The Winnipeg Pain Treatment Centre has a strong tradition of patient centred care and excellence in all we do. Our team is comprised of experienced individuals who focus on a variety of areas for management and treatment of chronic pain.
Jeff Prise, MPT
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.
Jeff is originally from Gimli and is married with one daughter. He moved back to Manitoba in 2013 to be closer to family. Outside of work Jeff enjoys the lake, golfing, hiking, hockey, and visiting with friends and family.
Jeff is Full Body Certified in Active Release Technique (ART), with emphasis on Nerve Entrapment. ART is widely utilized in professional athlete populations, marathon runners, and triathletes. ART is a patented, state of the art soft tissue movement based technique that treats problems with muscles, 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. These conditions all have one important thing in common: they are often a result of overused muscles.
Jeff looks forward to helping you with your health concerns!
Lindsay Swift, RMT
Lindsay is a Registered Massage Therapist and graduated from the Massage Therapy College of Manitoba in January 2007 with an Advanced Massage Therapy Diploma. She is also recently certified in Rapid NeuroFascial Reset soft tissue movement based therapeutic technique. Lindsay was certified as a Laser Therapist in October 2007, and has since received further training in Low Back Pain, Chronic Pain and Neuropathies through Meditech International in Toronto. Lindsay has also received Certification in Rapid Adhesion Release Technique.
In her practice, Lindsay specializes in myofascial release, sports massage, deep tissue and relaxation massage. Lindsay has worked with various medical conditions including arthritis, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis and fibromyalgia.
Sharon De Castro, RMT
Sharon is a Registered Massage Therapist who graduated with honours and was awarded Academic Excellence from Robertson Massage Therapy College in Winnipeg on April 2020. Sharon was certified in Cupping Therapy in November 2019, Laser Therapy in August 2020, and Neurofascial Rapid Release (NFR) Lower Body in September 2020. Sharon is currently working on the NFR Upper Body series and plans to continue the Core series as well. Sharon’s additional background of Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from the Philippines and the Health Care Aide program at Herzing College has given her a wide range of experience, solid knowledge, and approaches to treatment. Sharon’s treatment is primarily focused on therapeutic and rehabilitative deep tissue massage, myofascial treatment techniques, as well as incorporating stretching and exercises. Sharon is committed to educating and motivating the patient to participate in achieving a positive outcome in their wellness.
Sam Richardson, RMT
Sam is a Registered Massage Therapist who recently graduated from Wellington College in June 2022 and has been practicing her skills for the past 9 months in Gimli and is looking forward to advancing her knowledge and experience at the Winnipeg Pain Treatment Centre. Sam lives in Riverton and enjoys spending time and tending to her flower beds in the summer. In her practice, Sam has been focusing her skills toward therapeutic treatments; which include, deep tissue massage, swedish massage, joint mobilization, osteopathic assessment and rehabilitation. Sam is looking forward to learning and growing her knowledge to aid in your rehabilitation and therapy. Sam will be in the process of taking TMJ - temporomandipular joint treatment and Laser Therapy to bring to you in the near future. Sam is an outgoing person who is looking forward to meeting and interacting with all the clients at the Winnipeg Pain Treatment Centre.
Nicole Smith, CAT
Nicole graduated from the University of Winnipeg in 2018 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology, specializing in Athletic Therapy. She attempted her Athletic Therapy exam that same year and became a Certified Athletic Therapist.
She started her career working in a clinic and with AAA hockey in Winnipeg before moving to the east coast for 2 years to work junior hockey in the QMJHL. She worked with Acadie-Bathurst Titans and then the Cape Breton Eagles, before moving back to Winnipeg to join the team at the Winnipeg Pain Treatment Centre.
Renee Touchette, RMT
Renee is a registered massage therapist who graduated from the Wellington College of Remedial Massage Therapy in 2006. Since then, she has specialized in Pre/Post Natal massage and is certified as a Massage Doula. She has also taken the first level of craniosacral therapy and plans to advance her training in this modality.
Her massage therapy treatments typically consist of a combination of therapeutic and relaxation techniques, along with myofascial release. She specializes in the Back, Neck and shoulder areas with great success in treating frozen shoulder and nerve impingments. Renee is currently trainging to become a Certified Laser Therapist with Meditech International.