Welcome to Fort Richmond Physiotherapy
Fort Richmond Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Centre is focused on providing high-quality service and patient care. We are conveniently located in Fort Richmond, just off of Pembina Highway, close to Winnipeg's south perimeter. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about our services or would like to schedule an appointment with one of our dedicated professionals.
Thanks to all our wonderful clients and friends for being so understanding and kind!
Dear Valued Patients,
Now that we have been open for a week, we are very comfortable and are confident in how our clinic has been flowing.
1. If you are or anyone in your immediate family has travelled in the past 15 days or are experiencing flu-like symptoms, such as cough, fever, runny nose, sore throat, weakness or headache, please call us to cancel your appointment and call health links.
2. When you arrive to your appointment we ask that if you got a ride that your driver waits in the car as to limit the amount of people coming into the clinic.
3. Please call us at (204) 275-6582 when arriving so we can open the door for you to prevent congestion at front. (If you don’t have a phone you can just knock on the window.)
4. Social distancing procedures are in place:
- No more than 1 person in reception area at a time.
- Disinfecting frequently used surfaces
- Work/service areas are sanitized after each patient
- Maintain a distance of about 2 metres from others, except when receiving service or for brief exchanges.
- Limiting occupancy to less than 50% of normal levels.
- Signs and floor markings
- Single entrance
- Magazines are removed and only 1 chair in waiting room.
- Employees must stay home if ill with COVID-19 symptoms.
5. We encourage you to wear a mask when attending for treatment, also you MUST sanitize your hands upon entry.
6. If you are unable to come into the clinic we are still offering TELE-REHAB
Tele-rehab is a virtual assessment or treatment conducted either over the phone or with video conferencing. All that would be required is clicking on a link sent to your e-mail and you would be sent to a secure video conference between yourself and your therapist.
We will be closely monitoring the covid-19 situation.
We realize this is a challenging time for many of our patients. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call us.
We would like to help our clients protect themselves and everyone around them. Please take the following considerations:
Firstly, if you are currently experiencing:
• cough, cold, fever, runny nose, difficulty breathing, or weakness
• have done any international or domestic travel in the past 14 days, or
• have been in contact with anyone who has traveled in the past 14 days
Please contact Manitoba Public Health Links at 1-888-315-9257, especially if you are experiencing any of the above symptoms.
Additionally, if you are experiencing any of the above symptoms or have traveled recently, and have an appointment with us, we kindly ask you to reschedule your appointment. This will help ensure the safety of our other patients and our staff.
Moreover, please ensure that you are washing your hands regularly. While hand sanitizer does work, hand washing with soap and water is more effective. If you do sneeze or cough, please do so into your arm, while distancing yourself from others.
What we are doing at the clinic:
• We are continuously cleaning the tables between patients and the equipment between patients
• We are spacing appointments to minimize the number of people here at anytime
• We have also increased our efforts to routinely disinfect commonly touched space surfaces such as door knobs, counter tops, chairs, the restroom, the exercise equipment and the interac machine
• Employees are following routine and rigorous hand washing procedures throughout their shift and interactions
• Employees who are ill are asked to stay home and seek medical attention
• We are also encouraging all clients to use the hand sanitizers that are provided throughout the clinic and to wash their hands with soap and water as frequently as possible.
For more information, visit the link of a fact sheet from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC):
Some Coronavirus myths that have been circulating, from the World Health Organization (WHO):
While this is an anxious time for many, we can work together to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the clinic at (204)275-6582.
Derek Furutani, MPT BEnvSc
Derek graduated with a Masters of Physical Therapy from the University of Manitoba in 2017. Since graduating he has become fully credentialed, attained his certificate in Level 1 manual therapy, and has been working hard assessing and treating clients at Fort Richmond Physiotherapy. Treatment with Derek typically includes a combination of manual therapy, education, modalities and development of a home exercise plan including stretches and strengthening exercises. In his free time Derek enjoys exploring nature while hiking, camping and fishing.
Gagandeep Gagneja, PT Exam Candidate
Gagandeep Gagneja is a registered physiotherapist exam candidate with The College of Physiotherapists of Manitoba. He has experience treating patients for both musculoskeletal and sports injuries. Gagandeep has collaborated with many different types of therapists in the past, which has given him the opportunity to work with individuals from many different walks of life. He has vast experience working as senior manager in group home with people with disabilities. He loves providing his services to elderly patient having mobility issues , WCB and MPI claims. He also excels at providing patients with funtional exercises and agility and sport-specific exercises. Gagandeep applies his skills and works hard to help patients obtain their health related goals.
Alyssa McAllister, MPT BSc.
Hi, my name is Alyssa McAllister. I graduated from Brandon University with a Bachelor's in Science degree in 2012. After that, I proceeded to train in the Masters of Physical Therapy program from the University of Manitoba, which I graduated from in 2014. I also have my Level 1 in Manual Therapy and Sports First Responder certificate. I enjoy continuing to take courses to expand my knowledge and keep up with current research to best serve patient's needs. As well as full physiotherapy assessment and treatments, I do physical assessments for workplace capabilities and am currently offering a knee replacement class that runs twice weekly. In my spare time I like to keep active in the community through volunteer work and playing basketball.
Angela Grospe, BSc. Kin, CAT(C)
Angela Grospe graduated from the University of Winnipeg with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Applied Health in June of 2019. Subsequently, she completed the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association's national licensing exam and is now practicing as a certified athletic therapist. Angela also has certifications in Soft Tissue Release Techniques in June of 2018 and Neuro-Proprioceptive Taping (also known as KT-Taping) in June of 2019.
During her time at the university, Angela acquired experience working with university-level basketball, volleyball, and soccer athletes. She is also passionate about working with the "everyday athlete" - anyone who wishes to be mobile, every day. She will sit down with each of her clients to set physical health goals and work closely with them to achieve the desired results.
Outside of the clinic, Angela is an instructor with Career Trek, introducing a career in Athletic Therapy to various groups of people. She also coaches middle school volleyball and loves to play competitive volleyball herself.
Massage Cancellation Policy
If you cannot make it to an appointment we do require 24HRs notice
Patient will be responsible for 50% of the cost of the appointment. Charge will NOT be billed to your insurance.
If you are unsure of your appointment’s date or time, please call us at any time and we will help you
Esther Jativa RMT
Hi my name is Esther and I am a Wellington College of Remedial Massage Therapies graduate. I am enthusiastic, motivated and really enjoy working with clients and helping them reach their therapeutic goals.
I have focused my training on the assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal dysfunctions and muscle energy techniques; I have also taken workshops on basic lymphatic integration techniques, reflexology and hot stone massage.
Devin Beaudry, RMT
Hi my name is Devin Beaudry. I graduated from the Massage Therapy College of Manitoba in the spring of 2015 and so far, I am enjoying this second career after serving 35 years with the Canadian Armed Forces. The massage therapy training I received from MTCM has given me the tools in which to bring balance to the unbalanced. I have been trained in remedial massage, sports massage, advanced treatments, advanced myofascial and cupping massage. I also offer Deep Tissue Hot Stone Massage. As a massage therapist, the learning never stops so I have also been trained in the speciality of Facial Rejuvenation cupping massage. This form of cupping is likened to a face lift without the use of surgery, chemicals and or injections. It involves hot and cold stone treatment on upper chest, neck, and face, Cupping, and lastly a facial masque with anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Each session is 90 minutes long. My experiences thus far has ranged from clinical to sporting events such as the RCAF Half Marathon x 3yrs, Canada Summer Games 2017, and working with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers players post game. I am very excited to be practising here at Fort Richmond Physiotherapy and look forward to the diverse clientele that seek massage as a health care modality.
Shevaughn Thiessen RMT
I'm Shevaughn Thiessen, and I graduated from Evolve College of Massage Therapy, formerly MTCM, in January 2019. My passion for massage therapy can be traced back to childhood when my sisters requested back and foot massages. I believe every person is on their individual journey and needs treatment based on their individual goals. Since self-care is an integral part of this journey, I encourage and educate clients in ways they can achieve better health. My focus is relaxation while treating the area of injury or pain. Some of my favourite modalities are myofascial techniques, deep tissue massage, and structural therapy. I enjoy working with a variety of age groups, including children and seniors.
Since I have lived in Manitoba most of my life, I've learned to make the most of all the seasons and the wide variety of outdoor activities. I love canoeing, backpacking, and gardening in summer, and snowshoeing and ice skating in winter.
Learning is a life-long journey, and as a Registered Massage Therapist, I am committed to continuing education. I am fascinated by cupping and advanced structural therapy courses, which I plan to pursue in the future.
I am excited to be practising at Fort Richmond Physiotherapy and look forward to meeting you!
Justin Lemoine RMT
I'm Justin Lemoine and a recent graduate of Evolve college of Massage Therapy. I have a passion for health and wellness; currently pursuing courses towards a kinesiology and applied health degree. My focus is on treating acute and chronic injuries, aches and pains, and helping people relax. The modalities that I tend to use are myofascial and functional release techniques along with deep tissue and structural therapies. Through my experience with sports, I have developed a comprehensive understanding of fitness and health. I'm an accomplished rock-climber traveller and yoga enthusiast.
Able to provide treatments in french upon request.
Desiree Neault, RMT
Hello my name is Desiree Neault. I graduated from Robertson College as a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) in April 2016. I became a RMT because I knew someone who had Cerebral Palsy (CP), who was confined to a wheelchair and couldn't speak. My desire is to help those in need and specialize in helping people with disabilities.
Here is my availability:
Mondays and Tuesdays 12-8 pm
Thursdays and Fridays 11-7 pm
Saturdays 8-2 pm
Hours of Operation
30-2866 Pembina Hwy