Athletic Therapy

We are integrative clinic that offers Athletic Therapy, Holistic Nutrition, and Massage Therapy in Victoria, BC.  We aim to make a difference in people’s lives by educating and empowering others to live healthier so they can lead a life with unlimited potential.

Athletic Therapy in Victoria, BC, for Clients of All Ages

At Sync Therapy, our Athletic Therapist are able leaders, educators, and innovators in the Athletic Therapy community. We focus on pain relief, injury recovery, show you how to move properly with exercise, but more importantly – your goals and desires. 

Fast and effective results is our goal and we understand that collaboration and working together as a team is the key to long-term success.

We’re proud to offer 12 pre-approved ICBC sessions for your injuries. We’re able to direct bill ICBC, with no up-front costs to you!

Experience the Sync Therapy difference!

Do any of these nagging symptoms and conditions feel familiar to you? 

• Neck and back pain

• Shoulder pain

• Headaches and migraines

• Sports injuries

• Osteoarthritis

• Whiplash

• Safe exercise for injuries or previous injuries

Are you tired of feeling confused on how to move do an exercise properly or held back in your life by pain, or stress  

If you’re looking for Massage therapy near you, we’re conveniently located in Downtown Victoria at 10-920 Johnson.

Book your Massage Today!

Courtney Patton
Courtney Patton
03:20 28 Sep 19
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.read more
Cregg Milkowski
Cregg Milkowski
19:10 17 Sep 19
Daryl with sync therapy has been my rock for the last 3 years. Rather it be a 911 call or help with nutrition and home exercise hes right there to help you get where you need to go!read more
Jessica Kirkwood
Jessica Kirkwood
19:37 14 Sep 19
I have been to Daryl twice now and both visits left feeling so much better with long lasting effects as well. You don’t go to Daryl for a spa treatment massage you go to Daryl because he has an amazing understanding of the human body and can help you in healing. I have been having digestive issues and he helped tremendously. He asks all the right questions so he can address your specific situation. I’m sure he would do a spa type massage if that’s what you wanted but I highly recommend going to Daryl with any physical problems you may have. Stomach/Digestive. Headaches. Musculature. Joint. I believe he also does physio type treatment as well. Just ask.read more
Gina Hill
Gina Hill
23:11 12 Sep 19
Professional, approachable, knowledgeable, dependable and super friendly! Daryl has been the best addition to my self care routine I could have asked for. Originally I approached him for nutrition advice, the knowledge that he gave me was tailored to suit my needs, he never put me down when asking questions, and he provided me with the tools to make smart choices. His approach was super refreshing, even meeting me at Whole Foods to read labels/gather information and he made me excited to make positive changes in my diet. After being so thrilled with his nutritional advice, I couldn't help book him for a message session. He focused on my problem areas, made me feel really comfortable and equipment me with valuable stretches, information, and referrals. I will be booking him again, without hesitation. I am so happy I made the choice to invest in myself by booking with Sync Therapy! Please don't hesitate to contact to Daryl for any of his services, I can assure you that you will not be disappointed!read more
Julia Cole
Julia Cole
20:19 12 Sep 19
Daryl is a holistic healer that has helped me immensely. Best therapist I've ever seen.
Kazuhiro Takeuchi
Kazuhiro Takeuchi
21:29 06 Sep 19
Daryl is great at what he does. I have been to a few RMTs in Victoria and I find him to be the best so far. Daryl has a background in sports injury so that really makes a difference in the service he provides. I came to him with a shoulder/rotator cuff injury and he not only helped relieve the pain in the area, he also recommended exercises and stretches to prevent further injury and strengthen the shoulder stabilizing muscles. Highly recommended, especially if you have sports related injuries.read more
Carl Cachia
Carl Cachia
03:48 28 Jul 19
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!read more
Holly Craig
Holly Craig
02:37 11 Jun 19
Sync Therapy is amazing! I went for my initial assessment on Friday and was blown away by Daryl's compassion and the depth of his knowledge. He genuinely cares about making his clients feel better and goes above and beyond. I am already feeling the benefits and look forward to continuing to work with him. Thank you Daryl!!read more
Jesse Rach-Sharpe
Jesse Rach-Sharpe
21:09 07 Jun 19
Daryl is so supportive and so knowledgeable. I went to see him for Athletic Therapy, to help me train and prevent injury in preparation for a very physically demanding trip upcoming and he has been an amazing help getting me there. His approach is so natural and organic, I walked out of the initial assessment feeling like I had already accomplished something, and I was motivated and felt ready. I went home and told my partner that I had the best experience with a health care practitioner of my life. I highly highly recommend Daryl for a supportive, non judgemental approach to better yourself, physically and mentally. Thank you Daryl!read more
Christopher Keays
Christopher Keays
18:35 03 Jun 19
Courteous and capable staff. Gentle but effective treatment and physiotherapy
Sonu Bachra
Sonu Bachra
16:03 15 May 19
Super knowledgable! Always has positive answers/resolutions to my questions about Gut Health. Keep up the fantastic work D!read more
Kelly Hamilton
Kelly Hamilton
05:09 27 Nov 18
Daryl is such a wealth of information.. he goes above and beyond every time I see him, and is so easy to talk to and non-judgemental! He does a super solid job at looking at the big picture and understands how interconnected the body's systems are. I for sure would recommend Sync Therapy to anyone. Plus, a super accommodating schedule makes it easy to get in when you actually need it most ??read more
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Shanice M

Team Canada

I came to Sync Therapy 3 months after having shoulder surgery from a chronic sports injury. Daryl was instrumental in helping me gain back my mobility and add strength, to help me return to professional sport. Not only does he treat the area where the source of the injury is, but he is meticulous in assessing other areas of deficiencies that may be aiding in pain. He has listened to all my concerns with care and answered all of my questions with an undeniable knowledge base making me feel at ease with my progress and motivated to continue through challenging therapy. Since I have moved to Toronto, Daryl has been in constant contact just to see how I am progressing, and he has provided a tremendous amount of support through the physical and mental battles of re-injury. 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

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Paul Girn

Business Owner

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!

Massage Victoria

Kelly H.

Student

Daryl is such a wealth of information.. he goes above and beyond every time I see him, and is so easy to talk to and non-judgemental! He does a super solid job at looking at the big picture and understands how interconnected the body’s systems are. I for sure would recommend Sync Therapy to anyone. Plus, a super accommodating schedule makes it easy to get in when you actually need it most

Massage Therapy Victoria

Wayne D.J.

Athlete

I’ve known Daryl for years now, not only do I trust him with my body, I trust him with my family and friends. I send everyone I know who wants to fix their injury, improve their sport, or just become healthier. He goes above and beyond what’s expected of your typical therapist and cares about your long-term health. I recommend Daryl and Sync Therapy to everyone I know

Athletic Therapy

We're Right For You If...

Injury Recovery

Whether you rolled your ankle, twisted your knee, or you have back pain…we can help

Pain Management

We can help you reduce, eliminate, or help you manage pain. Whether you know where the pain came from or not

Not Sure What You Did To Have Pain Or The Injury?

Our expert therapists can let you know if your injury is serious and need a referral to a specialist or set up a game plan to address your injury

What exercises are safe and effective at preventing injury

We can show you the exercises that are safe and will help give you piece of mind from “bad exercises” or if you’re getting back to movement again

What We Actually Do

We get you better, period.

Whether you know what type of injury you have or if you need us to assess it, Athletic Therapy can provide you the relief to know that you’re on the right path to healing.

Our Certified Athletic Therapists address a variety of health conditions, specifically anything with the muscles, bones, and joints. 

A few of the most common are acute low back pain, herniated discs, shoulder pain, poor posture, and tingling in the arms or legs.

 

What Is Athletic Therapy Effective At Treating?

While most people see “athletic therapy”, they think only athletes. This is far from the truth, Athletic Therapy can help everyone

Seeing an Athletic Therapist regularly can help combat “poor posture”, aches and pains, and help build your core for a strong back.

Athletic Therapists are experts in the muscle, bones, and joints… aka those sore muscles and achy joints that you have. Everyone deserves the enjoyment of moving their body in a pain-free and safe manner, you don’t have to be an athlete to have that.

Whether you’re injured, experiencing discomfort, or want a safe exercise program, Athletic Therapy can help.

Every assessment and treatment is customized to your specific needs, it doesn’t matter if you’re a national level athlete, a nurse, or a government worker. You’re treated with the highest level of care that we would use with our mother.

We’re able to provide a safe, therapeutic, and effective treatment for numerous health concerns such as:

Low Back Pain

Neck Pain

Shoulder Pain

Osteoarthritis

Plantar Fasciitis

Whiplash

Hip pain

Knee pain

Ankle sprain

Sports injuries

Knee pain

Foot pain

Sciatica / Slipped Disc Treatment

Headaches

Athletic Therapy is perfect for acute low back pain, injuries from sports, or the stress from work.

Our therapists are in good standing with ATABC and CATA

Sync Therapy has an excellent range of services

We offer a unique approach to your health care in Victoria, BC. Our Therapist has 3 designations, Massage therapy, Athletic Therapy, and Holistic Nutrition.

What this means that we have the years of hands on treatment, the understanding of safe exercises for your body, and the knowledge to help you with any diet changes to get to the root cause of problems.

All in one person, unlike the standard approach of therapy in Victoria

Not sure of what type of therapy that you need?

Call us for a FREE 15 minute phone consultation, no sales pitch needed.  

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Sync Advantage

Get back to what you love doing or have an exercise plan developed, we can help. 

Most major insurance companies are covering Athletic Therapy as part of their plans. A few of the plans include, Co-operators, Empire, Great West Life, Greenshield, Manulife, and Sunlife.

You will always want to confirm your plan prior to coming in.

You can book an appointment at your convenience and what works with your schedule.   

We offer evening times so you don’t have to miss work. We also have Mondays and Fridays during the day to work with your schedule. Are you a nurse? We have “off-hour” treatment times to work with your shift work, call us for more information.  

We’re able to provide deep tissue massage for our clients that prefer but we also have the skills to perform gentle massage for our hyper sensitive clients that react poorly to standard massages. There’s nothing worse than going to a massage and leaving feeling worse, we pride ourselves in working with you. 

60 min

$80 / session
  • Perfect for 1-2 small areas
  • Deep tissue (if desired)
  • Simple exercises for recovery
  • Direct billing
  • Flexible Scheduling

30 min

$60 / session
  • Perfect for half body
  • Deep tissue (if desired)
  • Simple exercises for recovery
  • Direct billing
  • Flexible Scheduling

Our Athletic Therapy Treatments

Our athletic therapists employ various strategies in order to create an individualized treatment plan that speeds your recovery. To do this, we become part of your “circle of care” approach that brings together your entire health care team in Victoria, BC. We lead the Athletic Therapy side and like to collaborate with specific Chiropractors, Doctors, and other practitioners that are proven to be an effective complement.

We have the years of hands-on treatment, the understanding of safe exercises for your body, and the knowledge with any diet changes to get to the root cause of problems.

Athletic therapy is a great low back treatment 

 

How Do We Get You Feeling Better?

Manual therapy

This is what we excel at, it’s our bread and butter. We have years of hands-on experience to assess what is happening in your body. If a joint isn’t moving well, we can assess that and help it move better. This is a highly specific, accurate, and focused set of techniques that speed your recovery.

A few things that manual therapy helps: Headaches, whiplash, nerve pain, stiff and achy joints, or any injury or health plan

IASTM or commonly known as Graston

Instrument soft tissue mobilization or IASTM for short is a simple, yet effective, manual therapy technique that will help you achieve better results. It’s not aggressive and does not cause excessive tissue damage or bruising. IASTM allows us to effectively work with scar tissue and other fascial restrictions. The technique is performed with a stainless steel instrument designed to detect and treat areas affected by soft tissue problems.

If you’re interested in learning more about IASTM and exploring whether this is the right treatment for you, call Sync Health today and see if this is a good option for you.

Common areas that it’s used are: Chronic ankle sprains, top of the shoulders, plantar fasciitis, or shoulder pain.

Exercise

Our certified athletic therapists create a customized, one-on-one rehabilitation sessions that addresses your specific needs.

Why do we choose exercise as a foundation of our rehab? Science.

Exercise has the highest reviews in the scientific literature for injury rehab. We work with you to design specific exercises that you’ll actually do. They are highly specific to your condition because no one wants to do 10 exercises for 60 minutes a day.

We use a highly targeted group of exercises to give you the best recovery possible or a safe exercise program to keep you healthy.

Deep tissue massage 

This takes the standard gentle massage one step further to address pain, stress, injury, or those tight and knotted muscles. This is a favourite amongst athletes and who need a little extra pressure. This can really help with the range of motion for your joints and muscles and feeling like you have your range of motion back.

“Not so deep tissue massage” or Myofascial release

Do you react negatively to the standard or deep tissue massages? This is a very gentle technique that can provide huge benefits without having the “negative” problems from massage that are too deep. The technique involves having a gentle pressure on your skin so that you feel a mild “pull” or “stretch”. We work specifically with you and your comfort level.

Trigger point therapy

This is great for headaches, back pain, shoulder pain, and knee pain. Trigger points are points in the body that can cause pain in a muscle or referred pain elsewhere. For example, if we press a spot on the back of your shoulder, we can recreate the pain in the front that you came to see us for. If we press a spot on your hip, we can cause your knee or back pain. Reducing these troublesome spots can reduce your pain, give you the feeling of “blood or feeling” back to your body, and help you move easier.

This works well for back pain, headaches, shoulder tendonitis, knee pain, or foot pain.

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