Online Coaching-Alex Derksen

Alex is a Physiotherapist, Rehab & Performance Coach, and Weightlifter currently based out of Victoria, BC, Canada. He is also founder of Physio Strong- an online platform that uses evidence-based principles to help weightlifters and Crossfitters overcome obstacles that are holding them back from reaching their health & weightlifting performance related goals.

Alex is a Clinical Athlete Provider Provider specializing in the management of athletes; designed to help athletes perform better and stay healthy longer. A skeptic of the status quo. A genuine believer in scientific principles, critical thinking, effective communication, and the 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.


Bachelor of Science in Psychology with Distinction (University of Victoria, 2016).

Master of Science in Physical Therapy (Queen's University, 2019)

Certifications and Continuing Education

Clinical Athlete Provider

Crossfit Level 1 Trainer

Functional Range Conditioning Movement Specialist

The Level Up Initiative- Mentee

The Honey Badger Project- Founding Member

Hip & Knee: Complex Understanding for Simple Solutions- Dr. Erik Meira

Barbell Medicine Pain & Rehab- Dr. Derek Miles & Dr. Michael Ray

'Sloptimal Loading'- Dr. Scot Morrision

Prehab 101- Dr. Jacob Harden & Dr. Teddy Willsey

Reconciling Biomechanics with Pain Science- Dr. Greg Lehman