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St. Vital Physiotherapy

Osteoarthritis Management

Physiotherapists are uniquely qualified to provide advice and education on exercise, pain relief, and ways to manage arthritis.

At St. Vital Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Centre, our Physiotherapists will teach you how to improve joint movement, walking, and strengthen your muscles.

Therapeutic exercise – coupled with instruction in self-efficacy, self-management, thermal therapies, and the use of splints, braces, and gait aids – has been proven to reduce pain and disability for those with osteoarthritis. Some individuals also benefit from additional treatment options, including manual therapy, acupuncture, massage, and electrical modalities to address acute pain or flare-ups.

Our team has over 40 years’ experience treating clients with all types of arthritis. If you suffer from osteoarthritis pain, we can help: visit us today at 1555 St. Mary’s Road, just south of Meadowood Drive.

Top tips for arthritis care

  • Keep active. Work on keeping your muscles strong and joints moving.
  • Maintain a healthy weight, so your body is not too heavy for your joints to carry.
  • Avoid making an inflamed joint worse: ask your physiotherapist about joint protection strategies.
  • Get advice on how to manage your condition yourself.
  • Enquire if walking aids or support brace might help.
  • Good posture will help carry your body weight evenly, using both your arthritic and non-arthritic joints. Poor posture can cause problems with your healthy joints as well as your digestion and breathing.
  • Use heat or ice over painful joints according to your Physiotherapist’s advice to help manage pain, inflammation, and stiffness.

Our Team

At St. Vital Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Centre, our team of Physiotherapists have all received a university education and are professionally registered with the College of Physiotherapists of Manitoba.

Angela Hazlewood BMR(PT) CAFCI ›

Lisa Poetker BMR(PT), CAFCI, Owner ›

Evelyn Lightly MCISc, BMR(PT), FCAMPT, CAFCI ›

Justina Nweke MPT, BMR(PT) ›

Jessalynn Engelberg B.Sc, MPT ›

Contact Us

Call Us for an Appointment

St. Vital Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Centre, Inc
L01 - 1555 St. Mary's Road
Winnipeg, MB R2M 5L9

(204) 255-0597 Book Online

Hours of Operation

  • Monday - Thursday: 9 AM - 9 PM
  • Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Saturday: 9 AM - 4 PM

To accommodate the busy lifestyles of our clients, we offer a range of extended appointment hours including early mornings and evenings.