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St. Vital Physiotherapy

Pre- and Post-Surgical Physiotherapy

Let us help you prepare for your surgery. We can educate you on exercises to assist in making the best possible outcomes.

Following surgery, we can begin immediate post-surgical rehabilitation to ensure the best possible outcome.

Our physiotherapy team will encourage you to carry out a range of exercises to strengthen and mobilize affected joints and muscles, accelerating recovery.

Our physiotherapy team will encourage you to carry out a range of exercises to strengthen and mobilize affected joints/muscles and accelerate your recovery.

Benefits of post-surgical physiotherapy include:

  • Effective management of your pain
  • Strengthen weak muscles
  • Stretch muscles that may have become stiff
  • Help you get back to your pre-op activities
  • Improve your posture
  • Regain your independence
  • Reduce any anxiety that you may have and regain your confidence
  • Mobilization exercises to improve circulation and range of motion
  • Advise on effective positioning to increase comfort and improve sleep


The Province of Manitoba is now providing funding for post-op physiotherapy for individuals who have had a total hip or knee replacement on or after January 1, 2023. We offer one-on-one treatment sessions with experienced Physiotherapists to help you maximize your recovery. To book your session, please call 204-255-0597 or visit our team at 1555 St. Mary’s Road, just south of Meadowood Drive, where we serve communities in Royalwood, Riverpark South, Southdale, Southwood, Island Lakes and beyond!

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.