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About Us

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

  • SGI

  • RCMP: Blue Cross direct billing

  • Sports injuries: rehabilitation, concussion management, return to play

  • Post-operative rehabilitation

  • Neurological rehabilitation: post-stroke, MS

  • Hand therapy

  • Acupuncture

  • Dry Needling

Our Staff

Sumita Hintz

Sumita Hintz is owner and founder 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.

Patricia Fortier

Patricia Fortier comes to Prairie View Physiotherapy from Estevan, but spent most of her life on the move with stops in Ontario (Dryden and Timmins) and British Columbia (Prince George).  She graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Science – Kinesiology degree in 2020 and from the University of Saskatchewan with a Master of Physical Therapy degree in 2022.

Patricia’s passion for competitive swimming started early in life and advanced to national level while swimming for the Prince George Barracudas.  While attending the University of Calgary, she was a member of the Varsity Dinos swim team and rowing team where she received the Governor General’s Academic All Canadian award.

Patricia is excited to forward her skill development with the team at Prairie View and eager to volunteer in the community.

Cameron Auchstaetter

Cameron grew up in Melville, Saskatchewan. He graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology in 2019. Right after graduating he started his Masters in Physical Therapy at the University of Saskatchewan and completed it in 2021. During his Physical Therapy degree, he received awards recognizing achievement in the area orthopaedics and neuroscience.
Cameron volunteered as a student trainer in Saskatoon for Huskie Athletics for two years while completing his Kinesiology degree. He worked with the Men’s Hockey Team as well as the Men’s Football team. Cameron also volunteered with the PAAL program where he helped individuals with physical and/or intellectual disabilities get physically active in a fun and social way.
Cameron is dedicated to helping people by educating them on their bodies so they can take control of their pain. He is looking forward to helping people in the Yorkton area get back to the things they love to do.

Lisa Evans

Lisa is a Physical Therapist, with specialized training in pelvic floor therapy. Originally from Saskatoon, Lisa earned her bachelors degree, majoring in Psychology (with Great Distinction), prior to receiving her Masters in Physical Therapy from the College of Medicine, School of Physical Therapy at the University of Saskatchewan.

With over 12 years of clinical experience in both the private and public sector, Lisa is passionate about providing meaningful, and individualized treatment that focuses on the whole person.

Providing a holistic and evidence-based approach is of great importance to Lisa and she is continually advancing her skillset through ongoing education. She has taken numerous orthopedic and manual courses (Level 1-3 upper/ lower extremity), certification in Connect Therapy, the Female Athlete, acupuncture and numerous courses in movement dysfunction.

Since having her daughter, Lisa has become enthusiastic about providing pelvic health therapy. Her particular interest is working with prenatal and postnatal population and helping these Momma’s return to their desired level of activity. With firsthand experience, Lisa knows the trepidation that can be experienced when seeking care for such intimate issues; she strives to create a supportive and empowering space for women.

Lisa’s specialized training in pelvic health allows her to assist individuals with bladder and bowel concerns, pelvic pain, pelvic organ prolapse, urinary or bowel incontinence and prenatal and postnatal care.

When not in clinic, you can usually find Lisa with her husband and daughter enjoying the outdoors…..of course, always in fashionable shoes!!

Kristen Jonassen
BSc. Kin

Kristen was raised in Yorkton, Saskatchewan. 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 through the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology. She is also an Affiliated Kinesiologist through the Canadian Kinesiologist Alliance.
Kristen volunteered as a student trainer in Saskatoon for Huskie Athletics for one year while attending university. 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 spends a lot of her time coaching volleyball for both high school and club leagues within the city.
Kristen has always been passionate about promoting a healthy and active lifestyle to all ages and abilities. She hopes to give back to the community that supported her athletic and movement interests when she was growing up.

Veronica Stickwood

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.

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