West-Fit Physiotherapy &

Sports Injury Clinic

#20 - 1015 - 26th Street, Brandon MB
Phone: 204-727-4753
Email: westfit@westman.wave.ca

Therapists and Staff

Sharon Shepherd

Physiotherapist

Sharon was born and raised in Brandon and is committed to continuing education in order to provide superior service to her clients.

Sharon is committed to safety and growth of amateur sports as well as many other organizations. Her support is in the form of donations, sponsorships and volunteer time to such organizations as the YMCA Kids club, Brandon Area Foundation, Brandon Chamber of Commerce, and Habitat for Humanity, BRHC Foundation, Brandon Youth Hockey and many more.

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Karrah Howie

Physiotherapist

I grew up in Portage La Prairie and graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Physical Therapy from the School of Medical Rehabilitation in June 2011. I Passed the Physiotherapy Competency Examination Written component in May 2011 and the Practical Component in Nov 2011. I moved to Brandon in September 2011 to start work at West-Fit Physiotherapy. Some of the volunteer work I have done includes helping out at the Winter Games  (2009), the Manitoba Marathon (2010-2011), the RCMP run (2010), a cheerleading competition at the University of Manitoba (2011), the Victoria Inn Hockey tournament (2011), running dry land training for Manitoba Hockey Association (2012) and the YMCA summer camp (2012).  I have taken many continuing education courses including Acupuncture, Level I as well as Level II upper and lower.

Mayur Nankar

Physiotherapist

I have completed my Masters in Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg Fall 2016. My thesis work was focused on understanding balance, mobility and falls in aging population. As a graduate student, I also worked on other interesting projects that involved emerging approaches to rehabilitate population with Concussions, stroke, MS, PD  and Vestibular issues.

Post-graduation, I was employed at the Health Science center for over 1.5 years as a Research Associate where I was co-coordinating the Spinal cord injury registry for Manitoba region which was affiliated with the Rick Hansen’s Institute, BC.

I got my provisional license to practice Physiotherapy in 2018 and moved to the city of Brandon in March 2018 where I joined the West-Fit Physiotherapy team.  I successfully passed the practical portion of the license in November 2018 to become a fully licensed physiotherapist in Canada.

In the past, I have completed my Bachelors of Physiotherapy from Mumbai, India 2010. I worked for over 2 years in different clinical settings in India. I assessed and treated orthopedic conditions such as; acute and chronic low back pain, arthritis, post-op cases hip and knee replacement and work related injuries.

Every day, I have been learning new things at work. I enjoy client interaction and gives me immense joy to see them back to their pre-injury status and going back to their hobbies.

Due to my back ground in research I am keen to integrate evidence based emerging therapies into my clinical practice.

When I am not working, I like to travel with my family, visit new places and have great experiences. I have been here for a few months and I am already in love with the city.

Charvi Mehta

Physiotherapist – Complete info to follow.

Amy Kohinski

Massage Therapist

Amy graduated from the Wellington College of Remedial Massage Therapy in 2015 and is a member of the Massage Therapy Association of Manitoba.

She has prior experience working in a physiotherapy environment, utilizing assessment and therapeutic treatment.

She has range from light to deep tissue, while applying the Swedish massage technique. From this, she’ll  incorporate  stretches, extrinsics, hydrotherapy, isometrics, and joint alignment.

Sarah Wurtz

Massage Therapist

Complete Info To Follow.

Amanda Coey

Physiotherapist.

Amanda was born and raised in Brandon. To begin her post-secondary education she attended the University of Wisconsin-Superior from 2013-2017 where she played Division 3 NCAA hockey and graduated with her Bachelor of Science – biology major/psychology minor. After her undergrad she returned to Canada to attend the University of Manitoba to complete her Masters of Physiotherapy in 2020. Post-graduation she has completed her level one orthopedic exam and will be pursuing level 2 upper and lower in the next few years. Amanda greatly enjoys working with patients with both chronic and acute orthopedic conditions such as; low back pain, sprains/strains, post-op joint replacements, as well as sport and work-related injuries. Amanda also has experience working with patients post-stroke and is available for home visits if needed. As a physiotherapist, Amanada will help you achieve your rehabilitation goals including returning to pre-injury condition, improving strength/mobility, and overall health.

When she is not working, Amanda spends most of her time in the rink coaching the U15 female Wheat Kings, working out, and hiking with her senior dog Tiger.