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Alex Derksen

Strength Coach

Alex is a Physiotherapist, Rehab & Performance Coach, and Weightlifting athlete born and raised in Victoria, BC. Alex is passionate about empowering individuals through movement, education, and communication, using evidence-based rehabilitation to help individuals overcome obstacles that are holding them back from reaching their goals.

He is a certified ‘Clinical Athlete Provider’ who specializes in the management of athletes, designed to help athletes perform better and stay healthy longer. Alex feels an athlete is any individual who has active-related goals, no matter the age, skills, or abilities.

He is also a certified Crossfit Level 1 Trainer, Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist, and a graduate from the Level Up Initiative Mentorship program, designed to create positive change in the world of healthcare.

Alex has taken many courses related to pain science education, biomechanics, strength and conditioning, exercise prescription, and injury risk reduction.

He is founder of ‘Physio Strong’ an online rehab & performance platform helping weightlifters and Crossfitters reach their health & performance related goals. A skeptic of the status quo. A genuine believer in scientific principles, critical thinking, effective communication, movement optimism, and a strong coach-athlete relationship.

Alex’s passion is to help athletes like yourself optimize their health, wellness, & performance to reach their potential not only in training, but in life itself.

Alex can typically be found in the gym training for Olympic Weightlifting and Crossfit, or climbing mountains and adventuring around the world with his fiancée, while indulging in plant-based dishes, aeropress coffee, and craft IPAs.

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Physiotherapist – Canadian Physiotherapy Association

Client Testimonials

Don’t take our word for it – here’s what our clients say about Alex:

Alex has been terrific to work with. I would highly recommend him to anyone (and have, in fact!). I had painful wrists from weightlifting to the point it was keeping me up at night, and after a couple of months of hoping rest and bracing would resolve it, I booked an appointment with Alex. Within a couple of weeks the pain was completely gone, and it hasn’t returned despite increased load in workouts. Alex is very skilled and extremely helpful.

Bonnie K.

Staff at the Athlete Centre are extremely professional, genuine, and kind. I saw Alex for physiotherapy and the Performance Plus program. Alex was dedicated to helping me return to weightlifting and playing sports with the long-term vision of keeping me healthy and living pain free. I was extremely impressed with his approach to ensuring I could not only return to performing, but also improve. 10/10 recommend the Athlete Centre for improving health and wellness.

Jackson S.

Alex  is an excellent trainer! Absolutely the best at what he does. He has so much knowledge, experience, and professionalism. He is patient and encouraging and has an amazing skillset. The space and equipment available is top notch, just like their level of service. I would give 6 stars if I could.

Jackson W.

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