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.
  • 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 – Physiotherapist

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 – Physiotherapist

Mieke Graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation (Physical Therapy) Degree in 1986.  Her first job was at the Health Sciences Centre.  In 1990, she moved to Vancouver where she worked in private practice for the next 4 years. Ever since moving back to Winnipeg in 1994, she has been employed at D’Arcy Bain Physiotherapy.

Advanced Training:

Mieke enjoys treating a wide range of musculo-skeletal conditions, both acute and chronic in nature and enjoys working with people from all different age groups.  She also runs a weekly post-op knee and hip replacement physiotherapy class.  Over the years, Mieke has taking numerous continuing education courses.  She completed manual therapy courses early in her career and got her Part A Manual Therapy Certification in 1990.  She has been an instructor for post graduate manual therapy courses.  She has her Certification in Acupuncture and continues to take advanced courses related to her daily practice.

Areas if Interest:

Over the years, Mieke has volunteered at various sporting events, worked with Riding for the Disabled and she has been a board member at the Horse Connection.  Currently, she is keeping weekly dry land training sessions for a ringette team.

Personal Information:

In her spare time Mieke enjoys spending time with her family.  She likes to go to the gym, read, travel, camp, hike, garden and cook.

Laurie Ostash – Physiotherapist

Laurie graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1987 with a Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation. She has been practicing physiotherapy for over 30 years and has been working at D’Arcy Bain Physiotherapy St. James location since 2001.

Area’s of Interest:

Laurie enjoys treating a wide variety of musculo-skeletal conditions including MVA and work-related injuries. She is experienced in post-op shoulder, spine and joint replacement rehabilitation, and has a particular interest in providing patients suffering from back, neck, and upper limb pain and overuse syndromes with the tools they need to restore pain-free function and maintain active lifestyles. Laurie employs an active approach to treatment, combining education, manual treatment and exercise prescription specific to each client’s need. Over the years she has taken many post-graduate courses to further her knowledge and support her practice. She has been certified in acupuncture since 1996, and has most recently completed advanced courses in shoulder and hip rehabilitation.

Personal Information:

Laurie is a lifelong Winnipegger and is an enthusiastic consumer of local dance, theatre and live music. She is an avid reader and enjoys yoga, cooking for family and friends, gardening, camping, hiking and summer weekends at Black Sturgeon Lake.


Sheri Legault – Physiotherapist

Sheri graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor’s Degree in Physiotherapy in 1993.  Early in her career she enjoyed some work experience at Children’s Hospital, then pursued her interest in sports injuries and has worked in private practice now for 26 years.

Advanced Training:

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 taken a number of courses related to running as the was a passion of hers.  Most recently she has furthered her training in the foot and ankle, the hip and the neck.

Areas of Interest:

Sheri believes in getting to know the patient as a whole, to be better able to combine hands on/manual treatment with specific exercise, modalities and acupuncture to facilitate full recovery.  She enjoys treating a wide variety of musculoskeletal injuries, post-op patients, joint replacements, MPI, WCB and sports injuries.

Personal Information:

Sheri’s passion outside of work include camping, cycling and hiking with her husband and two kids, yoga and spin classes.


Jessica Ross – Massage Therapist

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