Sarah Black

About Me

Hi! I’m Sarah – an Athletic Therapist who is lucky enough to be practicing in beautiful Victoria, BC. I love kitties, delicious food and lifting heavy weights, as well as helping others achieve their goalsI completed my Bachelor of Athletic and Exercise Therapy at Camosun College, and then further pursued certifications as an Athletic Therapist CAT(C), Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA) and an Exercise Physiologist (CSEP).

I use an integrated approach to help you live pain-free and perform at your best, utilizing both manual therapy and exercise rehabilitation to maximize your potential. I’m always learning and have completed courses in Functional Range Conditioning®, Functional Release®, Soft Tissue Release, Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization®, joint mobilizations and more. I believe in maximizing human potential, whether for sport, work or play, through improving strength and control while improving joint mobility. By improving joint function, the body increases its movement variability, ultimately leading to healthier, more active tissues!

I have been fortunate for the opportunity to gain a wide-variety of experience with athletes competing at different levels in a number of sports. In the lead up to the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games, I worked extensively as the Lead Therapist with the Canadian Heavyweight Men’s Rowing Team. I also have experience working with a number of adapted including spinal cord injuries, amputations, chronic disease and more with both recreation and high performance athletes in para triathlon, para swimming, para rowing, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby, wheelchair tennis, para sailing and other adapted sports.When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, exploring the outdoors and travelling around the world.
Currently, I compete in both Olympic weightlifting and wheelchair basketball. I also sit on the board for Victoria Wheelchair Sports and heavily involved with OneAbility, a collective impact group. As a multi-sport athlete for most of my life I understand how important it is to lead an active life, and how frustrating injuries can be. Let’s work together to get you back to what you love!