Our Clinics

St. James Location

120-3025 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB

Phone: 204-889-8769

Our Staff

D’Arcy Bain

Owner, D’Arcy Bain Physiotherapy

D’Arcy spent his first 7 years as a therapist at the St. Boniface Hospital. He then became one of the founding members of the Pan Am Sports Medicine Clinic for 2 ½ years. He then opened D’Arcy Bain Physiotherapy and has been working in the clinics for the last 25 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 Racquette Ball 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.

Commitment to the profession has been important to D’Arcy and he has been involved in the following:

  • 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.
Education
  • 1971 Graduated with a Diploma of Physiotherapy from the University of Manitoba.
  • 1975 Graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Physiotherapy from the University of Manitoba
Post-Graduate Work and Courses in:
  • Manual Therapy
  • Sports Physiotherapy

Wayne Lacko

Wayne Lacko received his PT degree from the University of Manitoba in 1986 and subsequently earned a Diploma of Advanced Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy in 1999.

He is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapy. Wayne is a registered instructor for the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) and is past Chair of the Manitoba Orthopaedic Division CPA.

With nearly 25 years of clinical experience specializing in musculo-skeletal problems, his treatment approach involves integrating the disciplines of skillful manual therapy (specific hands on treatment) with functional exercise and patient education.

He is also certified to incorporate acupuncture into his physiotherapy treatment. With a varied caseload of WCB, MPI, and private clients, his primary areas of focus are in treating chronic spinal conditions with a keen interest in neck and back rehab.

Wayne’s passions outside of physiotherapy include:

  • Staying fit while trying to keep up with his 3 very active teenage sons
  • Wine, food and fishing

Mieke Vonderbank

Mieke Vonderbank received her Physiotherapy degree from the University of Manitoba in 1986. She also earned her Part A Manual Therapy Certificate as well as her Acupuncture Certification. She continues to partake regularly in Continuing Education courses related to her clinical practice.

Mieke takes an active approach to the treatment of her clients. A typical treatment will incorporate a thorough assessment, manual therapy, individual prescribed exercises, patient education, acupuncture and modalities.

Outside of work, Mieke has volunteered for various organizations, including physiotherapy committees and activities, the Horse Connection, Riding for the Disabled, Parent Council and various exercise groups. Mieke enjoys spending time with her family, reading, cooking, gardening, camping, hiking and going to the gym.

Education
  • Graduated with Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation (Physical Therapy) in 1986 from the University of Manitoba.
Post Graduate:
  • Part A manual therapy Certification
  • Acupuncture certified with the University of Manitoba Continuing Medical Education Program.
  • Hand rehabilitation, assessment and treatment
Volunteer:
  • Volunteer therapist riding for the disabled – 1988-1990
  • Treasurer / Secretary CPA, Manitoba Branch – 1994-1998
  • Physio Fit Run volunteer – 1995-1997
  • Pan Am Games – 1999
  • Manitoba Marathon – 1998, 1999
  • Board of Directors for the Horse Connection – 2003 to present
Interests:
  • Spending time with family, gardening, hiking, reading, cooking, swimming, and aerobics.

Laurie Ostash

Laurie graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1987 with a Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation (PT). She has been working at the D’Arcy Bain Physiotherapy St. James location for 15 years, treating a wide variety of musculo-skeletal injuries and conditions.

Laurie employs an active approach to treatment, combining education, manual treatment and exercise prescription specific to each client’s needs. Over the years she has taken many post-graduate courses to further her knowledge, support her practice and refine her treatment skills. Continuing education has included certification in acupuncture, and courses in manual therapy, orthotics, taping, pain management, mobilization of the nervous system, Functional Movement Systems, Selective Functional Movement Assessment, Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization, and Movement Preparation.

Outside of work Laurie and her family maintain a healthy, active lifestyle. She particularly enjoys yoga, jogging, hiking, and cooking.

Sheri Legault

Sheri loves her job! She graduated from the University of Manitoba with a bachelor degree in Physiotherapy in 1993. Early in her career she enjoyed some work experience at Children’s Hospital. She then pursued her interest in sports injuries, and has worked in private practice since 1996. Sheri has been at D’Arcy Bain Physiotherapy since 2006.

Sheri has gone on to further her training in orthopedics and acupuncture, taking many courses specific to spinal pain and sports related injuries throughout the years. She has also taken a number of running related courses as this is a passion of hers.

Sheri has been involved in various professional activities outside of work including:

  • Secretary/treasurer for Manitoba Chapter of Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute for four years -College of Physiotherapists of Manitoba Legislative Committee for four years
  • Pan Am Games volunteer
  • Seals Swim Club volunteer
  • Flames Ringette team volunteer
  • Manitoba Marathon, as well as other various other sporting events.

When not at work, Sheri enjoys training for half marathons with her dog, adventure racing, tap dancing, hot yoga, and keeping up with her two very active kids. She hopes to add triathlons to this list.

Jessica Ross

Jessica graduated from Wellington College of Remedial Massage Therapy in 2012.

She has training in:

  • Hot Stone
  • Aromatherapy
  • Somatic Re-Education Workshop
  • Sports Massage
  • Athletic Proprioceptive Taping
  • Upledger Institue Bioflex Laser Therapy Certification