Eryn Freeman, as a certified Athletic Therapist and Exercise Physiologist specializes in treating and rehabilitating acute and chronic injuries to muscles, bones and joints. She is trained in hands-on soft tissue treatment, joint mobilization and instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) and often combines these tools with exercise therapy in her sessions to get you back to work, sport or play as soon as possible.
In collaboration with other healthcare professionals in the Comox Valley and at Origin Integrated Health, she hopes to help you feel empowered, strong and ready to take on your next adventure.
Eryn treats elite athletes, such as mountain bikers and runners, construction and trades workers, mothers and artists, soccer players and dancers, golfers and weekend warriors to list a few. Also trained as a Certified Exercise Physiologist, Eryn works with clients who have chronic diseases. This includes people recovering from stroke, heart conditions and surgeries, clients with diabetes, lung conditions or chronic pain.
When you come to see Eryn, expect to get a thorough assessment done of your injury or area of concern. You will also learn where your body may have muscular imbalances and how you can become an active participant in your own recovery. Expect to go away with an action plan, which will likely include rehabilitation exercises.
Eryn is also the founder of the Kinetic Core Series, which is a small group class for core/trunk rehabilitation/pre-habilitation. This class (also offered online) will help you reconnect to your smaller stabilizing and postural muscles and build a solid foundation for movement, life and sport.
When not at the clinic, Eryn can be found riding or racing her mountain bike, hiking, snowboarding, surfing, drawing and enjoying good food. She can also be found teaching her other class series “Core for the Female Athlete”, and sharing her passion for helping young female athletes take better care of their bodies and minds.
Eryn holds a Bachelors degree in Athletic and Exercise Therapy with distinctions. She has also completed post-grad education courses such as: FRC®, FAKTR, certified Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) Exercise Trainer, DNS Yoga, DNS A course, Kinesio Taping Levels 1&2, Dr. Stuart McGill's "Building the Ultimate Back", as well as Prohealthsys (IASTM) course.
Kim is a certified Kinesiologist who completed her degree in Human Kinetics in 2014 attending universities in Victoria, Kelowna, and Australia. She has since developed experience in an exercise physiology lab, as well as a clinical and fitness setting. Areas that Kim is actively involved with include injury rehabilitation, injury prevention, tailored exercise prescription, sport specific conditioning, gradual return to work programs, hydrotherapy, falls prevention, functional capacity evaluation, and chronic disease management such as Osteoarthritis. Kim completed her 200 hour level Yoga Teacher Training in 2020 and coaches 1-1 and group fitness to a variety of populations in the valley.
Since attaining her Bachelor in Human Kinetics, Kim has continued to take post-grad education. Additional certifications have included Dr. Stuart McGill’s Level 1 Foundation for the Pain-Free Back, The Matheson Functional Capacity Evaluation, Prohealthsys’s Intro to Principles of Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization, 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, The Core Confidence Specialist Certification, and an introductory level course in Holistic Nutrition. Kim’s next education goal is to receive training in Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS), women’s health, and rehab-focused yoga. Kim values evidence based research and is committed to a lifetime of ongoing education.
Kim finds rehabilitative efficiency in her programs by collaborating in a multi-disciplinary environment. She strives to connect with the wide range of health care practitioners that the valley has to offer. Kim has a passion for building community, education, and cultivating opportunities to increase function and quality of life.
Kim is an outdoor enthusiast. You will commonly find her mountain biking, hiking, trail running, horseback riding, snowboarding, and playing sports such as fieldhockey and softball. She also enjoys strength training, yoga, and will always have her Golden Retriever, Oakley, in tow.