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Athletic Therapy Victoria
Shanice

Team Canada

I would recommend Sync Therapy to anyone who has a sports injury, or those seeking treatment for everyday aches and pains as Daryl goes above and beyond to make sure his clients are healthy both mind and body

Daryl Stubbs

Owner

The owner, in his own humble words...

Welcome,


I’d like to introduce you to something that i’ve put my blood, sweat, and tears into... Sync Therapy.


It started because I enjoyed helping people when I was younger but it’s grown into a fire that pulls me into that direction. There is so much false information out in the media about foods or health, people don’t know the full capabilities of the human body, and we have an autoimmune disease, chronic disease, mental health epidemic.


Our health is being challenged like never before in history, you’ve seen the headlines “Our food and lifestyle are making us sick and fat”. Add this to our ever increasing stress levels from work and media, and our decreases in sleep. The need for proper nourishment, movement, and self-care is pressing and under appreciated.


Thankfully, the foundations for great health are delicious and easy to follow. As the focus on health, nutrition, and wellness grows, so does the role of food in medicine. Being an Athletic Therapist and Massage Therapist in Victoria, BC was only able to get me so far in the ability to help people, this is where nutrition comes in. It’s the missing link to speed your bodies healing process and decrease all types of pain but it does more than just that. Diet is huge in the care of all diseases, such as depression, anxiety, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, thyroid disease but it can also help out with cramps, gas, bloating, and headaches


I never knew the power of food until I discovered it myself. I was the kind of person that would walk up to 7-11 and get a 2L slushy and a couple bags of candy while I came back to play video games for hours. I was also addicted to ice capps, it’s what I was known for. I was having them anywhere between 2-4x a day for a couple years (no exaggeration). I also had acne and anxiety (didn’t know until I look back). I went to the doctor for help and I prescribed an antibiotic... and another one... and another one... nothing seemed to help. I asked him about if there’s any food that might help. He chuckled and

said that my acne wasn’t caused by food.


So I went to see a specialist because it was only getting worse, I had deep cystic acne now. It was painful, uncomfortable, and worst of all... embarrassing. I never took any photos for that reason. The specialist put me on Accutane, which was slightly effective butit took months and it came back once I stopped. Accutane is discontinued and there’s a class-action lawsuit against it for causing serious injuries such as Crohn’s disease, Ulcerative colitis, or inflammatory bowel disease. I have gut troubles now but nothing diagnosed and nothing that I can’t manage with my diet and lifestyle changes. I still have my ice capps but they’re homemade with ingredients that support me. 


After I saw significant (and lasting) change in my body, I was hooked. I take great pride in using food and lifestyle changes that are tailored to each person to achieve their goals.


The greatest moments in my business are watching my clients grow and achieve things that they thought they couldn’t do. Whether it’s reducing fibromyalgia pain from 10/10 down to a 2/10 with food (and a couple lifestyle changes) and enjoy the things she couldn’t do before. It’s also the person that was able to get off their anti-depressant (with doctors help) and make huge changes to their life that they wouldn’t be able to on their own... all with food and lifestyle changes.

Mental Health

I've been able to get rid of the anxiety that stopped me from living my life and I want to show you as well. Food and lifestyle are the key to improving your mental health, digestion, and overall health. If you don't want anxiety, depression, or want to improve your health a Health coach is your best option to do so

Food and diet

Food is the medicine of the gods. If you have chronic pain, poor digestion, depression, or anxiety you'll find food and lifestyle factors as your best option to normalize your body to feeling well again.

Human Body

I just love the body, it's the most complex structure in the universe. With my broad experience and different practices, i'm able to identify different things that you didn't think were connected. For example, how your liver plays a role in your shoulder pain, neck stiffness, and headaches. 

Daryl, the cliff notes...

  • Daryl's able to provide...
  • Published in the National Magazine "Impact"
  • Featured on the Personal Training Development Centre
  • 2x National award winner from the Canadian Athletic Therapy Association
  • Works with National level athletes and Premiere level events
  • Volunteers for local sporting events
  • Enjoys hiking, camping, and personal development 
    • Massage Therapy
    • Athletic Therapy
    • Nutrition and health coaching

    Daryl became a Registered Massage Therapist in 2017. Whether you're looking for a relaxation massage or you have a specific reason to work on, such as low back pain, neck pain, chronic pain, or headaches and migraines, Daryl can help. Daryl's taken extra training in the world of "Visceral Manipulation", which being able to work with specific organs. This gentle technique can be extremely beneficial for someone with low back pain, shoulder pain, headaches, or migraines. If you've had constant or chronic pain or deal with headaches and migraines, ask Daryl about "visceral manipulation" or "organ massage". There's relationships to your organs and dysfunction in other areas. You can learn more about visceral manipulation [Link] or you can find the hidden source of pain in your neck and shoulder here [link]


    Learn more about Massage Therapy


    If you're tired of feeling held back in life by pain, stress, anxiety, or poor digestion, Daryl's here to help


    • Low back pain
    • Headaches and migraines
    • Shoulder Pain
    • Digestive issues - Constipation and bloating
    • Visceral Manipulation
    • "Tight muscles" 
    • Chronic pain 
    • Knee pain

    Daryl's accomplished a lot, in his short career

    Daryl graduated from the Camosun College, obtaining his Bachelors of Athletic and Exercise Therapy Degree in 2013.

    In 2017, he became a Registered Massage Therapist as well as being a Certified Athletic Therapist. He is a member of the Athletic Therapists Association of British Columbia and the Registered Massage Therapists Association of British Columbia.

    In 2018, Daryl graduated from Canada's leading holistic nutrition, Canadian School of Natural Nutrition


    Daryl created Sync Therapy in 2014.


    Daryl’s clinical experience includes injury rehabilitation, exercise prescription, stress reduction, and improving health. Daryl strives to not only rehabilitate his clients but to educate them on how their bodies work and what to do in-case another injury may happen. He believes that everybody should be their own doctor and be able to fix their own injury or condition

    Daryl is very familiar with an active lifestyle and competitive sports; he’s played in Nationals for baseball and even has trained with Real Madrid soccer coaches.


    He has been involved with sports in the community, volunteering for BC Summer Games and numerous other events


    When Daryl is not in the clinic he can be found in nature hiking or camping with his dog, Jackson.

    Courtney

    Manager

    I highly recommend Sync Therapy to anyone looking for athletic therapy, massage therapy, and for nutrition. Daryl is very knowledgeable and thorough. He researched my conditions prior to my appointment and wasted no time with providing solutions. I finally feel like there is a light at the end of the tunnel, even after my first session.

    Carl from Physica Health
    Carl

    Owner of Physica Health

    Daryl is amazing! He blends his knowledge of nutrition, athletic therapy and massage therapy to provide you with a holistic approach. As a fellow clinician, I was impressed with Daryl's enthusiasm to help patients. I recommend Sync Therapy highly!

    Massage Victoria
    Paul

    Owner of Lynx Edge Solutions

    "Getting hurt is a part of having an active lifestyle – accidents happen. But until I started to see Daryl at Sync Therapy I thought living with these injuries was a part of that lifestyle. Daryl has help me through chronic ankle and knee pain and designed a recovery plan and more importantly an injury prevention plan that fits my lifestyle. I have found his advice, knowledge, and attention to detail second to none. Thanks Daryl and Sync Therapy for all your help!"

    What Are You Waiting For? Let’s get you feeling better today!

    What Daryl likes to do in his spare time

    Hiking, camping, and backpacking

    Our favourite spots are Vancouver Island. Check out Strathcona Park in Campbell River. There’s no better feeling than being immersed in nature without a cell signal. Do you know the health benefits of nature?

    Personal Development

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    Sports, working out, and staying active

    Soccer, baseball, or anything with a ball. We use it as our stress relief but did you know team sports improve mental health? If you want to have a healthy brain as you age, staying active is a huge part of this. As the body moves, the brain grooves. Staying physically active increases something called BDNF, which is miracle grow for the brain 

    Signs your gut is unhealthy and what to do

    This is our favourite topic and an emerging field of science. Do you down, slowed down by brain fog, or feel constantly bloated? All of these issues plus many more can traced backed to one specific area… your gut!Your gut is this amazing ecosystem of gut flora that include trillions of microscopic  organisms, bacteria, fungi, viruses, and yeastsMost of these microbes live in your intestines and colon.  The quick fun facts about your microbiome:You have 10x the number microbes than human cells There’s 100 trillion microbesThe microbes weigh about 2-3 kg There are other microbiome sites throughout the human body – skin, mouth, and

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    Top Nutrients For Depression

    Vitamin and minerals are critical to supporting several key functions related to mood disorders, depression included. The significance of different nutrients for mental health status has been established, but it’s still being determined whether it’s a cause or effect for poor mental health.Different micronutrients are vital for different enzymatic reactions that are responsible for making neurotransmitter (serotonin, dopamine, etc). It was thought that you couldn’t grow new brain cells, we know differently now. Brain-derived neurotrophic factor or BDNF for short, plays a huge role in new brain cells. Minerals are essential for the enzymatic activation of this. Zinc Zinc is one of the

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    Top Mental Health Habits To Try

    Mental Health Habits worth tryingExerciseEveryone and their dog knows that exercise is needed for great health but what about mental though? Well, it turns out that exercise is fantastic for mental health! A sunny walk or a quick gym session can boost our mood in the short-term. Exercise stimulates our body to produce endorphins (the natural feel-good hormones). Having a plan and focusing on exercise can give us a break from current concerns from rumination (the continual focused attention on the symptoms of one’s distress). There is research that not only is it necessary for maintaining good mental health, but

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