Spring Sport First Responder Course

Save the Date!

A Sport First Responder Course will be held this Spring in Regina from April 12-14, 2019. Stay tuned for more details and how to register.

SPC Webinar Series

As you may know, Sport Physiotherapy Canada has been offering educational events via Webinar. Four webinars have been produced so far and follow the theme “Lifespan of the Athlete”. SPC – Saskatchewan would like to thank Dr. Scotty Butcher from the University of Saskatchewan who recently contributed to the webinar series this past November. If you missed this webinar, or would like to access any of the other webinars in the Lifespan series (listed below), they have been recorded and can be accessed by contacting us.

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.

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

Yours in Sport,

Stephanie Peppler, SPC- Sk Division Chair

Download Information & Application: Sask- Merit Award

Previous Award Recipients

2018 – Joelle Nerbas

2017 – Matthew Orkainec

Third World Congress of Sports Physical Therapy

SPC is thrilled that IFSPT chose us to host the 2019 Third World Congress for Sports Physical Therapy. Join us at the Vancouver Convention Centre on October 4-5, 2019 to gain new tools for your toolbox with our conference theme – High Performance to Clinical Practice!


Registration now open!

Venue announced:  The 2019 Third World Congress will be held October 4-5, 2019 at the Vancouver Convention Centre!










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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.

Upcoming 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

  • Stephanie Peppler – Executive Chair
  • Matthew Okrainec – Secretary/Treasurer
  • Kristie Mueller – Education Coordinator
  • Leah White  – Communications and Marketing Coordinator
  • Vacant – Membership Coordinator
  • Vacant – Events Coordinator
  • Jill Apshkrum – Sports Medicine and Science Council of Saskatchewan (SMSCS) Liaison
  • Daysha Shuya – Sports Medicine and Science Council of Saskatchewan (SMSCS) Liaison
  • 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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