ARC Orthopaedic & Sport Rehab is a Regina based Physical Therapy Clinic that provides orthopaedic treatment/rehabilitation, consulting and educational services to residents of Regina and the surrounding area. ARC is dedicated to providing quality assessment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries and disorders. Evidence based practice and education are cornerstones in the delivery of care to patients in promoting health & wellness throughout the ARC of their lifespan. ARC Rehab provides services to a variety of groups, teams and organizations throughout the province of Saskatchewan.
Physical therapists are primary care practitioners whereby clients may directly access their services without a physician referral. A physician referral may be needed to claim your treatment costs through insurance.
The physical therapy profession is shaped by scientific evidence and the education and competencies of the physical therapists delivering the services.
The goal of Physical Therapy is to improve quality of life by:
> promoting optimal mobility, physical activity and overall health and wellness
> preventing disease, injury and disability
> managing acute and chronic conditions, activity limitations, and participation restrictions
Physical Therapy aims to maintain optimal functional independence and physical performance by treating injury with therapeutic exercise programs and other interventions. Education and support programs are used to prevent re-occurrence, re-injury or functional decline.
For additional information on physical therapy and athletic therapy services please visit the following links.
B. Sc. P.T., Dip.Manip.P.T., FCAMPT., C.G.I.M.S.,
B.Sc. P.E., C.A.T.A.(c)
ALISTAIR is the Sole Proprietor of ARC Orthopaedic and Sport Rehab.
Alistair completed undergraduate degrees from the University of Saskatchewan in Physical Education and Physical Therapy and is a Certified Athletic Therapist. Alistair has completed extensive post graduate training in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy and holds a Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy. He is a certified GunnIMS (dry needling) provider, and has received training in The Integrated Systems Model of Disability and Pain (Lee & Lee), and The Thoracic Ring ApproachTM (LJ Lee).
Alistair is currently a Mentor/Instructor with the Canadian Physiotherapy Association Orthopaedic Education Division, and holds a position with The University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine Community Faculty, as a Clinical Lecturer in the Department of Academic Family Medicine.
Alistair has extensive experience working in primary and functional rehabilitation.
He has worked closely with a number of both amateur and professional sports teams and athletes for over two decades.
MScPT, BScKin, CAFCI
Brandy received her Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Saskatchewan, and then moved on to graduate from the Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy program at the University of Alberta in 2009. That was by no means the end of her education as she continued to develop her physical therapy skills by attending several post-graduate courses including acupuncture, Biomedical Dry Needling, concussion management, chronic pain management, Matheson Functional Capacity Evaluation, Graston technique, Wheelchair Seating Symposiums and several manual therapy courses to name a few.
Brandy has spent her career working in a variety of practice settings, including private practice clinics, acute care medicine, long term care, private care homes and running her own private home care physical therapy business. In her spare time, Brandy enjoys working with the Regina Riot women’s WWCFL football team, the Leboldus High School football team, as well as providing sports therapy coverage at a variety of athletic events.
Brandy has also been a member of the Saskatchewan College of Physical Therapist’s board since 2010, on which she has held the roles of treasurer, president – elect and is currently president of the council. Brandy has also been a member of the Canadian Alliance of Physical Therapy Regulators’ (CAPR) board since 2012, holding the position of President of the Board from 2016-2019. Brandy is currently a member of the International Network of Physiotherapy Regulatory Authorities membership committee, working to improve the awareness of this organization and make contacts with regions throughout the world wanting to regulate Physical Therapists.
LISA SWALLOW (Currently On Leave)
MScPT, BPAS, FCAMPT, CAT(C), FDN
Lisa is a licensed Physical Therapist and certified Athletic Therapist. Lisa completed her Diploma of Manual and Manipulative Therapy in 2017 and is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy. She is also trained in Functional Dry Needling. Her practice consists of assessment and treatment of orthopedic and sport injuries including concussion. She uses a client centered approach to guide the client back to their functional and activity goals.
Kristen has been a practicing physiotherapist since 2013. Her postgraduate education has included Introductory and Advanced Vestibular Rehabilitation, Neuro Orthopaedic Institute courses, several manual therapy courses, and climbing medicine professional development.
Areas of specialization include dysfunction of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), vestibular pathology, concussions, and rock climbing injuries.
She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and a Master's of Physical Therapy from the University of Saskatchewan. While attending university, she volunteered as a student trainer with several of the U of S sports teams.
Kristen also holds a Diploma in Canine Rehabilitation. She splits her time between treating people at ARC Rehab and canines at the Veterinary Mobility Center.
MRSc, MPT, B.Kin(Hon), CAFCI, FCAMPT, Dip. Sport PT
Over the span of her career, Kristie has found a keen interest in sport therapy, currently working as the senior therapist for the Regina Thunder of the Canadian Junior Football League. She has also taken part in national and international sporting events such as the U18 National Rugby competition in 2011-2015, the NAIG games in 2014, the Pan Am games in Toronto in 2015, the Western Canada summer games in 2019, the NACAC games in El Salvador in 2016 where she was the therapist for Team Canada Athletics, and currently works with the U18 Saskatchewan football team in the summer.
Kristie has always found continuing education and involvement in the profession to be an important aspect of her career. She currently holds a board position with the Sask division of Sport Physio Canada and enjoys learning, teaching and mentoring students.
Registered Massage Therapist
Graduated from Wellington College of Remedial Massage Therapy 2000
Member of the Massage Therapy Association of Saskatchewan (MTAS)
Past Board Member for Massage Therapy Association of Saskatchewan (MTAS)
Extensive experience with community, amateur and professional sports teams (Regina Thunder, Saskatchewan Roughriders)
Work related or motor vehicle accident injuries
Rehabilitation and Deep Tissue Massage
Trigger Point Therapy
Post Surgical Scar Tissue Re-alignment
Sports and Injury Specialist
Extensive experience with athletes of all ages.