👋 IF YOU ARE NEW TO US, you will be sent electronic intake forms after booking an appointment. Please take the time to fill these out at least two days prior to your appointment so that our therapists have the time to review them before your initial visit.

IF YOU HAVE VISITED US BEFORE BUT ARE SEEING US FOR A DIFFERENT SERVICE OR A NEW INJURY/REASON: Please book an initial assessment or an extended visit (if available). This way we will have the time to perform a thorough assessment and treatment.

PRIOR TO ARRIVAL: Please review our Communicable Diseases Prevention page, outlining some important information on how to keep our community safe 😷

🎉 WELCOMING DR. BENJAMIN STEBBINS: Dr. Ben will be starting with us on October 3rd and is accepting new chiropractic clients. Learn more about Dr. Ben here

❓UNSURE OF WHAT SERVICE IS BEST FOR YOU❓Click the following links to learn more about what we offer: Athletic Therapy, Chiropractic, Massage Therapy, Performance and Prevention, Class IV Laser, Nutritional Therapy. Or visit our Team Page to learn more about our incredible Team of Therapists.

DIRECT BILLING: We offer direct billing to all major Insurance Companies for Chiropractic and Massage Therapy.

Please do not hesitate to email us at 📧 info@athletecentre.ca or call us at 📞 250-885-8405 if you have any further questions and thank you for your support!

Sincerley,

The TAC Team

Athletic Therapy

The Athletic Therapists at TAC are highly skilled in injury assessment and rehabilitation and work with you to keep you doing the activities you love. We work with anyone who loves to move; from elite Olympic level athletes to those just getting into the world of physical health and wellness. There’s an athlete in every body. Don’t let the name fool you. You do not need to be a profession... Read More

The Athletic Therapists at TAC are highly skilled in injury assessment and rehabilitation and work with you to keep you doing the activities you love.

We work with anyone who loves to move; from elite Olympic level athletes to those just getting into the world of physical health and wellness. There’s an athlete in every body.

Don’t let the name fool you. You do not need to be a professional athlete to benefit from working with an Athletic Therapist. Athletic Therapists specialize in the assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of all musculoskeletal issues, which means if you’ve injured a muscle, bone or joint or are active and want to mitigate injury or improve performance, then Athletic Therapy may be just the thing for you!

Employing a sport medicine model, Athletic Therapy includes assessment, treatment, rehabilitation and comprehensive patient education.

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Chiropractic

Chiropractic is a dynamic healthcare profession that is passionate about helping an active population stay active and mobile. Chiropractic is a non-invasive, hands-on approach that focuses on the neuromusculoskeletal system; which involves any ailment related to nerves, muscles, tendons and joints. The health of their patients is enhanced through the use of a variety of techniques and approache... Read More

Chiropractic is a dynamic healthcare profession that is passionate about helping an active population stay active and mobile. Chiropractic is a non-invasive, hands-on approach that focuses on the neuromusculoskeletal system; which involves any ailment related to nerves, muscles, tendons and joints. The health of their patients is enhanced through the use of a variety of techniques and approaches which may include the chiropractic adjustment, joint mobilizations, soft tissue release techniques (Graston Techniques, Active Release Techniques, Functional Range Release), and corrective and rehabilitation exercises.

As primary contact health care professionals, chiropractors have a comprehensive and complex understanding of the human body, enabling them to diagnose and treat, and when necessary co-manage and refer patients to other health care professionals.

You can expect to have a thorough history taking, followed by a comprehensive physical exam which may include a biomechanical and orthopedic assessment and functional movement screen. A thorough assessment aids in the development of an individualized treatment and management plan to help you reach your health and movement goals. Doctors of chiropractic can also educate their patients on various aspects of overall health and wellness including diet, exercise, ergonomics and stress management.


Massage Therapy

Registered Massage Therapy services at The Athlete Centre are a key component to helping you optimize your health and performance. Whether you are seeking relief from pain or muscular soreness, recovering from an injury, are looking to improve your athletic performance, or are wanting to enhance your overall health and well-being, our experienced Registered Massage Therapists can help. Ou... Read More

Registered Massage Therapy services at The Athlete Centre are a key component to helping you optimize your health and performance.

Whether you are seeking relief from pain or muscular soreness, recovering from an injury, are looking to improve your athletic performance, or are wanting to enhance your overall health and well-being, our experienced Registered Massage Therapists can help.

Our Registered Massage Therapists value movement as a key factor in your health, meaning they help you feel relaxed and restored, while helping you move better.

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Performance and Prevention

Performance Plus is similar to personal training, but as Strength Coaches and Athletic Therapists or Physiotherapists, we bring the knowledge and expertise of injury prevention, rehabilitation and performance into your sessions. As Athletic Therapists and Physiotherapists, we are able to perform a detailed and individualized assessment to identify your strengths, and limitations to help you ... Read More

Performance Plus is similar to personal training, but as Strength Coaches and Athletic Therapists or Physiotherapists, we bring the knowledge and expertise of injury prevention, rehabilitation and performance into your sessions.

As Athletic Therapists and Physiotherapists, we are able to perform a detailed and individualized assessment to identify your strengths, and limitations to help you reach your goals. We emphasize your strengths, address your limitations and build your capacity through a combination of strength and mobility training as well as manual therapy to help you reach your optimal movement and performance potential.

Whether you are looking to improve your general fitness or are training for a specific sport or event we will help you get there!


Class IV Laser

***If you are looking for Laser Treatments from Dr. Kavan Yu please find them in our Chiropractic Category*** If you have chronic or acute pain and tissue dysfunctions caused by disease or injury, Deep Tissue Laser Therapy could help speed your healing and decrease pain. Class IV Deep Tissue Laser offers advanced pain relief and promotes rapid healing through a process known as photobiostim... Read More

***If you are looking for Laser Treatments from Dr. Kavan Yu please find them in our Chiropractic Category***

If you have chronic or acute pain and tissue dysfunctions caused by disease or injury, Deep Tissue Laser Therapy could help speed your healing and decrease pain. Class IV Deep Tissue Laser offers advanced pain relief and promotes rapid healing through a process known as photobiostimulation. Ideal for enhanced relief of neck, lower back, wrist, knee, hip and elbow joint dysfunction, muscle spasms, foot and ankle issues, post-operative recovery and sports injuries.

**If you have a new injury that we have not assessed you for previously please book an initial assessment with one of the therapists here so that they are able to determine whether laser is a safe and appropriate treatment for you.**


Nutritional Therapy

A Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP) follows a holistic approach to health and wellness. They look at the whole, not just isolated parts to determine underlying causes of more recognizable symptoms. Because of this, they are able to get to the root of the issue for long-term sustainable wellness success. NTP’s believe in a nutrient-dense whole food diet, and respect and appreciate the va... Read More

A Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP) follows a holistic approach to health and wellness. They look at the whole, not just isolated parts to determine underlying causes of more recognizable symptoms. Because of this, they are able to get to the root of the issue for long-term sustainable wellness success.

NTP’s believe in a nutrient-dense whole food diet, and respect and appreciate the vast knowledge of traditional diets from around the world. NTP’s make special considerations for bio-individuality, cultural heritage, and family history, and understand that there is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to achieving wellness goals. NTP’s are specifically trained to assess the body for dysfunction so that they can get a better sense of their individual client’s needs. Similarly, NTPs are educated in effective supplementation protocols for dietary assistance on the path to health.

Prior to your initial nutritional therapy consultation, you will be invited to participate in a comprehensive intake process consisting of an intake form, an online nutritional questionnaire, and 3-5 day food journal, which will allow your FNTP to take a deeper look into your past history, present considerations, and future goals. You will then spend your first session going through this information together, and will have ample time and space to ask questions in an open and non- judgmental environment. You will leave your first session with a greater understanding of your body, your symptoms, and what foods to include and avoid to help you in achieving your athletic performance and wellness goals. Following your session, you will also receive a detailed nutritional recommendations document that will act as a guideline and blueprint for your nutrition strategy, meal plan, follow-up sessions, and any additional nutritional therapy services you sign up for.


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Stephen Woollard Bio (He/Him/His)

Stephen is a graduate of the Bachelor of Athletic and Exercise Therapy program at Camosun College and holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of Victoria. He worked for the provincial government for 15 years before leaving to pursue his passion for Athletic Therapy.

Stephen has worked with sports teams including the BC Lions, Castaway Wanderers Rugby, and the UVic rowing and swim teams at national championships. He has experience with ice hockey, rugby, basketball, field hockey, golf, and running.

An NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach and NCCP Road Running Coach, Stephen became involved in sport and fitness in his late 20s, when he began to pursue running and triathlon. Along with the life-changing benefits of sport and physical activity, he experienced the lows of injuries and physical setbacks. Stephen understands the profound effect injuries can have on a person’s physical and mental well-being, and his ultimate goal is to get you back to doing what you love and being at your best.

When not working with patients, you might see Stephen stretching his mental muscles at pub trivia, exploring the city while running, or participating in races.

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Colin is a graduate from the Bachelor of Athletic and Exercise Therapy (BAET) program at Camosun College. He has had the opportunity to work with a wide range of clients from weekend warriors to varsity athletes. Colin’s passion for sport and helping people succeed is what ultimately led him to pursue a career in athletic therapy. During his time at Camosun, Colin worked with Junior B Hockey, the UVIC Men’s basketball team and in the UVIC clinic helping athletes get back to their sport.

Using his knowledge in injury assessment, prevention and rehabilitation, Colin will use a goal-oriented approach to help get you back to what you love doing. By using a combination of manual therapy and exercise therapy, Colin believes in combining the worlds of performance and therapy to help meet your goals.

Colin grew up playing sports including baseball with the BCPBL and on Team BC and continues to play recreational sports including basketball, baseball, hockey, and golf. When Colin is not in the clinic, you can find him out on the sport field or out for a walk with his dog.

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Kaisha Scofield is a certified nutritional therapy practitioner, founder of Well and Strong Health and health writer for Boulevard Magazine.

Kaisha’s practice is based on three pillars: move your muscles, fuel your brain, and love your guts. She focuses on education and empowerment, encouraging clients to become curious and excited about their digestive health. By promoting the incorporation of whole foods, daily movement and self care her clients become experts at fuelling their body and cultivating wellness of the whole system.

Kaisha is endlessly curious about digestive wellness. She completed her nutrition training at the Nutritional Therapy Association and has since undergone training and practice in anti-inflammatory health and blood sugar regulation. She is currently studying the relationship between mental health and nutrition, and hormone regulation.

Kaisha has always enjoyed diving in to new activities, which has led to a deep understanding of the essential relationship between physical movement and digestive health. She spent ten years as a dancer, only to later make the unlikely transition into the sports of kickboxing and boxing. Kaisha is also a certified yoga instructor (haha, ashtanga, yin), avid cyclist and aspiring runner. She is currently obsessed with weightlifting.

When not investigating digestive health, Kaisha is spending time with her husband, two children and their pets, Olive and Turnip.

Kaisha Scofield is a certified nutritional therapy practitioner, founder of Well and Strong Healt... Read More

Josh combines a Human Kinetics degree from UBC, with a Massage Therapy diploma from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy. He has a hands-on, movement and exercise approach to rehabilitation. Creating a treatment plan that is effective, attainable and specific to your individual goals. His aim is to get you back to doing what you do best! Josh has sought out additional training in Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization and Athletic Taping, but he doesn’t plan on stopping there!

During the summer, Josh is also the team therapist for the Norco Factory Team. He accompanies them to all mountain bike world cups and world championships.

When not at the clinic or away at races, Josh is found out on bikes, or exploring all that the outdoors has to offer with his partner, Kaylyn.

Josh combines a Human Kinetics degree from UBC, with a Massage Therapy diploma from the Canadian ... Read More

Rachelle believes in mobility coupled with strength as the foundation of living, working and playing, pain-free, “Strengthen and lengthen”. She develops rehabilitation plans based on current scientific and clinical practice standards.

As well as working at The Athlete Centre, Rachelle teaches rehab and injury prevention to the student athletes with the Reynolds Secondary Centre for Soccer Excellence and the Esquimalt High Rugby Academy.

When she is not helping keep people active, you may find her on the mountain, hiking, skiing or on the softball field.

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Michelle is one of the proud founders of The Athlete Centre. She comes from a high school teaching background, graduating with a Bachelor of Education from the University of Victoria.

In finding a passion for injury care, injury prevention and fitness, Michelle furthered her education to include a Bachelor of Athletic and Exercise Therapy from Camosun College and certification in Strength and Conditioning from the National Strength and Conditioning Association. She now works full time at The Athlete Centre incorporating her love of teaching into the education of her clients, which she feels is an essential part of injury recovery and lasting physical improvements.

Michelle also loves working with teams on and off the field, as a way of giving back to the sporting community she grew up in. In the capacity of Athletic Therapist or coach she has worked with rugby athletes from the high school level to Senior Men’s and Women’s Canadian National Teams, Rowing Canada Men, Women and Para teams, Senior Women’s National Field Hockey team, high school track and field teams and a variety of club soccer teams.

Michelle has a background in gymnastics, rugby, and field hockey and is a fan of anything that makes her move – namely running, biking, lifting, snowboarding, hiking, and any new fun fitness class or adventure going! She believes that movement is a key component to injury recovery and loves helping and encouraging her clients to move and move well.

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Please note: Julia is currently on maternity leave. Please book in with her locum Yara Quinn or contact the clinic 250-885-8405 or info@athletecentre.ca

Julia completed her Bachelor of Athletic and Exercise Therapy and Diploma of Exercise and Wellness at Camosun College. Julia is a Certified Athletic Therapist, a Registered Massage Therapist, a certified as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist, a Kinesiologist and a Yoga Instructor!

As well as working at The Athlete Centre she teaches yoga classes in the community for different sports teams and schools. Julia has worked as an Athletic Therapist with various sports teams such as the Canadian Paralympic rowing team as they prepared for the 2016 Olympics as well as the Westshore Rugby club. Personally Julia enjoys an active lifestyle of hiking, lifting, running and yoga

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In 2011, Holly earned a degree from York University in Environmental Studies. During these formative years, she discovered her passion for cycling and travel which led her to complete several multi-day cycling adventures across Canada. Her thirst for adventure, cycling, and love of the outdoors brought her to beautiful Victoria BC.

Since arriving in Victoria, Holly has become a part of Victoria’s thriving athletic community. She has worked at various local gyms in town as a fitness instructor and personal trainer. Her enthusiasm and need to move led her to a fulfilling career in Massage Therapy, allowing her to explore alternative methods and modalities to treat and care for the human body. Athletes that Holly most commonly work with in training and massage therapy include rock-climbers, triathletes, runners and cyclists.

In 2011, Holly earned a degree from York University in Environmental Studies. During these forma... Read More

Ben Stebbins has earned his Doctor of Chiropractic and Master’s of Science degree in Sports Medicine, with the ambition of helping people get out, and stay out of pain. He hopes to make his patients stronger and more resilient so they can get back to the activities they love.

He is not your traditional Chiropractor, he is one of those “New Age Chiropractors” that his clinical resident group was so appreciatively deemed by one of their happy patients. He respects the history and roots of the profession but truly believes that Movement is Medicine, and that no patient is the same. So, they should not all receive the same cookie-cutter approach to treatment. He uses the skills he has mastered in school, combined with extensive seminars and continuing education in rehabilitation, movement mastery and sports performance to individualize each patient’s path to improved health.

Ben has been involved in the sporting world his entire life, focusing on lacrosse for the majority of his career. After his sports career ended and strength and fitness became his new full-time sport, he wanted to be able to help other athletes, weekend warriors and anyone else who wanted to avoid or recover from injury. His formed obsession with strength, health, and human performance became his new career path. While working with the Canadian Forces his skills and enthusiasm for the profession grew, and he developed a greater appreciation for the necessity of quality rehabilitation and functional assessment for both tactical athletes and support members alike. It is here he learned how to separate his philosophy from others, he was able to look to long-term goals and encourage the development of habits that set them up to perform and be active in life.

Born and raised in Victoria, he has come home to provide his services to anyone looking to not only get out of pain but also to increase their ability to do the activities they love. Whether it is recovering from an injury or preparing for the upcoming season, it’s Bens’ goal to combine his extensive education and clinical background to maximize the goals of everyone he serves.

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Born and raised in Victoria, Dr. Kavan Yu first went to a chiropractor at the age of seven for aches and pains related to growing. Constantly playing sports and being active, he found that his chiropractor consistently helped him alleviate and recover from injuries and pain in both an effective and efficient manner. After discovering that all the chiropractors he encountered seemed so passionate about their job, he quickly knew this was the career for him.​ After high school, in preparation for his chiropractic training, Kavan attended the University of Victoria, where he completed his Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology, which is the study of human movement. He subsequently attended the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto and graduated in 2010. From working with elite level athletes like CrossFit Games Competitors to someone who wants to continue to walk their dog, sew or garden with less pain and more confidence, Kavan enjoys working with all ranges of individuals to help them reach a goal of optimal movement and function. He believes in a well-rounded, evidence-informed, patient-centered approach to care and utilizes an array of techniques, including chiropractic adjustments, joint mobilizations, soft-tissue/myofascial mobilization, functional movement screens, rehab/corrective exercise, education, and lifestyle modifications. Over the years of being in practice, Kavan’s practice style has evolved to not only treat soft tissue and joint related ailments, but has also grown to focus on functional movement and biomechanical assessments. These assessments help to guide the creation of personalized corrective and rehab exercises for each patient to get to the root cause and/or perpetuator of movement based injuries. Kavan believes this approach leads to improved outcomes and helps to put patients in the “driver’s seat” of their ailments. He constantly strives to better serve his patients by increasing his knowledge base through continuing education courses, workshops, and conferences. This has led him to complete various courses in soft-tissue injury and movement related assessment and treatment. Some of these courses and certifications include (but are not limited to): - Active Release Techniques - Certified Provider of Graston Instrumented Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization Technique - FAKTR-PM or Functional and Kinetic Treatment with Rehabilitation, Provocation, and Motion - Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization – Certified Level C and Advanced Skills training - Michael Shacklock PT - Clinical Neurodynamics - Functional Range Conditioning and Functional Range Release - K-Taping® Pro certified - RockTape Fascial Movement Taping Certified - Professor Stuart McGill – Building the Ultimate Back - Dr. Craig Liebenson DC – Continuum of Care & Prague School to Athletic Development

When not working, Kavan can be found enjoying his time with his wife and two daughters, going for hikes, mountain biking or surfing.

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