Athletic Therapy

Rehabilitate Injury and Get Back in the Game

Athletic therapy focuses on the prevention, immediate care, and reconditioning of musculoskeletal injuries. Using a sports medicine model of rehabilitation, Certified Athletic Therapists (CATs) provide treatment to musculoskeletal injuries and apply rehabilitation techniques to ensure a rapid return to work and play. With in-depth knowledge, education and training in the areas of the human musculoskeletal system, exercise physiology, biomechanics, and basic emergency care, CATs use various manual therapies, modalities, exercise prescription, bracing and taping.


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Sandy Zinkowski

Athletic Therapist, Osteopathic Practitioner

Sandy Zinkowski

Athletic Therapist, Osteopathic Practitioner

With her passion for sport and human movement, Sandy completed a Diploma in Sports Injury Management and became a Certified Athletic Therapist. After many years working in a clinical setting and for multiple professional teams, Sandy earned a diploma from the Canadian College of Osteopathy, where she completed her thesis on migraines. Over the last 20 years, Cassandra has worked with several professional, national, and provincial-level sport organizations.

Specializing in musculoskeletal and sports injuries, postural assessment and active rehabilitation. Sandy utilizes her wide range of therapeutic education and experience to help people achieve and maintain a healthy and active lifestyle. Therapeutic tools employed include manual therapy and osteopathic practices, craniosacral and visceral therapy, and musculoskeletal and fascial techniques.

What You Need to Know
  • What can athletic therapy help with?
    • Strength and conditioning
    • Stability and core training
    • Movement retraining
    • Posture and alignment issues
    • Car accident recovery (ICBC)
    • Pre- and post-surgical recovery
    • Sports injuries
    • Industrial athletes (desk workers, factory workers)
    • Concussion rehabilitation
    • Vertigo and dizziness
    • Muscle imbalances
    • Persistent pain and overuse issues
  • What kinds of treatment can I receive in my athletic therapy session?
    • Manual therapy – hands-on manipulation
    • Electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)
    • Myofascial release and soft tissue release (MFR)
    • Functional testing – movement assessment
    • Taping and bracing
    • Personalized stretching and corrective exercises
  • Do you do direct billing?

    Many insurance companies cover athletic therapy but most do not allow clinics to direct bill on a patient’s behalf.  Please call your insurance provider to explore your specific plan details and coverages.

  • Is athletic therapy covered by ICBC?

    Yes! We are able to direct bill to ICBC for coverage for athletic therapy sessions. With thorough assessment of your injuries and the limitations you’re experiencing, your athletic therapist will blend hands-on care with personalized exercises designed especially for your recovery goals. For more information about car accident recovery and care at Fix, click here.

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Our online booking system, Jane, is convenient and easy to use, allowing you to select your desired therapist, date, time, and location.

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