Linda is keenly interested in orthopedics and musculoskeletal wellness and has worked in this area since obtaining her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy (with Distinction) in 1991 from the University of Saskatchewan. She has gone on to achieve specialized training and certification in the following areas: Canadian Physiotherapy Association- Orthopedic Manipulative Therapy (Part A, 1995), Intramuscular Stimulation Certification (1997), Certificate in Medical Acupuncture (University of Alberta, 1998), Gokavi Transverse Technique (GTT) Certification (2006) and Certification with the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute (2008). Linda is a member in good standing with the Saskatchewan College of Physical Therapists and a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. As a Senior Physical Therapist with the FIT For Active Living Program for more than 20 years, she has had opportunity to share her special interest in Acupuncture and Dry Needling with her clients on their journey to recovery.
Linda is active in the Saskatoon community as a school, community association and charity volunteer and spends her free time running, travelling, home renovating and enjoying a variety of outdoor activities with friends and family. Linda lives in Saskatoon with her husband and 3 active children.
Michelle Cruz graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Saskatchewan in 2001. Michelle worked in private practice for five years before joining the FIT For Active Living Program in 2006 and has been a Senior Physiotherapist with the FIT program since 2009.
Michelle has taken several physiotherapy continuing education courses over the years, focusing on the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries. In 2009 she completed an eight month certificate program in medical acupuncture through the University of Alberta Extension Division, training under Dr. Steven Aung. In 2008 she completed a nine month yoga teacher training course in Saskatoon, training under Jan Henrikson, and integrates yoga principles into her physiotherapy practice. In recent years, Michelle has taken course in vestibular therapy, concussion management, and pelvic floor therapy. In 2018, she became certified to provide dry needling/intramuscular stimulation (IMS).
Michelle has a special interest in treating and educating individuals with persistent pain from widespread musculoskeletal injuries and thrives on learning more about this field to further her practice.
Cindi graduated with distinction from the University of Saskatchewan in 1984. She has continued to expand her expertise in spinal and peripheral joint rehabilitation through numerous post graduate courses and conferences including receiving a Certificate in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy from the University of Curtin, Perth, Australia; competency in Vestibular Rehabilitation from Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia; and advanced training in functional capacity evaluation. Cindi is a member in good standing with the Saskatchewan College of Physical Therapists (SCPT).
Cindi has practiced in acute care as well as in a multidisciplinary private practice with a varied musculoskeletal and vestibular caseload of acute and chronic conditions. She was also a clinical teaching assistant at the University of Saskatchewan. Presently, Cindi is a Senior Physical Therapist for the FIT for Active Living Program. When work is not the priority, Cindi’s time is occupied by family, friends and many interests – hiking, biking, canoeing, woodworking, organic gardening and farming, singing, and photography.
Theresa attended the School of Physical Therapy here in Saskatoon at the UofS. She graduated with distinction in 2004. Since that time she has had a variety of clinical experience including 15 years in private practice with focus on manual therapy. She has completed many post graduate courses including Levels 1-3 in the Canadian Physiotherapy Orthopedic division syllabus, she has studied under Diane Lee in Vancouver in the Integrated Systems model and added Biomedical Dry Needling to her repertoire of treatment techniques in 2018. Her interest in physiotherapy lies in helping people attain their goals, improve their function, movement and comfort in their daily lives. Outside of work Theresa enjoys hiking with her dogs and most outdoorsy activities in the summer months.