Our Team

Kregg Ochitwa – BScPT, CWCE, CredMDT

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Kregg has been a licensed physical therapist in Saskatchewan since 1995.  Except for a short period of time working in Iceland he has worked in Saskatoon. Every year Kregg has made it a goal to participate in continuing education courses to advance his skills. From participating in ongoing courses he has achieved specialized designations. In 1998, Kregg achieved the Certified Work Capacity Evaluator (CWCE) designation through Matheson & Associates. This makes him the only physical therapist in Saskatchewan with that international designation demonstrating his expertise in performing Functional Capacity Evaluations. In 2000, he attained the international designation of a credentialled McKenzie trained therapist (CredMDT) through the McKenzie Institute International, specializing in the treatment of neck and back pain. In 2008, he passed all of the requirements of the competency based course at the Emory University, School of Medicine, Vestibular Therapy Course (Atlanta, Georgia).

Kregg’s caseload over the years continues to be quite diverse. He presently treats patients with musculoskeletal conditions, treats patients with balance and dizziness disorders, performs Functional Capacity Evaluations for third party insurance companies, and is a team member on multidisciplinary assessment and treatment teams for third party insurance patients. He has also been the team therapist for several local sports teams and performs venue therapy coverage for local sport events. In regards to sport injuries Kregg has also assisted recreational athletes to professional  players from the CFL and NFL in recovering from their concussion. Apart from the treatment side, he has also performed educational sessions for other health care practitioner’s, high school and university students, as well as with employers, having presented internationally.

Presently Kregg is a member in good standing with the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA),  Sport Therapy Divisions of the CPA, and the Saskatchewan Sports Medicine and Science Council. He is a past member of the Icelandic Physiotherapy Association. He is currently registered as a physical therapist with the Saskatchewan College of Physical Therapists.

Tamara Kowal – BScKin, CPT, CEP unnamed-1

Tamara joins North 49 with a diversity of experience. She has worked as a personal fitness trainer, and has worked with the brain injured, varsity sports teams, and those recovering from motor vehicle and work related injuries.  She also has experience performing ergonomic evaluations. In 2009 she achieved her Certified Exercise Physiologist status and is currently a member in good standing with SKESA (Saskatchewan Kinesiology and Exercise Science Association) and CSEP (Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology).

Her experience in both rehabilitation as well as fitness & lifestyle settings along with her skill in making individual programs make her a strong asset for those she assists in  achieving their  fitness and/or rehabilitation goals.

 Amanda Petrie – MPT, BSc PHSI

Amanda grew up in rural Saskatchewan, graduating from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor’s degree in Physiology and a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy. In her graduating class, she received the award for highest mark in clinical proficiency, as well as her research group receiving the award for the top research paper.

Since graduating, she has worked in a private practice setting helping patients recover from motor vehicle accidents, work injuries, sports injuries, concussions, lifestyle habits, etc. She is a part of treatment teams for third party insurance patients, as well as assessment teams for multidisciplinary assessments. She also has specialized training and experience in assessing and treating patients with dizziness and balance problems. In 2011, she completed the competency-based Vestibular Rehabilitation course at the Emory University School of Medicine. In 2014, she attended the advanced vestibular competency course at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She also performs educational sessions for other healthcare providers in this regard.

She is a member in good standing the the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and Saskatchewan Physiotherapy Association. She is licensed by the Saskatchewan College of Physical Therapists.

 Peter McLeod – BScPT

Peter is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan and has been practicing in Saskatoon and Martensville for the past 10 years. He has treated a wide variety of patients with muscle and joint injuries from sports, work and motor vehicle accidents, as well as those with balance and dizziness disorders. Peter has received certification for Vestibular Rehabilitation and for Functional Capacity Evaluation. He is also experienced with plyometrics, agility programs, long distance running, and marathon training. He participates in a variety of sports and coaches volleyball through the Outerlimits Volleyball Club.  Peter lives in Martensville with his wife and two daughters.

Elise Gray – BScPT, BSPE unnamed-3

Elise graduated with distinction from the University of Saskatchewan’s School of Physical Therapy in 1996 and the College of Physical Education in 1997. Since then she has worked in the private practice setting in Saskatoon, having been the manager of multidisciplinary treatment teams. She has a keen interest in treating children with torticollis and the elderly. Over the years she has also increased her skill and interest in vestibular therapy which is the assessment and management of patients experiencing dizziness and balance problems. In 2010, she attended and passed all of the requirements of the Vestibular Competency based course in Atlanta, Georgia. In addition to this she has taken various other courses related to vestibular therapy, cancer care, functional assessment and rehabilitation, as well as numerous courses related to the assessment and management of musculoskeletal conditions. In addition to her clinical work she has worked as a lecturer and lab instructor for the School of Physical Therapy. Elise is currently a member in good standing with the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and the Saskatchewan College of Physical Therapists. Elise is bilingual, speaking fluent French as well as English. Outside of work she is busy with her family and their activities, yet over the years has found time to impact others through volunteering in the community.

Nycole Pataki – MPT, BScKin

Nycole is a physical therapy graduate from the University of Saskatchewan. Over the past several years she has been working in private practice and has made time to take numerous ongoing education courses to include the McKenzie A to D courses, Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) Orthopedic Division Level courses, as well as training in vestibular therapy and concussion. Outside of clinical work she has extensive experience providing sideline coverage with events such as varsity hockey, lacrosse, and local rugby matches. She has also been on the executive of the Sport Therapy Division of the Saskatchewan Physiotherapy Association.

 
Nycole is currently a member in good standing the the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, Saskatchewan Physiotherapy Association, and Sports Therapy Division of the CPA. She is also licensed by the Saskatchewan College of Physical Therapists. 

 

Cathy Sajtos – BScPT, CHT, DipManipPT, FCAMT

Cathy brings a wealth of experience as she has been a physical therapist for over 25 years. Not only does she bring tremendous experience, but she also provides a unique specialty service to North 49 in regards to the assessment and treatment of hand and arm injuries. Cathy has a keen interest in assessing and managing hand and arm conditions, and is currently the only physical therapist in Saskatchewan who has achieved and maintained her designation as a certified hand therapist (CHT). Given her extensive training she is able to provide advanced assessment and management of hand and arm conditions through edema control techniques, exercise prescription, manual therapy, and splinting. Cathy can also custom make splints if needed. Her clinic hours are conducive to after work appointments. Aside from providing hand therapy services at North 49, Cathy has been a senior instructor with the Canadian Physiotherapy Orthopedic Division and a sessional lecturer at the University of Saskatchewan. Outside of work she is an avid paddler and cross country skier.

Consultants to include:

Physical Therapy Kinesiology Vestibular Therapy Chiropractic Occupational Therapy Certified Hand Therapy Psychology Neuropsychology Neurology Otolaryngology Audiology  Sports Medicine Physician Dietician Vocational Rehabilitation

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