Open to Camosun students, employees and the general public
The Athletic & Exercise Therapy (AET) Clinic is an extension of the Centre for Sport & Exercise Education (CSEE), offering both a state of the art applied learning environment for Camosun students, and exemplary services to its clientele.
The AET Clinic currently offers fee-per-service appointments including, immediate care, reconditioning of musculoskeletal injuries, and health assessment associated with the prevention and management of chronic disease.
- Athletic Therapy: Musculoskeletal Assessment and Rehabilitation
- Exercise Therapy: Fitness and Health Risk Assessment and Evaluation
- Stabilizing Orthotics: Assessment, Provision and Fitting
- LASER Therapy: LightForce Class IV LASER
Our services may be covered by your third-party insurance provider. Check with your insurance provider for further information.
Please be advised that WorkSafeBC DOES NOT cover Athletic Therapy treatment, therefore we unfortunately cannot accept WorkSafeBC claims.
Clinic services and fees
Athletic Therapy Musculoskeletal Assessment and Rehabilitation
The Athletic Therapy service offers initial assessments and follow-up visits, regarding both musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. This service uses contemporary rehabilitative techniques in preparing the individual for safe reintegration into an active lifestyle and fosters an attitude of positive health.
Initial assessment will include first treatment.
Session will include but is not limited to:
- In-depth musculoskeletal and postural assessment
- Injury specific assessment and rehabilitation
- Contemporary rehabilitation techniques
- Therapeutic modalities (ultrasound, IFC, tens, NMES, cryotherapy, laser, heat)
- Soft tissue mobilization
- Physical reconditioning, rehabilitative, and conditioning programs
- Supportive strapping procedures
- Concussion management
- Prophylactic or supportive taping
- Stabilizing orthotics
*Camosun Employees: Athletic Therapy fees are covered by Camosun’s insurance provider for eligible employees.
**Camosun Students: Athletic Therapy fees are covered under the Student Health Plan with a referral from a physician. Please check with your provider for details.
Exercise Therapy Fitness and Health Risk Assessment and Evaluation
The Exercise Therapy program offered at CSEE-AET clinic focuses on fitness and health risk factors associated with an onset and management of chronic disease and sustainability and/or recovery of functional independence.
Session will include but is not limited to:
- Assessment and evaluation of cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility and body composition
- Assessment of Activity Readiness and individualized program prescription guidance
- Body composition through anthropometric measurements and use of InBody
- Assessment of bone health through predictive analysis
Stabilizing Orthotics Assessment, Provision and Fitting
- Proprietary diagnostic software analyzes digital pressure mat, patient data and translates it into a prescription for orthotics
- Bilateral pressure distribution assessment and report
- Useful in detecting leg length discrepancies
- Postural analysis to determine deviations in alignment, movement pattern and body symmetry
- Visually observe postural movement over time (replay for analysis and patient education)
LASER Therapy LightForce Class IV LASER
The Deep Tissue Class IV Hot LASER works by means of light energy. This Hot LASER penetrates deep into the tissues, stimulating the damaged cells and increasing circulation to the painful area. This produces a cascade of healing responses in your body, reducing inflammation, thereby reducing or even eliminating your pain.
Our Certified Athletic Therapists are specifically trained to use the Class IV LASER to reach both deep and superficial tissues involving injuries such as ligament sprains and muscular strains, arthritis, calcified muscles and fibrotic adhesions, as well as intra-articular tissues inside of the joints. Within a few sessions the Class IV LASER allows many conditions to vastly improve. With treatment times of as little as 5 to 15 minutes, often patients find immediate, soothing warmth and relief that improves with each session.
This unique therapy can be used as:
- Adjunct to prescription drugs
- Substitute for surgery
- Pre-surgery treatment
- Post-surgery treatment to accelerate healing
- Long-term pain management system
- Acute injury treatment
Your initial LASER appointment consists of a one hour assessment and treatment where the practitioner will assess your area of concern and provide LASER therapy treatment. Subsequent treatments will range from 5 to 15 minutes, depending on the condition being treated.
|6 Treatment Special||$250|
AET Clinic Staff
|Katie Olson||Clinic Manager||Certified Athletic Therapist, CAT(C); Certified Exercise Physiologist, CSEP-CEP; BAET|
|Katelyn Patterson||Clinic Secretary|
AET Clinic Practitioners
|Matt Lumsdaine||Certified Athletic Therapist, CAT(C); Certified Exercise Physiologist, CSEP-CEP; BSc|
|Trisha Rennie||Certified Athletic Therapist, CAT(C); Certified Exercise Physiologist CSEP-CEP; BAET|
Katelyn Patterson Clinic Secretary
Katelyn has an Advanced Diploma in Business Administration and several years of experience in various administrative roles. She recently joined the clinic in August 2016 and is looking forward to using her skills to enhance clinic operations. In her spare time she enjoys spending time outdoors and hiking.
Matt Lumsdaine Certified Athletic Therapist; Certified Exercise Physiologist
Born and raised on Vancouver Island, Matt has always had a passion for the outdoors, sports and a healthy and active lifestyle. After completing his Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Victoria in Biopsychology and Kinesiology, he was one of the first cohorts to graduate from Camosun College’s Bachelor of Athletic and Exercise Therapy program. He then certified as an Exercise Physiologist from the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology.
Since 2009 Matt’s professional fieldwork resume includes but is not limited to working for BC Games, Rugby Canada, Hockey Canada, clinical advisor for the Victoria Harbourcats, and FIFA Women’s World Cup. Clinically, Matt thrives on the challenges of working with everyday post-operative and weekend warrior athletes, to the international professional athletes and everything in between. Matt is currently the head therapist for Camosun College Athletics as well as a therapist at Camosun’s private Athletic and Exercise Therapy Clinic where education and mentorship is the focus.
Matt’s philosophy is one in which incorporates evidence-based practice, patient education, modern therapeutic techniques and personalized rehabilitative exercise prescription. His ultimate goal is aimed to safely cut down the effective rehabilitation time and get the patient/athlete back to doing what it is they do best without pain, discomfort, all while limiting the chance of future debilitations. Matt prides himself on bridging the gap between modern approaches of neuro-orthopedic therapy and personalized, function-focused exercise prescription to meet the needs of everyone, no matter the level of ability.
Some of Matt’s professional designations/certifications include: First Responder, Functional Movement Screening (FMS), Selective Functional Movement Assessments (SFMA), Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS), Mobilization of the Nervous System, Functional Range Release (FR), Mulligan & Muscle Energy Techniques, Functional Range Conditioning (FRC), Functional and Kinetic Therapy with Rehab (FAKTR), Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) and Class IV (Hot) Laser therapy.
Trisha Rennie Certified Athletic Therapist; Certified Exercise Physiologist
In 2013, Trisha attained a Bachelor Degree in Athletic and Exercise Therapy from Camosun College and became a Certified Athletic Therapist and Exercise Physiologist. Based on current scientific and clinical practice standards, Trisha uses both manual and exercise therapy techniques to assist her clients in regaining a pain free lifestyle. With a strong interest in cancer and exercise, Trisha helped develop one of Vancouver Island’s own Prostate Cancer Exercise and Education program, which she runs through the Island Prostate Centre. Trisha has a passion for physical activity and wellness. When she’s not in the clinic, you may find her on the trails, hiking, cycling or snowboarding.