Sarah Black

Vancouver Island - Central Coast
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Sarah Black

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Athletic Therapist, Strength and Conditioning Specialist
mobility, movement, athletic therapy, strength and conditioning, adapted populations, rowing, crossfit, weightlifting
Vancouver Island - Central Coast

Sarah completed her Bachelor of Athletic and Exercise Therapy at Camosun College, and then further pursued certifications as an Athletic Therapist CAT(C) and Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA). 

Sarah uses an integrated approach to help you do the activities you love and perform at your best, utilizing both manual therapy and exercise rehabilitation to maximize your potential. As a multi-sport athlete for most of her life, she understands how important it is to lead an active life, and how frustrating injuries can be. She is always learning and has completed courses in Functional Range Conditioning®, Functional Release®, Soft Tissue Release, Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization®, joint mobilizations, Kettlebell training and more. She believes 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!

Sarah is 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, she worked extensively as the Lead Therapist with the Canadian Heavyweight Men’s Rowing Team. She also has 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. She’s currently the Paralympic Performance Manager with Athletics Canada. 

When not working, Sarah enjoys spending time with friends and family, exploring the outdoors and travelling around the world.