Dana Lainchbury


Dana was born and raised in Nanaimo, BC with her family of two siblings. She fell in love with the sport of gymnastics at the young age of two, and continued to compete up to a national level. With gymnastics training came ballet and jazz dance training as well. At the age of ten she began highland dancing where she excelled quickly to the premier level. Dana started coaching gymnastics at the young age of twelve, and has continued to grow as a coach, now coaching athletes at the elite level.

Immediately after graduating from Dover Bay High School in 2010, Dana began her post-secondary education at Vancouver Island University (VIU) in a Bachelor of Arts of Physical Education program. She soon knew this was not the path she wanted to take and was accepted into the Bachelor of Athletic and Exercise Therapy program at Camosun College. She moved to Victoria, BC where she studied Athletic and Exercise Therapy for four years, which required 600 hours of field experience, and 600 hours of clinical experience. She worked with various teams including the VIU soccer and basketball teams and the Nanaimo Senior B Timbermen Lacrosse team. She travelled with the Timbermen to the National Championships for two consecutive summers. Dana graduated at the top of her class in June 2016 and then travelled to Calgary, AB to write her Canadian Athletic Therapists Association National Certification Exam. 

Dana is excited to help individual’s reach their peak performance level no matter what their occupation, activity, or sport may be through prevention, rehabilitation, and sound return to play (activity) planning. She believes her experience as an athlete herself helps her to be the holistic therapist she is today and allows her to excel at her specialty of dealing with aesthetic type sports and activities such as gymnastics and dance.


    Bachelor of Athletic and Exercise Therapy – 2016

Team/Event Experience

  • 2017 FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships

  • 2017 Canadian Trampoline Gymnastics Championships

  • Island MMA & Peterecs Martial Arts Studio

  • Vancouver Island University Varsity Soccer & Basketball

  • 2013 PACWEST Women’s & Men’s Soccer Provincial Championships

  • 2014 BCSS Provincial Gymnastics Championships

  • Senior B Timbermen Lacrosse 

  • 2014 BC Summer Games

Certifications & Training

  • Pregnancy Rehabilitation Certification (Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute) – June 2020
  • Complete Concussion Management Certification – October 2018
  • JOGA CoachFebruary 2017
  • FMT Blades Certified September 2016

  • FMT-Performance Certified Rocktape DocOctober 2017

  • First Responder & CPR/AED Level HCPFebruary 2014

  • NCCP Level 3 Women’s Artistic GymnasticsAugust 2012

  • NCCP Level 2 TrampolineSeptember 2016

  • Associate Highland Dance TeacherJune 2009

  • Making Ethical DecisionsSeptember 2010

  • Respect In SportSeptember 2010

  • Fundamental Movement Skills: Community LeaderFebruary 2011

Professional Affiliations

  • Coast Performance Project: Owner/Operator & Athletic Therapist)

  • Athletic Therapist’s Association of BC: Professional Member

  • Canadian Athletic Therapist’s Association: Professional Member

  • Joga World: Coach

  • Gymnastics BC: Coach

  • Nanaimo Gymnastics School: Coach