent leurs pratiques sur des protocoles supportés par l’évidence scientifique.
Meet The Staff
BRIGITTE DAVIES - Physiotherapist B.M.R., P.T., Certified in Acupuncture
Brigitte graduated in 1988 from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor Degree in Medical Rehabilitation, Physical Therapy. After graduation, she worked for a year at Seven Oaks Hospital before beginning her career in the Private Practice sector. She first worked at the Steinbach Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic before making the move to Sainte Anne Physiotherapy in 1997. Over the years Brigitte has taken numerous advanced, post-graduate, Manual Therapy Courses and completed her Acupuncture Certification. In addition, she has supervised many Physiotherapy Students during their internship. Brigitte believes in a healthy and active lifestyle, which is reflected in her practice where she utilizes a combination of manual therapy, acupuncture, exercise prescription and education to help clients achieve their treatment goals. If you’ve seen Brigitte as a patient or have heard from one of her past clients you’ll know they appreciate her passion for helping people thus creating a loyal following over the years. She is well respected by her colleagues as well as the local medical professionals. Brigitte has lived in the Southeast area with her husband and two daughters for some 40 years now and has always loved the variety of cases and people that a rural clinic has to offer. She hopes to continue serving the area for many years to come. In Brigitte’s spare time, she plays Volleyball in a rural Women’s League based in Steinbach. She also enjoys golf, outdoor activities, Tai Chi, travelling and attending the Jets games.
STEPHEN BRAUN - Physiotherapist B.M.R., P.T., B.A, Certified in Acupuncture Stephen received his bachelor of arts degree from the Universite de Sainte Boniface prior to becoming a Physiotherapist in 2013. Since then Stephen has been a part of our team. Stephen is a determined and passionate physiotherapist and has been quickly building clinical reasoning and manual therapy skills through post graduate courses and mentorship. Professionally he has a keen interest in manual therapy (hands on) and exercise as a part of his skill set. He has also been certified in acupuncture as well as instrument assisted soft tissue massage. Personally, Stephen is a runner and he loves to get to the gym, which is good because he also loves to cook. He is also beginning to give even the most avid of gardeners a run for their money.
JULIE FRIESEN - Physiotherapist B.M.R., P.T.
Julie is a home grown physio who grew up on a farm just outside of Ste. Anne. After completing a bachelor’s degree in science, she took a couple of years off from school to work and travel. Julie then continued her studies and completed her bachelor’s degree in physiotherapy in 2008. Since graduating Julie has worked in private practice in Winnipeg before returning to work in Sainte Anne Physiotherapy. Julie and her husband have travelled extensively both in Canada and throughout Europe and hope to continue their adventures in the future. Currently Julie and her husband are busy raising their 2 daughters.
STACEY ENNS- Physiotherapist- MPT, BSc Stacey graduated in 2016 from the university of Winnipeg with a bachelor of science, majoring in kinesiology- exercise science. She then pursued her masters of physical therapy and graduated from the University of Manitoba in 2019. She has level 1 manual therapy and is looking forward to continuing taking courses in manual therapy. She believes in using manual therapy and exercise to help rehabilitate her patients. Stacey’s favourite things to do are playing and coaching volleyball. She has been very involved coaching club volleyball in Winnipeg and has spent 3 summers coaching the provincial volleyball team. When she isn’t doing something volleyball related, she loves spending time exercising, traveling or at the cabin. We are especially happy that we now have a physiotherapist who can speak German.
STEPHANIE GAUTHIER - Massage Therapist R.M.T.
Stephanie joined Sainte Anne Physiotherapy in November 2011 after graduating from the Massage Therapy College of Manitoba in June of the same year. While Stephanie has recently moved to Winnipeg, she and her entire family have lived in the surrounding areas of Ste. Anne for many years. In her spare time Stephanie enjoys playing recreational indoor/outdoor soccer and working out in the gym. Stephanie is a member of the Massage Therapy Association of Manitoba.
CHEYANNE OLSON - Massage Therapist R.M.T Cheyenne went from being our bubbly and charming receptionist/physiotherapy aide to one of our bubbly and charming Massage Therapists. She is a country girl, originally from the Ashern area and is now a resident of Sainte Anne. When not working she enjoys runs with her dog, horseback riding, rodeos and spending time with friends and family.
NEIL SALVEIJO - Massage Therapist R.M.T Neil is a registered massage therapist that graduated from Robertson College in 2020 and is a member of MTAM, the Massage Therapy Association of Manitoba. He enjoys using various techniques like deep tissue or trigger point therapy to help clients reduce pain and maintain health. He enjoys working hard and plans to learn more and grow as a Massage Therapist. Outside the treatment room he enjoys video games, sports, working out, running and spending time with family and friends.
CHRIS HYDE - Registered Dietician
Chris received his Bachelor of Science degree in Human Nutritional Sciences from the University of Manitoba and subsequently completed a dietetic internship. Chris is also a certified level 1 in ISAK body anthropology. Chris is a member of Dietitians of Canada and the Manitoba Sports Nutrition Network. Chris has spent time working in a variety of settings as a dietitian; acute care, chronic care, community, long-term and outpatient setting, allowing him greater perspective when consulting and assessing individuals and/or families. Chris has a passion for sport and works alongside athletes to assist them with reaching their performance goals. Chris grew up playing hockey in Manitoba where he played community level as a youth on up to the local junior ranks to now putting back that same passion and time into the sport through coaching. He helps individuals, families and athletes reach their goals through healthy, appropriate nutrition education and meal planning. Be it the grass roots or elite level, all ages and sports, nutrition is a key component to top level performance and Chris can help show how nutrition will benefit you.
HEATHER JANZ - Office Manager
Heather started at our sister clinic in Lorette where she worked her way up to office manager. She's now assumed that position at both Lorette and Sainte Anne. We're lucky to have her as a 'replacement' for Murielle. Heather was born and raised in England and completed a course in secretarial management while living there. She came to Canada in 1994 and finally settled into her home in Landmark. She's meticulous and likes to get things just right which makes her perfect for the job. When not at work Heather loves home staging, interior design, refinishing furniture, spending time with her large extended family and reading.
MURIELLE JOHNSON - RETIRED Office Manager
We tried our best to convince her not to but she decided to retire anyways. Murielle was the Manager of this clinic since it first opened in 1994. She was the longest serving and most important member of our team. Although many people think she owned the clinic she did not but always managed it like she did. We're not sure there's a more recognizable face in the town of Sainte Anne and people will miss her at the clinic. She will miss all the wonderful interactions as well. Murielle is a long time resident as she was born, raised and continues to reside in Sainte Anne. The most rewarding aspect of her life is her family. Most of Murielle and her husband Charlies spare time is consumed by their four beautiful grandchildren along with her two sons and daughters in law. Otherwise, the lake, home, gardening and sewing keep her very active in her now extra time. Luckily we've convinced Murielle, who likes gardening to take care of our flowers, so you may still occasionally see her around.
CHRISTIE SMALE - Physiotherapy Aide/ Operations Coordinator Christie has spent many years working on the frontline in social services focusing on addiction, mental health and homelessness. She has also gained a wealth of experience working in support roles and is excited to bring her skills to the clinic! Christie is a small town gal with deep family roots in the area, she was born and raised in Richer. Christie still resides in the area where she is raising her three children with her husband Brad. She finds joy in supporting her children through the activities they love - you may see her at the curling club, the hockey rink or dance class! Christie is happiest spending time with friends and family and in the summer months she loves camping and golfing.