Alex Derksen

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Alex Derksen

MscPT (Master of Science in Physical Therapy)- Registered Physiotherapist & Performance Coach

Alex is a Physiotherapist and a Performance & Weightlifting Coach born and raised in Victoria, BC. Alex graduated from Queen’s University with a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy and from the University of Victoria with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology.
Alex is passionate about providing the best possible care for his patients. He is a firm believer in evidence-based, patient-centered care to help empower individuals to get back to their meaningful activities.
Alex uses exercise, education, and communication strategies to help individuals overcome obstacles that are holding them back from reaching their goals. Alex focuses on promoting physical, psychological, and emotional strength to build resilient and robust individuals while fostering self-efficacy and independence in their lives.
Alex is a certified ‘Clinical Athlete Provider’ who specializes in the management of athletes, designed to help athletes perform better and stay healthy longer. Alex feels an athlete is any individual who has active-related goals, no matter the age, skills, or abilities. He is passionate about working with barbell athletes including weightlifters, powerlifters, and Crossfit Athletes. Alex blends his knowledge in strength and conditioning with injury reconditioning and psychologically informed care to help athletes reach their health & performance related goals.
He is also a certified Crossfit Level 1 Trainer, NCCP Weightlifting Trained Coach, CCPC Powerlifting Coach, Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist, and a graduate from the Level Up Initiative Mentorship program, designed to create positive change in the world of healthcare.
Alex has taken numerous courses related to strength and conditioning, exercise prescription, pain science education, psychologically informed practice, communication, clinical reasoning, biomechanics, injury risk reduction, and focused areas of the hip, knee, and shoulder.
Alex can typically be found in the gym weightlifting, or playing various sports including golf, hockey, and baseball. He is an avid adventurer and enjoys exploring the outdoors and travelling around the world with his wife, while indulging in plant-based dishes and the finest local coffee.

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