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Athletic Therapy Centre


Jeff Billeck

Jeff Billeck B.P.E., MsC., CAT(C)
Head Athletic Therapist

Jeff certified as an Athletic Therapist in 1999 and prior to that, graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor's degree in Physical Education in 1996.  Jeff also completed a Master's degree from the University of Manitoba in 2016, with the focus of his thesis being the reliability of concussion assessments in children.

Jeff came to the University of Winnipeg in 2008 after spending nine years at the University of Manitoba.  Athletic Therapy has given Jeff the opportunity to be involved in a number of high-level sporting environments from Team Canada Volleyball, the Canadian Olympic Wrestling Trials, the Pan-Am Games, the Canada Summer Games and inter-university sport; as well as giving him the opportunity to work clinically helping all individuals return to their active lifestyles.

Jeff's current responsibilities include being the Head Athletic Therapist for the Wesmen Athletics program, the Director of the Athletic Therapy Centre, the Interim Chair of the Substance Use in Sport and Health Committee; which operates as a subcommittee of the Sport Medicine and Science Council of Manitoba, as well an Instructor within the Faculty of Kinesiology and Applied Health here at the University of Winnipeg.


Dr. Glen Bergeron

Glen Bergeron PhD, CAT(C)
Professor, Gupta Faculty of Kinesiology and Applied Health

Glen is a distinguished faculty member, and Director of the Heads Up Concussion Research Institute in the Gupta Faculty of Kinesiology and Applied Health at the University of Winnipeg.  He has a BPE from University of Manitoba in 1973, an MSc from the University of Alberta in 1978 and a PhD from the University of Manitoba in 1992.  He certified with the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association (CATA) in 1975.  He has worked at many national and international events including five Olympic games; two World university games, one of the Pan Am Games and a variety of world championships. Glen was most recently the Medical Lead for the 2017 Canada Summer Games in Manitoba.  He was inducted into the CATA Hall of Fame in 1997.  He currently serves internationally as the Vice President of the World Federation of Athletic Training and Therapy.  He is the Chair of the International Relations committee of the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association and a Board Member of the Manitoba Medical Services Foundation.

Glen's PhD research was on Patellofemoral pain of the knee.  He is experienced with the treatment of back and neck pain.  He also focuses on the treatment of concussions and post-concussion syndrome.


Sarah Goold

Sarah Goold BAHSc, CAT(C), HBKin
Assistant Athletic Therapist

Sarah has recently completed her second year as a member of the University of Winnipeg Athletic Therapy staff.  Originally from Kenora Ontario, she is a Certified Athletic Therapist in both Canada and the US. She has an Honors Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from Lakehead University and a Bachelor of Applied Health Sciences (Athletic Therapy) from Sheridan College of Technology and Advanced Learning.  She comes with work experience in Athletic Therapy at Lakehead University, Ryerson University and Rugby Ontario.


Carlo DungcaCarlo Dungca BSc, CAT(C)
Certified Athletic Therapist

Carlo graduated from the University of Winnipeg in June 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology; specializing in Athletic Therapy.  He became a Certified Athletic Therapist under the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association in January 2017. 

During his University career, Carlo has worked with a wide range of clients of all ages; including high level athletes in clinic and field settings.  He enjoys working with people to reach their goals to live a better and more functional way of life.

He has worked with many different teams and associations as a student, including but not limited to the Manitoba Moose Hockey Club, AAA Winnipeg Hockey League, Manitoba Football Provincial Program, Manitoba Hockey Provincial Program, Winnipeg High School Football League and Manitoba Major Junior Hockey Club.

Carlo is very passionate in helping people move and feel better.  He wants to see his clients and athletes be the best they can be on their field of play and in their everyday lives.


Jason PeelerJason Peeler BPE, MSc, PhD, CAT(C)
Certified Athletic Therapist

Jason possesses a wealth of musculoskeletal injury assessment and rehabilitation experience as an Athletic Therapist working in high performance sport.  He has been Certified as an Athletic Therapist by the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association since 1992 and during this time has worked as the Head Athletic Therapist at the University of Saskatchewan, served as the Director of Sports Medicine and Science services at the Canadian Sports Centre- Manitoba, as well as been selected to work as a member of the Canadian medical team at numerous national and international sporting competitions, including the 2010 & 1998 Commonwealth Games, 2007 & 1999 Pan American Games, 2001 & 1999 World University Games (FISU), the 2007 & 1995 Canada Winter Games and the 1999 World Junior Hockey Championships.

Jason's educational background includes undergraduate (BPE, 1990) and graduate (MSc, 1995) degrees from the University of Manitoba; majoring in the field of Athletic Therapy, as well as a PhD degree completed through the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Manitoba in the area of musculoskeletal rehabilitation.  His current research focuses on the development of new and innovative rehabilitative techniques for the treatment of injuries to the knee and shoulder regions and he has been an invited presenter at several national and international sports medicine and musculoskeletal health conferences, as well as published numerous original research articles in prominent sports medicine and musculoskeletal rehabilitation journals.


Danielle Zelazny

The Athletic Therapy Centre is pleased to welcome Danielle, our new  Registered Massage Therapist! Danielle is a graduate of the Massage Therapy College of Manitoba and will be joining our team on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:45am - 3:00pm.
 
Direct-billing is available for Green Shield Canada and Manitoba Blue Cross.


Dr. Neil Craton

Dr. Neil Craton MD, B.Sc., M.H.K., Dip. Sport Med

Dr. Neil Craton has been a physician for over thirty years and has extensive experience treating athletes. Dr. Craton is a graduate of the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine, and holds a Master's Degree, and a Sport Medicine Fellowship from the University of British Columbia. He is also a Diplomat of the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine; an Assistant Professor with the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine; and an adjunct professor with the Gupta Faculty of Kinesiology and Applied Health. Along with being the medical physician for the UWinnipeg Wesmen for over twenty years, he is the medical physician for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Canada's National Women's Volleyball team.  In 2012, Dr. Neil Craton was awarded the Dr. David Anderson Award for Outstanding Service in the Advancement of Athletics for his dedication to our Wesmen athletes.


Dr. Oliver Leslie MD, CCFP, Dip. Sport Med

Dr. Leslie is an alumnus of The University of Winnipeg, where he received his Bachelor of Science before moving on to study medicine at the University of Manitoba.  He completed a Family Medicine Residency at the University of British Columbia, followed by a Musculoskeletal Fellowship through the University of Manitoba.  He holds active certification from the Canadian College of Family Physicians (CCFP) and Canadian Association of Sports and Exercise Medicine (CASEM), and is also an active member in the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM).  He has both clinical and sideline experience working with professional, national team, and college/university level athletes, in addition to clinical practice in musculoskeletal medicine in non-athletes.  Dr. Leslie has also authored and co-authored publications in the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine and Current Sports Medicine Reports, and holds a faculty appointment as a Lecturer in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba.  He is involved in teaching at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, providing both didactic and practical teaching to medical trainees.

A Winnipeg native, he is a former member of the Wesmen Men's Basketball team, and remains active in the basketball community, both playing recreationally and as a coach at the high school level. 
 


Melissa McGrath
Office Assistant

Melissa graduated from the Winnipeg Technical College in 2010 from the Medical Administrative Assistant program and has been Office Assistant for the Athletic Therapy Centre for the past seven years. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please call Melissa at 204.786.9250 or email athletictherapy@uwinnipeg.ca