Daysha is a Sport Physiotherapist, clinical director, sole owner and founder of Brownstone Health. She opened her clinic in 2009 with a dream of bringing patient-centred collaborative health to reality in Saskatchewan. Brownstone Health now offers patients the choice of several different professions- with highly specialized practitioners in both physical and mental health. Beyond physiotherapy, Daysha has a research Masters degree in preventative health, and a Doctorate in healthcare business management.
Daysha is a third-generation business enterpreneur. Her background and training is diverse, often taking her away from Saskatchewan, but her love for the Prairies has always brought her back home. She believes in the people of our province, and returned to Regina after working as a supervisor of Performance Medicine for Cirque de Soleil’s European production of Varekai. Previously residing in a Sivananda Yoga Ashram while engaged in the journey of becoming a Yoga instructor, and having the unique opportunity to work as a trainer for an American-style Football team in Slovakia has helped her realize how fortunate she is to call Canada home. These experiences have allowed her to broaden her vision and appreciate diversity and change. They also gave her the inspiration for building Brownstone Health, and the determination and drive to do 'healthcare' better.
She is passionate about education, spending years instructing post-graduate educational courses across Canada, and undergraduate courses for the University of Regina. As a Sessional Lecturer for the U of R, in the Faculty of Kinesiology, Daysha created nearly a dozen courses and taught over 60. Developing curriculum for face to face, online, blended, and televised classes was an amazing opportunity. From these experiences, she founded the Brownstone Health Continuing Collaborative Education Program. This program offers in-house regulatory body accredited post-graduate education at the clinic. The focus is on a team-based treatment approach that spans the disciplines of our centre.
Community is important to Daysha. She has spent nearly 20 years volunteering with sport- from grassroots through professional. Becoming a mom, she had to step back from the sidelines, but decided to contribute by taking active roles on the board of the Sport Medicine and Science Council of Saskatchewan (currently as President), Sport Physio Canada- Sask Division, and the Past President of the Saskatchewan College of Physical Therapists. Having a hand in the development of a provincial Continuing Competency Program for the SCPT was probably the most challenging contribution to date, but also something she is proud of. Drafting the Clinic ReOpening Guidelines for Saskatchewan during the Covid-19 Pandemic was an incredibly unique experience. Daysha proudly sits on the working committee for the Saskatchewan Physiotherapy Association which has been tasked with Advancing Physiotherapy Practice in our province.
Daysha was honoured to receive a medal of distinction from the Canadian Physio Association, being recognized as 1 of 100 influential Physio leaders since inception of the profession in Canada. Being a finalist for a Resiliency award from the Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan really drove home the impact the pandemic had on her clinic. In 2022, she was awarded the prestigious Joyce Manton award for Leadership & Professionalism from the Sask Physio Association.
Her clinical skillset includes traditional and western acupuncture, manual therapy, yoga instruction, as well as being one of the few that hold a diploma of Sport Physiotherapy in Saskatchewan. From a management perspective, she is strongly influenced by the strength-based approaches.
But, if you ask Daysha what means the most to her, she will tell you, "Above all, my absolute proudest achievement in this life has been becoming a mom."