The Joint Effort Team

Jennifer Davis-Persaud, B.E.S.S., CAT(C)

Jennifer Davis-Persaud, B.E.S.S., CAT(C)

Jennifer Davis-Persaud graduated from the University of Manitoba in 2006 with a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science in Athletic Therapy. She has worked in private practice clinics since graduation working with clients of all ages. She has experience with orthopedic bracing, Kenisio taping and orthotics assessment and casting and continues to take courses to advance her knowledge in a variety of rehabilitation techniques. Jennifer has done field work with a variety of sports teams including the University of Manitoba Men’s Basketball and Swim teams and more recently has been working with the Southend Men’s and Woman’s senior premier soccer teams. Outside of the clinic, Jennifer plays a variety of sports including woman’s premier soccer, touch football and coed soccer. An avid runner Jennifer has also completed many half marathons.


Mike Derkach BKin, CAT(C), CSCS

Mike Derkach BKin, CAT(C), CSCS

Mike graduated from the University of Manitoba with Bachelor of Kinesiology and obtained his Certified Athletic Therapist designation. He is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and specializes in FMS and soft tissue release. Mike’s experience includes acting as head AT for the Winnipeg Goldeyes and Assistant AT for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. More recently, Mike has shifted his focus to strength and conditioning. He enjoys working with clients of all fitness levels and takes pride in a holistic approach to his training using his therapy background to reach each clients optimal fitness levels.

Mike continues to work with Canada’s national baseball and soccer teams on a part time basis.


Darryl Thorvaldson Bkin, CSCS, PCP, CAT(C)

Darryl Thorvaldson Bkin, CSCS, PCP, CAT(C)

Darryl is a graduate from the University of Winnipeg with a BA (Kin.) specializing in Athletic Therapy. After graduating, he spent a year in London, England practicing as a Sports Therapist, a Sports Massage Therapist and a Personal Trainer at one of Europe’s most prestigious fitness clubs, Esporta. He certified with the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association in June of 2003. Darryl has been in private practice ever since, specializing in the assessment, treatment, and reconditioning of all athletes, including ‘Industrial Athletes’, as well as chronic pain. He applies a systematic assessment of the entire kinetic chain associated with the injured area, determines specialized rehabilitation based on assessment findings, physical demands analyses, and treatment of underlying pathology slowing recovery. Darryl is also a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, and a professional firefighter and licensed paramedic with the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service.

Darryl’s Blog:
Injury Prevention Strategies for Emergency Services Personnel


Jason Tsang, BKin-AT, CAT(C)

Jason graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Kinesiology specializing in Athletic Therapy. After graduation, he certified through the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association. Jason’s experience includes working with the University of Manitoba Men’s Basketball team, Balmoral Hall Prep Hockey team, and WSA Winnipeg PDL soccer team. Jason is excited to work with a variety of clients in both rehabilitation and conditioning environments. He believes that exercise is critical to helping people return to work, sport, or simply to enjoy life to its fullest. Jason is regularly searching for new information and techniques to better himself and share with his clientele.

Follow Jason on Instagram @jasonrehab


Courtney Phillips, Owner

Courtney Phillips, Owner

Courtney graduated from Wellington College of Remedial Massage Therapy in 2005 and has been a registered member of the Massage Therapy Association of Manitoba since. In 2009, Courtney joined the Joint Effort team. She was amazed at the passion and drive of her colleges here and quickly strived for that same level of excellence. In 2010, she became partner of Joint Effort Sports Injury Clinic and Pro(Ag)gressive Fitness Centre. Courtney prides herself on her ability to care and listen to the needs of others. She has a strong belief in the importance of taking an active approach to one’s health and wellbeing and that although Massage Therapy is a key component it is only one piece of the puzzle.