How Joy can help you

How Joy can help you

I’m Joy Egilson.   I’m an athletic and exercise therapist in Victoria, BC.

I currently work with clients who are looking for individualized exercise prescription, or treatment of various musculoskeletal issues.  Often, these needs go hand-in-hand.  My unique approach and training enables  me to meet both of these needs – providing treatment for aches and pains that get in the way of exercise, while tailoring exercises around issues such as joint replacement or chronic disease.

In addition to working with individual clients, I am the Exercise Physiologist with the Prostate Cancer Supportive Care Program (Victoria).   This program offers support for men to increase physical activity as they deal with prostate cancer, treatment, and related side effects.

For almost four years (ending in May 2020) I was one of two Exercise Physiologists with Island Prostate Centre’s Cancer Recovery Exercise Program.  This is a twice weekly resistance training circuit for men in all stages of prostate cancer treatment and recovery.

My qualifications

Some of my qualifications are:

My approach

When you hire me, I will come to your home to work with you there. This gives you several advantages:

  • You don’t have to go out. This is important if you are dealing with a painful injury, or perhaps waiting for or recovering from joint replacement surgery. (Post surgery: Even though it may be too early for active rehabilitation, there is gentle range of motion work to be done, and other, uninvolved body parts that need to keep active. I can help you do this.)
  • We build the exact routine you will follow. Tying your exercises to routines and cues that already exist in your home and lifestyle will help you adhere to your exercise program. I will help you with all the logistics of exactly where and how you are going to exercise, and how this will fit into your everyday routine.
  • I recognize that your needs are specific to your situation – which may include medical treatments and possible side effects of treatment.  I am experienced and comfortable in finding ways to incorporate the beneficial effects of physical activity into your experience.

When I work with you I will listen to your story, respect your needs, and develop a program that will work for you.

Would you like to work with me? Use my contact form to get in touch, or call me at 250-858-0869.