Athletic Therapy Specialist


Darren McConaghy

- Athletic Therapy Specialist -


Darren is both a practising Athletic Therapist and Strength and Conditioning Coach with a desire to see the worlds of therapy and performance training collide. He is passionate about bridging the gap between rehabilitation and performance. Darren combines his clinical skills, strength and conditioning knowledge, and years of experience to build robust and resilient athletes.

Originally from Toronto, Darren honed his skill set while working for the Montreal Canadiens’ AHL affiliate, the Hamilton Bulldogs, as their first full time Strength and Conditioning Coach from 2006 to 2012. During almost seven full seasons, Darren helped build an athletic development program for the Montreal Canadiens’ prospects, many of whom have now gone on to have successful NHL careers. During Darren’s time with the Bulldogs the team advanced to the Western Conference Finals twice and won a Calder Cup in 2007. In 2013, Darren was named Director of Performance Conditioning at Fortius Sport and Health, a multi-million dollar high performance facility in Burnaby, BC. In this capacity, Darren led a Strength and Conditioning staff and trained high performance athletes, including various Olympians, the National Women’s Soccer team, and several NHL players. Currently, Darren is Owner and Director of Propulsion Performance Systems. Propulsion Performance Systems has provided high performance consultative services to various national sport organizations, as well as professional and amateur athletes across Canada and the United States.

Darren earned an Honours Bachelors Degree in Kinesiology and Health Science and a Certificate in Athletic Therapy from York University. Upon graduation, Darren was certified by the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association (CATA) as an Athletic Therapist, and by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Post graduation, Darren has furthered his knowledge through various therapy and strength and conditioning seminars. Currently, Darren is supplementing his manual therapy skills by studying Osteopathy at the Canadian School of Osteopathy Manual Practice.

Coast’s Fee is substantially subsidized to help Premier athletes with chronic pain or movement that is blocked and cannot be currently accessed.

To Book Port Coquitlam Online

To Book Langley Online

All receipts will be for "Athletic Therapy".   Here is a link to the governing body website:  

Here is a link to a form letter you can send to your insurance company should they not cover Athletic Therapy:

CAIP link for athletes that do not have coverage through their parents.  Here is a link:


101B-1475 Prairie Avenue
Port Coquitlam, BC V3B 1T3

1112A Austin Ave,
Coquitlam, BC V3K 3P5

830-220 Brew St,
Port Moody, BC V3H 0E5

11777 224 St,
Maple Ridge, BC V2X 6A5

Premier's scope encompasses all aspects of an athlete's needs to excel and reach his/her full potential. Coast Therapy is an award-winning provider of Massage Therapy, Physiotherapy, and Chiropractic services in Port Coquitlam, Coquitlam, Port Moody, and Maple Ridge. Coast offers extensive experience in manual therapy and active care for complex sport & injury rehabilitation, medical conditions, chronic pain, and RMT massage therapy. Their therapists are experts in helping you achieve long-lasting pain relief and functional improvement. Coast Therapy has partnered with Premier Academy  to offer our athletes the best in care for any sport injury that our athletes may endure. Physio / RMT sessions are signed off and approved by Shawn Agnew only (RED TICKET), the Premier athletes will receive a treatment session at no cost.  Premier's mission is to develop intelligent, technically savvy, and strong, healthy players. We are very excited to offer this service to our players in order to keep them on the field and focus on their development. 

"At Premier we take care of our athletes, we treat them like clients because their success is our goal. We need them healthy at all times and have taken the measures to make sure that happens!"    ~ Coach Shawn Agnew