Owner & Physiotherapist
Blaine Mackie, B.Sc.(Bio), B.Sc.P.T., Dip.Manip.P.T., F.C.A.M.T., C.F.T.II
Blaine graduated from the University of Regina, Canada, with a bachelor's degree in biology. With the science-base that he acquired, Blaine entered into the Physiotherapy program at the University of Saskatchewan. Upon graduation in 1992, Blaine became a licensed practitioner in Saskatchewan. He practiced for two years in Rapid City, South Dakota, where he achieved McKenzie Part A and B spinal certification, and the upper and lower quadrant manual therapy certification through NAIOMT; he then returned to Saskatoon, Canada, to practice in the outpatient orthopaedic setting for nine years. In 1997, Blaine completed the Part A diploma in advanced manual and manipulative physiotherapy, and in 1998, he completed the Part B diploma in advanced manual and manipulative physiotherapy with credit (distinction) through the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. He is a fellow in the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapy.
On January 2, 2002, he opened Mackie Physiotherapy P.C. Inc. in Saskatoon, Canada. He practices physiotherapy for musculoskeletal injuries from all walks of life, using advanced training in orthopaedic manual and manipulative physiotherapy and specialized strength training.
He spent 10 years as a senior instructor in the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, but has since chosen to design his own courses -- a unique strength course that integrates manual therapy and advanced strength movements which can be modified as required and used for most pathologies, acute and chronic, and all ages. Blaine works closely with Jeff Brousseau B.Sc. (P.T.), Dip. Manip.P.T., F.C.A.M.T., B.Comm., and together they have developed IMASS (Integration of Myofascial, Articular, Stability and Strength) educational system. This system contains many specialty courses on biomechanical assessment and treatment, myofascial treatment, and specialized strength training.
Blaine has had the opportunity to travel to many places, from Russia to China and across the United States, to experience and learn advanced manual therapy and strength training from other professionals. His passion for these disciplines will continue to fuel his desire for learning, and he will always be a student for the sole purpose of bringing more to his patients. Blaine's work ethic is truly fueled by his passion for helping people with his special skill set.
Blaine's background in orthopaedic manual therapy, and keen interest in strength training, has allowed him to combine the two philosophies to advantage and empower his patients to achieve levels of recovery that were not previously attained.
Blaine commits time to the Arthritic Association and Lupus Foundation, and is involved in many guest speaking engagements for a variety of groups and organizations.
When Blaine is not busy with Mackie Physiotherapy, he tries to keep up with his three children who are all involved in high levels of sport and academics. He competes occasionally in RAW powerlifting, which is his other passion. His wife D'Arcy, who runs Mackie Physiotherapy as the business manager, is his power to fuel the never-ending hours of responsibility to Mackie Physiotherapy, and for that he truly thanks her, because without her, his life would not be possible.