Athletic Therapy

At Sync Therapy, 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, or build a safe and effective strength program from your home during COVID-19.

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

Our Athletic Therapist is also trained as a Massage Therapist and Holistic Nutritionist.

We’re able to listen to your goals or desires and help you achieve them. We use different hands-on techniques, therapeutic exercises, and education. All of your time with your therapist is spent together, we never put you on a machine and leave to another room. 

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.

An athletic therapist in victoria bc

Finding the right Athletic Therapist for you

Help you recover safely from an injury

Return to your sport

Contactless payments

Covered by most insurance plans

One on one care

Create recovery and nutrition program

2x National Award winner from the Athletic Therapy Association of BC

Our Athletic Therapist has presented at the National Athletic Therapy Conference

How we can help you

Our athletic therapy team is exceptional in their experience, education, and commitment to our clients.

We have expertise in treating injuries, back painshoulder and neck pain. 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.

You don’t need to be an athlete to see us, athletic therapy is for everyone. 

Athletic Therapy is a great source of treatment by itself but it compliments well with Chiropractic or Massage Therapy.

Athletic therapy is for more than just athletes! It’s for everyone

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 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 an exercise-based program to help your recover from an injury, learn how to exercise 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

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 a massage but if you want exercises or eventually eat healthier for your body, you don’t have to see multiple people for that. Our clients love this unique advantage because your AT can provide relief with hands-on treatment but when and if you massage or eat better your therapist already knows you. You don’t have to see multiple people or figure out where to go. You’ve already built a relationship and they’ll have a better understanding of the approach that best suits your needs. 

These are usually covered under insurance, you’ll just need to check your insurance coverage prior to your session.

What we can help you with

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 so you understand why we do things and how to help speed your recovery

Using athletic therapy to improve back pain
  • Pain

    Our athletic therapist is able to help with your pain. Your pain may be in your back, hip, neck, shoulders or knees. We're able to assess your posture, how well you move, and other factors that may be making your pain worse

  • Injuries

    Have you hurt yourself running, playing your sport, or the picking something up from the ground? Common injuries that we see are back pain, ACL injuries, rotator cuff, sciatica, ankle sprains and the common sprains and strains throughout the body

  • 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

  • Recovery programs

    Do you want to speed up the recovery process whether from an injury or just working out? You're able to work with our Athletic Therapist and Nutritionist to create a plan for simple diet changes, recovery steps, and supplements to sky rocket your results!

  • Insurance

    Athletic therapy is covered under many insurance plans, it's best to confirm with your plan prior to your session. If you don't have insurance coverage for athletic therapy, you're still able to work with Daryl through massage therapy.

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

Ligament sprains – ankle, knee

Knee problems – meniscus tears, ACL, MCL

At Sync Therapy, we use a whole-body holistic approach to your 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 ability to provide all of this for you, covered by most insurances, is a unique experience that few are able to provide in Victoria.

If you’ve been involved in a can accident and are working with ICBC, we are able to provide active rehab

If you don’t have athletic therapy coverage for insurance, Daryl can use Massage therapy instead and he can provide a few exercises for you

Meet Your Athletic Therapist

Daryl stubbs is the RMT, athletic therapist, and holsitic nutritionist from sync therapy

Daryl Stubbs

Athletic Therapist and Owner

7+ Years of clinical experience


Athletic Therapy is covered under most major insurance plans. You’ll need to confirm your coverage prior to your session. You’re steps away from booking your session with your athletic therapist and feeling better.

Our treatment prices will be increasing on Jan 1st, 2022 to match the industry standard and they are as follows:

Initial Assessment:$110

60-minute session: $100


Initial Visit

/60 minute massage
$ 99.75 Per session
  • COVID protocols
  • Covered by most insurance
  • Includes treatment
  • Exercise recommendations
  • Unlimited email support

60 Minute Follow-up

$ 80 Per session
  • 60 minute one on one session
  • Hands on treatments
  • Massage, deep tissue, mobilizations, and more

Exercise program

$ 99.75 Per plan
  • Includes exercise program
  • Tailored to you and your goals
  • All levels of activity or skill
  • Video recommendations included

Frequently asked questions

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.

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

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

Not typically for your insurance plan but some require a doctors note. You’ll need to check with your insurance coverage prior to your session

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

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 moving 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

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All of our sessions follow COVID-19 policies, we direct bill most major insurance companies, and we accept ICBC claims 



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