Hi! My name is Sara, and I am so happy that you've made your
way over to ELEVATE with Sara.
I work as a Registered Massage Therapist here in beautiful
Victoria, BC at The Athlete Centre. I moved to Victoria in 2016
to find a lifestyle that aligned with my love for movement, the
outdoors, and adventure.
Before finding my way to BC, I completed my Bachelor’s of Science degree in Human Physiology and Anatomy at the University of Western Ontario. But my love for the human body and movement did not start there. I grew up as a competitive dancer and hockey player, and always had a love of learning.
I have been a Strength and Conditioning coach since 2011, working with a large variety of athletes ranging from no prior experience to highly competitive levels. My other experience includes working with paediatric cerebral palsy rehabilitation, as a research assistant and published co-author with one of Canada's leading doctors in paediatric concussions, and with the Winnipeg Jets for their baseline fitness testing.
I love making movement a centre piece in my life. I spend a lot of time playing various sports, doing functional movement and mobility practices, and I love any and every hike I can set foot on!
Through my education and experience, I have gained an in-depth understanding of the complex and integrated systems of the human body, functional movement, and injury rehabilitation. I believe that the majority of physical restrictions can be improved and corrected with a combination of hands-on treatment and movement re-patterning and education.
My philosophy encompasses movement, empowerment, individuality, education, support, strength, and accountability.