How Impact Physio Got Started

Founded by Laurie Van Middlesworth, Impact is new to the physiotherapy scene in Winnipeg. A graduate of the University of Manitoba with a bachelor’s degree in physiotherapy, she has worked extensively with a variety of clients, ranging from young children to professional athletes to older adults.

Winnipeg Physiotherapist & Founder

Laurie develops a treatment plan specific to your injury and recovery goals. Laurie prides herself on helping clients stay fit and healthy so they can continue active participation in the community and sports. To that end, she has taken many courses throughout the years to further enhance her knowledge and techniques for treatment such as Acupuncture, Dry Needling, Graston Technique, shoulder, neck/concussion/headache and cervical pain and lower body dysfunction, high performance training, kinesio or K-taping, running assessment, and ACL rehabilitation.

Laurie believes in providing client-specific, tailored programs for each individual to help them reach their personal active goals in life and sport. Through her involvement in sport, she understands the psychology of sport and the need for the athlete to return to play as rapidly as possible.



Whiplash and other injuries, aches and pains should not be ignored following a car accident.  Symptoms may take a few days to appear so if you are unsure, make a claim so if you need it, you have it.  The sooner you start physiotherapy, the faster you will recover.  If you are injured in a motor vehicle accident, whether as a pedestrian, cyclist, or motorist, call Manitoba Public Insurance immediately to make an injury claim.


If you are injured playing a recreational or competitive sport, Impact Physiotherapy is the place for all of your rehabilitation needs.  Laurie is a registered physiotherapist for the Canadian Sport Centre, providing services to athletes up to the national and international level.  Through her involvement in many sports, she understands the mentality of sport and the need to return to play quickly but safely.


Injuries at work can occur suddenly, such as a slip or fall, or slowly over time with repetitive strain on an area of the body.  If you are injured at work, make a claim through your employer, and the Workers Compensation Board will cover your initial assessment fee then decide if you are approved for further treatment. Be sure to make a claim through your employer within 5 days of becoming aware of your workplace injury.

Our Beliefs

Beyond providing hands-on therapy, Laurie believes teaching each client exercises to reach their goals and teaching the importance of exercise for life as a way to prevent injury are the most important components of rehabilitation. Laurie is committed to volunteering in the community. In addition to mentoring students at the School of Medical Rehabilitation, she has worked with and provided her expertise to the St. Vital Mustangs and Greendell football clubs, Winnipeg Roller Derby League, Brazilian Jui Jit Su, and Ball Hockey Nationals Teams. She also volunteers her time at numerous sports events around the province as a therapist and supervisor. Laurie is an active member of the Sport Physiotherapy Manitoba Division is a registered therapist for the Canadian Sport Centre.