For Athletes

A swimmer takes a stroke on a dark cloudy day of lake training

Treatment for high performance athletes

Whether you’re a triathlete or a sprinter or a record holder in the clean and jerk, your performance and your recovery from injury relies on the team of experts at your disposal.

We work with athletes

Stress and recovery

Bring more expertise to your stress and recovery schedule by layering in treatment.

Injury prevention

Ensure your growth is comprehensive to prevent imbalance, undiscovered weakness and performance halting injuries.

Injury rehabilitation

Understand your injury and get clear on how to protect and heal it. Effective treatment can mean the difference between making your next competition and your next win.

Treatments for athletes

Massage therapy 

Physiotherapy 

Chiropractic 

Orthotics for athletes

Orthotics 

A woman runs down the middle of the road during a half marathon.

Three ways signing up for a half marathon changed my life

First of all, I am not (and have never aspired to be) a professional athlete. Although physical activity and fitness have always been important to me, anyone who asked me ...
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A swimmer takes a breath during the front crawl in a pool between lanes.

Nine golden rules for swimming injury prevention

BC physiotherapists are the most physically active healthcare professionals in Canada and the ones physicians recommend most. Swimming is awesome. As a triathlete, I do my fair share of strokes ...
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A massage therapist presses and holds the trapezius muscles around a patients back and neck.

Eight reasons why I love massage therapy

Once in a while I'll meet someone who is not really into getting massage as a therapy. When this happens I resist the impulse to sigh and explain why they're ...
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Triathlon of Compassion, in support of VSAC, 2017

Triathlon of Compassion, 2017

The Triathlon of Compassion has finished for another year and the race results are posted. Over thirty thousand dollars were raised on behalf of the Victoria Sexual Assault Centre (VSAC) this ...
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Knee x-rays.

Just what do X-rays tell us

With some injuries your doctor or therapist may suggest imaging to help rule in or rule out certain pathologies. These images can provide useful information but they can also present ...
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Christy Mader hangs high, high up on a rock cliff on Vancouver Island

To push or not to push, that is the question…

Let me first say, push ups are a great body weight exercise that challenges your core! But are they great for climbers? You find yourself finishing a session at the ...
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Chiropractic care can help

Chiropractic care can help you recover effectively

This is one of many things that BC chiropractors want you to know: back and back-related conditions account for a significant portion of health-care costs - chiropractic care can help ...
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A tennis racquet lies on the clay court surface with a tennis ball on top.

Ice versus heat

Many clients ask me if they should be icing or heating their injuries. Here’s what we know about the effects of these modalities and when it is appropriate to use ...
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Brittany Frey, pilot, tells us about recovering from a broken leg.

How physiotherapy helped Brittany Frey fly again

Life happens. When it does, the things that we rely on, that form the ground of our lives, can move suddenly into the fore. When this happens, we're left wondering ...
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An apple stands on some books, on the teacher's desk. In Las Vegas!

Professional development, Functional Dry Needling

Recently I had an opportunity to participate in a Functional Dry Needling course in Las Vegas, Nevada. After the course I returned to the clinic feeling energized and excited to ...
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Garry and Alli Valk play tennis, work out.

From professional hockey, to competitive tennis, to keeping up with family

Athletes are always searching for the technologies and the techniques to get the most out of their schedules, to supplement and extend their training and to improve their growth. Physiotherapy ...
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A worker bends over his work, looking closely at his brush work.

Ten things your chiropractor wants to tell you

The British Columbia Chiropractic Association has been doing a good job promoting chiropractic care. We appreciate their hard work bringing everyone up to speed on modern chiropractic practices! "Chiropractic can ...
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Helping athletes, and everyone else.

Physiotherapy | Chiropractic care | Massage therapy

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For athletes. For everyone.

Physio | Chiropractic | Massage