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Irene Borecky, Athletic Therapist

Certified Athletic Therapist of Canada

Irene is a Certified Athletic Therapist who has been working professionally with the active population since 2001. Athletic Therapy is a health care profession that specializes in care of musculoskeletal disorders (muscles, bones, joints), especially as they relate to active individuals pursuing an active lifestyle. This includes assessment, treatment, rehabilitation, and education of the injured person.

Irene graduated from Brock University with a Bachelor of Physical Education where she went on to successfully complete the three year athletic therapy program (Dip.SIM) at Sheridan College in Oakville,ON. Irene successfully completed her Masters of Rehabilitation Science from the University of British Columbia in 2013. She has taken many continuing education courses to advance her knowledge with manual therapy techniques, tissue release, functional movement systems, and improved rehabilitation programs. Irene is also in her Second Year of studies at the Canadian College of Osteopathy in Vancouver working towards her Diploma of Osteopathic Manual Practice. Osteopathic Manual Practice is an astonishing form of therapy that addresses the whole body and uses palpation to determine the position, mobility and quality of the tissues. Therapists will use many manual therapy techniques to remove barriers that prevent the body from healing.

Irene has worked in several university clinics, three Greater Toronto clinics, and provided in-home therapy. She moved to Vancouver Island in 2007 and has been predominantly working for Catalyst Paper in Crofton at their pulp and paper mill, running an onsite injury clinic for 'industrial athletes'. This environment has provided her with a great deal of experience resolving chronic injuries and issues related to repetitive movement and postures. Irene has worked with a lot of different populations including elderly clients, children, WCB claims, motor vehicle accidents,post-surgical knees and hips, post disease, and of course athletes. Irene has a lot of experience working with rugby teams in Ontario, England, the Velox Valhallians and the Cowichan Piggies. She has delivered on field services to many other sports teams including hockey, soccer, field hockey, football, wrestling, basketball, volleyball, and individual athletes in gymnastics and running.

Irene still plays rugby and also enjoys running, snowboarding, kayaking, mountain biking, adventure racing, and any other race that inspires challenges, fun, or costume wearing.

View Irene's website to find out more about Irene and the services she provides.

You can learn more about Athletic Therapy and Osteopathy by looking at these sites:

Canadian Athletic Therapists Association:

Canadian College of Osteopathy:

Society for the Promotion of Manual Practice Osteopathy:

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We now have a full schedule for yoga classes. Please check out the yoga tab or click here.

We are pleased to welcome Shule Marie to the clinic. Shule will be running a prenatal yoga class and seniors yoga. Please contact Shulé @ [email protected] or #250-510-4054 or the clinic to register. Minimum numbers will apply!

We are pleased to Welcome Violet Pasztor-Wilson to the clinic. Violet will be teaching yoga Tuesdays and Thursdays. She will also be teaching a seniors yoga class Wednesdays and a drop in yoga class Wednesday afternoon in the Wellness Studio. Violet will also be doing an intensive 6 week teacher's training course starting February 2018. Sign up soon!

We are pleased Roslyn Pringle and Krystoff Padilla to the clinic. They will be teaching Zumba and Social Dance in the Wellness Studio on Wednesdays and Sundays.

We are expanding! We are adding nearly 1800 square feet to our office. The expansion consist of a 700 square foot multi-purpose room/yoga studio overlooking Duncan city square and 3 new treatment room. We are looking to fill the spaces.

If you think you'd like to be part of our team contact us ASAP! 250 709 2151

We are very excited to introduce Tanya Ward M.A. RCC our newest Councillor. Cowichan Chiropractic and wellness continues to grow! Book an appointment today!

Dr. Barker is disapointed to announce he is no longer doing outreach clinics due to increased demand at the main clinic. Apologies to those who use his services at the Warmland House and Old Maple Bay firehall.

We are very excited to introduce Saja Vacarro, our newest acupuncturist/acupressurist. She will be taking patients starting July 25th. Phone 250 709 2151 to book your appointment!

Cowichan Chiropractic is please to add Lisa Davies, RMT to our wellness team! Lisa is accepting new patients and is available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Call the office at 250-709-2151 to book your massage with Lisa.

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