D'Arcy Bain


D’Arcy spent his first 7 years as a physiotherapist at the St. Boniface Hospital. He then became one of the founding members of the Pan Am Sports Medicine Clinic for 2 ½ years. After that, he opened D’Arcy Bain Physiotherapy and has been working in the clinics for the past 40 years.

D’Arcy has had a special interest in sports medicine and has been selected as a therapist to work at the Summer Olympics many times (1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992). He also worked at the Summer World Student Games in 1987 and the 1999 Pan Am Games. In addition, D’Arcy was the head therapist for the National Racquetball Team for 12 years. D’Arcy has also taken a keen interest in local events and has worked at numerous sporting events in Winnipeg and Manitoba.

D’Arcy became interested in physiotherapy after working with the high school football team for 2 years while in high school. He was interested in the idea of helping athletes of all levels return to their sport at the highest level of function. As a professional, the smiles and thanks from those returning to their sport was very rewarding. D’Arcy’s philosophy for treatment is to make the rehabilitation program active, progressive and interesting. D’Arcy wants to enhance the speed of recovery, healing and return to activity on the shortest time line using his experience and knowledge. He enjoys educating patients on their condition, advising on activities to enhance recovery and systems to prevent or stop re-injury. 

D’Arcy enjoyed many successful years of coaching Ringette, girls Fast-Pitch Softball and Hockey. D’Arcy has 5 daughters with names all starting with the letter ‘J’.  He is also a proud grandfather of 2 granddaughters and counting. D’Arcy enjoys golfing in the summer and working out regularly to maintain his strength and function of his hip replacement of May 2018.

  • Graduated with a Diploma of Physiotherapy from the University of Manitoba in 1971
  • Graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Physiotherapy from the University of Manitoba in 1975


  • Selected to 5 Olympic Medical Teams
  • Worked at Canada Games, Work Student Games and Pan Am Games
  • Chief Therapist Canadian National Racquetball Team – 12 Years
  • Worked numerous amateur and professional sporting events
Advanced Training:
  • Sports Physiotherapy (1986)
  • Manual Therapy Orthopaedics (1980)
  • Certified Functional Capacity Evaluator (1997)
  • Certified in Laser Therapy (2007)
  • Expert Witness – accepted by Manitoba Courts (2010)


  • Malyska-Bonar highest marks in clinical training UofM School of Medical Rehabilitation (1971)
  • Award from Sports Physiotherapy Division of Canada as a founding member (1981)
  • Susan MacDonal Award – for significant contributions to the profession (2015)
  • Sport Physiotherapy of Manitoba for significant contributions to the profession (2017)

Professional Involvement:

  • Teaching at the University of Manitoba School of Medical Rehabilitation in athletic injuries and private practice issues.
  • Member of the Board for the College of Physiotherapists of Manitoba.
  • Chairman of the Orthopedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.
  • Newsletter editor of the Sports Physiotherapy Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.
  • Board member of the Health Care Advisory Board of St. James Assiniboine.