"Being an avid runner and active in other sports, it was important to keep myself as injury-free as possible. I was privileged to meet Irene Borecky an Athletic Therapist, two years ago, when she came to our work site to run our rehab program. Irene's hands on approach and wealth of knowledge, not only to treat the symptom(s), but also find the root cause of the problem has been a great benefit. This has allowed me to continue to achieve my running goals and remain extremely active, even as I passed my mid 50's." ~ Dale G
"I had the good fortune of being a client of Irene's. I work as an electrician at Catalyst Pulp and Paper Mill in Crofton, BC and my work at times can be extremely demanding. As a result of my work I sustained a number of soft tissue injuries that remained aggravated for a long period of time. One of my fellow workers recommended I book an appointment with Irene as she had helped him out so much. I am delighted to say that not only has Irene been successful at eliminating the chronic pain I have experienced but has also given me good advice on exercises to help prevent reoccurrence. Irene is easy to talk to as well as being candid and professional. Her easy manner in no way distracts from her professional abilities and only makes visits to her enjoyable as well as pain relieving. I would not hesitate to recommend Irene to anyone." ~Simon H
"When I left I had the back of a 20 year old."~ Calvin (age 47)
"As a Mill Wright working in heavy industry my body is put through a lot. It is very important to me and my livelihood to be able to function at my best and as pain free as possible. Irene Borecky has helped me achieve that. Here is a list of things she has been able to help me with:
- She has worked with me on my posture which helped alleviate back pain
- She has set me up with a stretching program which keep me from having back issues
- She gave me some ultra sound treatments to help alleviate the build of scar tissue after surgery
- After a heart attack she was able to relieve me of some associated pain
- I have injured both of my shoulders (one dislocation) over the years and I have managed to keep a full range of motion thanks again to the services of Irene
- I have had numerous "knotted" muscles that she has been able to get to release through deep massage
I have numerous co-workers who have had the same results with Irene and I would not hesitate to recommend her services to anyone." ~ Rick B
"This letter is to commend our onsite Athletic Therapist (at Catalyst Paper), Irene Borecky. She has been and still is a valuable asset to the workers here, including me.
I am an electrician on site and through the course of my duties, as well as offsite ailments, have utilized the service her department has provided to the fullest. It has helped me recover from injuries quicker and even more importantly, aided me to return to my regular life.
From the time you come in and the assessment process starts, you actually feel that she gives a hoot and when the treatments start, you know she is good at what she does best. After the treatment, she initiates a healing exercise program so the condition does not atrophy before the next scheduled visit.
Another comment would be that the conversation is always stimulating and when she has a student training, she incorporates them fully into the treatment process.
We at Catalyst are fortunate to have her skillsets at work for us on a part time basis. We would enjoy having her and or a full time person to not only respond to injuries, but have time to go out into the mill site to properly train workers in ergonomic fashion and injury prevention.
Until that time, I personally wish to congratulate her in her professionalism and even more so as a friend that I’ve come to know.Thanks Irene!" ~ Dan R