Joanne Carswell began her education at the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Physical Education, following that she completed her Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation - Physical Therapy. In 2001 Joanne completed her Advanced Orthopaedic Exam through the National Orthopaedic Division. In 2011 she completed a Masters of Clinical Science through Western University in London Ontario.
Joanne is the owner and manager of Vista Place Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Centre in Winnnipeg, MB. She is accredited to do acupuncture through the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada and has taken Golkavi Transverse Technique Dry Needling for myofascial pain.
Joanne is an instructor and an examiner for the National Orthopaedic Division for postgraduate physiotherapy courses and an assistant professor at the University of Manitoba School of Medical Rehabilitation. She has a strong interest in injury prevention and works with teams to screen for injury risks and provide individual programs.
Joanne believes in an active approach with her clients and uses a combination of manipulation, myofascial release, exercise and education to give them the knowledge to prevent further injuries and learn self care.
Joanne has taken Concussion Rehabilitation Acute Management of Sport-Related Concussion, Concussion Rehabilitation, Management of Post-Concussion Syndrome and Advanced Management of Post-Concussion Syndrome. Joanne has also taken Vestibular Rehabilitation, A Comprehensive Approach.
In 2016 Joanne attended the Emory Institute for Vestibular Rehabilitation Training. Considered the gold standard of vestibular rehabilitation the course was an intensive full week with sessions covering all aspects of vestibular assessment and treatment with practical and written exams. This knowledge combined with her knowledge of the cervical spine and how it contributes to dizziness allows for a thorough examination of all factors that may be contributing to a clients vertigo/dizziness.
Barb completed her Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation in 1998 and has been busy ever since. Barb has sat as secretary treasurer for the Manitoba branch of the Sports Physiotherapy Division and is currently on the Orthopaedic Division Executive. Barb has successfully completed her Advanced Orthopaedic Exam. This exam examines one’s knowledge in the assessment and treatment of the spine and the extremities. This exam assesses one’s knowledge and skill in spinal manipulation. Spinal Manipulation is utilized to regain joint mobility and is often the first step in spinal care, followed by patient instruction in stabilization exercise and prevention. We do not believe in regular “adjustments” as part of general health care maintenance. It is our belief that the patient should be given resources, which they can use to reduce their own pain and not become dependant on long term repeated courses of manual therapy. She has continued to upgrade her knowledge and education by participating in courses provided by many world-class leaders in the field of physiotherapy. Barb also has her acupuncture accreditation from the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada. She is a novice bodybuilder. She is able to share her knowledge of health and fitness with many. Barb is an assistant for courses offered through the National Orthopaedic Division of Canada.
Haley is a graduate from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation Physical Therapy (2013) and a Bachelor of Kinesiology. She has worked in the orthopaedic and injury setting since that time. Physiotherapy has been her passion from a very young age, so she has volunteered and worked in a physiotherapy setting since the age of 15 years old.
Haley believes in lifelong learning and has since achieved her Acupuncture, Advanced Acupuncture and her Dry Needling accreditation. She is also pursuing her orthopaedic level three courses and has acquired added courses of the shoulder, ACL injury prevention and rehabilitation, advanced exercise and physical literacy.
Haley believes in an active approach to treatment. She finds manual therapy techniques, myofascial release, exercise and education to be extremely useful tools to the client for improving pain and function, and as well, preventing further injuries. Haley takes pride in tailoring individual programs for each client’s specific needs.
Haley has enjoyed devoting time to volunteering in sports such as soccer, volleyball, the MS Bike Tours and Physio Fit Runs. Staying active is key to physical health, so she eagerly participates in working out, running, playing soccer, biking, and hiking.
Nicole completed her Bachelors of Kinesiology in 2019 and went on to graduate with her Masters in Physiotherapy in 2021 from the University of Manitoba. While completing her studies, Nicole was fortunate enough to play for the Bison Women’s hockey team and win a USport National Championship in 2017-2018. Nicole’s interest in the profession of physiotherapy started at a young age from her involvement in a variety of sports. Being somewhat accident prone, she received her fair share of physiotherapy for an assortment of injuries. This inspired her to pursue a career where she could provide the same level of care and attention she received. Nicole believes in treating patients as a whole and working together to help achieve their rehabilitation goals. She is passionate about physical activity and the use of exercise to help patients rehabilitate from injuries and enrich their wellbeing. Nicole has a keen interest in manual therapy and is currently completing her post-graduate orthopaedic level courses with plans to eventually become FCAMPT certified. Nicole also has a passion for working with the pediatric population. She has completed the Kinactive Kids – Pediatric Motor Development course and is experienced in treating plagiocephaly and torticollis, toe walkers, gross motor delays, and a variety of orthopaedic injuries. She is dedicated to continuing education in order to provide her patients with the most up-to-date evidence-based care. When she is not working, you can find Nicole going for runs, at the gym, or on the ice either coaching or playing hockey.