About Michael Mancini
Michael is a licensed chiropractor and rehabilitation specialist utilizing current, non-surgical orthopaedic manual therapy and therapeutic exercise for the management of various musculoskeletal disorders. This includes disorders of joints and associated soft tissues, particularly tendons, ligaments and structural capsular tissues that support our joints. Additionally, he has a specialty background in the diagnosis and management of spinal disc disorders.
Dr. Mancini has a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology and an extensive background in the fields of human biomechanics, triplanar functional restoration and neurophysiology relating to these various mechanical disorders. His passion for advancement has prompted extensive continued education throughout North America and Europe where he completed his residency training in manual therapy and rehabilitation.
Dr. Mancini is currently lecturing nationally and internationally on the topics of triplanar movement disorders, functional biomechanics, rehabilitation and reactivation strategies for chronic pain management.
He held a full-time practice at the Institute for Athletic Medicine with Fairview Hospital and Clinic Systems, the teaching hospital of the University of Minnesota Medical School. In addition, he was a member of the mentorship program with Minnesota Sports Medicine, a specialty service and research branch collaboration between Fairview and Twin Cities Orthopedics. He is a member in good standing with the Manitoba Chiropractors' Association and the Canadian Chiropractors' Association. He is also a credentialed practitioner of the McKenzie Institute International, the National Academy of Sports Medicine and the Gray Institute for Applied Functional Science.
About Susan R. Zwarich
Susan has been involved in healthcare for over 20 years. Her background includes nursing, advanced myofascial therapy and sports massage and she is a Vodder certified lymphedema therapist.
Currently, Susan is involved with the development, establishment and promotion of the newly developed Lymphedema Association of Manitoba (LAM). She is also involved in international lymphedema/lipedema research and consults with the Federal Government Disabilities Department regarding the management of lymphedema. She is chair of the legislative committee, preparing the application for legislation of Massage Therapy for the province of Manitoba. Susan has been the Manitoba representative regarding the National Competency Document for Massage Therapy funded by the Federal Government.
Susan is the current Past President of the Massage Therapy Association of Manitoba (MTAM) and held the position of President for two terms (four years). She is the past Continuing Education Director and Second Vice President. Susan was the recipient of the prestigious Merit award in 2011, recognized for her contributions to the Massage Therapy profession both provincially and nationally
About Tony Grossi
Functional Restoration exercises
Tony graduated with his Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation, department of Physical Therapy, from the University of Manitoba in 2006. Tony is a well-established and recognized physiotherapist in Winnipeg and has over 10 years of clinical experience working in both hospital and private practice settings. He has provided treatment for a broad range of orthopedic, neurological, and cardiorespiratory conditions with advanced training in musculoskeletal rehabilitation and post-operative management.
It has always been important for Tony to remain educated in the latest evidenced-based research and techniques in order to provide best possible treatment options for his clients. To achieve this, he has continued his post-graduate education and has taken many courses in the areas of manual therapy, acupuncture, pain neuroscience, and functional rehabilitative exercises throughout North America.
Tony is certified in acupuncture with Acupuncture Canada, practices active joint mobilizations with movement with training through the Mulligan Concept of Manual Therapy and the Advanced Physical Therapy Education Institute. He also has post-graduate courses in the assessment and treatment of temporo-mandibular (TMJ) dysfunction, and received advanced clinical reasoning in differential diagnosis training through the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual therapy. Tony has also been a clinical mentor and supervisor for Masters Physiotherapy students completing their clinical placements and internships through accredited Canadian Universities.
Tony has developed an excellent collaborative approach with physicians and surgeons involving the successful rehabilitation of post-operative conditions including, but not exclusive to, joint replacements, fractures, ligament reconstructions, and rotator cuff repairs. He has a reputation of building strong therapeutic alliances based on biopsychosocial client-centered care, active-based rehabilitation, trust, common goals, education, and mutual respect in order to maximize overall function and ultimately quality of life. He feels as a physiotherapist that he can help guide and empower individuals with the education and exercises they need to manage their pain.