UNION HEALTH & PERFORMANCE
We combine the best of physical rehabilitation and performance coaching for an active, athletic, and pain-free lifestyle.
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WHY CHOOSE UNION?
Our holistic approach helps bridge the gap between physical therapy and performance coaching with science-based and results-driven programs personalized to unique needs and situations.
Need physical rehabilitation services that work in Squamish? Work with our team of the best physiotherapists in Squamish dedicated to your recovery!
The welcoming and positive vibe of our non-judgemental Squamish facility is exactly what you need to conquer any condition you’re struggling with and/or reach optimal physical performance.
Whether you’re a professional athlete, a weekend warrior, or a fitness enthusiast, our team of the best personal trainers in Squamish will help set you on the path to success!
With our team’s robust experience coaching elite athletes in multiple sports, you can be sure that you’re in great hands, with professionals who will take your goals seriously.
Union’s Open Gym
Have a rehab/training program but nowhere to perform it? Access Union’s “Open Gym” program. We’re proud of our space, and love seeing it being used. We also understand that not everyone has the space or the equipment to perform their prescribed program. Registering for the Open Gym program allows you to drop into our facility on your own time to carry out your program. We have over 1000 square feet of dedicated gym space and all the rehab/gym equipment you could need to perform your program. Ask your rehab/training team for details. If you are already registered – click here to book your sessions.
I’ve been training with Joel for several years now and I love his approach to training in the way that he aims to make you not just a better rider but an all-around human/athlete as well. He covers all bases and keeps it fun in the process. If you’re just starting racing or chasing down podiums, I’d highly recommend Union Athletics.
– LUCAS CRUZ – PROFESSIONAL MOUNTAIN BIKE ATHLETE
Joel has been my coach for MTB for several years now. He prioritizes our weak points to ensure we grow as a WHOLE athlete not just to our specific sport. Many of the strength-based programs are multi-use for all levels of competition and sport which allows us to build a strong foundation that can be built upon. The variety in his program also keeps the training fun and exciting, as you have to learn skills and make your body adaptable to all these new challenges. So whether you are just trying to get some strength gains or win a world cup, Joel is sure to keep you on your toes
– Julia Long, Professional Mountain Bike Athlete
I’ve been training with Joel for a number of years now and I love his approach to training in the way that he aims to make you not just a better rider but an all-around human/athlete as well. He covers all bases and keeps it fun in the process. If you’re just starting racing or chasing down podiums, I’d highly recommend Union Athletics.
– Lucas Cruz, Professional Mountain Bike Athlete
When I started training towards my full potential, I tried to take training into my own hands through various internet sources, it was disconnected information drawing me further away from what I really wanted. I went in searching for something that could take me to the next level because I knew I had the ambition but didn’t have the knowledge. Training with Union Athletics has brought me to where I feel like I need to be, always progressing my fitness, my skills, and my determination. The training plan is no doubt challenging but still fun and functional.
– Colby Pringle, Professional Mountain Bike Athlete
I haven’t been working with Union Athletics for long, but from what I have experienced, the workouts, both on and off the bike, are comprehensive, complete, and seem to be working great. In only a few months, I’ve seen some major improvement in my fitness, strength, and overall mobility. Joel and Jay are friendly guys who make you feel comfortable, and with whom you feel as a team working towards the same goals. I strongly recommend it!
– Charles Couture, Professional Mountain Bike Athlete
Since I started working with Joel a little over a year ago, I’ve significantly improved my strength and durability as a mountain biker, trail runner, and skier. Joel adapts my program according to my athletic goals and life commitments, helping me to maintain a high level of motivation. As a multi-sport athlete, I especially appreciate his extensive knowledge of the functional movements required for various sports. I firmly believe that Joel’s program is not only making me stronger today but will also give me the durability to continue enjoying mountain activities well into the future.
– Jayne Rossworn, Endurance Athlete
Squamish MTB Coaching
The Sea-to-Sky has every kind of terrain and surface you can think of - a perfect place for anyone looking to develop their mountain bike skills. We can help!
At Union Health, you can take advantage of our progressive MTB coaching programs in Squamish to unlock your inner bike skills and take control of the trail with confidence. And speed.
Strength & Conditioning
Build your mind, strength, stability, mobility, balance, speed, and agility with our Squamish strength and conditioning programs designed to help bolster your overall performance.
Our one-of-a-kind gym performance facility in Squamish – which also doubles as a multidisciplinary clinic for physical rehab– is where you need to be to achieve your goals.
Struggling with shoulder injuries, knee pain, sports injuries, and other pain conditions? Union Health offers a comfortable and convenient rehabilitation experience to help you restore your health and well-being.
Union Health’s holistic approach integrates both traditional physical therapy and alternative approaches. This non-surgical treatment strategy helps promote healing, relieve pain, and shorten recovery time.
Concussion + Dizziness/Vestibular Rehab
Our concussion rehab team is certified within multiple nationally recognized systems: the ITPT (ImPACT Trained Physical Therapist) system and the Shift Concussion Management system, which is the most widely recognized Canadian developed system for concussion rehabilitation. In ideal scenario’s, concussion rehab would start on day 1. Think you’re experiencing symptoms related to a concussion? Start your concussion rehab today with Union
Pelvic Floor Physio
Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy is a specialized form of Physiotherapy that requires advanced post-graduate training. Common reasons to seek out this service include pregnancy preparation and recovery, pelvic pain, bladder and bowel issues, and sexual pain and dysfunction. Pelvic health issues can be complex and require a holistic approach. Treating the whole person, along with advanced technology, is the route to pelvic wellness. Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy is covered by insurance plans under Physiotherapy because it is an essential component of health.
MEET OUR PRACTITIONERS
Joel’s ongoing endeavors as a student, athlete, coach, and educator have led him to create a universal, athlete-centered approach to long-term development and human performance.
I graduated with an honours Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology degree (BSc(H)Kin) from the University of Waterloo in 2007 and followed this with a Masters of Science degree in Physical Therapy (MScPT) from McMaster University in 2010.
Jay spent the better part of a decade studying and working in the field of Structural Engineering before deciding to follow his true passion and become a Strength and Conditioning Coach.
Chris Has been practicing Physiotherapy since Graduating from Western University in 2016 with a Masters in Physical Therapy. After graduating he quickly began furthering his skills through the Orthopaedic Physiotherapy Division obtaining levels 2 and 3 within 1 year.
Derek’s primary goal is to get you back to moving comfortably so you can rebuild and get back to the activities you love. The sea to sky is a playground for people who love to move, and when injuries or pain get in the way of being active, it’s a little crazy-making. Let’s work together and get you back moving and loving life again.
Jon Israelson is a graduate from the Vancouver College of Massage Therapists in December of 2014. Growing up in Jasper AB, Jon started competing in freestyle skiing at an early age. This translated into Halfpipe and Big Mountain skiing, competing on the world tour and traveling all over North America. Doing so, Jon is no stranger to injury and has a great passion for resolving pain and dysfunction with a variety of modalities.
Mackenzie Kemps BSc(H)PT, I am a certified physiotherapist with special interest and training with runners and the foot / ankle complex.
I graduated in 2017 from Brunel University London in the UK with my Bachelors of Science in Physiotherapy degree and immediately jumped into working in the musculoskeletal world.
Chris has always enjoyed helping people achieve greater health and reach their goals, which made his journey to a career in Physiotherapy a natural fit.
Lauren is a Certified Pelvic Health Physiotherapist and owner of Glow Pelvic Wellness. She gets to the root cause of her clients’ pelvic health and abdominal issues using a warm, holistic approach that looks beyond the pelvis.
With a university education in human kinetics, exercise physiology and 8 years of fitness training experience, Dylan is a personal trainer that is dedicated to helping you succeed.
Alex is a Strength & Conditioning Coach from Hampshire, England. He played high-level Rugby in his teens and 20s and specializes in Injury Rehabilitation and Sports Performance. He is the owner of two successful Personal Training Companies and is happy to joining the Union team.
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