Craig Hodkinson BPE, BMR (PT)
Craig was born and raised in St. James (Winnipeg, Manitoba) and graduated from Westwood high school in 1994. He began his university career that fall at the University of Manitoba. Craig completed his Bachelor of Physical Education in 1998 and was accepted into the School of Medical Rehabilitation that same year at the University of Manitoba.
Craig began his physiotherapy career in July of 2001 at the Grace Hospital. After six months he travelled to Australia to travel and work. Craig worked as a physiotherapist in Alice Springs, Australia for four months as an in and out-patient therapist. He returned to Winnipeg, Manitoba in the fall of 2002 and began working in a private physiotherapy clinic in Stonewall, Manitoba. Craig worked there for almost eight years before becoming the co-owner and primary therapist at East St. Paul Physiotherapy. He also has a very cute puppy named Nala and a wonderful family.
Craig volunteers annually at events such as the Physio Fit Run.
Kristy Blain, BMR (PT)
Kristy was born and raised in North Kildonan and graduated from River East Collegiate in 1995. She began her university career at the University of Winnipeg before being accepted into the Faculty of Physiotherapy. She graduated from the University of Manitoba with her Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation – Physical Therapy in 1999. Upon graduation she worked at Seven Oaks Hospital in both inpatient and outpatient capacities. Since the fall of 1999 she has worked at a private practice physiotherapy clinic in North Kildonan.
In 2000, Kristy was able to start performing acupuncture after completing all the necessary curriculum and examinations through the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada and has pursued post graduate courses through the Orthopaedic Division of Manitoba.
Kristy currently lives in North Kildonan with her husband and two sons. She enjoys vacationing with her family and spending time in the Whiteshell in the summer. She also likes to make time for volunteer opportunities with her son's school and their sporting teams.
Justin Pablo, MPT
Justin was born in the Philippines and moved to Canada shortly after. He grew up in the Garden City/Maples area of Winnipeg. Justin graduated from Garden City Collegiate in 2013 and began his university career immediately following at the University of Manitoba. He completed his Bachelor of Kinesiology in 2018 and was accepted into the College of Rehabilitation Sciences - Master of Physical Therapy program. He graduated in 2021.
Growing up, Justin enjoyed staying active with volleyball, badminton, snowboarding, and primarily basketball. He played on many different school and club teams that brought him all around North America for tournaments. He continues to find time to play basketball recreationally and tries to golf when he can during the summer months.
Justin believes that building a strong therapeutic relationship and focusing on client-centered care provides the best opportunity for a positive outcome. He is looking forward to increasing his knowledge through various courses throughout his life and career at East St Paul Physiotherapy.
Nicole Desrosiers, RMT
Nicole recently graduated from Robertson College at the top of her class. She enjoys spending time with her friends, family and pets. In her spare time, Nicole plays ringette.