office manager, 2605 Main Street clinic
Curtis Friesen is a University of Manitoba graduate. He completed a Bachelor of Kinesiology in 2014 and went on to complete his Masters in Physiotherapy in 2016. Curtis joined the Riverbend Physiotherapy team in 2018. He is registered with the College of Physiotherapists of Manitoba and is a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. Curtis is passionate about advancing his skills in manual therapy and advanced exercise prescription and strives to work with his patients in getting them back to their active lifestyle. He has taken several courses in orthopedics, strength and conditioning and physical literacy and is in the process of completing his Level 3 orthopedics courses. He is a firm believer in contributing to his profession and has been actively involved in the Sport Physiotherapy Manitoba executive committee for the past 4 years. Outside of physiotherapy his personal interests involve being active with strength training, hiking, martial arts and tennis.
Luanne Martin completed the Medical Administrative Assistant program through Winnipeg Technical College in 2007 and joined our staff as soon as she finished the program. In addition to assisting the physiotherapists, Luanne oversees all of the patient scheduling, billing and other day to day office management duties at the Main Street clinic.
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Lauren Nicholson graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Masters of Physical Therapy and is licensed with the College of Physiotherapists of Manitoba. Lauren has a passion for musculoskeletal and neurological rehabilitation, with a particular interest in Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson's disease. Lauren's infectious optimism is a strong asset to her practice. Her goals are to work together with clients to optimize injury recovery times, foster physical growth, and improve general functioning throughout their daily lives. Outside of work Lauren enjoys crafting, volleyball, soccer, as well as spending time with family at the lake.
Natasha Dutka joined our support staff team in 2016. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and is currently enrolled at the University of Manitoba pursuing a degree in respiratory therapy. Outside of work, Natasha enjoys hiking, soccer, cycling and travel.
Natasha Dutka, BKin
Khristen Hamilton is the newest edition to the Riverbend team at our Main street clinic. She brings with her years of experience as a physiotherapy assistant and is excited to take her next step of her professional journey with us. Her interests outside of work include volleyball and swimming.
Monday - Thursday: 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
2605 Main Street, Winnipeg
Curtis Friesen, BKin MPT
Lauren Nicholson, BSc MPT
Riverbend Physiotherapy has 2 locations. One clinic is located at Unit 10-2605 Main Street in Winnipeg (next to Sobey's in the Rivergrove Shopping Centre). Early morning, evening and Saturday appointments are available. If you or your patients live in the North Kildonan, West Kildonan, or North Perimeter area, we encourage you to give our facility a try. For more central parts of Winnipeg, try our St. Boniface Clinic at 343 Tache Avenue.
We will provide timely access to physiotherapy treatment and prevention strategies that promote healthy and active living for all of our clients. We will endeavour to create a friendly, comfortable and professional environment for our patients and their families. We will strive to consistently exceed the expectations of our clients by providing the best patient experience possible.
office manager, St. Boniface clinic
Stephanie Ferreira joined the Riverbend Physiotherapy team in 2011 after completing the Medical Office Assistant program through Herzing College. Stephanie currently oversees the patient billing, scheduling and day to day administrative duties at our second clinic at 343 Tache Ave.
Craig Marchylo, BMR PT joined the Riverbend Physiotherapy team in the fall of 2009. Craig is a University of Manitoba Graduate and a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. He is registered with the College of Physiotherapists of Manitoba as a licensed physiotherapist. Craig’s gregarious personality and his passion for excellence in physiotherapy practice have made him an invaluable asset both to the clinic and also to his patients. Along with building his manual therapy skills, Craig has received post graduate training in acupuncture has successfully incorporated these techniques into his physiotherapy practice. Craig continues to work closely with the St. Vital Mustangs Football organization providing on field injury assessment and physiotherapy treatment. Aside from working with the football club, Craig’s other interests include volleyball, soccer and slow pitch.
Craig Marchylo, BMR PT
Jason Hallock, BMR PT, FCAMPT physiotherapist
Jason Hallock, BMR PT is a University of Manitoba Graduate with more than 20 years of experience as a practicing physiotherapist. He is a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and is licensed with the College of Physiotherapists of Manitoba. Jason opened the doors of Riverbend Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Centre in September of 2002. He opened Riverbend's second location in 2016 on the lower level of the St. Boniface Clinic. Along with growing his practice, Jason has continued to grow his clinical skill set to include post graduate training in exercise prescription, acupuncture and manual therapy. Jason successfully completed his training in spinal manipulation and is recognized by The Orthopedic Division of The Canadian Physiotherapy Association as an Advanced Manipulative Physiotherapist. His personal interests in sport, martial arts, physical conditioning and for strength athletics in particular have been an asset to his formal physiotherapy training.