Exercise Therapy

Safely return to an active lifestyle after an injury or with a chronic health condition using exercise therapy.

Exercise therapy is a broad term describing the use of exercise as a treatment for a wide range of health conditions. It is simply a physical activity plan prescribed for recovery from any condition designated by a health professional. As human movement experts, kinesiologists are perfectly suited to help their clients become more active or return to activities they love using exercise therapy.

Types of Exercises

Exercise therapy draws on the fundamentals of healthy exercise: movement for the sake of optimizing your body’s function. Agility, balance, range of motion, flexibility, body aesthetics, body composition, strength and aerobics are pillars of physical health.

  • Range of motion training
  • Resistive exercise
  • Balance and agility training
  • Strength training
  • Aerobic conditioning

Exercise therapy targets each of these exercise categories with specific movements or activities. The result is unlimited exercises because variations can be designed for any common exercise to perfectly suit your needs. It is up to your exercise therapist or kinesiologist to tailor a program to your needs and goals.

  • Squats and split squats
  • Rows
  • Bird dogs
  • Rotator cuff stability exercises
  • Wall angels, open books for shoulder mobility
  • Hip hinges
  • Single leg balance, bosu and stability board exercises
  • Ladder work for agility
  • Circuit training or cardio intervals for aerobic exercise

We Help Clients Recover From

An overwhelming body of evidence suggests that exercise can improve body weight (up or down), combat health conditions and diseases such as type 2 diabetes and cancer, improve mood and energy levels, promote quality sleep and generally improve social interactions and quality of life.

Some conditions that we work with clients to improve are:

  • Soft tissue injury
  • Chronic pain
  • Arthritis
  • Hernia (all types)
  • Obesity
  • Hernia (all types)

There are rare cases when exercise is not recommended, for example when a client has an unstable or acute cardiac condition, or unhealed fractures. To make sure you're ready for exercise, a PARQ+ form is an essential part of getting started. The PARQ+ determines your readiness for exercise therapy, and recommends seeking guidance from a medical doctor when necessary.

Why Choose Symmetrix For Exercise Therapy

Symmetrix Exercise & Rehab is a private studio specializing in kinesiology and exercise therapy. All of our clients get one-on-one therapy with a professional kinesiologist – a highly personalised experience compared to the gym, but with space and equipment necessary to really get moving. All of our clients receive professional exercise therapy uniquely tailored to their health challenges. Clients benefit from getting back to the activities that they love as quickly as possible.

Working with a kinesiologist means gaining access to a professional with deep experience  providing exercise plans. In addition, thanks to our COVID “pivot”, we now have expertise with virtual sessions so clients also have the option to do sessions from home, online.

The positive outcomes our exercise therapy clients regularly experience are:

  • Decrease in pain
  • Weight loss
  • Return to sports or recreation activities
  • Increase in strength, flexibility and cardiovascular fitness
  • Improved body mechanics and function
  • Improved outlook, confidence and life satisfaction
  • Exercise skills

As Symmetrix clients progress through their exercise therapy program they regain control over their activity and physical health. We help develop healthy routines at the gym or at home to improve long term wellbeing for life.

Your Rehab Team

Noah Yang

Noah Yang

Kinesiologist

Hello! My name is Noah (he/him). Growing up I always had a passion for sports, mainly volleyball, ultimate frisbee, and snowboarding.

Pam Cochrane

Pam Cochrane

Kinesiology Manager

I was drawn to the kinesiology program as a lifelong recreational athlete, enjoying running, volleyball, basketball, softball, and soccer...

Jade Shandro

Jade Shandro

Kinesiologist

Jade became a Kinesiologist to help others learn how exercise and active rehabilitation can help make daily tasks easier for her clients.

we’ve changed lives

Excellent rehabilitation facility. Chris has experience with rehabilitation that I have not seen with other practitioners.

Raj Dhiman

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we’ve changed lives

I have an injury from right leg knee cap to my back on my right side that I have been struggling with since 2017. I am now able to do some running and have definitely gotten a lot stronger and more resilient. Symmetrix has been amazing.

Christine Ru

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we’ve changed lives

I have loved training with Dash and the team at Symmetrix. My knee has not felt this strong with squatting and hiking in a long time.

Kaitlin Newman

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Symmetrix Studio Hours

Yaletown Studio

Monday-Friday 6am to 8pm
Saturday 9 am to 6pm
Sunday 10am to 2pm

1059 Cambie St
Vancouver, B.C. V6B 5L7

Burnaby Heights Studio

Monday-Friday noon to 8pm
Saturday-Sunday CLOSED

204-4580 Hastings St
Burnaby, B.C. V5C 2K4