Dr. Sawa has completed various degrees from the University of Manitoba and has earned her Bachelor of Physical Education, Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation (physical therapy), Master of Science, Bachelor of Science in Medicine, and Doctor of Medicine. Most recently, she has completed the International Olympic Committee Diploma in Sports Medicine.
Having spent numerous years studying and teaching within the Department of Human Anatomy and Cell Science at the U of M, Dr. Sawa honed her great understanding of muscles, joints and peripheral nerves. This knowledge has been an asset to her patient care in the clinic. She takes pride in her ability to describe the nature of a patient’s condition and not only the treatment options, but also the reasoning for the treatment plan. With her background education in Physical Education and Physical Therapy, she feels comfortable providing home exercises as well!
Dr. Sawa has a special interest in musculoskeletal disorders and sport medicine, and has been previously employed within the fitness and exercise industry, working with healthy individuals on prevention through exercise, as well as working through rehabilitation programs including cardiac rehab, pulmonary rehab, stroke and neurological rehabilitation. Dr. Sawa’s has also completed training in concussion management and joint injections. Future plans include adding ultrasound-guided injections to her practice.
As an athlete, Dr. Sawa has been involved in sport from a young age including elite artistic gymnastics, track and field, as well as rhythmic gymnastics where currently, she’s a coach and also a master’s competitor in the sport.
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