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 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.

When not at work Tara enjoys spending time with her husband-Chad, 7 year old daughter- Taylor and 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 has more recently taken up 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

M.Phty, B.Kin

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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Melanie Andrews

BSc(PT), BSc(Kin)

Melanie graduated from Dalhousie University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and knew she wanted to pursue a career in Health care, she went on to complete her Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy at Dalhousie University graduating in 2007. Over the last several years Melanie has furthered her education with courses in Acupuncture, Manual Therapy, the lumbar spine and sacrum, Mulligan and MacKenzie techniques as well as positional and soft tissue release, and is always looking for new opportunities to learn.

Melanie is originally from Nova Scotia and since graduating has worked in several provinces as well as the USA, but most recently comes to us from Newfoundland where she spent the last four years working at a private clinic and taking on the clinical director role for the company's eight clinics. Melanie uses her wide range of experience to treat her patients and focuses on getting her patients back to full and independent function through exercise and hands on treatment.

Melanie is excited about her recent move to Winnipeg with her husband and daughter and looks forward to helping you recover from your injury.

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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.

Brenda Tittlemier


Upon graduating from the University of Manitoba in 2006 with her Physiotherapy degree, Brenda was looking for an exciting adventure to start her physiotherapy career. As such, she left the keystone province behind for the cold and dark winters of the great white north! Brenda settled in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories where she worked at the Stanton Territorial Hospital for 8 years as a physiotherapist and clinical practice leader of the physiotherapy department.

Since graduating, Brenda has continued to expand her knowledge, manual therapy skills and interpersonal skills through continuing education courses. She is certified to do acupuncture and dry needling. In the summer of 2015, she travelled to Perth Australia to complete her Certificate of Orthopedic Manual Therapy. In 2014, Brenda completed a Leadership Certificate from the Vancouver Community College. As well, Brenda has completed numerous courses in pain education, manual therapy, Vestibular Rehabilitation, myofascial release and exercise prescription. Brenda considers it an honor to have been able to learn from knowledgeable and well respected physiotherapists such as David Butler, Professor Peter O'Sullivan, Dr. Toby Hall, Kim Robinson, Jenny McConnell, Ben Wand, Michael Monaghan, Michelle Sterling, Helen Slater, Jack Miller, Laurie Urban, Sam Steinfeld, Roland Lavallee, Carol Kennedy, Deb Treolar, Dr. Linda Joy-Lee and Diane Lee.

After 8 1/2 years of exciting adventures in northern Canada and world-wide, Brenda returned home to Manitoba in the spring of 2015 to be closer to family and her Manitoban friends. In her spare time, Brenda enjoys hanging out with her family, especially her niece and two nephews. Brenda is an avid runner and practices yoga. She enjoys biking, hiking, reading, golfing and cooking.

Brenda is committed to empowering you in achieving your physiotherapy, health and wellness goals. She will listen to your concerns and answer your questions. Most importantly, she will work with you to establish an individualized physiotherapy treatment plan best suited for you.

Brenda is excited to work with all the dedicated, knowledgeable and passionate therapists and employees at Charleswood Physiotherapy. She looks forward to welcoming you to Charleswood Physiotherapy and helping you achieve optimal health and wellness.

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.