Athletic Therapy

Irene Borecky, CAT(C) -- Athletic Therapist/ Manual Therapist 

I first entered the field of rehabilitation intending to work mostly with athletes as a newly certified Athletic Therapist and coming from an athletic background myself. In the clinical environment though I was finding myself treating all kinds of clients from work place injuries, motor vehicle accidents, post-surgery and special populations. Eventually I was primarily seeing clients with chronic injuries and complex conditions. I realized the traditional orthopedic assessments and treatment techniques in my skill-set were only helping to a point.

 I began studying Functional Movement Systems (FMS) and Somatics to closely analyze movement patterns and help clients re-learn fundamental movements for the prevention and recovery from injuries. I have furthered my manual skills by taking a 5 year manual therapy course to treat joints, soft tissue, viscera, and the cranium to encourage self-regulation within all the systems in the body. 

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


You can learn more about Athletic Therapy by looking at this site:

Canadian Athletic Therapists Association: https://www.athletictherapy.or... 

Therapeutic Qualifications:

  • 5 year Manual Therapy course through the Canadian School of Osteopathy in Vancouver (2018)
  • Master of Rehabilitation Science Degree, UBC (2013)
  • Certified Athletic Therapist of Canada (2001)
  • 20 years of clinical and field experience
  • 10 years as an ergonomics and rehabilitation consultant for office and industrial workers
  • Experience working on the field with athletes from all sports, primarily rugby
  • First Responder (Re-Certification 2016)
  • Pediatrics in the Ease, Stephanie Bourgeois (2019)
  • Somatics for the Arching Body (2016)
  • Somatics for the Stooping Body (2015)
  • Kinesio taping (2013)
  • Selective Functional Movement Assessment Part 1 (2012)
  • Functional Movement Screen Parts 1&2 (2011)
  • Upper Quadrant Rehabilitation Part 2, Anne Hartley (2009)
  • Upper Quadrant Rehabilitation Part 1, Anne Hartley (2008)
  • Joint Mobilization and Myofascial Release of the Upper Extremity, Laura Leslie (2007)

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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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