What is Athletic Therapy?
Athletic Therapy is a branch of therapy that specializes in musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. While the field has a full scope of practice when it comes to treatment, including massage, joint mobilizations, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, and more, our main focus with the rehabilitation process is through the use of therapeutic exercise prescription.

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.
Do I need to be an athlete or experienced with exercise to see an Athletic Therapist?
Athletic Therapists are trained to work with any population, regardless of age, background, or experience. The range of demographics that we can work with includes athletes, pediatrics, geriatrics, special populations (such as those with diabetes or heart disease), whiplash victims, and more. If you’re new to exercise in general, then we will absolutely begin at a starting-level with you and progress you as things go.
Is Athletic Therapy covered by my insurance plan?
Athletic Therapy does not fall underneath the blanket of “Physiotherapy” on extended medical insurance. However, almost all insurance companies in British Columbia have been known to cover these services depending on each individual’s plan. Athletic Therapy may fall under more general categories such as “Rehabilitation” on your own plan, so if you’re unsure, you should contact your insurance company to inquire.

For individuals whose plans do not currently cover it, there is an ability to request that Athletic Therapy be added to your plan. For your convenience, you can visit the links below for the forms to request that it be done, either for an individual plan or to your employer if you are covered by benefits through work.

Insurance - Request to Employer
Insurance - Request to Insurance Company

How is Massage Therapy different than a spa massage?
Registered Massage Therapists are fully trained in anatomy, physiology, and assessment for musculoskeletal conditions, much like other therapeutic health professions, allowing them a status as a regulated health profession under the BC Health Professions Act. RMT's have the ability to go as broad or injury-specific with a massage as per the client's needs and desires.
Can you treat my concussion symptoms?
While both Athletic Therapists and Massage Therapists can address some post-concussion symptoms if they are muscular related, our main service offered is an in-depth assessment for further referral. Often, the sources of lingering symptoms are hard to identify, and so we will provide a full analysis to recommend proper treatment avenues. A written-report is also created to deliver to other medical and legal professionals, as needed.
How does a Biomechanist's assessment differ from another practitioner's?
All clinicians are trained to do a thorough physical assessment with range, strength, and manual testing. Our Biomechanist's assessment, however, takes it to the next level by incorporating detailed video analysis and formal reporting. This kind of testing is especially indicated for both athletes striving for high-performance as well as for any clients with persistent symptoms that other therapists might not yet have been able to identify the source of.