Faster And Longer-Term Recovery

Athletic Therapy

An active-based approach of rehab that emphasizes exercise while continuing to incorporate passive manual techniques. Long-term planning focuses on keeping you as involved in your activity as possible during the recovery process.

Athletic Therapy is billable to ICBC and other private health insurance providers!

  • Soft-Tissue and Joint Mobilization
  • Pain-Management Strategies
  • Client-Specific Exercise Planning
  • Preventative Conditioning

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Athletic Therapy is a branch of therapy that specializes in musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. With exercise being a focus of the rehabilitation, it also includes manual therapy such as joint mobilizations and soft-tissue work.

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, children, post-surgical clients, and car accident patients. Clients who are hesitant regarding performing exercise can feel comfortable that their rehab program will begin at whatever comfort level they need.

Beginning an active rehab plan early into an injury or pain experience so will help to ensure minimal time off of work, school, or activity, decreasing the impact on your routine. Contrary to traditional beliefs that absolute rest is indicated for recovery, we now have an understanding that if even small, low-grade movements can be performed in the acute stage of injury, then optimal recovery is easier and quicker to achieve.

Our Athletic Therapists

Jonathan Cain CAT(C) Certified Athletic Therapist

Jon is a Victoria-local who finished his Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic and Exercise Therapy at Camosun College in 2014. He also previously completed a Diploma in Exercise and Wellness and holds certifications as a Certified Athletic Therapist and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Additionally, Jon is currently the sitting Vice President for the Athletic Therapists Association of British Columbia. Personally, he is an avid indoor rock climber and trains in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Jon has been involved with numerous sports and fitness settings as both medical personnel and coach. With a background in long-distance running, he spent 9 years coaching other runners at the youth level where he developed his skill in then being able to coach and motivate his clients through their rehab. Jon has also had a great deal of focus with providing care for athletes in lacrosse, martial arts, rock climbing, and body building. However, Jon retains a passion for working with non-athletic populations as well, especially in regards to returning movement and quality of life to chronic pain clients. Areas of interest that he likes to treat with clients include persistent neck, lower back, and TMJ (jaw) pain.

Jon’s philosophy is that any individual has the ability to attain optimal health through education and guided exercise. He sees the inherent ability in every individual to move naturally and healthily and has confidence that every human body can regain the ability to function without pain.

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Rachel Schmidt, CAT(C), CEP Certified Athletic Therapist, Clinical Exercise Physiologist

Rachel has always lived in the Victoria area and is a graduate from Camosun College with a Bachelor's Degree in Athletic and Exercise Therapy.

Throughout her life, Rachel has remained active and participated in a wide variety of different sports, with her primary sport for the past ten years being dog agility. Rachel has had the opportunity to work professionally with a number of other different sports including ruggy, basketball, soccer, volleyball, and hockey. She has also enjoyed working with adaptive athletes with physical impairments as well as prostate cancer patients.

Having the opportunity to work with such a wide variety of demographics coming from different places in life has given Rachel an appreciation for the individual requirements of treating and how to help people achieve their goals.

In her spare time Rachel loves to continue learning and looking at the world through another perspective, usually though books and podcasts. She also enjoys getting outdoors for hiking and camping.

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