IRP Health started as "Rehab and Performance" in 2016 as an exercise therapy and kinesiology clinic providing rehabilitation programs for the general public out of downtown Victoria. Our focus was working with clients who presented with chronic/persistent pain, long standing injury, and reduced quality of life.
After working with a local business mentor and Military Veteran, we were made aware of the scarcity of options for physical rehabilitation for Veterans across Canada.
This knowledge inspired the development of IRP Health, with a focus on veteran and first responder rehabilitation services. Our mission was to build a safe, welcoming, and supportive environment and to provide the very best in modern, evidence-based physical rehabilitation programs.
Our goal? To help Military Veterans, RCMP, and First Responders reclaim their health and to build a strong community of support.
Medavie Blue Cross
Our trauma-informed clinic has been designed in accordance with the direct feedback of members of the Veteran community, and we take pride in the consistently safe and welcoming atmosphere it provides.
In early 2021, our already fantastic multidisciplinary team grew further. By adding experts from the fields of Physiatry and Occupational Therapy, we were able to develop our pain management program.
Clinic network Expansion
In order to better serve veterans and first responders, we are currently expanding our reach by opening clinics across Canada. We currently are operating clinics in Ottawa, Comox Valley, Surrey, and Victoria, with locations planned for Halifax, Toronto, and Edmonton.
My main takeaway is don’t be afraid of the commitment that goes along with this. It is 12 weeks and it is every day, but it does have the ability to change your life. And the happiness that you get from it - being pain-free is incredible.
Physically, I wanted the very best for myself through my 12 week program. When I went in and did surgery, within 21 days after surgery, I was back at R+P working on strengthening post surgery. It was a very positive experience.
I wasn’t looking for another military type cookie cutter one size fits all down and give me ten course.
It was more personal and every day was different.