Our Team of Winnipeg Physiotherapists and Massage Therapists - .

Our Team


                 Corydon Physiotherapy Mission:

 

Our team works closely together focusing on reaching your expectations and what our team and you feel is success.

We provide one on one expert care in a well paced and comfortable atmosphere.

We excel at treating you:

  • as an individual
  • by listening to you
  • and guiding you to the highest results possible

All of our staff strives to provide optimal quality services, so together we can focus on the main purpose of relieving your pain, and returning you to your pursuits in life!


Kelly Milan, BMR, PT, Cred. MDT

Winnipeg Physiotherapist - Kelly MilanKelly graduated from physiotherapy at the University of Manitoba in 1991. He joined The Corydon Physiotherapy Team in 1991 and became the director and owner in 1997. Kelly always had a special interest in physiotherapy and helping people with problems of the muscle and skeletal systems. The interest began when his father had physiotherapy for a shoulder injury.

Kelly completed his credentialling examination and is certified in McKenzie mechanical diagnosis and therapy of the spine (2002). Writing articles and research has always been a special interest. Kelly has published articles and reviewed publications in peer-reviewed international physiotherapy journals including "The Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy" and “The Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Clinics of North America”. He also contributed to an international study on physiotherapy for back pain. Educating employees in house with injury prevention has also been a pursuit.

Kelly’s continued professional goals include:

  • Creating an exceptional environment for patient care
  • Serving the physiotherapy community through many professional committees with the College of Physiotherapy and The Manitoba Physiotherapy Association. 
  • Kelly served on the Manitoba Physiotherapy Association’s board as Chair of The Business Affairs Committee from 2005 to 2013 and past Chair of the Manitoba Physiotherapy Association/ Manitoba Public Insurance Liaison Committee.
  • Constantly pursuing knowledge and training in order to provide exemplary patient care
  • Contributing further to clinical research, to help further prove the value of physiotherapy. Please click the Health Blog and "For Health Professionals" to review valuable articles demonstrating physiotherapy effectiveness. 

Kelly enjoys cycling to work (from Easter to Remembrance Day) and recreation with his three children ages 16, 18 and 20. He was happily married for 23 years until his wife's passing from cancer in Feb. 2017. He also enjoys downhill and cross country skiing in MB and B.C. and summer time fun at Riding Mountain National Park with his family. Kelly has also continued to play drums with bands since age 12 (his drum idol is John Bonham).


Donald Jones, BMR, PT, Acupuncture

Winnipeg Physiotherapist - Donald JonesSince graduating from physiotherapy at the University of Manitoba in 1979 Don has worked in a variety of settings. Don has treated patients of all ages in the hospital as well as in the community. His special interests lie in helping people with long term pain management, balance problems, and injuries with the muscles, bones and joints.

Don has extensive post graduate training in the management of injuries and diseases. He has a special interest in how the body and mind processes pain and how it can be treated. He has dedicated his career to using this knowledge to help people heal as fast as possible.

Other pursuits include spending time with his wife at their property on the west side of Lake Manitoba. Don also continues to cycle recreationally after many years of competition. He loves to sail and can be found on Lake Winnipeg as part of a race sailing team.


Melanie Schlichter, MScPT, Acupuncture

Melanie graduated from the University of Alberta with a Master’s in Physiotherapy in 2010. She also has her Bachelor of Kinesiology from the University of Manitoba in 2008. Her home is Winnipeg and she is very happy to be back here and pursuing her career at our clinic. Since graduation she has pursued many continuing education courses including being certified in Acupuncture and The McKenzie Method for treating back pain. 

Melanie’s interest in physiotherapy began during her first year of University when she tore knee ligaments while playing basketball for the University of Manitoba Bison Women’s team. After surgery and months of physiotherapy, she went on to play four years for the Bison’s, and was co-captain in her final year.  Learning about human performance started at an early age, and pursuing physiotherapy as a career was a great fit.

Melanie has an extensive athletic background which includes playing basketball with the Universities of Alberta and Manitoba. She had a very successful season with The University of Alberta Panda’s  where they  finished with a bronze medal.  She loves coaching basketball and volleyball and continues to coach adults and children through school teams, club teams, or camps. Working with people to help motivate, educate and lead them is a personal strength.

Melanie looks forward to a career helping people improve their quality of life and return them to the activities they love. Her special interests include treating sports injuries and problems of the neck and back.

Further goals include, building her athletic patient caseload, further education in the McKenzie method and treating injuries to the muscle and skeletal systems. 

In her spare time Melanie also likes to play recreational basketball and volleyball.


Jaclyn Dufresne, BMR, PT, At Home Physiotherapy

Jaclyn Graduated from the University of Manitoba in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in physiotherapy. She has worked both in Winnipeg and in the Morden/Winkler area. She has experience in long term care, hospitals, and in the home setting.  She provides physiotherapy services in both French and English.  

She loves helping people with neurological conditions like stroke, arthritic pain, and joint injuries or surgeries to achieve their maximum potential. She also has a particular interest in working with people who have had strokes, head injuries, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, and dementia. 

Jaclyn is excited to offer physiotherapy services in the home through the Corydon Physiotherapy At Home program.  Whatever the cause of the mobility or pain problem, and whatever the age, Jaclyn’s main goal is making physiotherapy services available to everyone.  Through a combination of hands on techniques and exercise, Jaclyn will work with people to improve their quality of life.

She enjoys spending time camping, fishing, and snowboarding with her husband and three boys.


Diana Nguyen, B.Sc., MPT.

Diana graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Master’s in Physical Therapy in 2015. She also obtained her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Manitoba.

Diana is keen to join our team and treat all types of musculoskeletal injuries with a special interest in treating neck, shoulder and back issues. Diana strives to keep up-to-date in the latest physiotherapy research and is committed to evidence based practice. She has a strong passion in sharing what physiotherapy can do to improve her patient’s quality of life and getting them back to what they love to do. Diana’s approach to treatment is a nice balance of manual therapy, education and exercise prescription which allows her patients to be an active participant in their rehabilitation.

Diana has completed her first level in the CPA’s Diploma of Advanced Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Therapy Exams. Upon graduation, she was the recipient of the Physiotherapy Student Leadership Award of Excellence. She is an active member within the profession and during her schooling has attended the Canadian Physiotherapy Congress in Halifax to collaborate with other physiotherapists across Canada and to learn from their experiences. Diana is committed to life-long learning and looks forward in continuing her orthopaedic manual therapy levels and completing her Acupuncture certification in the future. 

Diana has been physically active her entire life and in her spare time she enjoys cycling, swimming and weight training.


Elan Chochinov, M.P.T.,B.Comm.(Hons) 

Elan graduated with a Masters of Physical Therapy Degree in 2016 from the University of Manitoba and a Bachelor of Commerce Honours Degree in 2012. Her final year of her undergraduate degree was spent abroad at Singapore Management University, where she realized her career passion and pursued physiotherapy. She found commerce was a great foundation for her physiotherapy degree. Elan loves contributing to the Physiotherapy profession and she was a student representative on the Manitoba Physiotherapy Association, Orthopaedic Division. She is currently pursuing her acupuncture certification along with other advanced physiotherapy courses.

Elan competes in ultimate Frisbee, throwing Frisbees from the Winnipeg Ultimate Park to Lecco, Italy at the World Ultimate Club Championships. She represented Canada with Fusion, the Manitoba Women’s team. She also has a background in multiple martial arts, advanced camp canoe trips, and enjoys many other sports at the recreational level. Elan believes in an active, holistic approach to rehabilitation to get people back to work, sports, and what they love in life. 


James Dondo, RMT, Massage Therapist 

 James is a remedial massage therapist that graduated from the full program at Everest College in Toronto in 2014. He emphasizes therapeutic  assessment, treatment and home care of many of the common aches and pains we deal with on a day to day basis as well as can address specific injuries. The care and well-being of every client is important to him. James works well in a multi-disciplinary team based clinic like ours, which complements the various skill sets found there. The key for him is to promote the health goals of each individual and tailor their treatment accordingly. His skills include Myofascial (muscle) release, Myofascial Trigger Point work, as well as Swedish and deep tissue techniques, and Ligamentous Articulation Strain Technique . James has a wide variety of skills and techniques which enable him to treat back and neck pain and a whole spectrum of muscle, joint and nerve issues. James is constantly challenging himself to learn more effective ways for clients to achieve their health goals and he looks forward to helping people on that journey. James also enjoys playing guitar, and keeping fit with cycling and resistance training. 


Nadia Dupré RMT, Massage Therapist 

Nadia graduated from Wellington College of Remedial Massage Therapy in 2007. She has extensive experience with Swedish massage, therapeutic/deep tissue flushing techniques, and heat therapy. She prides herself on addressing each individual’s needs. She loves educating clients on massage self-care (diet, exercise, stretching), ergonomics for at home and workplace in the prevention of further injury. She realizes the importance of a clean and stress free environment to unwind. Nadia also has education in prenatal massage and hot stone massage.

For her work practicum requirement in 2007, she was fortunate enough to travel to Coventry, England at the Tiny Tim’s Children Centre. This is a centre that provides free therapy services to children with disabilities. She found it a humbling experience to be surrounded by children whose disabilities may be severe but it never stopped them from smiling or overcoming challenges.  She has volunteered her massage services to promote Wellness Week for many companies and charities such as WestJet, MS Bike Tour, The Fisheries Department at the Uof M and Women’s Wellness Fair.

 Joining Corydon Physiotherapy is an exciting new chapter in her career and will allow her to grow as a therapist in a positive and nurturing environment. Nadia has been accepted as a volunteer for the Pan Am Games this summer and is excited about the opportunity.


Sarah Driediger, RMT, Massage Therapist

Sarah is from the small town of Missinipe in northern Saskatchewan and moved to Winnipeg in 2012. She is a recent graduate of The Massage Therapy College of Manitoba and has been continuing her education in Psychology at Canadian Mennonite University. She hopes to apply for the physiotherapy program at the University of Manitoba in the coming year.

Sarah is excited to apply her skills and knowledge to help people work towards and achieve a healthier wellbeing. She focuses her work on myofascial release but caters to what is best for her patients. She is always looking to learn knew things. Sarah is looking forward to expanding her knowledge and expertise while working along side the talented professionals at Corydon Physiotherapy Clinic.

 Sarah loves being outdoors and goes canoeing in northern Saskatchewan quite often. She also lives an active lifestyle and cycles to work rain, shine, wind, or snow. 


Sarah Morry, Registered Dietitian

Sarah 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.

Her previous work experience includes Clinical Dietitian at the Saul and Claribel Simkin Centre (previously know as the Sharon Home), Ambulatory and Urgent Care Dietitian at the Misericordia Health Centre, Symposium Coordinator, Diabetes Research and Treatment Centre, and nutrition class instructor at the City of Winnipeg Parks and Recreation and Rady Jewish Community Centre. As well, Sarah works at a medical clinic in Winnipeg.  She is an active member of the Dietitians of Canada and the College of Dietitians of Manitoba.

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 understands many of the frustrations and hurdles one has to overcome in making lifestyle changes to reach these goals. As a mother to three active boys and wife, she appreciates how finding a healthy balance can be difficult.  She is dedicated to her profession and loves helping people find that healthy balance and giving them practical and effective tools they can use to make healthy food choices for the rest of their lives.

Her coaching style is very client-focused, working hard to develop a trusting relationship with her clients where she works together, as a team, to meet nutrition objectives.  Sarah takes great satisfaction that most of her clients feel a personal connection to her approach and she has a long history of client success stories.

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 Corydon Physiotherapy Clinic Team and help her clients lead healthier lives.