Our Therapists

Sheila Williams, BMR(PT) Physiotherapist

Sheila Williams graduated in 1990 with a Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation – Physical Therapy and has worked as a physiotherapist in both hospital and private practice settings. Sheila has a special interest in acupuncture and is the Director of Education and a Faculty Member for Acupuncture Canada. Sheila is the past President of the Manitoba Physiotherapy Association and is also the clinic owner. She is very pleased to continue the practice that Stephen has built, grown, and nurtured over the years.

Stephen Leung, BPT
Founder / Physiotherapist (Retired)

Stephen founded Markham Physiotherapy Clinic in 1988 and retired June 2021.




Kim Okano, BMR(PT)

Kim graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation – Physical Therapy in 1990. She received her Diploma of Manipulative Physiotherapy from the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, Orthopedic Division in 2004.

Kim began her career working in a hospital setting, but then switched over to private practice physiotherapy. The bulk of her treatment expertise lies in the area of manual therapy, which includes mobilization and manipulation of the muscles and joints of the body. She also utilizes acupuncture and dry needling as adjuncts to her treatments. Kim is currently an examiner with the Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators and committee member of the Clinical Test Development group.

Pam Barkowski BMR(PT), BPE

A keen interest in anatomy and physiology lead Pam to complete a degree in Physical Education at the University of Manitoba, and later a Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation – Physical Therapy in 2002. Pam is a certified yoga instructor and is excited to incorporate this in her practice. She enjoys working with people of all ages and abilities and strives to help them achieve optimal health through manual therapy, exercise and education.


Steven Duda, MPT, BKin

Steve graduated from the Master of Physical Therapy Program at the University of Manitoba in 2018 after completing his Bachelor of Kinesiology. Steve has experience in sport-specific performance training for various individual and team sports. He also has experience in stroke rehabilitation in the hospital environment. Steve strives to help clients of all ages and activity levels decrease their pain and return to optimal functioning by utilizing patient education, exercise, and hands-on therapy.



Lyle Sasek, BMR(PT)

Lyle has worked in public and private Physiotherapy since graduating from the University of Manitoba. He is a fellow of the Academy of Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT)and uses acupuncture when indicted in his practise. In collaborating with his clients to achieve their goals, Lyle uses manual therapy, modalities, patient education and rehabilitation exercise prescription. He works with all age client’s in need of Physiotherapy services.


Avril Hatherell, MSC PT

Avril graduated with a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Alberta in 2018, having completed a Bachelors of Science in Genetics at the University of Manitoba. Avril enjoys treating all types of injuries from athletic to workplace to orthopedic. She has had training in acupuncture and most recently in exercise therapy for people with Parkinson’s Disease.

Avril has been involved in archery as both an athlete and coach for 20 plus years and as such strives to better understand, treat and prevent sport injuries. She views physiotherapy as a way to help people get better and a way to provide them with the tools to continue to do well after leaving the clinic.


Meagan Varndell, RMT
Registered Massage Therapist

Meagan graduated with honours from Evolve College of Massage Therapy in 2020. Her skills include relaxation massage, sports massage, myofascial techniques, improving joint mobility as well as providing remedial exercises and stretches for clients. Meagan’s goal is to help clients decrease pain and increase quality of life, both through massage therapy sessions and home exercises.



Heather Normand, CAT(C)
Athletic Therapist

Heather began her career as an Athletic Therapist in 2016 after earning her degree at the University of Manitoba. Although she flourished while working with elite sports teams at the beginning of her career, she found her niche in one-on-one settings, helping people of all ages and walks of life recover from various issues.
Heather loves to deepen her knowledge of Athletic Therapy by keeping up with this continuously evolving field. This has led her to take interest in other types of therapy such as cupping therapy, which she often integrates into rehabilitation programs.