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
Kelly 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. He sold the Clinic to Melanie and Garret Klos, physiotherapists on April 1, 2019. Kelly is happy to be able to focus on full time patient care now. Kelly always had a special interest in physiotherapy since his teen years 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 18, 20 and 22. 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 and partner Deana. Kelly has also continued to play drums with bands since age 12 (his drummer idol is John Bonham).
Donald Jones, BMR, PT, Acupuncture
Since 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 Klos, 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. She has worked at Corydon Physio since 2011 and owns it as of April 1, 2019 with her husband. 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.
Melanie will be on maternity leave as of April 1, 2019 having her second child. In her spare time Melanie also likes to play recreational basketball and volleyball.
Ernest Raymundo, MPT, B. Kin
Ernest graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Masters of Physical Therapy Degree in 2018 and a Bachelor of Kinesiology Degree in 2015. He's excited and keen to be part of our team. During the Physical Therapy program Ernest had the opportunity to contribute to the physiotherapy profession by taking on many leadership roles. Ernest was elected the Vice-President of the College of Rehabilitation Sciences Students’ Association in his first year of the program and President in his second year. He was also the student representative on the Manitoba Physiotherapy Association - Orthopaedic Division. As a life-long learner, Ernest plans to be certified in acupuncture by the Fall of 2020, and will be pursuing other advanced physiotherapy courses.
Ernest was inspired to become a physiotherapist after he sought physiotherapy services following a sports injury when he was 15. Now he wishes to help others return to the activities that they love, whether it is a return to sport, work, or activities of daily living.
Ernest enjoys lifting weights at the gym, biking at the park, and relaxing at the lake. He also enjoys snowboarding and skating in the winter. When he is not outdoors, Ernest can be found playing musical instruments, especially the piano, and he occasionally daydreams of his next travelling adventure.
Lisa Gibson, MPT
Lisa graduated from University of Alberta with a Masters in Physical Therapy in October 2013. She’s excited to move to Winnipeg after practicing in Edmonton since 2013. Since graduation, she has enjoyed working in both private clinics and hospitals and has taken additional training in women's health, muscle and joint problems, acupuncture. Lisa has also worked helping patients with a variety of heart conditions.
Lisa uses an evidence-based approach and utilizes movement analysis to guide treatment options. She encourages each patient to actively participate in rehabilitation by setting goals and creating a realistic rehabilitation program, including a home exercise program. Lisa also believes in utilizing manual therapy, joint mobilizations and injury/movement education to assist in the healing process.
In her spare time, Lisa enjoys spending time with her family, practicing yoga, enjoying the outdoors and playing/watching sports.
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, CLT, Massage Therapist
Sarah is from the small town of Missinipe in northern Saskatchewan and moved to Winnipeg in 2012. She is a graduate of The Massage Therapy College of Manitoba (now known as the Evolve College of Massage Therapy). She is also a graduate of Canadian Mennonite University. Sarah has continued her education in cupping massage and has recently become a Certified Lymphedema Therapist. She is trained in Complete Decongestive Therapy to help improve the quality of life of people who have Lymphedema. Sarah is always looking to learn new things and continues to pursue further education in treatment modalities to give her patients the care and treatment they need. She also focuses her work on myofascial release and techniques for all muscle and soft tissue problems, but caters to what is best for her patients.
Sarah is excited to apply her skills and knowledge to help people work towards and achieve a healthier wellbeing. Sarah is looking forward to expanding her knowledge and expertise while working along side the talented professionals at Corydon Physiotherapy and Massage Clinic.
Sarah loves being outdoors and has grown up canoeing and camping in northern Saskatchewan. She also lives an active lifestyle here in Winnipeg, always looking for a chance to enjoy the outdoors.
Cynthia Andrushko, RMT, Massage Therapist
Cynthia Andrushko is from Morden, Manitoba and she recently graduated from Robertson College Massage Therapy program . She's excited to be part of our team. She also has her cupping massage certification through the College of Acupuncture and Therapeutics.
Cynthia has take on leadership roles in representing her class at Robertson College and has volunteered for different outreach programs, such as Iron Ride 24 hour Bike Race, Resident Wellness Retreat at the University of Manitoba, Cerebral Palsy Bike Race(as a rider), First Steps Spinal Injury Clinic, and Ronald McDonald House.
Previously, Cynthia got her certification as a Personal Trainer and Sports Nutrition through International Sports Science Association in 2016. Where she trained people to meet their fitness goals. She put herself to the test on her physical capabilities and discipline by competing in the IDFA Natural Athlete Bodybuilding competition in 2018, where she received 3rd place in her category. She continues to share her passion for helping people and making people feel empowered by strength and therapeutic massage.
Joining the Corydon Physiotherapy Clinic team she is looking forward to applying her skills, as well as growing in her knowledge through her practice and continuing education. Adjusting each massage to the client and prioritizing their comfort level is her passion.
She enjoys running, weightlifting, reading, painting, rollerblading. She also loves to go camping, and fishing, also is somewhat of a foodie.
Hannah Badger, RMT, Massage Therapist
Hannah Badger recently moved back to her hometown of Winnipeg, Manitoba in 2019, after graduating from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in Victoria B.C. and is excited to start here.
Hannah has a passion for massage therapy, which is rooted in her passion for an active lifestyle. Hannah comes from a family of nurses, lifeguards, first aide instructors, it came naturally to her to help and care for others. This manifested into her passion in healing with touch while incorporating an extensive knowledge of anatomy, pathology, and different modalities.
Hannah thrives for challenge, furthermore, researching and understanding new pathologies, and developing treatment plans and home care personalized for her patients.
Her interest is most peaked by disorders of the nervous system such as, stroke, balance disorders, and nerve pinches. As well as pre-natal massage, and chronic injury.
Hannah is trained with a wide range of modalities such as myofacial release, joint mobilization, passive and active stretching, trigger point therapy, hydrotherapy, Rood’s techniques and Swedish massage.
Sarah Morry, Registered Dietitian
Sarah received her Bachelor of Human Ecology with a major in Foods and Nutrition from the
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
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.
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