Dana Lainchbury


Dana is a fully Certified Athletic Therapist with a Bachelor of Athletic and Exercise Therapy. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Disability Management. Despite the title, Dana assesses and treats a wide scope of injuries in all demographics, including pelvic floor and perinatal injuries and dysfunctions.

Born and raised in Nanaimo, she graduated from Dover Bay High School in 2010, then immediately began her post-secondary education at Vancouver Island University (VIU) in the 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 graduating at the top of her class. This required 600 hours of field experience, and 600 hours of clinical experience. She worked with various teams including VIU varsity teams and the Nanaimo Senior B Timbermen Lacrosse team. With both competing as a national level gymnast, and being a national level women’s artistic gymnastics and trampoline gymnastics coach, a highlight of her career has been working as part of the medical team as an Athletic Therapist at the 2017 FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Montreal, QC. She also has had the privilege to complete her clinical hours with many leading practitioners with a variety of specialties, which played an integral part in developing her into the clinician she is today.

Dana always had a special interest in treating and rehabilitating injuries of the spine, hips and pelvis. Fast forward a few years into her practice, and she gained a special interest in women’s health and particularly in the pre-rehabilitation and rehabilitation of injuries and dysfunctions during pregnancy and postpartum, and overall pelvic health. She finds working with this demographic extremely rewarding. Other areas of interest are concussion management, sports, and children/youth. Dana approaches her practice as client centred. Ensuring to utilize her distinct skillset to pinpoint the exact needs of the client to work together to develop a treatment plan that is both evidence-based, but also meets the goals and lifestyle of the individual.


  • CAMOSUN COLLEGE: Bachelor of Athletic and Exercise Therapy (2016)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN BRITISH COLUMBIA: Master’s in Disability Management (2022)

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

  • Managing Pelvic Health – December 2022
  • Cesarean Birth: The Role of Physiotherapy in Preparation & Recovery – May 2021
  • BIRTHFIT Education – February 2021
  • First Responder & BLS Re-Certification – February 2020, 2022
  • 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