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Athletic & Exercise Therapy Clinic

Protect, maintain and improve your health

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.

Clinic Services:

  • 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.

Contact the clinic

Camosun College
AET Clinic • Interurban Campus
4371 Interurban Rd
Victoria BC V9E 2C5

Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30am-4:30pm

Some availability on evenings and weekends.

To book an appointment:

Email: AETClinic@camosun.ca
Phone:250-370-4745

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
Fee per session - Initial Assessment
Client Fee effective January 2018
General public $75
*Camosun employee $60
**Student $45
Fee per session - Follow-Up Appointments
Client Fee effective January 2018
General public $60
*Camosun employee $45
**Student $30

Cancellations within 12 hours of your appointment will be subject to a $15 fee.

*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.

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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
Fee per session - Initial Assessment
Client Fee effective January 2018
General public $75
Camosun employee $60
Student $45
Fee per session - Follow-Up Appointments
Client Fee effective January 2018
General public $60
Camosun employee $45
Student $30

Cancellations within 12 hours of your appointment will be subject to a $15 fee.

ortho

Stabilizing Orthotics Assessment, Provision and Fitting

Dynamic Scan

  • Proprietary diagnostic software analyzes digital pressure mat, patient data and translates it into a prescription for orthotics

Static Scan

  • Bilateral pressure distribution assessment and report
  • Useful in detecting leg length discrepancies

Postural Scan

  • Postural analysis to determine deviations in alignment, movement pattern and body symmetry
  • Visually observe postural movement over time (replay for analysis and patient education)
Fee per session
Client Fee
General public $368
Camosun employee $368
Student $368

Cancellations within 12 hours of your appointment will be subject to a $15 fee.

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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.

Watch this video for more information about laser therapy

Fee per session - Initial Assessment (1 hour)
Client Fee effective January 2018
General public $75
Camosun/PISE employee $60
Student $45
Fee per session - Follow-Up Appointments
(5-15 minutes)
Client Fee effective January 2018
General public $60
6 Treatment Special $300
Camosun/PISE employee $45
Student $30

Cancellations within 12 hours of your appointment will be subject to a $15 fee.

AET Clinic Staff

Name Title Certifications
Katie Olson Clinic Manager Certified Athletic Therapist, CAT(C); Certified Exercise Physiologist, CSEP-CEP; BAET
Katelyn Patterson Clinic Secretary  

AET Clinic Practitioners

Name Certifications
Trisha Gilks Certified Athletic Therapist, CAT(C); Certified Exercise Physiologist CSEP-CEP; BAET
Curtis Hawkins Certified Athletic Therapist, CAT(C); ITAT; BAET
Matt Lumsdaine Certified Athletic Therapist, CAT(C); Certified Exercise Physiologist, CSEP-CEP; BSc

AET Clinic Staff

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Katie Olson Clinic Manager; Certified Athletic Therapist; Certified Exercise Physiologist

After completing two years at the University of Alberta in Nutritional Sciences, Katie decided to make a change and moved to Victoria, BC where she was a part of the first graduating class of the Exercise and Wellness diploma at Camosun College. After completing her diploma she went a step further and completed her Bachelor of Athletic and Exercise Therapy degree.

Following graduation Katie began working out of Pura Vida as an exercise physiologist - CSEP-CEP and athletic therapist – CAT(C) before moving to Total Body where she ran the rehab side of the business. She also spent time working with Highlanders FC, UVic golf and rowing programs, and has experience treating professional golfers, surfers and the general public.

Now, working as the Clinic Manager of the Camosun AET Clinic, Katie has turned her focus to building an active learning environment for CSEE students where she hopes to provide students with quality clinical experience in order to help them succeed in both their education and future careers.

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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.

AET Practitioners


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Trisha Gilks 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.

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Curtis Hawkins Certified Athletic Therapist; ITAT

Born and raised in Grand Forks, BC, Curtis moved to Victoria in 2009 to become a Certified Athletic Therapist, through Camosun College’s Bachelor of Athletic and Exercise Therapy Program, graduating in 2013.

Curtis has had experience working with both amateur and professional athletes for several years in various sports including Hockey, Baseball, Lacrosse and Football. He spent 3 seasons as the Head Athletic Therapist and Strength Coach for the Cowichan Capitals of the BCHL, and 2 seasons as the Head Athletic Therapist for the Victoria HarbourCats. In addition to athletes, Curtis also has experience working with all ages of the general population. His range of experience includes proficiency of acute musculoskeletal (muscles, bones and joints) injuries, chronic disorders, as well as pre and post surgery and concussion management.

As an Athletic Therapist, Curtis believes in assessing the whole body to find the root cause and source of pain, and with manual therapy and therapeutic exercise, the necessary adjustments can be made to prevent further injury and pain and help you live your best life.

During a session, you can expect a combination of manual therapy and exercise prescription. You will also experience a postural assessment, various soft tissue techniques, manual therapy techniques and personalized rehabilitative exercise based upon your needs.

Curtis has always had a lifelong passion for sports, fitness and the outdoors. In his spare time, Curtis can be found hiking, working out or on a baseball field.

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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.

Contact Us
Camosun College Lansdowne
3100 Foul Bay Rd
Victoria BC V8P 5J2
Camosun College Interurban
4461 Interurban Rd
Victoria BC V9E 2C1
  • 250–370–3000
  • 1–877–554–7555 (toll-free)

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