Linda Alvestad BMR PT, 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.
Katie St. Denis
Katie graduated from Lakehead University in 2017 with an Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology degree and completed a post-graduate diploma program in 2018 from Lakehead University in Professional Kinesiology. She has a high interest in ergonomics and is able to complete office ergonomic assessments. Katie joined the Kenora Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Centre team in August of 2017 as a full-time physiotherapy assistant and recently became a Registered Kinesiologist in 2018.
Hannah graduated from Castleton University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. She grew up in Kenora being very involved in sports- especially hockey and CrossFit. Through sports Hannah has gained an interest in sport injury rehabilitation and plans to apply to a Master of Physiotherapy program within the next couple of years. Being a part of the Kenora Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic has given Hannah the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of physiotherapy and have hands on experience with patients. Hannah joined the Kenora Physiotherapy team in June of 2018.
Born and raised in Kenora, Katy spent most of her childhood involved in competitive swimming, where she developed an interest in mechanics of the human body. Katy graduated from Dalhousie University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology. After working for 5 years at Pinecrest Home for the Aged in Kenora, she joined the team at Kenora Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Center in 2015. Katy is a registered Kinesiologist and sees clients for one to one programs in the gym.