Linda Alvestad BMR PT, FCAMT, CAFCI, DNCGT, MCPA
Linda graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1987 with her Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation (Physical Therapy). After working for 3 years at the Seven Oaks Hospital in Winnipeg, she moved to Kenora to work at the Kenora Physiotherapy and Sports Inury Centre. Linda has her diploma in Advanced Manual & Manipulation Therapy – Part B. She has her Part A acupuncture certification through the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada. She is also certified in GTT (Gokavi Traverse Technique, a dry needling technique for myofascial pain syndromes) Linda is also an authorizer for mobility devices through the Assistive Devices Program where she holds a walkers clinic one to two times a month in conjunction with Shoppers Home Health Care.
Linda feels fortunate to work in a private practice in our community which allows her to specialize in orthopaedics. Her practice is enhanced with seeing clients in the community.
Dan Morwood BGS, BMR PT, CAFCI, DNCGT, CSCS, MCPA
Dan grew up in the rural community of Virden, Manitoba. He spent most of his childhood years playing hockey and emmulating his childhood hero Wayne Gretzky. He also became very involved in extreme sports in High School including skateboarding and snowboarding before graduating in 1992. After spending 3 years at Brandon University, he moved on to Mount Royal College in Calgary, Alberta to study Athletic Therapy. Upon graduation, he then was accepted into the Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation Program at the University of Manitoba which he completed in the spring of 2000. After a short stint in a hospital setting, Dan began his career as a private practice physiotherapist in Brandon, Manitoba. He has continued his post graduate training with certification in Acupuncture through the CAFCI, as well as the Gokavi Transverse Technique of dry needling. He has additional training in soft tissue release techniques including GRASTON (Instrument Applied Soft Tissue Mobilization) and STR (Soft tissue release). Over the years, he has taken courses form the manual therapy gurus of the era including McKenzie, Mulligan, Maitland. He also is certified as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist thru the globally recognized NCSA and is involved with the rehab of elite hockey, soccer players, MMA fighters, runners and triathletes.
Kirsten graduated from Sault College in 2000 from the Rehabilitation Assistant program. After working for 5 years in the physiotherapy department at the Sioux Lookout Meno-Ya-Win Hospital, she moved to Kenora in 2005. She worked a short time on the psychiatric ward at the Lake of the Woods District Hospital as an Occupational Therapy Assistant before deciding to start a family. She joined the Kenora Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Centre in 2007 as their full time physiotherapy assistant. She has recently been promoted to the Office manager.
Alicia D’Addario HBSc, HBKin, RPTA, CPT, RRT, EMT, MT
Alicia is originally from Sault Ste Marie, Ontario and has lived in multiple places in Canada and the US before moving to Kenora in September 2014.
Alicia was a competitive dancer for 17 years and got the opportunity to dance for Disneyland in California, it was during this time that she discovered a passion for exercise physiology. She began her Honours Bsc in Exercise Science at Lake Superior State University and finished her degree at Central Michigan University on an academic scholarship majoring in Exercise Physiology/Kinesiology and a minor in Health Fitness and Preventative and Rehabilitative Programs. Alicia also has her associates degrees in massage therapy, paramedic science, and radiology technician. She later completed her personal training and aerobics training certificate through the International Fitness Association.
Over the years she has been involved in training a full spectrum of populations from college athletes to older adults managing more chronic conditions. She is Excited to be joining the Kenora Physiotherapy team and is looking forward to making Kenora her new home.