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Kinesiology treatment

Drawing knowledge from other scientific disciplines such as biomechanics, anatomy, physiology, neuroscience and psychology, Kinesiologists have a wide scope of practice and are experts in human movement.

Common areas of Kinesiology practice include, but are not limited to athletic/sport performance, injury rehabilitation/prevention, and occupational rehabilitation/fitness. Kinesiology treatment includes a full-body evaluation of current physical function to an activity-based program progression specific to body functionality and personal goals.

Along with exercise prescription, Kinesiologists utilize other modalities from soft tissue release to K-tape, and Graston and Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) to aid in treatments.

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Kinesiology alleviates a variety of body imbalances relating to joint and muscle pain, stress, nutrition and minor injuries. Back pain, tennis elbow, frozen shoulder or migraines can all be treated through kinesiology care. Kinesiology aims to restore balance in the body and when testing and addressing physical imbalances, the emotion behind the imbalance–like anxiety, depression or stress—can be addressed as well.

If you are working with other rehab professionals you may be seeing (ex. physician, physiotherapy, chiropractic, occupational therapy, RMT), please provide us with their contact information and we would be happy to work with them cooperatively toward your treatment plan.


Mondays: 8:00AM – 7:00PM
Tuesday: 8:00AM – 7:00PM
Wednesdays: 8:00AM – 7:00PM
Thursdays: 8:00AM – 7:00PM
Fridays: 8:00AM – 3:00PM

Or contact our front desk to book:

+1 (250) 591-9950

ICBC Coverage

If you were involved in a MVA, and are covered by ICBC, you could be entitled to certain benefits.

​Clayton Smith 


BKIN, Exercise Science and Kinesiology; C.S.C.S; F.M.S; S.T.R; P.P.T; I.A.S.T.M (c)

As part of the integrated team at Prime’ Performance and Therapy, certified Kinesiologist and Performance Specialist Clayton Smith brings his experience in the world of high performance, and combines it with a passion for the prevention and management of injury and disease.

Owner of Prime’ Performance and Therapy, Clay has had the privilege to work with some of the top athletes and organizations, including the N.H.L, C.F.L, N.C.A.A, C.I.S, Red Bull racing, Canadian Alpine ski team, and the Devinci downhill mountain bike race team.

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  • Bachelor of Kinesiology (honours), University of British Columbia
  • Soft Tissue Release Certificate
  • Performance Therapy Certificate
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • Functional Movement Systems Certified (F.M.S)​
  • Myofascial Release in Sports Medicine
  • Twist Sport Conditioning Coach
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  • Member of the Nanaimo Clippers Junior ‘A’ hockey organization (BCHL)
  • Member of the Nanaimo Pirates baseball organization (BCPBL)
  • Member of Team B.C (Hockey and Baseball)
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  • Hockey Canada
  • Nanaimo Clippers Junior ‘A’ hockey organization
  • Nanaimo Buccaneers Junior ‘B’ hockey organization
  • Vancouver Island University: Baseball, Basketball
  • U.C.I Mountain Biking (Redbull/Devinci bikes)
  • R.U.S.H Soccer Academy
  • Canadian Alpine Ski Team
  • World Athletic Centre (ALTIS): Run/Throw/Jump

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Performance Coach

Brady is a recent graduate from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He has always understood the importance of physical fitness and the role it plays in improving longevity for activities of daily living, elevating sports performance, and improving overall mental health. Brady emphasizes functional movement and is eager to implement research-based methodologies to help clients and Athletes reach their Prime Performance daily while minimizing their risk of injury.

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  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (honours), Dalhousie University
  • Certificate in Disability Management, Dalhousie University
  • NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
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  • Vike’s Men’s Ultimate Frisbee Team – Sports First Aider

Nathan Brown

Performance Coach

Performance Coach Nathan Brown brings his experience with coaching and injury prevention, and combines it with a passion for continuous learning and teaching athletes how to better achieve their goals.
As a relatively new member of the BCAK and Prime’ Sport Performance & Therapy, Nathan has had the opportunity to work with the Victoria Spartans as a Kinesiologist/First aid attendant, as well as work locally with the Nanaimo Timberman Lacrosse team and coaching basketball at Wellington Secondary School. Nathan plans to combine his knowledge from his practical experience and school with the Prime’ standard to take his abilities to the next level.

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  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, University of Victoria
  • Functional Movement Screening (F.M.S)
  • Occupational First Aid Level 3 (OFA3)
  • Concussion Prevention, Detection, and Management
  • NCCP Sports Nutrition
  • Physical Literacy Instructor 
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  • Victoria Spartans
  • Wellington Wildcats
  • Nanaimo Timberman Intermidiate 

Ethan Jones

Kin Student, Performance Coach

Ethan is currently working on his Bachelor of Kinesiology Degree at Vancouver Island University. Ethan is a former Prime’ athlete, training here for the past 8 years. Through his years of training and playing hockey he has seen and worked with numerous coaching and training styles and hopes to incorporate them into his work here at Prime’.

Growing up Ethan played a variety of sports but focused mainly on hockey. Ethan spent the past 5 years playing junior hockey with the Alberni Valley Bulldogs (BCHL), Powell River Kings (BCHL), Fort McMurray Oil Barons (AJHL), and most recently with the Nanaimo Clippers (BCHL). He currently plays for the Vancouver Island University Mariners hockey team.

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  • Alberni Valley Bulldogs (BCHL)
  • Powell River Kings (BCHL)
  • Fort McMurray Oil Barons (AJHL)
  • Nanaimo Clippers (BCHL)
  • VIU Mariners Hockey

John Xue

Performance Coach

John Xue has just completed the Kinesiology program from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. As a part of the Prime’ Performance and Therapy team, John hopes that his experience in the high-performance field will help clients and athletes. He also hopes to enhance his knowledge of rehabilitation and nutrition in a collaborative team environment to better meet the needs of his clients in the future.

John grew up in China, and his professional badminton training in middle and high school gave him a strong interest in sports training. That’s why he chose Kinesiology and moved to Canada. During his 4 years in Halifax, John organized soccer teams to play in the Dalhousie Interschool League and the Atlantic Region Chinese Soccer League.

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Tyler Dobson

Performance Coach

With a strong passion for sports and athletic performance, Tyler is currently finishing his Kinesiology Degree at Vancouver Island University. As a former Prime’ athlete, Tyler has seen from a young age what the role of a performance coach/athletic trainer and KIN all look like and the work they do.

Tyler was involved in a variety of sports throughout school, though mainly focused on hockey and baseball. Through Tyler’s experience thus far at Prime’ Performance and Therapy, he strives to create a fun and hard working environment and is eager to accept any questions and to give as much informative feedback and insight for everyone. 

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  • Bachelors of Kinesiology (3rd Year Standing) at Vancouver Island University
  • Standard First Aid – with CPR-C-AED
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  • Member of the Nanaimo Pirates (A), Cowichan Mustangs (AAA) & Parksville Royals Baseball
  • (BCPBL) Organizations

If your Injury affects:

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Seeing a Certified Kinesiologist will help get you back to work and play.

Or contact our front desk to book:

+1 (250) 591-9950