About Our Staff

 

Allison Guercio

Physiotherapist

BMR (PT), BA

Allison graduated from the University of  Manitoba in 2004 from the Faculty of Medical Rehabilitation.  She has since worked in Private Practice in Winnipeg (13 years).  She started her career at Windsor Park Physiotherapy and then moved to Pan Am Sports Physiotherapy Centre where she worked for 4 years prior to joining Kenaston Common Physiotherapy.

Allison was the Sport Medicine Council Representative for Sport Physiotherapy Canada Manitoba Division and was on the PT standards committee for the College of Physiotherapists of Manitoba for 6 years.  In addition to this, she was the President of the Manitoba Physiotherapy Association from 2015-2016.

She loves being involved in sport rehabilitation and volunteers at various events including: Women’s World Hockey, Tim Horton’s Brier, Marble Baseball, Manitoba Youth Winter Games, National Ringette Championships.  Allison was the therapist for the Oak Park High School Rugby for five years. 

Currently she is the therapist for Manitoba Association of  Cheerleading Competitions where she uses her sports first responder training. Allison is a therapy provider for the Canadian Sports Centre of Manitoba which is responsible for referring elite athletes for rehabilitation.

In order to offer a variety of treatment options, Allison has taken numerous courses in manual therapy, advanced taping (including neuroproprioceptive taping), soft tissue management, ImPACT & concussion management, acupuncture, Functional Movement Screen (FMS), advanced exercise and rehabilitation and exercise essentials in Sport Physiotherapy.


EMAIL- allisong@kcphysiotherapy.com

Francesca Messina

Massage Therapist

RMT

Francesca graduated from the Wellington College of Remedial Massage Therapies in 2007.  Since graduation, she has taken a variety of courses including pre and post sports massage, lymphatic drainage, and fascial integration in the upper extremity.  She utilizes a variety of techniques when treating patients such as deep tissue, swedish, trigger point, sport massage, and myofascial release.  Francesca is a clinical observer and a gross anatomy supervisor at the Wellington College of Remedial Massage Therapies.  She is also involved in various volunteer activities in the community.

Francesca is a therapy provider for the Canadian Sports Centre of Manitoba which is responsible for referring elite athletes for rehabilitation.



EMAIL- fran@kcphysiotherapy.com

Susan Siemens

Clinic Administrator


Susan is an experienced manager who deals with human resources and administration within the clinic who has worked at the clinic since in opened in 2009.  Her abilities make her a great resource when interacting with insurance companies and patients.  Susan has a crucial role as she coordinates all direct billing inquires.  She is also the chair of the Administrators Group for the Manitoba Physiotherapy Association.


EMAIL- susan@kcphysiotherapy.com

Karen Oswald

Physiotherapist

MPT, Bsc

Karen Oswald graduated with a Masters of Physical Therapy Degree from the University of Manitoba in 2014. Karen has always been an active individual, participating in many sports and leisure activities. She is no stranger to sports and overuse injuries and has a keen interest in exercise prescription and lifestyle modification to help make long-term improvements in her patients’ function. Karen enjoys all areas of Physiotherapy and is highly interested in assisting patients with returning to the workforce, diabetes education or meeting individual fitness or independence goals. Karen will be taking the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) course to become certified this year and has completed her Orthopedic Manual Therapy Level 1 exam. She looks forward to completing more manual therapy and Acupuncture certification courses in the future.


EMAIL- karen@kcphysiotherapy.com

AMy Kohinski

Massage Therapist

RMT

Amy graduated from the Wellington College of Remedial Massage Therapy in 2015. She is trained in therapeutic treatment and courses such as fascial integration, and cranial therapy. 

She utilizes extrinsics/intrinsics, trigger point, deep tissue, myofascial release, and Swedish massage into her treatment plan. From this, she exercises an assessment protocol so she can develop a specific treatment plan for her client.

Amy is a therapy provider for the Canadian Sports Centre of Manitoba which is responsible for referring elite athletes for rehabilitation.

Amy is proud of massage therapy due to its beneficial effects on the body and finds it rewarding when a client has seen improvement.


EMAIL- amy@kcphysiotherapy.com

Bruno ConicelLA

Massage Therapist

RMT, SpMT


Bruno graduated from the Wellington College of Remedial Therapies in 2016.  He has taken various courses since graduation including rib mobilization, pre & post sport massage therapy which includes soft tissue release, athletic and proprioceptive taping, and on site field management.  Bruno uses assessment in order to give his clients an individualized treatment plan implementing various techniques such as deep tissue, swedish, trigger point, sport massage and taping. 

Bruno has volunteered for years as a coach and trainer for the Charleswood Broncos Football Club.  He is a therapy provider for the Canadian Sports Centre of Manitoba which is responsible for referring elite athletes for rehabilitation.



EMAIL- bruno@kcphysiotherapy.com

Laura Peters

Physiotherapist

MPT, BSc

Laura graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Science in 2013 and then went on to earn a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy in 2016.  Prior to completing her physiotherapy degree, Laura gained experience working as a physiotherapy assistant for almost 4 years.


During her education Laura gained a passion for orthopedic physiotherapy and more specifically manual therapy. She has already taken a taping course to further her skills as well as completed her Acupuncture certification.  She plans to continue her education by working towards her Orthopedic levels.


EMAIL- laura@kcphysiotherapy.com

Nayla Crook

Physiotherapist

MPT, BSc

Nayla graduated with a Master’s of Physiotherapy from the University of Manitoba in 2016. Along with her Physiotherapy degree she has also attained her Bachelors of Science degree and Rehabilitation Assistant certification. She has had the opportunity to get experience in hospital and private practice physiotherapy. She has been fortunate to have been mentored by several skilled physiotherapists throughout her schooling and now through her colleagues.

Nayla has a passion for helping people return to what they love to do.  She has completed her acupuncture certification and looks forward to taking more orthopedic and myofascial courses in the future.


EMAIL- nayla@kcphysiotherapy.com

Laura Cowtun graduated with her Masters of Physical Therapy Degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 2015. She has experience working with a wide variety of musculoskeletal and neurological conditions. In her practice, Laura uses manual techniques, exercise prescription and therapeutic modalities to treat and help prevent future injury. She is particularly interested in treating patients like herself who are weekend warriors, who have recently undergone orthopaedic surgery, or who live with neurological conditions such as stroke, spinal cord injury or multiple sclerosis. 

Laura has successfully challenged her Level 1 of Advanced Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Therapy Exams and plans to begin level 2 in the near future. She has also completed the Mackenzie Method of Diagnosis and Treatment course for low back pain, K-Taping Pro course and the David Lyndsay Hip Rehabilitation course. She also has taken an introductory level course in The Bobath Concept which is an approach to treating neurological conditions. In the future, Laura would like to take courses in Acupuncture and Functional Movement Screening.

Laura enjoys running and has completed several half marathons. She also enjoys weightlifting and spending her free time with family and friends.



EMAIL- laurac@kcphysiotherapy.com

Laura Cowtun

Physiotherapist

MPT, BA Kin

Ron Gall

Physiotherapist

BMR PT

Ron Gall graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1986 with a Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation in Physical Therapy. Ron has spent most of his career in private practice working primarily in orthopedic and sports physiotherapy. He spent twenty years working at the Pan Am clinic with the Sports Physiotherapy Center and subsequently an additional four years with Lifemark. 

During his time at the Pan Am clinic he offered support to the orthopedic surgery clinic as well as assisting with foot and ankle courses.  He has a vast knowledge in the assessment and treatment of both spinal as well as peripheral joint injuries. He offers extensive experience in joint and soft tissue mobilization, manipulation and exercise prescription. Since 1991 he has also been practicing acupuncture and has assisted with the teaching of acupuncture to physiotherapists in Maniotba. His interests include biomechanics of the foot and ankle; assessment and prescription of custom orthotics and footwear including fabrication and modification of soft orthotics. He is also proficient in running injuries and prevention, including minimalist footwear.   Ron is a strong believer in lifelong learning and regularly participates in continuing education in order to provide his patients with the most current evidence-based treatments.

When not treating patients Ron practices what he preaches making time for regular exercise including walking, jogging, cycling, yoga and weight training. He also loves spending time with his family and friends at the cottage.


EMAIL- ron@kcphysiotherapy.com

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Guylaine Brais

Massage Therapist

RMT

Rachel McKellep

Massage Therapist

RMT


Guylaine graduated from the Wellington College of Remedial Therapies in 2017.  She is trained in therapeutic massage and has taken courses in facial integration and rib mobilization. She utilizes assessment to determine a specialized treatment plan for each client and integrates techniques such as intrinsic/extrinsic, trigger point, Swedish and myofascial release into her massage treatments.

 


EMAIL- guylaine@kcphysiotherapy.com


Rachel graduated from the Wellington College of Remedial Massage Therapies in 2017. She is trained in therapeutic treatment and has taken courses in rib mobilization, palliative care, Indian head massage, lymphatic integration and breast massage. From her training at Wellington College, she incorporates assessments so she can develop a specific treatment plan for her clients. 

Rachel is extremely happy to have chosen this career path, as she sees how beneficial massage therapy can be when incorporated as part of their treatment plan and how it can help people achieve their goals.



EMAIL- rachel@kcphysiotherapy.com