Charleswood Physiotherapy - 301-1020 Lorimer Blvd, Winnipeg, MB, R3P 1C7 [Map]
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Charleswood Physiotherapy

Charleswood Physiotherapy is located in the newly developed Sterling Lyon Health Centre. Professionalism, client focused, and evidence based practice are pivotal in our facility. Rehabilitation is only part of the process. We also focus on education and preventive measures to keep you healthy and injury free in the future! Our multi-disciplinary team includes physiotherapists, Registered massage therapists, and direct referrals from orthopedic surgeons in Winnipeg. We also offer acupuncture and FMS (functional movement Screens) which includes a head to toe screen to determine dysfunctional movement patterns that may lead to future injury.


Our staff

Tara Wolchuk

Physiotherapist and owner

Tara graduated from the University of Manitoba in 2006 with her Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation – Physiotherapy. From 1998-2006 prior to graduation, Tara worked for a physiotherapy clinic as a receptionist. Since graduation she has been working in private practice but has also done some work in hospital with post-ops and worked in research for two years with lower extremity orthopedic surgeons in Winnipeg. Tara moved to Toronto in 2008 where she managed a very busy physiotherapy clinic and the company was voted one of the 50 best managed companies in 2008. 2009 brought Tara and her husband back to Winnipeg after welcoming their first child. Tara has completed her level II upper extremity manual therapy course, certified in acupuncture, training in Functional Movement Screens (FMS) as well as Selective Functional Movement Assessments (SFMA) and a variety of other orthopedic courses. Since 2010, Tara has been a member on the Ethics committee for the College of Physiotherapists of Manitoba, which helps keep her up to date on what’s going on in the physiotherapy community. Tara believes in life long learning and is always staying up to date on the current research. She is passionate about her profession and is an active member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.

Tara has worked at several clinics in Winnipeg doing locum work when therapists have been on holidays. She enjoys the challenge of a new work environment and meeting new people. Through her travels at various clinics she has taken what she liked about each of them and put it into her own clinic. Her goal is to provide a warm, friendly, professional environment to patients. Ensure each person is treated with respect and that the proper time is allocated to each visit to maximize their rehab process. Tara also has a working relationship with an orthopedic surgeon who sends direct referrals to her for physiotherapy. Her treatment focus is on quality over quantity. She loves working with the althetic population performing her movement assessments and prescribing tailored exercise programs. But she does not limit herself to athletes. Tara also enjoys treating post-ops, chronic pain and just about anything where she feels she can help. Providing education to her patients is number one in her books and she always takes the time to make sure her client's have a good understanding of their condition. 

When not at work Tara enjoys spending time with her husband-Chad, 6 year old daughter- Taylor and thier English bulldog- Dozer. In the summer months they can be found at the family cabin in Kenora enjoying the great outdoors. Tara has always been an advocate for health and exercise and herself enjoys running, mountain biking and kayaking. She has a great love for animals and each year does a hamper for some of the no-kill animal shelters in the city and tries to support them in any way she can.


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Jenna Houssin

Physiotherapist/Athletic Therapist
M.Phty/B.Kin CAT(C)

Jenna is a graduate from the University of Manitoba and has a Bachelor of Kinesiology in Athletic Therapy. After certifying as an Athletic therapist in 2009, she decided to travel overseas with her boyfriend and continue her education at the University of Sydney in Australia. Jenna recently returned to Winnipeg after graduating with her Masters in Physiotherapy, and of course after travelling around the beautiful country of Australia.

Jenna has a passion for swimming and was a competitive swimmer for 14 years. She competed for the Manta Swim Club and University of Manitoba Bisons Swim Team. Her highlight performance was a top 8 finish at the CIS Championships where she broke a 14 year old university record.

Jenna's approach to treatment comes from her combined experience through both her athletic and physiotherapy education. She strives to deliver a high level of treatment through education, manual therapy and exercise prescription with a strong focus on injury prevention.Her main goal for her patients is to get them back to enjoying an active lifestyle as safely and as quickly as possible.


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B.Sc. (PT)/BSC. Kin 

Jeri-lynn graduated from University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Science in physiotherapy in 2002. She also has a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from University of Waterloo. Another big accomplishment was completing her Advanced Manual Therapy Certificate (F.C.A.M.T) in 2011. This achievement is held by a handful of physiotherapists in Manitoba and makes her qualified to perform spinal manipulations.

Jeri-lynn enjoys life long learning and has taken many physiotherapy courses over the years to help treat her clients to the best of her capabilities. She has a bucket list of physiotherapy courses she would like to take as her career continues. Volunteering for sports events is something Jeri-lynn enjoys doing and will continue to give back to her community. Some of her favorite sporting events to volunteer at have included skiing, soccer and hockey.

Jeri-lynn moved to Winnipeg in November of 2013 with her husband Fred, son Braydon, and their two dogs Molly and Lora. She enjoys traveling, photography, playing soccer, watching movies and reading a good mystery in her spare time.


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Briana Doan


Briana graduated from the University of Manitoba in 2010 with her Bachelors of Medical Rehabilitation in Physiotherapy. She completed her acupuncture certification in the spring of 2011. Briana has also taken an assortment of physiotherapy related courses since graduation that help her to offer a unique approach to treating her patients. Briana enjoys continuing to learn and expand her knowledge base.

Briana's treatment style is a mix of manual therapies, education, acupuncture, and therapeutic exercise. Her goal is to have her patients be able to return to their preferred activities and lifestyle as quickly and successfully as possible.

Outside of work Briana enjoys spending time with her husband Chris, and her daughter Alicia. Although she grew up in the US, she's continuing to learn to love all that Winnipeg has to offer.

Iris Gair


MPT/B.Sc. (Biology)

Iris is a graduate of the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Masters degree in Physiotherapy. During her Masters program, Iris' first placement was at Charleswood Physiotherapy. She has obtained her Functional Movement Screen Certification. She is a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and a member of the College of Physiotherapists of Manitoba Physiotherapy Standards committee.

Iris became interested in Physiotherapy as a result of the effective treatment she received for her own sports injuries. She participated in many competitive sports throughout her youth and continues to play recreational sports. She coached volleyball at the high school level for 4 years before entering the Physiotherapy program.

Iris seeks to provide well-rounded care that suits the patient's needs. Iris' physiotherapy focus ranges from managing chronic disease and chronic pain to post-surgical rehabilitation to high performance injury recovery and work hardening.

Theresa Brandt

Massage Therapist

Theresa graduated from Wellington College. Theresa’s treatments focus on correcting soft tissue dysfunctions and muscle imbalances. Theresa’s approach educates clients. As well as educating her clients Theresa also provides massage techniques and deep tissue work to loosen muscles. Theresa has taken part in many different sporting events. Sporting events she has been involved with include the Rona MS Bike Tour and the Manitoba Marathon. Theresa has also taken numerous courses, such as reflexology, hot stone massage, somatic exercise and both pre & post sports massage.

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To find out more or to arrange an appointment with us please call us on 204-505-4352 or send an e-mail to


Functional Movement Screens

A head to toe assessment that helps find dysfunctional movement patterns that may lead to decreased performance or even worse injury. Great for the athlete with recurrent injuries or for the athlete who wants to improve performance.
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Physiotherapists treat a number of different musculoskeletal, cardiorespiratory and neurological conditions.
Acupuncture is used by physiotherapists to reduce pain by stimulating endorphins
FMS has been recently adopted by several NFL teams to help improve performance and reduce the risk of injury. For more information on FMS please visit the website.
Massage Therapy
Massage Therapy
Massage therapy uses a hands-on approach and involves treatment and management of soft tissue injuries and pain.