About

Our People

River East Physiotherapists have university degrees and are regulated by the College of Physiotherapy of Manitoba. We are all members of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.  

Many of our professionals are also certified in neuro-anatomical acupuncture by Acupuncture Canada.


Multidisciplinary Approach

Our goal is to provide comprehensive, patient-centered care.  With your permission and guidance, we collaborate with your doctor, dentist, chiropractor, massage therapist or personal trainer.  Our team has a variety of post-graduate skill sets they can apply to your care, from needling to vestibular training.

Cynthia Grant

Cynthia Grant
- Director
BPT

Cynthia Grant founded River East Physiotherapy and Sport Fitness Clinics in 1985. She has been actively involved with the North Kildonan community, the Manitoba physiotherapy profession and the faculty of Acupuncture Canada. Ms. Grant facilitates all programs and patient care with her dedicated team of licensed professionals.

Andrea Grant

Andrea Grant
- Director
MScPT, MA, CMC

As a Director of River East Physiotherapy and Sports Fitness Clinics, Andrea Grant oversees all programs and patient care.  She is a Registered Physiotherapist, and she also holds a Master of Science in Physical Therapy, a Master of Arts in Public Administration, and a Certified Management Consultant designation.  Ms. Grant draws on this unique blend of credentials in healthcare and management to ensure an excellent patient experience at River East Physiotherapy.

Don Charbonneau

Don Charbonneau
- Physiotherapy Manager
BMR-PT

Since graduating from the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Medical Rehabilitation with a degree in Physical Therapy, Don Charbonneau has been practicing in orthopaedic rehabilitation. He is certified to perform acupuncture and dry needle therapy by Acupuncture Canada.

He also performs functional abilities evaluations and reconditioning programs. Read more about Don...

Aynsley Fraser Kiernicki

Aynsley Fraser Kiernicki
- Physiotherapist
BMR-PT

Aynsley Fraser Kiernicki is a graduate of the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Medical Rehabilitation with a degree in Physical Therapy. She is certified to perform acupuncture by Acupuncture Canada.

Aynsley has completed post-graduate studies in vestibular therapy and treats individuals suffering from vertigo, dizziness and post-concussion syndrome. Read more about Aynsley...

Danielle Fraser

Danielle Fraser
- Physiotherapist
BMR-PT

Danielle Fraser is a graduate of the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Medical Rehabilitation with a degree in Physical Therapy

She has post graduate certification in acupuncture from Acupuncture Canada and is trained in performing Functional Abilities Evaluations and Reconditioning Programs.  Read more about Danielle...

Liana Stecky

Liana Stecky
- Registered Massage Therapist
RMT LCSP (Phys)

Liana Stecky is a graduate from the Wellington College of Remedial Massage Therapy.

She has over 20 years of clinical experience and is trained in many forms of therapy including relaxation massage, deep tissue massage and lymphatic massage therapy.   Read more about Liana...

Ryan Corkal

Ryan Corkal
- Physiotherapist
MPT

Ryan Corkal graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Master of Physical Therapy and a Bachelor of Kinesiology. He is certified in acupuncture by Acupuncture Canada. He has experience working in both public and private practice.  Read more about Ryan...

Ryan Pang

Ryan Pang
- Physiotherapist
MPT

Ryan Pang graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Science, and a Master of Physical Therapy through the faculty of Medical Rehabilitation. He is certified in acupuncture through Acupuncture Canada, and is trained in performing functional abilities evaluations and reconditioning programs.  Read more about Ryan...

Avril Hatherell

Avril Hatherell
- Physiotherapist
MScPT

Avril Hatherell holds a Master's in Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta and a Bachelor of Science in Genetics. Avril has been a long-standing athlete and coach in the sport of archery.  Read more about Avril...

Danielle Klassen

Danielle Klassen
- Physiotherapist
MPT

Danielle Klassen holds a Masters of Physical Therapy from the Faculty of Medical Rehabilitation at the University of Manitoba. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Canadian Mennonite University.  She provides a wide range of physiotherapy services, including functional abilities evaluations and reconditioning programs. Read more about Danielle...

Ashley Gusberti

Ashley Gusberti
- Physiotherapist
BMR-PT

Ashley Gusberti is a graduate of the University of Manitoba's Faculty of Medical Rehabilitation with a degree in Physiotherapy. She is certified to perform acupuncture by Acupuncture Canada. Ashley is trained in performing Functional Abilities Evaluations and Reconditioning Programs.  Read more about Ashley...

Julia McDaniels

Julia McDaniels
- Physiotherapist
BMR-PT

Julia McDaniels is a graduate of the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Medical Rehabilitation with a degree in Physical Therapy. She is certified to practice acupuncture by Acupuncture Canada.

Julia is bilingual in English and French. She is trained in performing Functional Abilities Evaluations and Reconditioning Programs and biomechanical running analysis.

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