Vancouver Island Physiotherapy Clinic

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Physiotherapy

Physiotherapists are primary health care providers that specialize in hands-on clinical skills to assess, diagnose, and treat the signs and symptoms of illness, injury, or disability. Physiotherapy increases your quality of life by: → PREVENTING injury, disability and disease → INCREASING your highest potential of physical activity, mobility and health → REHABILITATING your injuries an... Read More

Physiotherapists are primary health care providers that specialize in hands-on clinical skills to assess, diagnose, and treat the signs and symptoms of illness, injury, or disability. Physiotherapy increases your quality of life by:

→ PREVENTING injury, disability and disease

→ INCREASING your highest potential of physical activity, mobility and health

→ REHABILITATING your injuries and disabilities by using hands–on techniques, therapeutic exercise, and other modalities

→ EDUCATING and PLANNING your individualized maintenance support for prevention of re–injury, re–occurrence, and decline of your independence

We cater all our services and treatment methodologies to suit YOU! All our treatments are one–on–one; we do not provide ‘recipe–style’ treatments because our clients are all unique and different! Let us zone into the source of your issues and fix the cause of your pain and symptoms.


Chiropractic

Chiropractors are extensively educated in the prevention, assessment, diagnosis and management of spine, muscle and nervous system (also known as musculoskeletal or MSK) conditions. They recommend a course of treatment to help relieve pain and improve function without surgery or pharmaceuticals such as manipulation, soft tissue therapy, exercise, modalities (ultrasound, laser, etc.), rehabilita... Read More

Chiropractors are extensively educated in the prevention, assessment, diagnosis and management of spine, muscle and nervous system (also known as musculoskeletal or MSK) conditions. They recommend a course of treatment to help relieve pain and improve function without surgery or pharmaceuticals such as manipulation, soft tissue therapy, exercise, modalities (ultrasound, laser, etc.), rehabilitation, and patient education. Chiropractors are also trained to provide nutritional counselling, as well as recommend injury prevention strategies. Specific training in spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) allows chiropractors to provide adjustments using highly-skilled and precise movements to the vertebrae of the spine, correcting joint motion to restore proper movement and improve function.

Erika Massong has been working in the physiotherapy world for over a decade! No stranger to receiving treatment, she decided at her own physiotherapy appointment at age 13 to pursue physiotherapy as a career. Erika completed her Bachelor of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology from Simon Fraser University with Distinction and continued into her Masters of Physical Therapy from the University of British Columbia.

A self professed ‘nerd’, Erika has continued to do postgraduate courses in acupuncture, trigger point needling, vestibular rehabilitation, myofascial release and most recently has become a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapists. Erika loves a dynamic case load ranging from paediatric to geriatric patients, weekend warrior exercisers to sponsored athletes, stroke patients to post oncology. Her passion is to see you return to the type of life you want to live whether that is completing your ultramarathon or being able to finally walk around the block with your grandkids!

Erika is accepting new clients, please contact the office to book!

Erika Massong has been working in the physiotherapy world for over a decade! No stranger to recei... Read More

Sarah has been working as a physiotherapist for over 10 years and has focussed her career on “solving the problem.” Her goal is always to get to the root of the issue and develop a long term plan. Sarah completed her Bachelor of Kinesiology at the University of Regina and her Master’s of Physical Therapy at the University of Western Ontario.

In order to best help her patients, Sarah has continued her education by taking courses in various areas to expand her skillset. She is certified in dry needling, acupuncture, manipulation therapy and has taken multiple courses on various other manual therapy techniques. Sarah loves to work with people of all age ranges, activity levels and all injuries from head to toe. She believes that a combination of manual therapy and education are the key to success and you can expect a hands-on approach in treatment sessions with her.

Outside of work, you will find Sarah spending time outdoors with her family. She loves to camp, hike, ski, paddleboard, play hockey, softball or basically any sport she can get involved in.

Credentials Bachelor of Kinesiology at University of Regina Masters of Physical Therapy from University of Western Ontario Post-graduate work including: dry needling/IMS, traditional chinese acupuncture, spinal manipulation, myofascial release, Mulligan technique

Sarah has been working as a physiotherapist for over 10 years and has focussed her career on “sol... Read More

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Shayne was a long time student volunteer at Vancouver Island Physiotherapy and is excited to be returning as the newest physiotherapist at VI Physio! Shayne started his learning here back in 2015 and developed a passion for the profession and helping others.

Originally pursuing a degree in environmental science, Shayne became more fascinated by human biology and movement and switched his focus towards physiotherapy.

Shayne recently graduated fromUBC with a Masters of Physical Therapy and is beyond excited to be back on the Island and officially joining the VI Physio team!

Shayne has 10 years experience working in the service industry and believes that building strong relationships with clients is fundamental to providing quality care.

Shayne understands that every person is unique, therefore he likes to work together with clients to develop a specific treatment plan that works for each individual.

Shayne’s ultimate goal is to help his clients get back to their favourite activities and empower their confidence in their own abilities and recovery. When not in the clinic, you can find Shayne out exploring our local trails, down at the beach, or searching for his awful tee shot on the golf course.

Stop by for an appointment so we can work together and get you feeling your best!

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Dr. Ashley Wincikaby is a graduate from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Ashley’s main focus is towards female care (pregnancy & postpartum), ​adolescent​ athletic rehabilitation (concussion), and the promotion of functional ability in older ages for independent living (fall prevention & neurological disorder management). Her treatment styles include chiropractic adjustments/mobilizations, both manual and tool-assisted soft tissue therapy, and performance-focussed rehabilitation. With an evidence-based, holistic approach to practice, Ashley understands that diagnosing an issue starts with recognizing the mind-body connection. Her approach to care focuses on acknowledging the core aspects of each person’s well being; emotionally, mentally & physically. This structure of care allows for patients to seek treatment, while bettering their overall health through education and awareness.

Outside of the office, Ashley’s passions include health & nutrition, cooking, hiking and trail running, Dragon Boat paddling, kickboxing, and overall health and fitness. Her dedication to her education is evident in her past and future accolades as she is currently enrolled in Nanaimo’s Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, for Holistic Nutrition.

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Vancouver Island Physiotherapy Clinic
Located at: Po Box 1553 Suite 1D 132 Roberts Street, Ladysmith
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