Physio

We believe in keeping Winnipeggers moving at their optimum. Sometimes injuries, surgeries, or just pain tries to slow us down, but we are here to get you back to peak performance as quick and safely as possible.

Our physiotherapists will conduct a thorough physical examination after an in-depth history to determine what may be causing your symptoms and to help direct you so that your goals can be achieved.

Treatment will always include education on the nature of your injury, with anatomical and biomechanical explanations so you can understand what is happening. You will be given a home program to help maintain what has been gained within a treatment session. Treatment may also include soft tissue mobilization and release techniques, joint mobilization or manipulation, stretching and exercises to help increase strength, stability, flexibility or balance. Acupuncture may also be an adjunct to treatment used to help facilitate healing. All this is offered to help direct and progress you towards full and pain free function. 

Meet our Physiotherapist

Darryl Penner
B.M.R.-P.T. Physiotherapist

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  • Physiotherapist for 20+ years

  • Certified in acupuncture since 2004

  • Extensive post graduate training focusing on manual therapy

  • Uses lots of patient education and personalizes home programs for all patients

  • Sports background - as an athlete, coach and now as a father of athletes

  • Sees clients ranging from children to older adults

Athletic Therapy

Our Athletic Therapist(s) work with our clients to figure out the best way to fix a problem (e.g., musculoskeletal injuries, concussions, muscle imbalances, etc.).

They do this by first taking a thorough history of the issue and going through a comprehensive physical assessment of an injury. Afterwards the Athletic Therapy treatment will revolve around the 10 components of injury rehabilitation in order to streamline the most effective path to recovery. Types of treatment will be individualized to the specific goals of the client whether it be returning to sports, work, or just healthy living. We do this through the use of therapuetic modalities (cupping, thermotherapy, massage, etc.) and a personalized injury rehabilitation exercise program that includes strength, flexibility and balance training.

You can rest easy knowing that if you’re in pain our therapist(s) will work their hardest to help you out!

10 COMPONENTS OF INJURY REHABILITATION

  1. Treatment of the injured area

  2. Prevention of secondary complications

  3. Flexibility / Range of Motion

  4. Strength

  5. Proprioceptive/Balance Re-education

  6. Posture

  7. Cardiovascular/Whole Body Fitness

  8. Education/Physiological Concerns

  9. Home Exercise Programs

  10. Return to Competition/Work

Meet our Athletic therapist

MARK DACANAY
B.Kin (AT), CAT(C), RMT

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  • Has been involved with sports for 15+ years (Karate, rugby, powerlifting, etc) and is still competing.

  • Works with clients ranging from children, office workers, and national level athletes

  • Able to create different types of injury related home programs (e.g. prevention, rehabilitation, reconditioning)

  • 5+ years of post secondary education, and still continues to learn every day

  • Has a Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology (Athletic Therapy), is a Certified Athletic Therapist, and a Registered Massage Therapist.


Cancellation Policy

At SMC, we understand that unforeseen circumstances happen occasionally in everyone’s life. Inclement weather, meetings, and illness are just a few of the reasons why one might consider cancelling an appointment. We want to be fair to all of our clients, and out of consideration for our therapists’ time, we have adopted the following policies:

  • A 24-hour advance notice is required when canceling an individual appointment.

  • If you are unable to give us the minimum 24-hours advance notice, and we are unable to fill your time slot, you will be charged the full amount of what would have been your treatment fee. This may be deducted off any pre-purchased package you may have, otherwise it must be paid in full prior to your next treatment.

  • On the other hand, if we are able to fill “your” time slot with somebody else, you will not be charged for that missed appointment.

  • 'No-Shows' will be considered a missed appointment and will be charged in full or scheduling privileges will be denied until payment is made.

Out of respect and consideration to your therapist and other customers: Please plan accordingly in order to be on time