Welcome SPC-MB Members!



Help us plan out our 2017-2018 year.  Your SPC-MB executive is very excited to get started on planning this upcoming year.  Please consider taking a short, 6 question survey to help us plan! We can’t wait to hear from you!

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A Letter to Steve Moerman:

Steve Moerman: Previous SPC-MB Executive Chair


I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Steve Moerman for his seven years of service on the Sport Physiotherapy Canada Manitoba Section executive council. This fall, Steve stepped down from the executive chair role in order to pursue his Master’s of Clinical Science in Manipulative Therapy at the University of Western Ontario.


Steve has been a mentor for me in more ways than one. As a clinical supervisor, Steve took me on during my final student placement. I am lucky enough to now work alongside him at Pure Lifestyle, where he continually challenges me to grow as a clinician. During my clinical placement, Steve inspired me to join the Sport Physiotherapy council. Last year, I was able to witness his organizational leadership qualities shine through as he guided the council to achieve a number of important milestones.


I have the fortunate opportunity to take over where Steve left off by adopting his previous role as Chairperson. While this task seemed daunting at first, Steve has continued to assist in a consultative role since stepping down and has made the transition seamless (at least for now)!


I speak for the entire Sport Physiotherapy community in Manitoba in saying thank-you to Steve for his invaluable years of leadership.




Quinn Taylor, MPT

Executive Chair

Sport Physiotherapy Canada – Manitoba Section


Quinn Taylor: Current SPC-MB Executive Chair

SPC Membership Award

This past spring we were very happy to present our Inaugral SPC-MB Membership Award to the very deserving, Russ Horbal!  Keep posted to see who wins our 2017 Convocation Award!

From right to left, Chris Loewen (SPC-MB Membership Development Coordinator), Russ Horbal, Steve Moerman (SPC-MB Chair)




A note from Russ Horbal to SPC-MB members:

Dear Sport Physiotherapy Manitoba Members,

Thank you to the Executive and the membership for honouring me with the inaugural SPC Membership Award. I was very moved and humbled by this recognition. Becoming a sports physiotherapist and my community and professional involvement was a labour of love and very fulfilling in itself. So, being recognized with this award is overwhelming. Hopefully my involvement gives you motivation to continue to be involved yourselves and to have a blast doing it like I did.Sincerely,
Russ Horbal
Sport Physiotherapist


More About the SPC Membership Award… 
Calling all Nominations! 


This award recognizes the physiotherapist that has given back to the Sport Physiotherapy community. This may include, but is not limited to, volunteering at sports events, administering courses, mentoring, being a member on the SPC council, teaching sports physiotherapy at the University, and demonstrating excellence in the sport physiotherapy community in Manitoba.


The Award:

The award is a recognition plaque, which will be presented at the Annual General Meeting, along with their name engraved on a plaque which is displayed at the College of Rehabilitation Sciences.



The nominee must meet the following criteria:

  1. Has been a licensed practicing physiotherapist for more than 3 years.
  2. Be a member in good standing of CPA and the College of Physiotherapists of Manitoba.
  3. Be recognized as a mentor for others by their contribution to the profession
  4. Has been a positive career influence for fellow Physiotherapists and a model representative of our profession to the public.

SPC Membership Award 2018 – Nomination Form (word)
SPC Membership Award 2018 – Nomination Form (PDF)



SHIFT Concussion – Level 1 Introductory Course


Date:March 23-35th, 2017
Cost CAD$895.00 + HST
**SPC Members receive a 15% dicount (see below) for details


This course offers a comprehensive overview of evidence-based concussion assessment procedures, rehabilitation methods, baseline testing and return-to-play considerations. We offer concise literature reviews on topics such as acute concussion pathophysiology, post-concussion syndrome, rest and activity post-concussion and offer strategies for building individualized return to learn and return to work programs. We utilize a multidisciplinary speaking panel and offer information geared to rehabilitation and medical professionals regarding best practice management for concussion. This information is applicable for those who work with athletes and sport-related concussion as well as those working with the general population and non-sport-related concussion.

Non-SPC members: Click here to register

SPC-Members: Register via email at concussion@theshift.ca.   Please provide proof of SPC/CPA membership (a screenshot of your CPA card will suffice).

  • IMPORTANT – for those of you who have already registered but are SPC members – you may email concussion@theshift.ca with proof of membership and you will be reimbursed 15%

Sport First Responder


When: Friday, March 9th/18 to Sunday, March 11th/18

Where: R020 – 771 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, MB

This is a 3-day lecture and practical course (last 2 days for those requiring recertification only) that meets the requirements of the Canadian Red Cross Society and Sport Physiotherapy Canada for First Responder Certification.

The examples/scenarios used will be sport-specific to enhance the learning of all participants with regard to event coverage situations (whether planning to challenge the SPC Certificate/Diploma exams or not). At the end of the course, the participant:

• Complete a standardized written exam to meet national Canadian Red Cross standards

• Have an enhanced ability to respond to emergency situations on-site (ie: head injuries and bleeds)

• Be trained to use oxygen and an Automated External Defibrillator

• Be able to transfer players onto spinal boards effectively (including rolls)

*Please note that First Responder Certification must be renewed every 3 years*


Course Fees:

SPC MembersFull Course: $540 (plus tax); Recertification: $425 (plus tax); Recertification with new manual: $525 (plus tax)

Non-member Fees: Full Course: $595 (plus tax); Recertification: $460 (plus tax); Recertification with new manual: $560 (plus tax)

New SPC Student Members: Full Course: $510 (plus tax)

*To be eligible for the student fee, you must be currently enrolled in a post-secondary program. These registrations will be monitored.

All participants will receive a pocket CPR mask during the course. Manuals are provided to Full Course participants only.

Recertification participants are required to bring the manual from their previous course. If you require a new manual, please select the Recertification with a new manual option.

Meal and refreshments are not provided.

Registration Deadline:

Space is limited: register by Thursday March 1, 2018

Cancellation fee is $100 accepted for any cancellation made up to two weeks prior to course, after which point no refund is granted.

Please note online registration is NOW available and preferred to reserve your spot.

Register at: https://www.sportphysio.ca/events/spc-first-responder-for-sport-healthcare-professionals-winnipeg-mb-march-9-11-2018/


Executive Committee


Quinn Taylor
Executive Chair
Pure Lifestyle Ltd.
1129 Empress St.
Winnipeg, MB
t: 204-338-7873
f: 204-788-1492
e: quinn@purewinnipeg.com

Kim Champagne
Vista Place Physiotherapy
K-1631 St. Mary’s Road
Winnipeg, MB
t: 204-253-2165
f: 204-253-2229
e: kchampagne.pt@gmail.com

Vanessa Voth
Assistant Secretary/Treasurer
D’Arcy Bain Physiotherapy
100-2200 McPhillips Street
Winnipeg, MB
t: 204-694-2337

Kelsey Moeller Brown
Marketing and Communications Coordinator
Quarry Physiotherapy in Stonewall, inMotion Network
3-347 Main Street
Stonewall, Manitoba
t: 204-467-9101
f: 204-467-9102
e: moeller.kelsey@gmail.com

Curtis Friesen
Education Co-Chair
River East Physiotherapy and Sports Fitness Clinic
1215-A Henderson Highway
Winnipeg MB
P 204.982.9191 | F 204.334.0253

Brandon Labonte
Education Co-Chair
United Therapies Rehabilitation Centre
104-1695 Henderson Hwy
t: 204-338-5252
f: 204-334-1948
e: brandon@unitedtherapies.ca

Shanley Mowatt
Membership Development Coordinator
e: ummowats@myumanitoba.ca

Haley Stenberg
Sport Medicine and Science Council of Manitoba SPC Representative
Vista Place Physiotherapy
Unit K-1631 St Mary’s Road
Winnipeg, MB
t: 204-253-2165
f: 204-253-2229
e: hqstenberg@gmail.com

Breanne Hilhorst
Events Co-Chair
Ness Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic
t: 204-953-1650
e: breannechristine@hotmail.com

Jeff Manliguez
Events Co-Chair
e: manliguezj@gmail.com

Sitha Soung
Equipment Co-Chair
e: ssoung.rtp@gmail.com

Brad Gangloff
Equipment Co-Chair
e: bgangloff1988@gmail.com

Caleb Smith
Equipment Co-chair
e: caleblawriesmith@gmail.com

Kahlil Diaz-Hammond
MPT Year 1 Student Representative
University of Manitoba: College of Rehabilitation Sciences
e: diazhamk@myumanitoba.ca

Danielle Klassen
MPT Year 1 Student Representative
University of Manitoba: College of Rehabilitation Sciences
e: danielle.klassen11@gmail.com

Emily Campbell
MPT Year 2 Student Representative
University of Manitoba: College of Rehabilitation Sciences
e: umcamp@myumanitoba.ca

Brett Willows
MPT Year 2 Student Representative
University of Manitoba: College of Rehabilitation Sciences
e: willowsb@myumanitoba.ca




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