MEET OUR TEAM
Our professional staff, with a combined 40 years of experience in the healthcare industry, values the importance of friendly, knowledgeable service to ensure the comfort and satisfaction of our customers. We understand the importance of health and mobility in the maintenance of a healthy, active lifestyle, and will do all we can to help our customers achieve this by providing sales, rentals and service of all your medical supply needs.
Albert Amante, Certified Athletic Therapist, BKin-AT
Albert earned his Bachelor of Kinesiology - Athletic Therapy with Distinction at the University of Manitoba in 2014, and certified as an Athletic Therapist in the same year. He has continued to treat in the clinic over the years, while being a part of the organizations management team. He has attended workshops including that of Dr. Stuart McGill's, courses such as the Mulligan Concept, Rockblades IASTM, and regularly attends the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association Conference and the National Athletic Trainer's Association Conference. He continues to broaden his knowledge in Athletic Therapy and the world of orthopaedic bracing and medical supplies. Albert enjoys recreational activities such as volleyball, softball, fishing, and long walks in the summer!
Felicia Borges, Certified Athletic Therapist
Felicia graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with a specialization in Athletic Therapy degree in June 2021 from the University of Winnipeg. She became certified in December 2021. During her studies she worked with university volleyball and futsal athletes, as well as, high school hockey teams within the CSSHL. She also had the privilege of learning from and working alongside certified Athletic Therapists in various Winnipeg clinics during her practicum placements. When she is not at IMS, Felicia enjoys her rewarding work as a Direct Support Worker. In her spare time, Felicia loves playing and coaching volleyball in recreationl leagues within the city. She is passionate about helping people and is eager to help you meet your physical health goals.
Cristine Pineda, CAT(C), BKin-AT
Cristine Pineda is a multilingual Certified Athletic Therapist, primarily speaking in English and Tagalog. She is a 2016 University of Manitoba graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and Recreation Management specializing in Athletic Therapy. In the same year, she was able to certify as an Athletic Therapist. During her time as a student at the University of Manitoba she worked with several Bison sports teams, including the men’s volleyball team, and then serving as the head athletic therapist, as a certification candidate, for the University of Manitoba Bisons women’s basketball team. In the community, she has worked with numerous athletes and teams participating in a variety of different sports such as high school basketball, tennis, and community and beach volleyball.
Nicole Pacheco RMT
Nicole is a Registered Massage Therapist who graduated from the Evolve College of Massage Therapy in 2023. Nicole has a very systematic approach which includes thorough assessment, treatment with a variety of techniques, and education on the cause of pain and how to progress in correcting it. Techniques she commonly uses include Swedish Massage, Myofascial Release, Functional Muscle Release, and Deep Tissue work. She is excited to apply her knowledge and work with you for any of your health needs!
Outside the clinic, she can be found coaching gymnastics, reading, or spending time with family.
K. Jill Reimer, CAT(C), BSc.
Jill graduated from the University of Winnipeg with her Bachelor of Science in 2018 and certified as an Athletic Therapist that same year.
Jill loves working with patients in different capacities. During the day you will find her working in the clinic and after hours she is out on the football field working with local teams. She is excited to apply her knowledge and skill towards the healing journey of her patients, whatever the setting.
Whether you are an athlete, you are recovering from an operation, or you suffer from an ache or pain, Jill looks forward to meeting you!
Shelley Umali, BMR(PT)
Certified in Acupuncture
Shelley Umali received her Bachelor in Physical Therapy from the University of Manitoba in 2007. She also pursued her certification in Acupuncture in 2009. Shelley has 16 years of experience working in a private practice setting. She has taken numerous post-graduate courses related to rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions including running courses, post-op shoulder/knee/hip/ACL rehabilitation, taping, dry-needling and cupping to just name a few.
After thorough assessment, Shelley treats her clients and their needs using manual therapy, soft-tissue manipulation, individualized therapeutic exercises and pain modulation techniques. Her main goal with her clients is to build a relationship where both are keeping the goal of function and strength, overall well-being and accountability in mind.
Shelley also dedicates her time mentoring future physiotherapists enrolled in the Masters of Physiotherapy program at the University of Manitoba and Exam Candidates awaiting full licensing with the College of Physiotherapists of Manitoba.
Shelley devotes her time outside of the clinic to her husband and two children. She enjoys travelling, spinning, spending time with her large extended family and has a passion for cooking all types of cuisine.
Jayden Leclair CAT(C), RMT
Jayden graduated from Evolve College of Massage Therapy in 2022, and graduated from the University of Winnipeg in 2020. As both a Registered Massage Therapist and a Certified Athletic Therapist, Jayden utilizes a variety of techniques in his treatments to identify the root cause of pain and discomfort and help to correct it.
Jayden is proficient in swedish massage, deep tissue, joint mobilization, muscle energy techniques, and sports massage.
Outside of the clinic, Jayden works with River East Collegiate and Sturgeon Heights' hockey programs as an athletic therapist.
When not at work, you can find Jayden taking part in some recreational baseball, hockey, or taking boxing lessons.
Jayden will be working out of our Trucare Specialty Clinic location at 1450 McPhillips St. on Tuesday and Friday.
John Estacio, Logistics Coordinator
John has a Bachelor of Science, major in Psychology degree. He has an extensive background in logistics in various fields from warehouse supervisor in the safety equipments and supplies, from medical field to material controller, stores clerk, even in the aerospace aviation sector.
He can proudly say he has fulfilled his dream of serving and joining the Canadian Forces Army. He has an empathy to help and serve the community in any way possible. He hopes that the skills he's learned along the way can best support IMS in their work to help serve the community.
Carter Hildebrand CAT(C), BSC.
Carter graduated with his Bachelor of Science in Athletic Therapy in 2023, and Certified as an Athletic Therapist in July 2023. He enjoys working in both the clinic and the field, having worked with athletes in different levels of football, hockey, and volleyball. Carter is excited to work with clients in the clinic to assess them, create goals and help them reach those goals to get them back to the activities they enjoy!
Outside of work, Carter enjoys playing basketball and volleyball, and spending time with his dog, Dune.”
Kierra Spence CAT(C), BSC.
Kierra graduated from the University of Winnipeg in June 2023 with a Bachelor of
Science in Athletic Therapy. She certified in July 2023. During her education she worked
with college volleyball athletes at CMU and junior hockey player with the Winnipeg Ice,
Winnipeg Freeze, and Winnipeg Blues. In the clinic she worked with various experienced
When she’s not a IMS you can find her at the hockey rink working with her junior hockey
team. During the summer you will find her on the sideline of a rugby field.
Kierra is excited to meet you and help you meet your goals with exercise based rehab