Meet Our Team

SEAN EDWARDS

B.KIN – AT, MPT
Managing Physiotherapist
Certified in Athletic Therapy, Acupuncture & Dry Needling
Provides Vestibular & Concussion Rehabilitation

Sean is a graduate from the University of Manitoba with a Masters Degree in Physical Therapy and an undergraduate degree in Kinesiology, majoring in Athletic Therapy. Sean has continued his education with post graduate training including Vestibular Rehabilitation, Manual Therapy, Fascial Movement Taping and Acupuncture.

Sean appreciates the complexity of rehabilitation, taking the time to prioritize lifestyle and other factors such as workstation ergonomics, stress management, activity levels and much more. For this reason, Sean tailors treatment plans towards each individual.

Outside of the clinic, Sean has always been passionate in sports including hockey, boxing and golf. Sean continues to enjoy hockey while training for half-marathons and spending time with his family.

Jamie Wheaton

B.A., BMR(PT)
Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist
Certified in Acupuncture

Jamie Wheaton graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 2005 from the University of Manitoba and a Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation (Physiotherapy) in 2008.

Since graduating, Jamie has worked in private practice treating a variety of orthopaedic and pelvic health concerns. Jamie has a special interest in men and women’s pelvic health; and since 2011, she has travelled across Canada and the United States completing post-graduate training relating to urinary and bowel incontinence, sexual health, pelvic pain, prolapse, menopause prostate and other dysfunctions for both men and women. Jamie also loves to treat prenatal women for pelvic girdle pain, labour and delivery preparation as well as postpartum recovery including abdominal separation and pelvic floor reconditioning.

For years Jamie has both hosted and guided lectures on pelvic function to hospital staff, colleagues in physiotherapy, patients and mommy groups. Jamie welcomes any opportunity to educate men and women on pelvic health.

Jamie is trained in acupuncture, myofascial release including both internal visceral (organ) mobilization and external body release techniques and has completed several traditional orthopaedic physiotherapy post-graduate courses.

Jamie sits on the Committee of Physiotherapy Standards through the College of Physiotherapists of Manitoba to improve the pelvic floor standard of care in Manitoba.

Matt Romanychyn

B.KIN., MPT
Physiotherapist

Matt is a graduate from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Kinesiology (exercise science) degree, followed by a Masters degree in Physical Therapy. Matt has completed post graduate training in advanced manual therapy and facial movement taping. Matt plans to continue the manual therapy level courses through the orthopaedic division, as well as acupuncture in the near future.

Matt believes that each person and injury is different from the next therefore, physiotherapy assessment and treatment should be specific, precise and individualized. Matt believes in the whole body approach and treating the root cause of the problem, rather than just the presentation of symptoms. Treatment’s may focus on bio-mechanical dysfunctions, motor control/movement patterns, exercise habits, workstation ergonomics, postural education, stress management and much more more.

Outside of physiotherapy, Matt lives an active lifestyle as he enjoys playing hockey, golf, hiking and exercising at the gym. Matt likes to spend his down time with family and friends, weekends at the lake, and following the Jets.

Gretchen Rumbaua

B.Kin – AT, CAT(C)
Certified Athletic Therapist
Certified in Acupuncture, Dry Needling, Cupping & Gua-sha

Gretchen Rumbaua is a Certified Athletic Therapist specializing in musculoskeletal injuries. Gretchen lives a very active lifestyle and has a passion for helping others which drew her to the Athletic Therapy profession. She graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelors Degree in Kinesiology – Athletic Therapy, and certified in 2011.

Being an Athletic Therapist, Gretchen has the ability to work with professional sports teams, as well as work in a clinical setting assessing and rehabilitating a variety of injuries. From children, to older adults to individuals with disabilities, Gretchen has the knowledge and experience to treat all members of society, not just athletes. Gretchen has a great deal of experience working with Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba (WCB) and Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) injury claims.

In addition to being a Certified Athletic Therapist, Gretchen is certified in acupuncture, dry needling, cupping, gua-sha release, selective functional movement assessment – Level 1 (SFMA), neuro-proprioceptive tape, soft-tissue release, custom brace fitting, and hardstyle kettlebell. Her hobbies include: volleyball, ultimate frisbee, snowboarding, rock climbing and hot yoga.

Charlene Bambalan

Registered Massage Therapist (RMT)

Charlene is a graduate from Wellington College of Remedial Massage Therapy.  With over 10 years of experience, Charlene has spent many years working in a spa environment performing massage, hamam, hot stone and body treatments.  She then moved on to work in a clinical setting and discovered a passion for working within a rehabilitation environment.

Charlene completed many hours through continuing education and most recently, scar tissue management.  She specializes in relaxation, deep tissue and pre/post natal massage.  Charlene found fulfillment working alongside a team, providing her clients with the best care possible.

In her spare time Charlene enjoys an active lifestyle.  She participated in 5k, 10k runs and competed in her first bikini competition.  If she’s not in the gym, you will find her spending time with her husband and 2 children.

Charlene looks forward to expanding her knowledge and client care.  Her future goal is to complete a myofascial release course.

Contact Information

Please contact us to book an appointment today.
4-930 Lorimer Blvd.
Winnipeg, Manitoba
E-mail: protaclinic@gmail.com