Therapists and Staff

Physiotherapists

Amanda Coey, MPT

Amanda was born and raised in Brandon. A passion for hockey brought her to the University of Wisconsin-Superior where she earned a Biology focused Bachelor’s of Science in 2017. Following her undergraduate degree Amanda returned to Manitoba where she attended the University of Manitoba graduating with a Masters of Physical Therapy in 2020. Amanda was drawn to the profession of physiotherapy by a desire to pursue a career which fosters life long learning and helps others improve their physical literacy to maintain healthy and active lives. Amanda has completed her Advanced Integral Musculoskeletal (AIM) Level 1 Exam and is a concussion ImPACT Trained Physical Therapist (ITPT). Outside of the clinic Amanda volunteers her time as assistant coach for the U15 AAA Female Wheat Kings and enjoys weightlifting, hiking and kayaking.

Charvi Mehta, BPT

Charvi Mehta is a dedicated physiotherapist with a comprehensive background in healthcare and a commitment to ongoing professional development. Graduating with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from SNDT University in Surat, India, in 2013, Charvi began her career by working in a private clinic for three years. During this period, she honed her skills, specializing in the KT tape technique and achieving Level 1 certification in dry needling in India. In 2016, Charvi relocated to Winnipeg, where she pursued Health Information Management. Simultaneously, she embarked on the journey to obtain her physiotherapy licensing, successfully passing the written Physiotherapy Competency Exam (PCE) in March 2018. At West-fit she proudly serves as a fully licensed physiotherapist. Charvi has successfully completed her Advanced Orthopedic Diploma Level 2 (Upper Quadrant) course. Her professional journey includes future plans to further enhance her skills through acupuncture & pelvic floor specialization. Beyond her professional pursuits, Charvi is a devoted mother to her 4-year-old daughter. In her free time, she enjoys quality moments with family and friends. You’ll often find her chauffeuring her daughter to dance, swimming, and gymnastics classes, demonstrating her commitment to a balanced and fulfilling life both inside and outside the clinic.

Karrah Howie, BMR PT

Karrah was born and raised in Portage La Prairie Manitoba. She left her hometown to study physiotherapy at the University of Manitoba 2007 and graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor in Medical Rehabilitation Physiotherapy. In September 2011, she moved to Brandon and started working at West Fit Physiotherapy Clinic. Karrah has a passion for the profession and is committed to helping people get better and achieve their rehabilitation goals. She continues to devote herself to doing continuing education courses and expanding treatment techniques and approaches so that she can help more people. She has taken continued professional development courses on; Concussion, Advanced Vestibular rehabilitation, Advanced Orthopedic Manipulative Therapy Level 3 Upper and lower quadrant. She has also been trained in Acupuncture and Kinesio taping. She has volunteered for Parkinson society, hockey, track and field events, basketball and football tournaments and ballet recitals. She has mentored physiotherapist students from University of Manitoba during their clinical placements. When Karrah is not working at the clinic, she is spending time with her family. Karrah is a proud wife and mother. She loves sharing her love of physical literacy and baking with her son. She also enjoys taking her dog for a walk and taking family trips to explore Manitoba and Canada.

Mayur Nankar, MSc PT

Meet Mayur, a dedicated professional with a decade of experience. He has completed his graduate studies in Physiotherapy in India 2010. Also, has completed his MSc. in rehab Sciences from University of Manitoba 2016. His thesis was focused on Healthy aging, Fall Risk Assessment and Therapies to improve balance in seniors. He moved to Brandon after a brief stint at HSC as a Research Associate and coordinator for Rick Hansen’s Spinal cord injury database for MB. He is a lifelong learner and has completed Advanced Orthopedic Manipulative Diploma level 2 upper and lower quadrant, Acupuncture and Dry needling certifications. He integrates evidence based therapies in his practice. He is focused on advocacy and literacy about Physiotherapy as well as early intervention for better outcomes. At work, he learns new things everyday and enjoys client interaction. When he is not at work he enjoys travel, learning new skills and puttering around in his yard.

Sharon Shepherd, BMR PT

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. Sharon is currently not accepting patients.

Massage Therapists

Madeleine Lloyd, RMT – Coming Soon!

Sarah Wurtz, RMT

Sarah has been interested in the rehabilitation field ever since she broke her wrist while snowboarding and had to go through the rehabilitation process. She found it fascinating watching the clients working on their musculoskeletal dysfunctions as well as seeing the improvements in her own wrists’ range of motion and strength. She enrolled in the Advanced Remedial Massage Program at Wellington College of Remedial Massage Therapies and graduated in 2021. She also joined the West Fit team in June of 2022 to gain experience in a more rehab orientated setting. Her treatments are based on osteopathic assessments and geared towards finding the ‘why’. Sarah is currently enrolled in the manipulative therapy program at Wellington to further her education in helping her clients. Her spare time is usually spent entertaining her dog, Indy, or lost in the pages of a book.

Sheri Kidd, RMT

With a rich background rooted at Grand Valley Strawberries in Brandon, Sheri embarked on her journey as a Registered Massage Therapist in 1993. Over the past three decades, she has honed her skills and embraced a wealth of experiences that have shaped her into the seasoned professional she is today. Sheri’s initial focus on deep tissue treatment has evolved into a refined approach centered around moderate pressure techniques. In the pursuit of continuous growth and diversification, she undertook specialized training in grief and loss massage last year. This additional expertise solidified her belief in the profound impact of establishing a tranquil massage environment. Sheri recognizes the significance of reducing stress, loosening muscle tension, and improving circulation and range of motion to enhance overall well-being. Beyond her professional endeavors, Sheri finds joy in spending quality time with her family and friends. An avid lover of the outdoors, her enthusiasm peaks from May to October. Sheri’s commitment to her craft, coupled with her warm and caring approach, reflects her dedication to providing therapeutic massage experiences that prioritize both physical and emotional well-being.

Manager

Brittany Bridges

Originally from Killarney, just an hour south of Brandon, MB, Brittany’s journey seamlessly blends her small-town upbringing with a dynamic career in healthcare administration. A former hockey enthusiast, she played on rec and girls’ house league teams with the AAA bantam Wildcats. Summers were spent on Killarney’s softball fields. After high school, Brittany pursued a Medical Administration diploma at Assiniboine Community College. Joining West-Fit Physiotherapy, she quickly advanced from an aide to a role in Human Resource Management. Her joy lies in engaging with diverse clients and employing problem-solving skills. Outside work, Brittany treasures moments with family, fiancé Jordan, and her dog Charlie. From camping and fishing in summer to ice skating and snowmobiling in winter, each season brings shared adventures and new horizons.

Patient care coordinators