We provide Athletic Therapy in Victoria BC

Our Athletic therapist is a leader in the field and  has years of experience to provide you with the necessary support to help you recover from injury, return you to your sport, and build a safe and effective strength program

Find out why we can be your top choice for Athletic Therapy in Victoria

At Sync Therapy, our Athletic Therapist (AT) is able to help you out whether you’re looking to recover from an injury, return to your sport safely, or have an exercise program developed so you don’t get hurt in the gym

Our athletic therapist listens to your goals or desires and helps you achieve them

We can be your top source for pain relief, injury recovery, or help you move better. We’re able to work with other practitioners to help you achieve maximum results

Since we’re a small local business in Victoria, BC. We’re able to offer next day appointments, a convenient schedule, and the ability to develop a therapeutic relationship with your Athletic therapist.

We’re tailored to the therapeutic benefits of athletic therapy, such as reducing back pain, knee pain, and shoulder injuries. 

We’re able to build a core strengthening program for you to help reduce your chances of developing back pain

Athletic therapy is for more than just athletes! You can be someone who enjoys being active on weekends, a mother of 2 kids, or an office worker!

We’ve been lucky enough to work with National level athletes in our clinic and on the field.

It doesn’t matter on your skill quality, we work with clients whether your Tiger woods or the Owners dancing skills

We’re able to develop a program that includes hands-on therapy or and exercise-based program to help you recovery from an injury or achieve your health goals.

Athletic therapy is perfect for your sports injury as well. Athletic Therapists are highly trained, we work in the clinic but we’re also skilled therapists and emergency providers on the field.

We’re conveniently located in Downtown Victoria at 10-920 Johnson. It’s at the intersection of Quadra and Johnson in the same building as Alert First aid

What can Athletic therapy help with?

Using athletic therapy in a strategic way can skyrocket your results!

Recovering from an injury, moving better, and creating a safe exercise plan is often a goal of our clients. This can be from a sports injury, sitting at a desk too long, returning to running too often, or getting hurt from a hiking

We use different techniques such as massage, myofascial release, mobilizations, and exercises to get you back feeling well.

Our Athletic therapist can also help you find the best time to exercise for you

It’s important that we collaborate during your athletic therapy session. Your understanding of why we do things and how to them appropriately will help speed your recovery

Our athletic therapist is able to help variety of conditions, concerns, and problematic areas

  • Back pain including degenerative disc disease, sciatica, back tension
  • Neck pain – tight and sore neck
  • Headaches and migraines – chronically tight neck, stress,
  • Shoulder pain – rotator cuff, impingement, bursitis, arthritis, and frozen shoulder
  • Whiplash and car accidents –  great for building strength for active rehab
  • Muscle soreness – working out, hiking, or other activities
  • Poor posture 
  • Running injuries – patella-femoral (knee) pain syndrome and ITB syndrome
  • Sport injuries – baseball, soccer, basketball, football, volleyball, and everything in between
  • Ankle sprains – chronic or new injuries
  • Ligament sprains –  ankle, knee
  • Knee problems – meniscus and ligaments
an athletic therapist running along a client

Finding the right Athletic Therapist in Victoria

Finding the right Athletic therapist can be tricky!

Athletic Therapy is gaining popularity and people are actively searching out for a sports therapist or a physiotherapist

At Sync Therapy, our athletic therapist uses a whole body holistic approach to recovery. We look at your complaint but we want to know why it happens and what we can do to prevent this from happening again.

Our Athletic therapist has 3 designations, the other 2 being in massage therapy and holistic nutrition – you get 3 skill sets in one. You don’t have to through the trouble of having multiple therapists to talk to, seeing if they work collectively together, and the multiple different appointments that you have to go to using up your time.

Daryl’s able to help you on your journey. It can be with only athletic therapy but if have plans on becoming healthier, feeling better, or are wanting a nutritionist to work with – Daryl’s able to provide all of this for you, covered by most insurances. If you don’t have athletic therapy coverage for insurance, you can Daryl for Massage therapy instead and he can provide a few exercises for you

When should you see an Athletic therapist in Victoria and how often?

It’s important to create a game plan for your situation – finding the appropriate exercises, having a clear plan for recovery, and keeping you accountable!

Well, it really depends!

It depends what your goals are, if you have a time frame to get back to, and your current activity level

If you’ve just hurt yourself by rolling your ankle at soccer or you’re getting knee pain running and you want to run in a 10K, you may want to have a couple of sessions a month. If you want to build a stronger core to strengthen your back, it might be 1 session every 3 weeks for a few months! It’s really up to you, we talk and collaborate with you to find the best situation for your needs.

If you’re not active or not coordinated, it might be smart to have a few sessions for a week so we can teach the appropriate exercises and then space them out to 1x a month after that.

Our goal is to give you the ability to do it by yourself, confidently

With whatever your situation is, we work within it while being open and honest with you. If you have insurance coverage, we will create a plan with you to maximize those to reduce your “out of pocket’ costs. Whether you have insurance coverage or not, we’re able to show and tell you what you’re able to do to recover faster outside of your athletic therapy session.

Treatments tailored to you

Our sessions are always uniquely tailored to you and you’re situation, how you’re feeling that day, and your expectations from us

Educated & Experienced therapist

Your athletic therapist has years of experience, thousands of hours of hands on treatment time, and has worked in National level events and athletes.

Insurance coverage

Athletic therapy is covered under many insurance plans! Check your coverage to see if it’s there before your session. It can be sometimes added with a letter. If not, you can work specifically with our RMT

Open and honest

Not sure if athletic therapy or physiotherapy will fully help you? We will be completely open and honest with you if athletic therapy will be the right fit. Our rule of thumb, if you don’t see good results within 3-5 treatments – that may not be the right technique to get you well.
A client performing yoga that was recommended by his athletic therapist

Our athletic therapy techniques

Our athletic therapist uses a variety of different techniques with you to get you feeling your best

A skilled athletic therapist will use an array of therapy tools and techniques to assist you. These athletic therapy techniques can include the following:

  • Therapeutic massage
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Myofascial release
  • Sports massage
  • Exercise prescription and education
  • Core strengthening programs
  • Active Isolated Stretching
  • Biomechanical Taping
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation
  • Cranial Sacral Therapy
  • Muscle Energy Technique
  • Joint mobilization
  • Soft tissue mobilization

Pricing

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FAQ - Frequently asked questions

Do you have questions about insurance, billing, or about us?

What's the difference between Physiotherapy and Athletic Therapy?

Athletic therapy and physiotherapy are very similar in terms of treatment and techniques used to treat an injury or illness. The main difference lies in their scope of practice and educational background.

An athletic therapist requires a 4-year bachelor’s degree to specialize in immediate care and prevention of musculoskeletal (muscle, bones, and joint) injuries.

On the other hand, physiotherapy is defined as the science of movement that focuses on the underlying physical issues to help recover, sustain and maximize an individual’s physical strength, mobility, function and overall well-being. In part, they seek out the root cause of an injury and treat it accordingly. This profession would require an additional 2-year Master’s degree and includes a much wider scope of training, including neurological disorders, orthopedics, cardio-respiratory rehab, stroke rehab, pediatrics, geriatrics and burn patients.

For most injuries, such as back pain, neck pain, headaches, and ankle sprains, either would be sufficient to help you in the recovery process. 

We find it’s more about the person, rather than the designation. Choose a therapist that best fits your lifestyle and needs

What's the difference between Physiotherapy and Athletic Therapy?

You can book 24 hours a day from online booking software, easily finding a time that works for your schedule. You can send us an email with a time and date, as well. There is the old fashioned way of giving us a call too

We use an online booking software to make it easy for you to book your massage therapy appointments online, 24 hours a day.  Once you’re logged in, you can see which time slots are available and add one or multiple appointments quickly. Here’s how:

  • First, if you’ve never logged in to our online booking software before, you will need to create a profile.
  • Once you’re inside, click on the blue “Book an Appointment” button.
  • Select massage therapy for your appointment.
  • Choose the type intial massage if you’re a new client or choose the time, if you’re a current client.
  • Choose a time from the schedule.
  • Click confirm

Please fill out the intake forms prior to your massage, they will be sent at the time of booking. Check your junk mail as well.

Do you direct bill to insurance companies?

Yes! We offer direct billing to most major insurance companies

What is Athletic Therapy

Athletic Therapy is a branch of therapy that specializes in your muscle, bones, and joints. We’re able to help you recover from an injury quickly and effective, it doesn’t matter if you’re an athlete or not! We can help you recover from a sports injury, picking up a toddler, or just from you working at a desk full-time. We does this by massage, joint mobilizations, exercise, and education!While there are many similarities with other therapeutic health professions, Athletic Therapy differs from them by specializing in musculocutaneous conditions and by holding exercise as its primary modality.

Is Athletic Therapy covered by insurance?

There are a lot of plans that athletic therapy is covered under. We don’t fall under the “physiotherapy” blanket though, you will need to call your insurance provider to check your plan. Athletic Therapy may fall under general categories such as “Rehabilitation” or “Health care spending account” on your own plan, so if you’re unsure, you should contact your insurance company to inquire.

Do I need to be an athlete?

Heck no! We’re trained to work with anyone, regardless of age, background, or your coordination. We work with athletes, office workers, car accident clients. If you’re new to exercises or just exercising in general, then we will start you at the beginning and progress you as far as your comfortable until you’re ready to not see us any more

What type of payments do you accept?

We accept cash, cheque, e-transfer, and direct billing currently. We don’t accept debit or credit cards

Do you take ICBC claims or whiplash?

Yes! We direct bill ICBC on your behalf and tailor a treatment plan that works for you. More information is under our ICBC active rehab page