Sports Therapy session being conducted at Vancity Physio, a physiotherapy and sports medicine clinic located in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Sports Physiotherapy

Clinical Physiotherapy - In Person and Virtual Sessions

WHAT IS SPORTS PHYSIOTHERAPY?

At VanCity Physio, we offer customized, one-on-one treatment plans that will help you get back to the activities you love. Our Sports Physiotherapy department is dedicated to the assessment and treatment of injuries related to sports and exercise at all levels and ages. Sports injuries can cause ongoing pain if not treated properly. Similarly, re-injury is common in sports injuries so dedicated treatment is recommended to avoid further injury.

IS SPORTS PHYSIOTHERAPY RIGHT FOR YOU?

If you’ve recently suffered a sports-related injury, such as a sprain, strain, ligament tear, concussion, compression, or more, you should be considering a sports physiotherapy treatment plan. Re-injury and chronic pain are common in untreated sports injuries, so the quicker you address the problem, the more effective your recovery will be.

Here are some common injuries that sports therapy can treat:

• Sprains

• Tennis elbow

• Golfer’s elbow

• Meniscus tears

• Rotator cuff or shoulder injuries

• Runner’s knee

• ACL or knee ligament sprains

• Groin strain

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HOW IT WORKS

Sports physio aids recovery through sport-specific exercises. Methods such as taping, bracing, icing, and ultrasounds can help athletes stay in the game and recover more quickly. Other physiotherapy techniques, such as manual therapy, IMS (dry needling), clinical Pilates, and more may be recommended at the discretion of your physiotherapist.
With effective treatment options, our therapists can:
• Help reduce susceptibility to future sport-related injuries.
• Improve mobility restrictions with personalized exercises.
• Improve overall muscle and ligament health.
• Help peak athletic performance.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Sports physiotherapy can help you recover from recent injuries or return to sport after a long period of inactivity. Your treatment plan will be tailored to your specific injury and diagnosis, but common treatments can include dry needling, shockwave therapy, manual therapy, and electrical modalities. Your treatment plan may also include multiple members of the VanCity Physio team including Kinesiologists and Pilates experts. Our programs always take an active approach to recovery which includes movement, stretching, and at-home exercises.

HOW TO PREPARE

Come to your session in appropriate attire to exercise. Whenever starting a new physiotherapy program, bring a list of any medications to your first appointment, along with any relevant X-rays and MRIs. If you’re experiencing pain symptoms beforehand, make a note of them and be sure to tell your therapist ahead of time.

Masks are manditory for in-person treatment, in compliance with BC's mask mandate. Please read our Covid-19 procedures for more information.

POST-SESSION

After your session, your physiotherapist will discuss an appropriate timeline for regular maintenance of your one on one sessions. Post-session recovery will depend on your individual program, but it is normal to feel sore, tired, and tender after sports physiotherapy. Depending on your injury, you could be back to your sport within a month. That being said, it’s important to take things slow and listen to your body. Always consult with your physiotherapist before resuming sport.

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FEES

Initial Assessment - $110
Follow Up Session - $95
Follow Up Session (Extended)- $130

To book, please select Clinical Physiotherapy from our online booking platform. To maximize your session’s value, and take advantage of our diverse treatment options, fees are inclusive of all treatments used during your session. Your physiotherapist will work with you to help assess which treatments will be most beneficial during your visit.

VanCity Physio offers direct billing.

I recently suffered an injury from playing sports. I had a lot of trouble walking without pain but working with Vancity Physio helped me quickly return to what I love doing most. Injuries don't just affect a person physically, but can take an emotional toll. Having a physio who is knowledgeable in their practice, patient with explaining my condition and being personable to work made all the difference in my full recovery.

— Fiona Chiu
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I had the pleasure of being personal trained by Ranko Vukovic for a 4 month period prior to an event last year. I was introduced to another viewpoint of what "being in shape" actually is comprised of. He helped me be openminded to an assortment of different exercises/stretches and training material. I was pleased with the results within a short period of time and continue to utilize the tools and suggestions that were taught to me. If anyone is looking for a motivating trainer and overall great guy, I highly suggest him! Thanks so much Ranko!

— Mao W.
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Practitioners

Ranko Vukovic

Physiotherapist | GUNN IMS Practitioner

Ranko is a Registered Physiotherapist (RPT) licensed with the College of Physiotherapists of British Columbia and a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. 

He graduated from UBC in 2015 with a Masters of Physical Therapy. A passion for sport saw Ranko work as a BCRPA Certified Personal Trainer and Kinesiologist, creating tailored training programs for a diverse group of clients, educating and motivating them to reach their personal fitness goals. 

Ranko has post-graduate training in treating jaw pain, otherwise known as TMJ and Orofacial pain.  He’s also a Certified CGIMS Practitioner, and has completed his training at UBC. In addition, Ranko finished his Functional Dry Needling (FDN) certification in University of Navada Las Vegas. Ranko's training also includes ShockWave Therapy, Mobilization with Movement and Kinetic Link Training. He was featured in the Top 100 Canadians Magazine for 2020.

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Tim Fung

Physiotherapist | Manual Therapist

Tim completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology from Simon Fraser University and a Master of Physiotherapy Degree from the University of Sydney.

Tim has extensive experience working with a wide range of individuals including youth, working professionals, recreational/semi-professional athletes and weekend warriors.

Tim has additional training and specialization in the following skills: sports injury management, running injuries/running and treadmill assessments, office/workplace injury management, repetitive overuse injuries, injury prevention technique, functional reconditioning, and personalized, tailored exercise prescription.

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Ella Hebron

Physiotherapist

Ella has been practicing physiotherapy for over 10 years in the United Kingdom in various hospitals around London after graduating from University of Brighton in 2011. 

Ella has an interim license as a Physiotherapist with the College of Physiotherapists of British Columbia and is a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, due to be fully licensed by 2022. She is a member of the Health and Care Professions Council and Chartered Society of Physiotherapy in the United Kingdom. She has spent the last 6 years at the Whittington Hospital London as a Senior Physiotherapist, and has worked with physiotherapists in the leading spinal cord injury rehab centre in London. 

She has clinical experience with clients of all ages, in intensive care rehabilitation, oncology, acute stroke and spinal cord injury rehabilitation and cardiorespiratory physiotherapy. Ella also has extensive experience in orthopaedic rehabilitation, including post trauma rehab, hip and knee replacement, shoulder surgery and ACL rehabilitation.

Ella Hebron