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 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 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.
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 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.
AnnaMarie was born and grew up in Yorkton but moved to Melville while attending Parkland College, married her husband Gary and has lived there for the past 30 years.
The early working years were spent aiding special needs individuals in group home settings and the school system.
She has been employed with the SHA for 23 years, with the past 11 being in Administrative roles, following her completion of the Office Education Certificate in 2010 at Parkland College in Yorkton.
Now she is excited to become part of the Prairie View Physiotherapy team as admin support on a part time basis.