About Prairie View Physiotherapy
We are a physiotherapy clinic located in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, serving the broader area of the south-east corner of Saskatchewan and the south-western areas of Manitoba. We offer professional physical therapy treatment and rehabilitation consultations covering a wide variety of needs, including:
WCB: Saskatchewan and Manitoba
RCMP: Blue Cross direct billing
Sports injuries: rehabilitation, concussion management, return to play
Neurological rehabilitation: post-stroke, MS
MPT, CAFCI, CIDN
Sumita Hintz is one of the founding partners of Prairie View Physiotherapy. She is of mixed heritage, having a Canadian mother & British father, but having spent her childhood & teenage years in Asia. She moved to Canada for her post-secondary education, beginning with a BA from Bethany College, Hepburn, & concluding with a Master in Physical Therapy from the University of Saskatchewan, graduating in 2014. She received the Elisa Rieder Memorial Award for the highest academic standing in physical therapy courses directly related to community & Aboriginal health.
Due to her upbringing in countries where health care was limited & not available to a large portion of the population, Sumita’s focus is to bring healthcare & rehabilitation support to those in her surrounding community – especially those facing mobility challenges due to an injury or neurological condition.
Acquiring & developing professional skills in order to provide the best possible care to clients is a top priority. She has pursued a variety of further physiotherapy education including: Sports First Responder, McKenzie Method, Orthopedic Levels, PanAm clinic courses in “Treating the Injured Runner” & “Hand & Wrist Symposium”, Acupuncture & Integrated Dry Needling.
Sumita is currently involved with the Yorkton community in several ways. She teaches babysitting & first aid courses for a local Red Cross provider, has volunteered physiotherapy coverage during the provincial gymnastics competition & helps in various roles at her local church.
Being healthy & physically active has been a part of Sumita’s life since childhood. She continues to hold the 800 meter record in each age division at her boarding school in South India & was on the field hockey team that represented the district in a State tournament. Since moving to Canada, she was required to change her team sport to soccer. During her undergraduate degree, Sumita received several awards for league all-stars, tournament MVP & excellence in team leadership.
Jannalee Edgar is one of the founding partners of Prairie View Physiotherapy. She grew up in a small farming community in rural Manitoba. She graduated from the University of Manitoba in 2013 with a Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation- Physiotherapy. She received the Dr. Ron Bowie Award which recognized her contribution to the community. When she moved to Yorkton, she knew it was important to continue that philosophy.
She currently volunteers her First Aid/Physiotherapy services to Yorkton Minor Football. She also can be found at Westland Arena working with the AAA Midget Hockey Team- Yorkton Rawtec Maulers. She has provided event coverage for provincial gymnastics and rugby as well.
Jannalee has pursued a variety of post secondary courses including: Mackenzie Method, Graston myofascial release, Sport First Responder, Orthopedic Levels and Functional Movement Screen.
Jannalee grew up involved in athletics competing from a grassroots to national level. In her spare time, she continues to be active. She enjoys running, yoga, and strength training.
Laura Wahlstrom joined the Prairie View team in May 2018 as our receptionist/office administrator. She took her secretarial training at Parkland College and some additional courses at SIAST (Polytech) in Regina. She enjoys meeting new people and offering an encouraging word to clients as they progress in their recovery.
She was born and raised in Yorkton and still resides here with her husband. She has three grown children and loves her new role as a grandma.
Laura regularly volunteers at her local church in various capacities, including using her administrative skills to serve others. In her spare time, she enjoys baking, spending time with her family and, of course, babysitting her grandkids. She loves to travel and explore different cultures, but a great Saturday night is curled up with her cat and dog, watching a movie.
Kristen was raised in Yorkton, Saskatchewan. She attended Sacred Heart High School and spent most of her time playing sports. She graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. Shortly after graduating from the U of S, she received her accreditation as a Clinical Exercise Physiologist and High Performance Specialist.
While in Saskatoon, Kristen volunteered as a student trainer in Saskatoon for Huskie Athletics for one year. She worked with the Women’s Volleyball team and was awarded the Rookie Recognition Award as a first year trainer in 2018. Since moving back to Yorkton, Kristen has been coaching soccer and volleyball. She is really happy she can give back to the community that provided her with such a positive athletic experience and plans to coach for many years.
Kristen has always been passionate about promoting a healthy and active lifestyle. She has played a variety of sports, but prefers to play soccer and volleyball. She has been active in both these sports for many years, and continues to play them as much as she can. If Kristen isn’t playing sports or coaching, she likes to spend her time strength training.
Marie Trafford is from Saskatchewan. She grew up on a farm near Conquest, which is southwest of Saskatoon. After living for some years in all three prairie provinces and Northwestern BC, Marie now calls Yorkton home with her husband, Glen and their Standard Poodle, Cleo.
Marie graduated from Western College of Remedial Massage Therapy, in Regina in 2009, establishing Assessment First Remedial Massage Therapy. In 2015, she expanded her massage skills by becoming a Certified Lymphedema/Complete Decongestive Therapist through the Academy of Lymphatic Studies.
Marie has a lifelong love of learning, making continuing education a part of her career and lifestyle. A pursuit of science-based techniques and knowledge allows for the continuous enhancement of her massage and lymphatic skills in the hope her clients benefit.
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Veronica was born and raised in Mexico. She has an accounting diploma from the University of the city where she grew up and completed an administration certificate at Yorkton Parkland College.
She met her husband in Ontario, Canada. They married, have 2 daughters and have made Yorkton their home since 2009.
Veronica has volunteered in various ways in her daughters’ school and the extra-curricular activities that they are involved in. For many years, she has enjoyed teaching private lessons of her first language (Spanish).
Veronica has also enjoyed being involved in different children's and youth ministries in her church and for the past 4 years, she has also served as the Treasurer.
To stay healthy and active she likes running, walking and lane swimming. Family time with her husband & teens includes camping, escape rooms and visiting with friends.