Getting You Back To The Things You Love
Are you tired of injuries keeping you down? The shoulder injury that makes you unable to lift your arm? The knee pain that doesn’t allow you to go for a walk with a friend? The back pain that doesn’t allow you to play with your kids, bend down to pick something up or even sit comfortably in your chair?…
We pride ourselves on getting our clients back to the things they enjoy.
Pain, tension, and not feeling your best contribute to poor physical and mental health. We strive to support a happier and healthier society.
When you’re not in pain, worrying about your body, or stressed out then you’re more likely to move, take care of your health, and do something that brings you joy.
Imagine your athletic therapist that has the technical hands-on skill to reduce your pain and injury while keeping you informed on ways you can reduce, manage, or eliminate your problem. Our Athletic Therapist strives to achieve this.
Empowerment. Health. Education.
Athletic Therapy makes taking care of your body easy.
Our athletic therapist provides hands-on manual therapy and corrective exercises to keep you feeling better, longer.
Say Goodbye to your Injuries and Hello to Accomplishing your Goals
Our athletic therapy team is exceptional in their experience, education, and commitment to our clients.
We have expertise in treating most types of injuries but we excel in treating back pain, shoulder pain, neck pain, and complex conditions.
We’re also skilled in creating safe exercise programs to improve your core strength, get rid of your shoulder pain, and show you how to reduce your chances of injury in the gym.
Athletic Therapy is a great source of treatment by itself but it compliments well with Chiropractic or Massage Therapy.
While we have been lucky enough to work with national-level athletes, we also have the privilege of working with a diverse demographic of clients who are motivated in feeling their best, whatever that may look like for them.
You can be someone who enjoys being active on weekends, a mother of 2 kids, or an office worker!
We’re able to develop a program that includes hands-on therapy or an exercise-based program to help your recover from an injury, learn how to exercise to achieve your health goals.
Athletic therapy is perfect for your sports injury as well. Our Athletic Therapist is highly trained in his profession and uses his countless hours of experience working clinically and for sports teams.
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
Besides being an athletic therapist, our AT is trained as a Massage Therapist and Holistic nutritionist.
You get a unique experience on your health journey.
With us, you’re able to see one therapist for athletic therapy but if you want a massage or eventually eat healthier for your body, you don’t have to see multiple therapists for that.
Our clients love this unique advantage because your AT can provide relief with hands-on treatment but when you want a massage or eat better your therapist already knows you.
What we can help you with
Recover Fast From Injuries
Have you hurt yourself running, playing your sport, or the picking something up from the ground? From ACL injuries, rotator cuff strains, or arthritis we can help you with strained muscles or sprained ligaments or tender joints.
Melt Pain & Tension Away
Our athletic therapist is able to help with your pain. Whether you hurt yourself at the gym, office, house, or outside - we have solutions to help you. You may have headaches or migraines, neck pain, shoulder pain, low back pain, knee pain or poor posture.
Recovering From A Car Accident
Have you been involved in a car accident and need to build strength back? We can help with headaches, whiplash, low back pain, or numbness and tingling from an accident. Our athletic therapist is approved from ICBC to offer kinesiology.
Safe Exercise Plans
We can help you create a program to recover from an injury. If you're new to exercising, we can create a safe non-intimidating program to get you started.
You're Half Way There To Feeling Better
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How we can help you
We Make Recovering From An Injury Easier
If you’re a new client, please choose the the initial assessment
Initial Assessment60 Minute
Includes assessment and treatment
Exercise plan included
Free continued email support after treatment
Convenient schedule and online booking
60 Minute Treatment
includes treatment up to 60 minutes
Education to to understand your injury and improve recovery time
Covered by most insurance plans
Premium heated massage table
Frequently Asked Questions
Most frequent questions and answers
Have you hurt yourself running, playing your sport, or picking something up from the ground?
Common injuries that we see are back pain, neck pain, headaches, rotator cuff injuries, sciatica, ankle sprains and the common sprains and strains throughout the body
- 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
- Sports injuries – baseball, soccer, basketball, football, volleyball, and everything in between
- Ligament sprains – ankle, knee
- Knee problems – meniscus tears, ACL, MCL
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. If you don’t have AT coverage, you may have massage therapy coverage and Daryl can work with you through that
Yes! We’re trained to work with anyone, regardless of age, background, sexual orientation or athletic ability. We work with athletes, office workers, car accident clients, or anyone hurt. If you’re new to exercise or moving in general, then we will start you at the beginning and progress you as far as you’re comfortable.
Athletic Therapy is a branch of therapy that specializes in your muscles, bones, and joints. We’re able to help you recover from an injury quickly and effectively, it doesn’t matter if you’re an athlete or not! We can help you recover from a sports injury, pick up a toddler, or just from you working at a desk full-time. We do this with 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.
Yes! While we are athletic therapists by trade, we provide active rehab as a part of your recovery team for car accidents. 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
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.