Hunter Physiotherapy & Massage

Physiotherapists

Emily Hunter, dipPT

Emily Hunter, dipPT

Emily graduated from the U.of M. School of Medical Rehabilitation in 1968, and has enjoyed her work experience in both hospital and private clinic settings. She is committed to continuing education for herself and her colleagues. As a great supporter of wellness in the community, she was honored to receive the 2010 Reh-Fit Foundation Healthy Living Award. As a founding member and long standing volunteer of the Manitoba Chapter of Osteoporosis Canada, she has helped develop the chapter to the top chapter in Canada. She continues to educate the public and medical professionals in treatment of osteoporotic clients. Emily leads the two exercise classes at the clinic and enjoys time at the lake with friends and family.

Mireille Fréchette, B. ès Sc., BMR (PT)

Mireille Fréchette, B. ès Sc., BMR (PT)

Mireille is a graduate of the University of Manitoba (Physiotherapy) and obtained her Baccalauréat ès Sciences degree from Collège Universitaire de Saint-Boniface. She has been with Hunter Physiotherapy since 1999 and is fluent in both French and English. Mireille is certified to perform acupuncture, has training in muscle energy techniques, orthopedics as well as running injury prevention and treatment. Mireille also has a special interest in exercise and treatment of cancer survivors.

Mireille gained international experience working in the Caribbean and New Zealand alongside physiotherapists from the UK, South Africa, USA, Australia and New Zealand. She is committed to an active lifestyle for herself and her family, and believes very strongly that active living and regular exercise are part of a balanced lifestyle.

Chris Vergata, BMR. PT

Chris Vergata, BMR. PT

Chris is a graduate of the University of Manitoba, School of Medical Rehab (Physiotherapy). His education does not end there, having completed courses within the Orthopedic division as well as becoming certified to perform Acupuncture across Canada. He continues to take courses whenever available, including post-grad courses which cover clinical tips on the shoulder, hip, neck and spine as well as running injury prevention and treatment. Chris has been with us since 2012 but began his physiotherapy career practicing within the hospitals in acute care and geriatric rehab, working with patients of all ages.

When Chris is not busy immersing himself in the world of physiotherapy, he's enjoying life with his young family and living an active lifestyle running,playing rec hockey and soccer. He prides himself on a healthy balance of life long learning and having fun, “you are either learning or laughing”.

Chris Vergata, BMR. PT

Jeff Prise

Jeff graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in Health Studies and a Masters in Physiotherapy. He spent 5 years practicing in Illinois, Texas and Oklahoma, working in all disciplines and a wide variety of patient populations. Professionally, he specializes in Active Release Technique (ART), which is widely utilized in professional athlete populations, marathon runners and triathletes. Jeff is originally from Gimli and is married with one daughter.

He recently moved back to Manitoba to be closer to family and see his daughter grow up with her cousins. Outside of work he enjoys the lake, golfing, hiking, hockey and visiting with friends and family.

ART is a patented state of the art soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscle, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART.