Welcome to Equilibrium’s Booking Calendar

We have three locations. Please make a note of which location you book at.

Masks: Please arrive at your appointment prepared to wear a mask. Your health care provider may require you to wear one in the treatment room. We are committed to our safety protocols to protect you and the Equilibrium team.

Chiropractic Care: We have 3 Chiropractors working across 2 of our clinics; our Eagle Creek and Tillicum locations.

ICBC Appointments: If you have an active ICBC claim and are looking to book Physiotherapy, Kinesiology, Chiropractic, RMT or Acupuncture care, please call any of our 3 locations to speak with our reception team. There is a $20 user fee for our standard length ICBC Registered Massage Therapy appointments.

Wellness Treatments: Our wellness massages are back! These are NOT covered by extended health insurance, but you can get a 60 minute wellness massage for $85.

Pregnant?: Olivia Turgeon, Physiotherapist is offering Birth Prep sessions in private or semi-private sessions. These sessions are for a pregnant person and a partner to attend. The pregnant person needs to have an Initial Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy appointment prior to attending the birth prep session.

If you have any questions, please call us at 250-388-7888.

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is an active, research-based approach to help you feel better, perform better and get better. Your physiotherapist will listen to you to understand your health goals, then will use whole body assessments, quality treatment techniques, and tailored self-care programs to create a plan for your ongoing health and fitness. Looking at the body holistically and determining effective... Read More

Physiotherapy is an active, research-based approach to help you feel better, perform better and get better. Your physiotherapist will listen to you to understand your health goals, then will use whole body assessments, quality treatment techniques, and tailored self-care programs to create a plan for your ongoing health and fitness.

Looking at the body holistically and determining effective movement patterns to help heal from and prevent future injury is one of the goals of your physiotherapist. To accomplish this, they will use their technical knowledge to facilitate the changes in your body needed to optimize your healing path. A plan for you to follow at home may include stretching, strengthening or movement activities as part of your path to healing.

Your physiotherapist at Equilibrium will work with you in a bright well designed office, with up-to-date equipment and on-site gym facilities. We have a very patient-friendly environment. You will be looked after by our support staff, offered some tea and find some calm space before your appointment. Your health and well-being is our greatest priority

As part of our multidisciplinary clinic, our leading healthcare professionals at Equilibrium Therapeutics are dedicated to helping you achieve your health goals – combining skill and expertise that spans the entire physiotherapist, massage and chiropractic wellness spectrum. We provide a unified vision toward your health and wellness.


ICBC - Physiotherapy

The Health Care Providers listed here offer treatments for injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident and their services are able to be direct-billed to ICBC for accepted claims.


Chiropractic

Chiropractic care is a safe, effective healthcare option that is appropriate for all ages and activity levels. It has long been regarded as a natural, non-invasive, drug free approach to pain management. Your Chiropractor will listen to understand your health goals, empower you to achieve health, work to find long term solutions to your physical pain and educate you with tailored self-care plan... Read More

Chiropractic care is a safe, effective healthcare option that is appropriate for all ages and activity levels. It has long been regarded as a natural, non-invasive, drug free approach to pain management. Your Chiropractor will listen to understand your health goals, empower you to achieve health, work to find long term solutions to your physical pain and educate you with tailored self-care plans. 
 
As part of listening to you, your chiropractor will find the right balance of treatment, integrating soft tissue modalities with chiropractic adjustment, to help you progress through challenges and grow more confident.  The goal is to work with the innate ability of the body to heal. 
 
Your chiropractor at Equilibrium Therapeutics uses state-of-the-art technology, up to date equipment and modernized facilities. We have a very patient-friendly environment. You will be looked after by our support staff, offered some tea and find some calm space before your appointment.  Your health and well-being is our greatest priority
 
As part of our multidisciplinary clinic, our leading healthcare professionals at Equilibrium Therapeutics are dedicated to helping you achieve your health goals - combining skill and expertise that spans the entire chiropractic, massage and physiotherapist wellness spectrum. We provide a unified vision toward your health and wellness.


ICBC - Chiropractic

The Health Care Providers listed here offer treatments for injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident and their services are able to be direct-billed to ICBC for accepted claims.


Concussion Therapy

Welcome to Equilibrium's Concussion Program. Please book the Initial Concussion Assessment Appointment, if this is your first time in for a physiotherapy or Chiropractic session related to your concussion. If you have already seen one of our practitioners for a concussion assessment, please book the Subsequent Concussion Appointment.


Vestibular Physiotherapy

Vestibular rehabilitation is an exercise-based program, designed by a specially trained vestibular physiotherapist, to improve balance and reduce problems related to dizziness. Vestibular therapy deals with issues that you may be having such as vertigo, dizziness, spinning, impaired balance, nausea/vomiting, light headedness, ringing in the ears, and double-vision.


Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy

Dealing with pelvic pain alone can be very confusing and scary, but luckily, it can be addressed and possibly fixed through pelvic floor rehabilitation at Equilibrium in Victoria, BC. Some of the most common pelvic conditions that our physiotherapists treat include those of prostatectomy patients, postpartum pelvic pain, pain following abdominal surgery, dyspareunia, and endometriosis. Pe... Read More

Dealing with pelvic pain alone can be very confusing and scary, but luckily, it can be addressed and possibly fixed through pelvic floor rehabilitation at Equilibrium in Victoria, BC.

Some of the most common pelvic conditions that our physiotherapists treat include those of prostatectomy patients, postpartum pelvic pain, pain following abdominal surgery, dyspareunia, and endometriosis.

Pelvic floor physiotherapy focuses on strengthening the ligaments, tendons, and muscles of the pelvic floor. When muscles in the pelvic area become tight or weak, your daily life can be negatively impacted, because this region helps in supporting the core of your body and is a key part of everyday movement.

Our pelvic floor physiotherapist will take a look at your medical history, and conduct a thorough examination to decide what type of treatment you’ll need. This may include stretches, ultrasound therapy, manual therapy, and at home exercises to reduce pain and strengthen or loosen your pelvic muscles, depending on your condition. If you or a loved one are struggling with pelvic pain, you may benefit from pelvic floor therapy.


Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave therapy accelerates the healing process in the body by stimulating the metabolism and enhancing blood circulation to regenerate damaged tissue. Shockwave technology delivers strong energy pulses that are applied to the affected area for short periods of time. This stimulates cells in the body that are responsible for bone and connective tissue healing. In many instances, shockwave the... Read More

Shockwave therapy accelerates the healing process in the body by stimulating the metabolism and enhancing blood circulation to regenerate damaged tissue. Shockwave technology delivers strong energy pulses that are applied to the affected area for short periods of time. This stimulates cells in the body that are responsible for bone and connective tissue healing. In many instances, shockwave therapy treatments, have proven to be effective in cases where the human body has not been able to heal itself on its own.

Shockwave can be incorporated into your physiotherapy, chiropractic or kinesiology appointment for an additional charge. Book your regular appointment and if suggested as a treatment option, we can add the modality on at the appointment. Shockwave is available at our Tillicum and Yates St locations.


IMS - Intramuscular Stimulation

IMS is a total system for the diagnosis and treatment of persistent myofascial pain syndromes, including muscle, joint, tendon, bursal, fascial, neural and biomechanical problems. The approach, using intramuscular dry needling, is based on a neuropathic model of musculoskeletal dysfunction developed by Dr C. Chan Gunn.


Acupuncture

What is Acupuncture? Acupuncture is one of the principal branches of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). TCM is a complete, holistic and non-invasive medical system that has evolved over 3000 years to diagnose, treat and prevent illness. Acupuncture is a procedure which promotes health and alleviates pain. How Does Acupuncture Work? Traditional acupuncture is based on ancient Chinese theor... Read More

What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is one of the principal branches of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). TCM is a complete, holistic and non-invasive medical system that has evolved over 3000 years to diagnose, treat and prevent illness. Acupuncture is a procedure which promotes health and alleviates pain.

How Does Acupuncture Work?
Traditional acupuncture is based on ancient Chinese theories of the flow of Qi (chee) and blood through energetic pathways in the body referred to as meridians. Qi is the animating force that gives us our capacity to move, think, and feel, in other words, our “vital force”. Meridians circulate life-giving nourishment in the form of Qi and blood to every part of the body.
In acupuncture, certain points on the body act as gateways to access and regulate the Qi in the meridians via the insertion of very fine needles. Qi regulates the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual harmony of the body by keeping the energetic flows in balance. Imbalances and blockages of the body’s Qi are the root of disease processes. These imbalances may be caused by physical and emotional trauma, lack of excercise, poor nutrition, and chronic stress. Acupuncture works by rebalancing the energetic system of the body and supporting the body’s capacity to heal itself. By alleviating symptoms and treating the underlying cause of disease, acupuncture returns the body, mind and spirit to a balanced state.

Fees are covered by most extended health insurance plans. For those with MSP Premium Assistance, a portion of the fee will be reimbursed. Members of Veterans Affairs, RCMP, and the Canadian Forces get Acupuncture treatments covered.

Prepare for your appointment just as if you were going for a massage.


ICBC - Acupuncture

The Health Care Providers listed here offer treatments for injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident and their services are able to be direct-billed to ICBC for accepted claims.


Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy is the manipulation of soft tissues, fascia and joints of the body to augment physical function, reduce tension and relieve pain. Massage Therapy is an effective approach to pain management and rehabilitation. Registered Massage Therapists are effective in treating and providing relief for a wide range of conditions such as headaches, tendonitis, arthritis, osteoporosis, fi... Read More

Massage Therapy is the manipulation of soft tissues, fascia and joints of the body to augment physical function, reduce tension and relieve pain. Massage Therapy is an effective approach to pain management and rehabilitation.

Registered Massage Therapists are effective in treating and providing relief for a wide range of conditions such as headaches, tendonitis, arthritis, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, sports injuries, as well as many other conditions related to soft tissue and joint dysfunction. All therapists at Equilibrium Massage Therapy are Registered Health Care professionals. Massage Therapy at Equilibrium Massage Therapy is evidence based, educational, and therapeutic. Our therapists come with extensive experience and knowledge. Each therapist has a vast knowledge of anatomy, and has taken many hours of continuing education beyond their licence requirements. We strive to provide the best and fastest way to get back to the things you enjoy.


ICBC - Registered Massage Therapy

The Health Care Providers listed here offer treatments for injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident and their services are able to be direct-billed to ICBC for accepted claims.


Wellness Massage- Please Note - *Not Billable To Insurance*

Our Wellness Practitioners are either new graduates OR experienced bodyworkers awaiting their RMT designation in British Columbia. Their services are not covered by or billable to Extended Health Benefits.


Athletic Therapy

Registered Kinesiologists are BC's recognized experts in preventing and managing injury and chronic disease and helping to reach peak physical performance. Kinesiologists use evidence-based research to develop programs for people, helping them get and stay fit, and perform at their optimum level. Kinesiologists believe in empowering people to look after their own health. They focus on preven... Read More

Registered Kinesiologists are BC's recognized experts in preventing and managing injury and chronic disease and helping to reach peak physical performance.

Kinesiologists use evidence-based research to develop programs for people, helping them get and stay fit, and perform at their optimum level. Kinesiologists believe in empowering people to look after their own health. They focus on prevention and wellbeing, increasing worker productivity and reducing time lost to injuries and accidents, helping you get back to work and back to health faster.

The primary role of a Kinesiologist is to evaluate physical activity, function & movement patterns to recommend and deliver solutions for health, exercise, sport, work and social settings.

Our Kinesiologist will work one-to-one with you to help you achieve your health and wellness goals.


Custom Foot Orthotics

One of our skilled clinicians will assess your foot, gait, and alignment to determine the best orthotics for you. Each pair of orthotics are individually customized at an accrediited facility.


Online Video Tele-Rehabilitation

During these unprecedented times, Equilibrium has put together a group of practitioners to help you recover while in the safety and comfort of your own home. Our Physiotherapists, Chiropractors and Kinesiologist are available for appointment bookings via Online Video Tele-Rehabilitation. While this solution does not work for all people, it does provide a temporary solution to the healthcare a... Read More

During these unprecedented times, Equilibrium has put together a group of practitioners to help you recover while in the safety and comfort of your own home. Our Physiotherapists, Chiropractors and Kinesiologist are available for appointment bookings via Online Video Tele-Rehabilitation. While this solution does not work for all people, it does provide a temporary solution to the healthcare and education needs for some members of our community, while allowing them to remain at home and reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Do your rehab in the comfort of your own home in a confidential FaceTime-like session. A computer or a laptop that has camera and audio capabilities is required, as well as the browser Google Chrome or Firefox. You will need a quiet safe space around your computer to be able to move as this session will offer you movement assessment, exercise, stretching and pain management options and other self care instructions that you can be doing at home. You will need access to your phone in the unlikely event of a disconnection.

Alex was born and raised on Vancouver Island. He has practiced Physiotherapy since 2000. He graduated from the University of Victoria with a BSc in Biology, and from McMaster University with a BHSc in Physiotherapy.

Prior to working at Equilibrium he was the owner of Town & Country Physiotherapy.

As a physiotherapist, he has participated in an Arthritis Society research project on community education and awareness. He was a sessional instructor at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy. He has provided physiotherapy services for the Times Colonist 10km Run, National Swim Competitions, and the Victoria Open Golf tournament.

In Dec 2022, Alex Bagley volunteered in Nepal with NepalAbility.org, working in hospitals with patients who have have traumatic injuries.

He has successfully completed post-graduate courses in Level 3 Orthopaedic Manual Therapy, McKenzie Part A and Part B Mechanical Low Back Pain and Neck Pain, Mulligan Lower Quadrant, Mulligan Upper Quadrant and advanced spinal and peripheral mobilizations/manipulations courses for the shoulder and cervical spine.

He is a designated service provider for the Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA) neurological rehabilitation.

Alex was born and raised on Vancouver Island. He has practiced Physiotherapy since 2000. He gra... Read More

Olivia specializes in women’s pelvic health, women’s breast health and gender diverse top surgeries.

Some of the common pelvic floor related conditions that Olivia treats include:

  • Incontinence (urinary or fecal)
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Pelvic trauma or injuries to the tailbone or pelvis
  • Dyspareunia (pain with sex)
  • Pelvis related pain (including low back pain, hip pain, pubic pain)
  • Vaginismus
  • Vulvodynia
  • Endometriosis related symptoms
  • Interstitial cystitis / bladder pain syndrome
  • Period pain
  • Pregnancy & postpartum

Olivia works with clients throughout pregnancy and postpartum to help with:

  • Preparing you to have an empowered, positive birthing experience
  • Incontinence (urinary or fecal)
  • Dyspareunia (pain with sex)
  • SIJ pain
  • Low back pain
  • Hip pain
  • Pubic symphysis pain
  • Round ligament pain
  • Exercise
  • Birth preparation
  • Perineal tearing / episiotomy recovery
  • Scar management (perineal and c-section)
  • C-section recovery
  • Diastasis recti (abdominal separation)
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Postpartum exercise and return to running
  • Retraining the pelvic floor muscles

Olivia works with breast health clients treating the following conditions:

  • Pre and post breast surgery (mastectomy, lumpectomy)
  • Pre and post top surgery (all genders)
  • Scar management
  • Cording
  • Shoulder movement restrictions
  • Muscle tension
  • Decreased strength
  • Postural changes
  • Blocked milk ducts

Olivia completed her Doctor of Physiotherapy degree in 2019 at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. She has taken numerous postgraduate training courses including:

  • Women’s Health Training Associates Maternity and Pelvic Floor Health Comprehensive Course Certification
  • Continence and Women’s Health Level 1
  • Continence and Women’s Health Level 2
  • Bulletproof Your Body - Pelvic Floor and Core Level 1
  • Nutrition Recommendations Relating to Women’s Health Physiotherapy
  • Recognizing and Treating Clinical Conditions Related to the Pelvic Floor
  • How to Implement a Biopsychosocial Approach in Pelvic Pain
  • Healing Pelvic Pain and Abdominal Pain
  • Role of Manometry Assessment for the Investigation of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
  • Comprehensive Physical Therapy of the Breast Cancer Patient
  • Advanced Rehab Techniques in Breast Cancer
  • Pelvic Health Physiotherapy in the Trans Community
  • Intro to Gender Diversity – Expanded

Olivia will work with you to create an individualized treatment approach from a holistic view to help you reach your own personal goals.

If you have any questions, please contact us at 250-388-7888 so we can answer any questions directly.

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Roger graduated from Vancouver College of Massage Therapy in 2015. Previously practicing in a massage therapy clinic in Port Coquitlam, he now calls Victoria home and is proud to join the Equilibrium team. Roger has a passion for helping people and has experience treating a wide range of patients from kids to seniors and people living with various conditions. He has had the opportunity to treat patients in a variety of facilities such as Ronald McDonald House, George Pearson Centre, Onsite drug detox facility, Royal Columbian Hospital, Positive Living Society, and at events like the BMO Marathon.

His expertise includes Trigger Point Therapy, Lymph Drainage, Joint Mobilizations, Myofascial Release, Sports Massage, Neuromuscular Therapy, Swedish Massage, in addition to muscle strengthening and stretching techniques. With these tools, he hopes to not only eliminate discomfort but also provide a relaxing and healing experience.

Roger believes that in order to be an effective therapist for his patients, he must set a good example and take care of himself mentally and physically. Outside of the clinic, he enjoys hiking, travelling, watching films (he also has a diploma in Film Studies!), listening to music, eating vegetarian cuisine and spending quality time with his wife.

Roger graduated from Vancouver College of Massage Therapy in 2015. Previously practicing in a mas... Read More

Dr. Christopher LaRocque was born in Prince George and raised in Kitimat British Columbia in 1985. He Graduated in 2009 with a BSc. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Northern British Columbia. Prior to graduation Dr. LaRocque studied briefly in Sweden and was gifted the experience to play soccer for the cities of Sura and Töreboda, Sweden. He obtained his doctorate of Chiropractic from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 2014.

He practices an evidence-based patient-centered model of care to help his patients resolve current pain, then address the underlying body imbalances in order to prevent and minimize recurrence. He uses various treatment options involving chiropractic adjustments, soft tissue therapy (Functional Range Release Techniques, Graston Techniques), gentle joint mobilizations, pain and healing modalities, ergonomic advice, and personalized and progressive therapeutic exercise programs. He has a wealth of knowledge and is always eager to learn more. He has participated in continuing education to improve his skills, focusing on certified soft tissue and developmental rehabilitative techniques.

Dr. LaRocque is an outgoing and active professional that enjoys the ocean but keeps his sports on the field. His passion is playing soccer, however, it would not be rare to bump into him jogging, hiking, or kayaking in his spare time.

Dr. Christopher LaRocque was born in Prince George and raised in Kitimat British Columbia in 1985... Read More

Julian has been a registered Physiotherapist since 2003 in Ontario where he practised Primarily in Long Term Care and post surgical rehabilitation as well as Orthopaedics.

Throughout his practice he had specialized in post surgical hip and knee replacements, gait re-training and prescription of assistive devices. He has also diversified his practice in the field of Orthopaedics, treating sports related injuries and repetitive strain injuries.

Julian also has a special interest in vestibular and post concussion treatments. He has studied vestibular rehabilitation and post concussion management, which treats positional vertigo, post falls and both traumatic and acquired brain Injuries.

He continues to also work part time at residential care facilities and has been an advocate for active seniors on falls prevention programs and aqua therapy.

In his spare time he enjoys a number of outdoor sports as well as kickboxing, cycling and is also an avid flyer.

Julian has been a registered Physiotherapist since 2003 in Ontario where he practised Primarily i... Read More

Marcel comes to Equilibrium with over 25 years of sport medicine and health care experience. Marcel is a Registered Massage Therapist and an Athletic Therapist giving him a unique approach to healthcare; his approach to wellness is movement based combining traditional therapy with strength training strategies. As a massage therapist his approach is a myofascial release base combined with postural alignment strategies including joint mobilization, muscle energy and tissue release techniques. Recently Marcel has started incorporating applied neurology as part of his treatment protocol. Applied neurology involves techniques that calm the brain which quite often is the main limiting factor in returning to optimal health. Whether you are looking for treatment for an acute sport injury, rehab from a surgical procedure, recovery from a hard workout or just a relaxation massage, Marcel has you covered. The end goal is always to help clients become a more robust person and to continue to live a healthy active life. While Marcel has worked his entire career with elite athletes at World championships and Olympic games t his motto has always been “you don’t have to be a world class athlete to receive world class treatment!” When not in the clinic you can find Marcel out on the hiking trails, on his road bike or camping in the backcountry. If you have time to spare, ask Marcel about his never-ending quest to brew the perfect espresso.

Having dual certification as an athletic therapist and a registered massage therapist, his rehab approach is movement based, combining traditional therapy with strength training strategies. As a massage therapist his approach is a myofascial release foundation combined with numerous other deep tissue strategies he has perfected over the years. Marcel started his career with the Toronto Blizzard Soccer club and from there went on to work with National Teams including Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams, Athletics Canada, Rowing Canada, Volleyball Canada and Speedskating Canada. He has also worked in several healthcare settings including private practice and post secondary institutions most recently at the University of Toronto’s David MacIntosh Sport Medicine clinic. Marcel has been to three winter Olympics and countless world championships, Pan AM games and Commonwealth games. Although he has worked with world class athletes his whole career, he maintains that “you don’t have to be a world class athlete to receive world class treatment!” Marcel has been fortunate to have lived across Canada including Victoria BC, Calgary Alberta, and St. John’s Newfoundland.

When not providing therapy services Marcel can be found exploring the trails and rivers/lakes in all seasons or trying to learn songs.

Marcel comes to Equilibrium with over 25 years of sport medicine and health care experience. Marc... Read More

Sonal will be on Maternity leave for a year starting 13th October. Sarah Tam who has been working with her for last 6months will continue to work with all the physio’s in the clinic for smooth transfer of patient care.

Sonal has been practicing physiotherapy since 2012. Her key skills include diagnosing and rehabilitating various musculoskeletal pathologies like back, neck, jaw, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, and ankle pain in addition to other sports injuries. She is passionate about her patient care and believes in finding the root cause of pain. She speaks English and Hindi and understands Punjabi, Gujarati, Bengali, Kannada, etc. She is currently working with a physiotherapy assistant, Sarah Tam, who has completed her Kinesiology degree from UVIC. She is amazing.

Her treatment approach includes pain management, manual therapy, soft tissue release, neural mobilization, stretching, and strengthening exercises based on clinical diagnosis and evidence-based practice. This approach helps you to improve your quality of life, improve your ability to manage pain, achieve your functional goal like sitting, standing, walking, lifting, and participating in recreational activities without pain, and educate you about your injury.

Sonal graduated from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, India. She has a post-graduation degree in Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy and has done a certification course in nerve treatment (NDS). She was awarded two gold medals for her academic excellence in post-graduation and is the best outgoing student at her University and College.

She possesses a demonstrated history of working with all kinds of patients including kids over 5 years, teenagers, post-operative patients, geriatric and elite athletes. Everyone is welcome. If you have pain, physiotherapy can help.

During her free time, she loves to cook, spend time with her family, watch TV and go for a walk and hike around the city.

Sonal will be on Maternity leave for a year starting 13th October. Sarah Tam who has been working... Read More

Izu has been practicing Physiotherapy since 2006.

His goal is to work with YOU to determine root cause of injury, associated risk factors and biomechanical dysfunctions and then plan a progressive individualized rehabilitation program that works for YOU, considering your lifestyle, environment and goals.

Izu is result/outcome driven and takes pride in patient centered approach to care and injury prevention.

He graduated from University of Nigeria (Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation), University of Michigan, USA (Doctor of Physical Therapy) and University of Manitoba ( MSc in Rehabilitation Sciences), where he studied the effects of an injury prevention program developed by FIFA among young female soccer athletes.

Izu is passionate about continuous learning/education and research and so, has undergone several post-graduate courses involving Orthopedic manual skills for back, neck and lower extremities, McKenzie Part A, Advanced shoulder Rehabilitation and management, Post-operative Rehabilitation and return to sport. He has also participated in several research projects which has produced two publications.

Izu has a wide range of experiences, from working with children to seniors, weekend warriors to elite athletes, neurological to musculoskeletal disorders (special interest drifting towards musculoskeletal disorders). These experiences stem from public, private and community settings; including tertiary hospitals in Nigeria, Health Sciences Centre, and Winnipeg and two private multi-disciplinary clinics in Manitoba.

In his free time he loves to spend time at the gym, weight lifting, playing soccer, lawn and table tennis.

Izu has been practicing Physiotherapy since 2006. His goal is to work with YOU to determine root... Read More

Carolina has been practicing physiotherapy since 2005. She is a passionate professional with the main goal of enhancing her patients quality of life. During her years of practicing, Carol has had the opportunity to work in different patients and to treat a variety of pathologies, mainly those related with the spine. As a physiotherapist, she believes that every patient should be offered a unique approach to therapy, considering all components of their well-being.

Carolina graduated and completed her Masters degree at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte-Brasil. She advanced her skills with a postgraduate degree in Traumatology, Orthopedics and Sports Physiotherapy, Global Postural Reeducation (RPG) & Sensoperceptive Postural Restructuring and a training course in Pilates Rehabilitation, in addition to several other courses. She has an extensive experience in Manual Therapy techniques as well as Clinical Pilates and has treated a broad range of patient demographics. She believes that finding and treating the root cause of injury and moving properly is the key to treatment.

In her free time, she loves to spend time at the gym, to travel, to visit new places, to read and to spend time with her loved ones.

Carolina has been practicing physiotherapy since 2005. She is a passionate professional with the ... Read More

Heather Thompson BSc, RMT has been practicing as a RMT since 2002, and continues to learn and advance her skills with post-graduate studies.

Her primary goals are to facilitate pain reduction and healing. Heather is very passionate about the health of her patients and places a strong emphasis on individualized education about the body and self-care recommendations.

She strives to approach each treatment with curiousity and to provide a culturally safe and respectful environment of care.

Heather is grateful to live and work within the traditional unceded territories of the Lkwungen (Esquimalt, and Songhees), Malahat, Pacheedaht, Scia’new, T’Sou-ke and W̱SÁNEĆ (Pauquachin, Tsartlip, Tsawout, Tseycum) peoples.

Heather Thompson BSc, RMT has been practicing as a RMT since 2002, and continues to learn and adv... Read More

Dr. Brandon Somlo is a chiropractor who is passionate about helping families and athletes. He believes that a healthy spine leads to less pain and better movements, whether it is being able to walk to the mail box or to perform at the next level in sports.

Dr. Somlo earned his Bachelor of Science from University of Guelph in 2013 and his Doctor of Chiropractic from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 2018. Dr.Somlo can provide patients with spinal/extremity manipulative therapy by hand or by tools and myofascial release therapy. He is certified in Smart Tools, which is regarded as an effective treatment technique for soft-tissue injuries. ​ Dr. Somlo has extensive experience with sports and sports injuries. He has been playing ice hockey for 22 years. Dr. Somlo can provide rehabilitation exercises that he learned from years of being a personal trainer. ​ Dr. Somlo has experience in rehabilitation of the body to get it to its natural self. He strives to help each patient reach their goal whether it be returning to work, to sports or any movement that is limited. He also cares about prevention measures to keep your family healthy. He does ergonomic assessments and concussion prevention treatment and rehabilitation. His diverse experience with sports and sports injuries gives him first-hand knowledge of what specific treatment is required to return to sports, along with techniques for minimising the likelihood of re-injury.

Dr. Brandon Somlo is a chiropractor who is passionate about helping families and athletes. He bel... Read More

Brody has been an RMT since 2022 and continues to seek education through relevant research articles and courses. He uses a combination of manual therapy techniques and active therapy tools to help you achieve your goals. Whatever your reason may be for seeking massage therapy, Brody is here to help!

Brody has been an RMT since 2022 and continues to seek education through relevant research articl... Read More

Glen has been in private practice as a Registered Massage Therapist for over 30 years. He has been an Instructor at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy and the Sutherland Chan College of Massage Therapy as well as serving as the Vice-President of the Association of Physiotherapists and Massage Practitioners of BC. He is a member of the Registered Massage Therapy Association of BC and the College of Massage Therapists of BC.

In addition to his Massage Therapy practice, Glen is also certified as a Hakomi Therapist and Teacher.

Having traveled extensively around the world, Glen is working on writing a series of short travel stories. Glen performs with the group Mystic Journey which showcases the Middle Eastern Sufi poetry of Rumi and Hafiz in Victoria, BC.

Glen has been in private practice as a Registered Massage Therapist for over 30 years. He has be... Read More

Alex’s diverse clinical experience and solid medical background are in good standing throughout his practice in multidisciplinary clinics in Ontario and British Columbia.

As an RMT, Alex treats a wide range of acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions. He especially focuses on neck and back pain, “frozen shoulder”, pregnancy and post-partum, post-surgical rehabilitation and everyone in between.

Alex says: ‘’I love my job! I have been a healthcare practitioner all my life, and helping people is my destiny”.

Alex’s favorite hobbies are jogging, camping, wood-crafting, and going to the gym.

Alex’s diverse clinical experience and solid medical background are in good standing throughout h... Read More

I practice an effective pain-free acupuncture style that will end your cycles of aches, pains, and stresses.

My focus is to get your body to circulate blood, assimilate nutrients, and eliminate toxins; as this treatment emphasis allows your body to heal itself. Throughout my experience, I have learned to listen and respond to how your body uniquely copes with your health problems.

I have been practicing acupuncture since 2010 and I consistently see great results using gentle and precise techniques based on Traditional Chinese Medicine and Japanese Meridian Therapy.

My clients have been through it all and want to return to a healthy, active life. I help them get there. And stay there.

I am currently working at Equilibrium’s Yates Street and Tillicum Road locations

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Meet Brenden, an impassioned physiotherapist dedicated to crafting a unique approach to your rehabilitation journey.

With a keen focus on understanding you as an individual and delving into your lifestyle, Brenden aims to pinpoint the root cause of your injury, biomechanical dysfunctions, or any lingering issues. His ultimate goal is to curate a progressive, personalized rehabilitation program that seamlessly integrates into your life. Brenden’s academic journey, starting with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from the University of Jamestown and culminating in a Master’s in Physiotherapy from Brunel University in London UK, underlines his comprehensive expertise in both exercise and rehabilitation.

Having spent the last two years in the dynamic private sector in London, Brenden has honed his skills in catering to a diverse clientele, ranging from teenagers to seniors and encompassing various fitness levels. His specialization in sports-related injuries showcases his versatility, working with individuals striving for a more active lifestyle to professional athletes. Passionate about the transformative effects of exercise and proper movement on the body, Brenden encourages a proactive approach to rehabilitation. Brace yourself for an experience that involves movement and a hint of exertion – a testament to Brenden’s commitment to your holistic well-being.

Now offering his expertise in Victoria, BC, Brenden is eager to assist you in rediscovering the activities you love, whether you’re a weekend warrior or a cherished senior member of the community.

In his downtime, Brenden finds solace in exploring the abundant trails of the island, hitting the gym, planning his next travel escapade, and cherishing moments with friends and family.

Embark on your journey to recovery with Brenden – book your appointment now and witness the fusion of a patient-centered approach with unparalleled enthusiasm for progress and results.

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Karl is a graduate of the Victoria WCCMT campus and has been practicing since 2011.

Karl’s treatment methodology is quite varied. Tear you apart and rebuild, or a gentle full body ahhhhhhh. A main component of Karl’s treatments is hot ocean stones and he uses them in the majority of his sessions. (Stone work currently available at the Tillicum location, the Yates location will be setup before the end of May)

Karl grew up homesteading and was on a path to become a conservation officer and take over his Mentor’s trap line when he moved to Victoria for university, fell in love with the city, and never left. He earned BA’s in Psychology and Sociology before moving on to the School of Social Work and then receiving a diploma in mediation/negotiation. Of course he then spent the next 10 years running chainsaw and jumping out of helicopters into remote forest fires….

Karl was a Varsity athlete, earning most valuable male athlete. This was when he became introduced to massage therapy. 10 years later when deciding on a new career, massage seemed a natural fit and he hasn’t looked back.

Karl is a graduate of the Victoria WCCMT campus and has been practicing since 2011. Karl’s trea... Read More

Demi Palmer is working at our Yates and Tillicum locations.

Demi Palmer is a graduate of Pacific Rim College and a licensed acupuncturist with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of British Columbia. Her journey to find a career where her love for biology and psychology would combine began when she met an acupuncturist in one of her art classes. She became fascinated with the holistic nature of Chinese Medicine and the unique support it offers complex issues such as headaches, menstrual disorders, sleep disturbances, reduced immunity, low energy levels, digestive issues, and mental health concerns.

As a registered acupuncturist, Demi’s approach aims to treat underlying root causes rather than masking symptoms. Each person has their own unique blueprint for health which involves a complex interplay of physiology, lifestyle, and their environment. Demi’s treatments include a personalized combination of acupuncture, acupressure, cupping, electrical stimulation, gua sha, tui na massage, infrared heat, and moxibustion. To provide a comprehensive and tailored treatment plan, Demi may include specific exercise and movement recommendations, diet modifications, and stress reduction tactics.

Her areas of interest include reproductive and sexual health, depression, anxiety, stress management, musculoskeletal injuries, along with acute and chronic pain. Her goal is to help people connect to their bodies, restore tranquility, and facilitate healing and well-being.

When not in the clinic Demi enjoys oil painting, cycling, swimming, and doting on her house plants. Demi fell in love with Vancouver Island when she moved from a small town in Alberta to study Traditional Chinese Medicine, and she takes every opportunity she can to hike and explore.

Demi Palmer is working at our Yates and Tillicum locations. Demi Palmer is a graduate of Pacific... Read More

Molly is currently studying Massage Therapy at Camosun College in Victoria, BC. She is originally from Vancouver and has lived on the island for the last 10 years. She is finishing her last semester of the Registered Massage Therapy program and is looking forward to treating patients as a full RMT later in the year.

She believes it is important to create a safe and comforting space for patients, tailoring her treatments to their needs, and practicing patient-centered care. Her treatment techniques include Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Myofascial Release, and Trigger Point techniques. Providing a space for her patients to relax and de-stress is one of her primary goals.

Molly spends her days off being physically active by going for walks to the beach, hiking in nature, and spending time with friends and loved ones. She looks forward to working with you to reach your health goals and providing a place to relax from life’s pressures.

Molly is currently studying Massage Therapy at Camosun College in Victoria, BC. She is originally... Read More

Cupping & Acupuncture Appointments Available Now!

I moved from Central Alberta to Victoria, BC to pursue my education in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in 2016. I studied for 3.5 years at Pacific Rim College in Victoria, BC and graduated in June 2019. Prior to studying Acupuncture I was never sure what I wanted to do for a career. I spent a lot of time doing Administrative and Management work until I (luckily) found my way to Chinese Medicine. I grew up on a rural acreage south of Edmonton, Alberta and made my way out here to the island to attend Pacific Rim College.

In my spare time, I love expanding my knowledge and understanding of Chinese Medicine, indoor rock climbing, and exploring my way around the island, taking photos of plants and the natural beauty of this territory.

People always ask me what Acupuncture is best for, and I have this to say – the Acupuncture needle is like a direction we give to the body. It says to the body, ‘move this here’ or ‘build this here’ or, ‘hey, you’re going the wrong way, let’s fix that’. When the body is confused, weighed down or weak, it needs a little assistance, motivation and direction to perform its regular functions. This is a very simple way of looking at how Acupuncture works and why it works, although the medicine and pathophysiology in Chinese Medicine is, in actuality, quite complex.

A needle is a tool in the hands of an Acupuncturist. This tool can help us connect with dysfunction as well as touch significant sources of strength in a patient. A needle can reduce tension in tight muscles, direct energy to areas of emptiness, subdue overactivity and move stagnation.

When body functions aren’t working, when there is pain, or when there are irregular symptoms, we know there is something blocking the natural ability of the body, or that the body is merely not strong enough due to more chronic depletion. With Acupuncture, we can regulate body substances if they are overactive or deficient; we can encourage the removal of pathogenic substances that are causing congestion or stagnation; and we can nourish and tonify diminished substances to rebuild the body’s foundation.

Come in for a treatment, if you’re curious, or if you’ve had difficulty in the past determining what is causing you discomfort or weakness. I so look forward to meeting and working with you! See my list below for common (but not all!) disorders that can be helped with Acupuncture:

  • Acute & Chronic Pain
  • Menstrual Disorders
  • Digestive Dysfunction
  • Skin / Itching Disorders
  • Pregnancy Support
  • Infertility
  • Metabolic Conditions
  • Hormonal Imbalance
  • Mental Health Support
  • Headaches & Migraines
  • Chest & Lung Conditions
  • Brain Health
  • Energy & Vitality
  • Much more!

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Richelle Buecking, RMT has always had a passion for health and wellness.

Richelle believes that each person is unique and enjoys helping her clients discover root causes for their discomfort and assisting in finding a solution through a variety of techniques and home care exercises. Richelle encourages her clients to be active in participating in their rehabilitation. Techniques she commonly uses include Swedish massage, myofascial release, trigger point therapy and joint mobilization.

Massage Therapy is a passion for Richelle as it allows her to administer her new skills and techniques for the well-being of others. She is looking forward to working with new clients and helping them achieve their health care goals through use of assessment, and customized treatment plans.

Richelle Buecking, RMT has always had a passion for health and wellness. Richelle believes that ... Read More

Committed to tailoring personalized treatment plans, Joshua is passionate about assisting in your journey to achieve your wellness goals while delivering a relaxing and rejuvenating experience.

Committed to tailoring personalized treatment plans, Joshua is passionate about assisting in your... Read More

Travis was born and raised in the West Kootenays and studied massage therapy in Victoria. He has a keen interest in biology and physiology. He has been an RMT since 2016.

He uses a combination of myofascial, Swedish massage and deep tissue techniques with focus on looking at the body as whole to address the root causes of health concerns.

Travis is looking forward to working with you to achieve your health goals.

Travis was born and raised in the West Kootenays and studied massage therapy in Victoria. He has ... Read More

Emma grew up in Victoria and attended West Coast College of Massage Therapy. She loves helping people improve and maintain their physical health. She grew up playing competitive sports so she understands the importance of preventing as well as rehabilitating after injury. Using massage therapy to help with her own injuries she understands the impact it can have. Emma likes to use a variety of therapeutic massage techniques such as Trigger Point Therapy, Joint Mobilizations, Active and Passive Stretching and Isolytic Release of soft tissues while integrating General Swedish Massage to provide relief and relaxation.

Emma grew up in Victoria and attended West Coast College of Massage Therapy. She loves helping pe... Read More

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