Lena Walther, MPT, BScKin
Lena is an honoured recipient of the National Orthopaedic Division award and the Canadian Physiotherapy Association Student Award. She completed her Masters of Physical Therapy at the University of British Columbia, where she supported the UBC Old Boys rugby team as a student physio. She graduated from the University of Victoria with a Bachelors of Science, Honours, in Kinesiology. During her time at UVic, she conducted research in the Theoretical and Applied Neuroscience Laboratory to complete her thesis.
Lena has successfully completed the Level 1 exam in the Orthopaedic Division advanced integrated musculoskeletal physiotherapy and plans to pursue higher levels in the future. She also recently completed a non-internal introductory pelvic floor course, and will continue to advance her education in regards to pelvic health.
Lena has always enjoyed living an active lifestyle, and completed her first half marathon in the summer of 2019. Prior to the pandemic, you could find her strength training at the gym or going to a spin class; due to the numerous challenges Covid has presented, she has shifted her focus to circuit training at home or running around beautiful Victoria. When she’s not exercising, Lena enjoys baking and creating anatomy related art. Lena is planning on participating in another half marathon next summer, and an area of passion in her practice is treating running related injuries.
Always having a keen interest in research, Lena starts her morning with a coffee and a physiotherapy related research article to ensure she is always providing her clients with the most up-to-date, evidence-based treatments and education. Increasing her client’s self-efficacy is always an emphasis in Lena’s practice, along with providing education, exercise and manual therapy.
“I have rolled my ankles quit a few times over the past 2 years leading to swollen ankles to the point it hurt to stand for long periods of time and decided to make an appointment with Physiotherapist, Sandy Wilson. After the first visit, I had full confidence in her and within weeks she had me back to running!”Angie Boyle, Executive Assistant at B78 Multisport Coaching
“Because of Sandy’s own athletic background she brings both a deeper sense of what is going on and the sense of urgency that most people feel when they are injured. When you have something wrong you just want to get on with it. Sandy has an incredible feel for what is going on and how to fix it.”B78 Multisport Athletic Coaching
“I have been going to see Sandy for a few years now for various sporting injuries. She is great at what she does, and I highly recommend her and I send all my friends to see her. She is very strong and has worked out knots/scars in my muscles to repair my body past what I thought was possible. I have tried other practitioners in the past and have always felt like they ignore what I say and just do what they feel is best without telling me why they are doing it- Sandy takes the time to listen and really give feedback on what she is doing and why she is doing it.
I have also recently seen Veronica Hewstan for chiropractic needs, and she has been great as well. She has a wide variety of techniques (ART, Graston etc) to treat a wide variety of injuries.”Graeme Galloway
“Sandy Wilson is the consummate professional. My running injury was diagnosed efficiently, the treatment was highly effective and my rehabilitation program was easy to follow. What more could one ask for?”Tony Zarsadias