Please help us welcome our new Executive for 2019!

Chair: Leah White

Past Chair: Steph Peppler

Secretary/Treasurer: Michelle Keene

Education Coordinator: Kristie Mueller

Membership and Events Coordinator: Sarah Langevin

Sports Medicine and Science Council Representatives: Daysha Shuya & Jill Apshkrum

Student Representative: Danielle Drury

Congratulations to Kristie Mueller our 2019 Chris and Lindsay Facca Memorial Credentialing Program Award Winner!!

Congratulations to Jaelyse Gorgchuck our 2019 Student Merit Award Winner!!

Upcoming courses

R2P – Management of Acute Concussion – February 1, 2019

R2P Management of Acute Concussion offers a systematic and objective approach to diagnosing and managing concussion in the first few weeks after injury. Whether your clinical practice includes sport-related injuries, motor vehicle accidents, or work-related injuries, this course is for you.  You will learn the essential principles of concussion management from moment of impact on the field through acute clinical care and return to normal activities.  Interactive learning is emphasized through hands-on practice and case studies.

R2P Management of Post-Concussion Syndrome – February 2, 2019

R2P Management of Post-Concussion Syndrome teaches how to differentiate cervical, vestibular, visual, mental health, and autonomic causes of persistent post-concussion symptoms.  Course participants will learn how to prioritize treatment using an evidence-based series of algorithms and the R2P SCORE.  Whether you are an experienced therapist, or new to practice, learn to integrate hands-on practice and clinical reasoning to solidify your skills in the context of concussion.  Interactive learning is emphasized through hands-on practice and case studies.

R2P Concussion Management Founder Jacquie van Ierssel PT, PhD(candidate)

Chris and Lindsay Facca Memorial Credentialing Program Award

This Award was established in the memory and celebration of the lives of Chris and Lindsay Facca. This annual award recognizes Saskatchewan physiotherapists who embody the qualities and ideals of the Facca’s and who have shown accomplishment and successful completion in either the certificate or diploma portion of the Sport Physiotherapy Canada credentialing program.

Award Criteria

To be considered for the $1000.00 Lindsay and Chris Facca Memorial Credentialing Program Award,
Applicants must meet the following criteria:
–  Must be a registered physiotherapist in the province of Saskatchewan and a Sport Physiotherapy Canada member
– Must show proof of successful completion of the certificate or diploma portion of the Sport Physiotherapy Canada credentialing program in the same calendar year in which the Chris and Lindsay Facca Memorial Credentialing Program Award is to be granted
– Has not receive the Lindsay and Chris Facca Memorial Credentialing Program Award in the past
– All materials must be postmarked no later than June 1st , 2020.

Please contact us for an application form.

Student Merit Award

Merit Award- Saskatchewan Section 

The Sport Physiotherapy Canada-Sk. Division Executive has been hard at work to develop a $200.00 merit award to encourage and reward our student members for their participation in sport throughout the province. Students must meet the following criteria in order to qualify for the award:

1.      Must be a registered physiotherapy student at the University of Saskatchewan in the second year of the program

2.      Must accumulate 20 or greater hours of event coverage

3.      Have a minimum valid first aid and CPR certification or greater

4.       Must be a Sport Physiotherapy Canada member

5.      Complete the attached form, the verification of hours form and complete the 250 word written essay

* note all applicants who apply for the Merit Award will receive one year free membership from SPC

If there are any questions or concerns please feel free to contact the SPC-SK Division Executive at

Download Information & Application: Sask- Merit Award

Previous Award Recipients

2019 – Jaelyse Gorchuck

2018 – Joelle Nerbas

2017 – Matthew Orkainec

SPC Diploma Mentors. We need you!!!

The Saskatchewan Section is looking for Diploma and Certificate holding members to offer their services as mentors to newer Physiotherapists looking to progress through the SPC Certificate/Diploma Program. If you are interested in being a mentor, please contact us and we will have you added as a Provincial Mentor on the Sport Physiotherapy Canada List.

Lindsay Facca Memorial Fund for Student Trainers

Two years ago, Sport Physiotherapy Saskatchewan lost a member of its Executive, Lindsay Facca.  She passed away suddenly on June 7, 2016 at the age of 29.  Lindsay was working in Saskatoon at Craven Sport Services, and had recently received her Certificate in Sport Physiotherapy from Sport Physiotherapy Canada. Lindsay had been an active member of the sports community for many years.  She was a Student Trainer with the University of Saskatchewan Huskie Athletics program where she worked with the Soccer and Football teams.  She was also a Huskie Track and Field Athlete from 2005-2009. To honour Lindsay’s memory, Huskie Athletics has created the “Lindsay Facca Memorial Fund for Student Trainers”.  This fund will provide scholarship assistance to members of the Huskie Student Trainer Program in support of their academic accomplishments so they can achieve their dreams.  We want to ensure that Lindsay’s legacy endures.

We are reaching out to the Sport Physiotherapy family in support of this Fund.  Contact us, if you wish to donate. Please help us honour Lindsay and her family.

If you have any questions, you may also contact Rhonda Shishkin at Huskie Athletics.

Additional Course Offerings

Ignite Physio Strength and Conditioning Rehab Mentorship Group

    • What is this?
      • a continuing education opportunity (monthly webinars and/or online lectures) for advanced learning and ed credits
      • ongoing mentorship in application of clinical S&C to daily practice (clinical scenarios and feedback on programming, coaching, cueing, and technique)
      • a discussion forum to get your clinical questions answered by myself and a team of experts on clinical S&C • ability to get feedback through video submissions
      • ongoing development of content based in YOUR needs
  • Registration info:
    • Open to physiotherapists and Strength and Conditioning Coaches
    • Presented by: Dr. Scotty Butcher and Colleagues

Executive Committee

  • Leah White – Executive Chair
  • Stephanie Peppler – Past Chair
  • Michelle Keene – Secretary/Treasurer
  • Kristie Mueller – Education Coordinator
  • Vacant  – Communications and Marketing Coordinator
  • Sarah Langevin – Membership and Events Coordinator
  • Jill Apshkrum – Sports Medicine and Science Council of Saskatchewan (SMSCS) Liason
  • Daysha Shuya – Sports Medicine and Science Council of Saskatchewan (SMSCS) Liason
  •  Student Representative
  • Contact Email:

One Response to “Saskatchewan Section”


    Thank you so much for your kind words and extended sympathies. We have lost a very special member of our team.
    Karen and Bruce Craven

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