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Partners

Scott Allan

Scott Allan
President / Partner
BMR-PT

Scott holds the position of President of the inMotion Network. He devotes his time to managing the operations of the clinics and at times will continue with patient care as needed.  He often can be found driving between the clinics, facilitating staff and business development meetings while enjoying a Timmies and asking "Kyla why?"

Scott graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1987. Since graduation Scott has continued his pursuit of knowledge with extensive post graduate studies in musculoskeletal physiotherapy. While playing Junior Hockey with the St. James Canadians, Scott was introduced to physiotherapy as a patient. Now Scott is able to return that first hand experience back to his patients.

Scott's professional interests are diverse. He enjoys treating post surgical conditions and has a specialized interest in knee injuries and hip replacements, not only as a physiotherapist but as a patient as well. His involvement in sports physiotherapy ranges from his grass roots experience as a trainer with hockey and football, a therapist at two Canada Games to coordinating the medical needs for the Baseball venues at the 1999 Pan Am Games.

Stephanie Roberecki

Stephanie Roberecki
Partner / Physiotherapist
BMR-PT

Stephanie has enjoyed many varied experiences as a physiotherapist since graduation from the University of Manitoba in 1986. These includes; induction into the Manitoba Runners Association as a builder in 2016; Race Director of the Physio Fit Run since 1991; presenting at seminars for The Running Room, City Park Runners, MEC, Triathlon Clubs, Joints In Motion, Manitoba Hydro, Canadian Pacific Railway regarding injury prevention, stretching exercises, office ergonomics; 10km clinic instructor for The Running Room, five years as a trainer for Winnipeg Hawkeyes Junior Football club, volunteer for numerous sporting events at all levels including Canada Games and Western Canada Summer Games, medical coordinator for the cycling venues 1999 Pan American Games; Chairperson Physiotherapy Alliance and Sport Physiotherapy Division Manitoba Branch. Academically she holds a Sport Physiotherapy Canada Certificate Level. Numerous courses identified by the Canadian Physiotherapy Orthopaedic Division, Sports Physiotherapy Division, Canadian Physiotherapy Association have been utilized to increase her knowledge base. She was awarded the Lenore Saunders Award in 2007 to recognize contribution to the profession. Special interests include the treatment of running injuries due to her extensive athletic background, including full marathons, half marathons, triathlons and Ironman Canada in 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014. In 2015 Stephanie Roberecki ran the Boston Marathon which was a lifelong dream come true! An avid mountain bike enthusiast and recreational downhill skier, it is realized that injuries are in fact a part of an active lifestyle!! Life is meant to be lived and Stephanie will do her best to keep you moving.
Scott Allan and Stephanie Roberecki opened Quarry Physiotherapy in Stonewall in 1994. The clinic has grown significantly since then and continues to grow. The clinics in Gimli and Arborg were added to provide more comprehensive patient care to the Interlake. Service excellence is the desired result of the countless hours of dedication to the businesses. Stephanie is actively involved with the Interlake Clinics in marketing and promotion capacity!

Sherry Scott

Sherry Scott
Partner / Physiotherapist
BMR-PT

Soon after her 1989 graduation from R.D. Parker Collegiate in Thompson, Manitoba, Sherry moved to Winnipeg, in which she has continues to live and call home. Initial achievement of her certificate in Medical Radiological Technology, with Medical Laboratory Assistant, introduced Sherry to the hospital and medical system. Experience and knowledge acquired in both acute and chronic care settings spurred Sherry to expand her focus and explore the primary care giver role.

Sherry returned to school to graduate from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor Degree in Medical Rehabilitation in 2003 and has since pursued her interest of musculoskeletal rehabilitation in both the hospital and private clinic setting. Sherry currently works in a clinic where she manages a full case load and diverse clientele which can range from individuals involved in motor vehicle accidents or injured on the job, to runners and athletes, as well as individuals suffering from both acute and chronic injuries. Sherry actively strives to further her knowledge and continuing education having completed numerous courses that include management courses through U of W, manual therapy levels through the Orthopaedic division, and has also achieved certification in acupuncture through the International Foundation to mention a few. In her spare time Sherry can be found teaching a clinic at the Running Room with her partner Stephanie Roberecki or out for a jog in the park.

Scott Allan

Scott Allan
President / Partner

Scott holds the position of President of the inMotion Network. He devotes his time to managing the operations of the clinics and at times will continue with patient care as needed.  He often can be found driving between the clinics, facilitating staff and business development meetings while enjoying a Timmies and asking "Kyla why?" Scott graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1987. Since graduation Scott has continued his pursuit of knowledge with extensive post graduate studies in m...
Stephanie Roberecki

Stephanie Roberecki
Partner / Physiotherapist

Stephanie has enjoyed many varied experiences as a physiotherapist since graduation from the University of Manitoba in 1986. These includes; induction into the Manitoba Runners Association as a builder in 2016; Race Director of the Physio Fit Run since 1991; presenting at seminars for The Running Room, City Park Runners, MEC, Triathlon Clubs, Joints In Motion, Manitoba Hydro, Canadian Pacific Railway regarding injury prevention, stretching exercises, office ergonomics; 10km clinic instructor for...
Sherry Scott

Sherry Scott
Partner / Physiotherapist

Soon after her 1989 graduation from R.D. Parker Collegiate in Thompson, Manitoba, Sherry moved to Winnipeg, in which she has continues to live and call home. Initial achievement of her certificate in Medical Radiological Technology, with Medical Laboratory Assistant, introduced Sherry to the hospital and medical system. Experience and knowledge acquired in both acute and chronic care settings spurred Sherry to expand her focus and explore the primary care giver role. Sherry returned to school t...

Physiotherapists

Craig Schaan

Craig Schaan
Physiotherapist
BSc.,BMR PT

Craig attended the University of Manitoba and graduated in 1997 with a Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation Physiotherapy and previously in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science. Craig has been with Portage Physiotherapy since March, 1998. He has maintained an interest in sports and orthopedics over the years and has continually upgraded his skills by taking various post graduate courses in these areas of practice. Craig has a particular interest in the area of foot and ankle biomechanics, sport related injuries and orthotics.

Krista Schaan

Krista Schaan
Physiotherapist
BMR-PT

Krista attended the University of Manitoba and graduated in 1997 with a Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation in Physiotherapy. Krista has been with Portage Physiotherapy since February 2000. Over the years Krista has taken many post graduate courses in the area of orthopaedics and has a special interest in the treatment of temporomandibular joint dysfunction. In 2006 Krista decided to branch out into Women’s Health issues, particularly in the area of pelvic pain and incontinence.

Krista grew up in Winnipeg and after several years of commuting decided to make the move to Portage la Prairie with Craig and their boys in 2005.

Craig Schaan

Craig Schaan
Physiotherapist

Craig attended the University of Manitoba and graduated in 1997 with a Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation Physiotherapy and previously in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science. Craig has been with Portage Physiotherapy since March, 1998. He has maintained an interest in sports and orthopedics over the years and has continually upgraded his skills by taking various post graduate courses in these areas of practice. Craig has a particular interest in the area of foot and ankle biomechanics, sport related...
Krista Schaan

Krista Schaan
Physiotherapist

Krista attended the University of Manitoba and graduated in 1997 with a Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation in Physiotherapy. Krista has been with Portage Physiotherapy since February 2000. Over the years Krista has taken many post graduate courses in the area of orthopaedics and has a special interest in the treatment of temporomandibular joint dysfunction. In 2006 Krista decided to branch out into Women’s Health issues, particularly in the area of pelvic pain and incontinence. Krista grew up...

Massage Therapists

Chelsey Yandeau

Chelsey Yandeau
Massage Therapist
RMT

Chelsey recently joined the Portage Physiotherapy team January 2017. She looks forward to offering more work days and evening’s hours to the massage therapy schedule.

Graduating from Wellington College of Remedial Massage therapy in January 2012 Chelsea enjoys participating in continued education courses and broadening her massage scope and background to better aide current and future clients.

A country girl all her life, growing up in Plumas and now residing in Gladstone with  husband Chris and son Liam. She enjoys spending her summers fishing at the lake, watching and playing baseball. Winters are kept busy running from rink to rink watching all the boys play hockey !

Chelsey Yandeau

Chelsey Yandeau
Massage Therapist

Chelsey recently joined the Portage Physiotherapy team January 2017. She looks forward to offering more work days and evening’s hours to the massage therapy schedule. Graduating from Wellington College of Remedial Massage therapy in January 2012 Chelsea enjoys participating in continued education courses and broadening her massage scope and background to better aide current and future clients. A country girl all her life, growing up in Plumas and now residing in Gladstone with  husb...

Athletic Therapist

Lydia Pongoski - Athletic Therapist

Lydia Pongoski - Athletic Therapist
Athletic Therapist
BKin, CAT (C)

Previously a Clinic Aide / Office Assistant while completing her schooling, Lydia Pongoski is now an Athletic Therapist working at our Portage clinic! She graduated from the University of Manitoba in 2017 with a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology through the athletic therapy program.

Over the years she has gained experience from various sports such as the University of Manitoba Track and Field team, the Blue Bombers Cheer and Dance Team, the New York Rangers Professional Hockey Team, and currently with the Winnipeg Blues Hockey Team.

Lydia is able to treat a wide range of injuries, not only sports related injuries, but injuries that can be related to work or motor vehicle accidents.

In her spare time Lydia coaches gymnastics at the Southport Gymnastics club and enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Lydia Pongoski - Athletic Therapist

Lydia Pongoski - Athletic Therapist
Athletic Therapist

Previously a Clinic Aide / Office Assistant while completing her schooling, Lydia Pongoski is now an Athletic Therapist working at our Portage clinic! She graduated from the University of Manitoba in 2017 with a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology through the athletic therapy program. Over the years she has gained experience from various sports such as the University of Manitoba Track and Field team, the Blue Bombers Cheer and Dance Team, the New York Rangers Professional Hockey Team, a...

Chiropractor

Stefano Trunzo

Stefano Trunzo
Chiropractor
D.C. ART Certified

Dr Stefano Trunzo joined the inMotion Team in July of 2019 at our Sage Creek Clinic. He will also be treating clients at our Portage Physio Satellite location as well as Quarry Physio in Gillam! 

Dr. Trunzo completed his Doctorate of Chiropractic degree at Northwestern Health Sciences in 2017. Throughout studying, he learned various techniques that include diversified adjusting and athletic taping.

Before graduation he volunteered in different clinics to enhance his clinical skill set- La Clinica - West Side Community Center ( St. Paul, MN)- Pillsbury House Integrated Health Clinic ( Minneapolis,MN)

Post-Graduation he looked further to enhance his technique and completed the Active Release Technique Certification - Full body and FMT Rocktape Certification.

Stefano Trunzo

Stefano Trunzo
Chiropractor

Dr Stefano Trunzo joined the inMotion Team in July of 2019 at our Sage Creek Clinic. He will also be treating clients at our Portage Physio Satellite location as well as Quarry Physio in Gillam!  Dr. Trunzo completed his Doctorate of Chiropractic degree at Northwestern Health Sciences in 2017. Throughout studying, he learned various techniques that include diversified adjusting and athletic taping. Before graduation he volunteered in different clinics to enhance his clinical skill set- La Cli...

Foot Care

Annette O’Dea

Annette O’Dea
Foot Care Nurse
RN, Reflexologist

Annette attended Red River College and graduated with her Registered Nursing Diploma in 1994. In 2001 she completed training for Dialysis Nursing, and completed training for Diabetic Foot Care Nursing. She has worked as a Dialysis and Foot Care Nurse as well as a Diabetic Foot Care Nurse since then, for the IRHA and for the inMotion Network of Physiotehrapy Clinics and More. In 2010 she completed her training as a Reflexologist with the Reflexology Association of Canada. In 2010 her courier also took another turn as in she started work as a Diabetes Nurse Educator in the northern Interlake area.

In her free time she enjoys going for long walks with her dog, Lady, every day if at all possible. Swimming, skiing, curling almost any kind of outdoor activity. She also enjoys spending time with family and friends, and especially her Church family. At present Annette resides just outside of Moosehorn, Manitoba with her husband Albert. The pair recently celebrated 25 years of marriage!

Annette O’Dea

Annette O’Dea
Foot Care Nurse

Annette attended Red River College and graduated with her Registered Nursing Diploma in 1994. In 2001 she completed training for Dialysis Nursing, and completed training for Diabetic Foot Care Nursing. She has worked as a Dialysis and Foot Care Nurse as well as a Diabetic Foot Care Nurse since then, for the IRHA and for the inMotion Network of Physiotehrapy Clinics and More. In 2010 she completed her training as a Reflexologist with the Reflexology Association of Canada. In 2010 her courier also...

Dietitian

Sarah Morry

Sarah Morry
Registered Dietitian
R.D.

Sarah is a private practice dietitian working and living in Winnipeg. She received her Bachelor of Human Ecology with a major in Foods and Nutrition from the University of Manitoba in 1988 and obtained her Registered Dietitian designation in 1989.  Sarah has been in private practice for over 25 years helping people reach their individual nutrition goals.

Sarah’s focus is on nutrition counselling individual children and adults, including seniors, related to therapeutic diets (e.g. high blood pressure, cholesterol and gastrointestinal disorders), weight management, healthy eating, prenatal nutrition, sports nutrition, eating disorders and group counselling.

Sarah has a passion for her profession.  Her goal is to carefully listen to her clients and work closely with them to find a healthy and balanced way of living that fits their specific needs and individual circumstances. She believes that nothing is written in stone.  If one approach doesn’t work, she and her clients will find one that does . . . together.

Sarah is thrilled to join the inMotion Network Team at Sage Creek as well as Creekside to help her clients lead healthier lives.

Sarah Morry

Sarah Morry
Registered Dietitian

Sarah is a private practice dietitian working and living in Winnipeg. She received her Bachelor of Human Ecology with a major in Foods and Nutrition from the University of Manitoba in 1988 and obtained her Registered Dietitian designation in 1989.  Sarah has been in private practice for over 25 years helping people reach their individual nutrition goals. Sarah’s focus is on nutrition counselling individual children and adults, including seniors, related to therapeutic diets (e.g. high blood ...

Occupational Therapist

Joanne Vanderhorst

Joanne Vanderhorst
Occupational Therapist
BMR-OT

Joanne is a Occupational Therapist / Rehabilitation Consultant with extensive experience in Vocational Rehabilitation working with Insurance companies, employers, and legal firms to assist individuals to return to sustainable employment.  Joanne is client centered focus, has strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to adapt therapeutic approach to fit individual situations.

The inMotion Network began to consult with Joanne in 2012 at Creekside with her functional capacity evaluations and have since gone on to utilize Joanne in many other occupational therapy situations.  She currently provides services in all inMotion Network locations.

Lisa Page

Lisa Page
Occupational Therapist
BA (Psych), MOT

Lisa graduated with a Masters of Occupational Therapy in 2007 from the University of Manitoba. Since then, she has worked in a variety of private businesses that specialize in Home Assessments, Ergonomics, Workplace Assessments, Disability Management and Return to Work. She is developing the Functional Abilities Testing program with inMotion Network to provide employers and physicians with objective information for employees off work due to injury or illness. She also teaches courses for the Rehabilitation Therapy Assistant program at CDI College.

Joanne Vanderhorst

Joanne Vanderhorst
Occupational Therapist

Joanne is a Occupational Therapist / Rehabilitation Consultant with extensive experience in Vocational Rehabilitation working with Insurance companies, employers, and legal firms to assist individuals to return to sustainable employment.  Joanne is client centered focus, has strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to adapt therapeutic approach to fit individual situations. The inMotion Network began to consult with Joanne in 2012 at Creekside with her functional capacity...
Lisa Page

Lisa Page
Occupational Therapist

Lisa graduated with a Masters of Occupational Therapy in 2007 from the University of Manitoba. Since then, she has worked in a variety of private businesses that specialize in Home Assessments, Ergonomics, Workplace Assessments, Disability Management and Return to Work. She is developing the Functional Abilities Testing program with inMotion Network to provide employers and physicians with objective information for employees off work due to injury or illness. She also teaches courses for the Reh...

Kinesiologist

Lana Spelliscy

Lana Spelliscy
Kinesiologist / Clinic Aide
Bsc., Kinesiology

Lana joined the team at Portage Physiotherapy in 2005. Lana graduated in 2002, from the University of Saskatchewan, Faculty of Kinesiology.

When Lana is not busy as an Exercise Assistant in our facility, she helps out as a receptionist/Physiotherapy Aide. Her qualifications as a kinesiologist allow her to assist the supervising physiotherapist by monitoring individuals during their prescribed reconditionin/fitness programs. Her kinesiology training makes her especially suited to the physiotherapy aide duties and her knowledge base and warm personality are both incredible assets to the clinic.

Lana Spelliscy

Lana Spelliscy
Kinesiologist / Clinic Aide

Lana joined the team at Portage Physiotherapy in 2005. Lana graduated in 2002, from the University of Saskatchewan, Faculty of Kinesiology. When Lana is not busy as an Exercise Assistant in our facility, she helps out as a receptionist/Physiotherapy Aide. Her qualifications as a kinesiologist allow her to assist the supervising physiotherapist by monitoring individuals during their prescribed reconditionin/fitness programs. Her kinesiology training makes her especially suited to the physiothera...

Administration

Gisele Sutherland

Gisele Sutherland
Office Manager

Gisele is from Portage la Prairie
She has 2 children, son, Christian and daughter Dominique who works part time for Portage Physio.
She has two granddaughters (Christian) Avaiah and Alia,
her family fur baby Lola Pepsi Cola, nickname Pinky a Boston Terrier
In her spare time Gisele coaches figure skating with the Portage Skating Club from beginner to Elite
Her Interests include running, baseball and hockey, all sports in general.

Stephanie Sheppard

Stephanie Sheppard
Clinic Aide/Rehabilitation Assistant

Stephanie joined the inMotion team at our Portage clinic in February of 2018 as a clinic aide/office assistant while completing her schooling at MITT. During that time she did her practicum at the clinic, gaining the experience she would need to excel in her career. She completed college with a certificate for Rehabilitation Assistance in 2018.

 Stephanie became a rehab aide to help others manage their injuries, achieve their fitness goals, as well as prevent re-injury. With her own experiences in the past requiring physio, she has the personal knowledge on just how much physio can help on re-gaining mobility.

 Stephanie has a passion for learning and is dedicated to helping others. Her future goals are to further her education in the rehab field. 

Dominique Bergeron

Dominique Bergeron
Clinic Aide

Dominique finished her first year university and enjoys working at Ptg Physio as well as Altos and 9round her newest job opportunity
Dominique was a High Performance elite skater for Mb and was fortunate to skate nationally for several years.  She is still actively involved with the sport.
She enjoys being around people and will try just about any sport going.
She is undecided about her future education and may take a gap year to try different things.

Gisele Sutherland

Gisele Sutherland
Office Manager

Gisele is from Portage la Prairie She has 2 children, son, Christian and daughter Dominique who works part time for Portage Physio. She has two granddaughters (Christian) Avaiah and Alia, her family fur baby Lola Pepsi Cola, nickname Pinky a Boston Terrier In her spare time Gisele coaches figure skating with the Portage Skating Club from beginner to Elite Her Interests include running, baseball and hockey, all sports in general.
Stephanie Sheppard

Stephanie Sheppard
Clinic Aide/Rehabilitation Assistant

Stephanie joined the inMotion team at our Portage clinic in February of 2018 as a clinic aide/office assistant while completing her schooling at MITT. During that time she did her practicum at the clinic, gaining the experience she would need to excel in her career. She completed college with a certificate for Rehabilitation Assistance in 2018.  Stephanie became a rehab aide to help others manage their injuries, achieve their fitness goals, as well as prevent re-injury. With her own experience...
Dominique Bergeron

Dominique Bergeron
Clinic Aide

Dominique finished her first year university and enjoys working at Ptg Physio as well as Altos and 9round her newest job opportunity Dominique was a High Performance elite skater for Mb and was fortunate to skate nationally for several years.  She is still actively involved with the sport. She enjoys being around people and will try just about any sport going. She is undecided about her future education and may take a gap year to try different things.

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