Physiotherapy Association of British ColumbiaOur experienced Victoria Physiotherapists at the Shelbourne Physiotherapy Cook Street Clinic are all highly skilled in the assessment and management of a broad range of conditions that affect the musculoskeletal, nervous, respiratory and circulatory systems. Our Physiotherapists are experts in movement and function. They have an advanced understanding about how the body moves, what prevents it from moving well and how to restore strength and mobility.


What is Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy Treatment Shelbourne Physiotherapy Cook StreetPhysiotherapy is an evidence based health care profession that improves your health without the use of pharmaceuticals or surgery. Physiotherapy involves using a variety of manual techniques, tools and technology to help your muscles, joints, heart and lungs work to their potential. Physiotherapists are primary care health providers in British Columbia which means that people have direct access to physiotherapy services without the need for a physician’s referral. Physiotherapists are your partner in evaluating and restoring strength, endurance, movement and physical abilities affected by injury, disability or disease. The Physiotherapists at Shelbourne Physiotherapy Cook Street Clinic work closely with your physician to help you manage and prevent many physical problems caused by sport, illness, disease, work related injury, motor vehicle accidents, aging or long periods of inactivity. Physiotherapists work with clients of all ages and diverse backgrounds who are at risk for functional loss of or impaired by a movement dysfunction. The goal of Physiotherapy is to maximize functional independence by promoting, maintaining or restoring physical function, fitness, health  and well being.

What to Expect from a Physiotherapy Treatment

Physiotherapy Treatment Cook Street Clinic at Shelbourne PhysiotherapyOur Victoria Physiotherapists employ a comprehensive biomechanical approach, looking at the underlying causes of the injury, not just the injured part. All of the Shelbourne Physiotherapists have an excellent orthopedic knowledge base as reflected by their graduate and post graduate qualifications. Our Victoria Physiotherapists use an educational, hands-on approach in getting you back in shape for a healthy lifestyle. We pride ourselves on long term solutions for pain, therapy and injury prevention. For over twenty years Shelbourne Physiotherapy has treated patients of all physical fitness levels and all walks of life. We literally understand your pain, and are committed to getting you back to your active lifestyle. At Shelbourne Physiotherapy your treatment is goal oriented. We prioritize your problem areas and determine the treatment or process that will maximize the response to one or several of your problem areas at the same time.

Your treatment and education is based on what is supported in the scientific literature. We treat what is causing your pain, not just the symptoms. This not only provides you with the knowledge to manage your symptoms, but to help prevent their re-occurrence. Your Shelbouren Physiotherapist will work closely with your doctors and health other professionals to assist in maximum recovery or prevention.

Our Physiotherapists will:

  • Take a thorough health history of the presenting complaint and any other relevant previous medical history. This includes examining any available x-ray/MRI/CT reports, laboratory tests, medical records and surgical notes.
  • evaluate your level of pain, movement patterns, strength, endurance, joint range of motion, reflexes, sensation, and cardio respiratory status as indicated by the presenting symptoms.
  • Based on this assessment the Physiotherapist will diagnose your condition and develop a treatment plan with you to help restore movement and reduce pain and limitations.
  • Employ specific evidence based hands on manual therapy techniques that are suitable for your condition.
  • Physiotherapy treatment can include Custom Therapeutic Exercises, Manual Therapy Techniques, Clinical Pilates, Acupuncture or IMS Physiotherapy treatment(Intramuscular Stimulation), spinal traction, electrical modalities such as ultrasound, radial corporeal Shockwave Therapy, education and work hardening.
  • Monitor your progress over time and adjust your treatment accordingly.
  • Prepare you for independence with advice on how to manage your condition.

How are Physiotherapists Trained?

Physiotherapy in Canada is currently a University Masters Program requiring a minimum of six years of university training before being able to practice as a Physiotherapist. Many of the Physiotherapists at Shelbourne Physiotherapy have earned relevant undergraduate degrees in Physical Education, Human Kinetics or Kinesiology. All of our Physiotherapists have continued on with post graduate studies in a number of different fields to enhance their expertise.

Shelbourne Physiotherapy, Pilates & Massage is a locally owned health company with locations in beautiful Victoria & Saanich, British Columbia. Our clinics offer Physiotherapy, IMS (Intramuscular Stimulation) & Dry Needling, Kinesiology, Exercise Rehabilitation, Massage Therapy, Sports Rehabilitation, Post-Operative Rehabilitation, Vestibular, Dizziness & Balance Rehabilitation, Women’s health (peri-partum and incontinence), Acupuncture, Hydrotherapy, Scoliosis Treatment,  Clinical Osteofit Classes, Osteoporosis TreatmentAquatherapy, Pool Therapy, Real Time Ultrasound, Arthritis and Osteoarthritis Treatment, Electrical Modalities, Pelvic Floor Physio, Pelvic Pain Physiotherapy, Incontinence Treatment, Thoracic Ring Approach Physiotherapy TreatmentSports Physiotherapy, Chronic Pain Treatment,  Shockwave Therapy (ESWT), Aquatic Therapy, Yoga, Yogalates, Saanich PhysiotherapyPolestar Pilates, Stott Pilates, Clinical Pilates, PIlates Instructor Training in Victoria BC, Athletic Therapy, Scoliosis Treatment and Custom Knee Bracing,

Our clinics are approved providers for WorksafeBC (WCB) Physiotherapy and ICBC Physiotherapy, Kinesiology & Rehabilitation. We are proud members of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA), the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapy(CAMPT), Sport Physiotherapy Canada, SportmedBC, British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists (BCAK), Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP), Vestibular Disorders Association, ISST International Schroth 3D Scoliosis TherapyInternational Society for Medical Shockwave Treatment (ISMST), Think Local Victoria, Canadian Federation of Independent Business(CFIB),  the Orthopaedic Division of the CPA and the Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia (PABC) We have a clinic located in the Gordon Head Recreation Centre in Saanich

Shelbourne Physiotherapy staff provide clinical instruction at our Victoria Clinic for students in the UBC Faculty of Medicine. We are an accredited facility for UBC Dept. of Physical Therapy Student Practicums.

Our Victoria & Saanich Physiotherapy clinics are modern and provide a relaxed healing atmosphere with private rooms available. Many Physiotherapy clinics in Victoria work out of a single room or a basement that does not offer the equipment, resources or space to help you recover properly. Our convenient locations make our clinics easy to access from all the neighbourhoods of Victoria, Saanich, Esquimalt and Oak Bay such as Dockside Physiotherapy GreenFairfield, James Bay, Oaklands, Fernwood, Harris Green, Jubilee, Hillside QuadraGonzales, Rockland, Gordon Head, Cadboro Bay, Uplands, Downtown Victoria, Cordova Bay, Arbutus, Camosun College Lansdowne Campus and the Songhees. We offer appointment times ranging from 7:00AM to 7:00PM for your convenience.Our Multidisciplinary Health Clinic is located right across the street from the Hillside Shopping Centre. we share a building with the Shelbourne Medical Centre which has a walk in clinic and many great General Practitioners.

Think Local First Shelbourne PhysiotherapyWe are a friendly, local Victoria & Saanich owned and community based health company designed to meet your individual needs. Our mission is to provide Physiotherapy and related services to the communities of Victoria, Saanich, Oak Bay, Victoria West and Esquimalt and help keep these residents active and healthy. We strive to creatively and professionally maximize client functioning and promote life-long wellness.

Our experienced and dedicated Health Care Professionals include Victoria & Saanich Physiotherapists Penny Salmas, Jennifer Kolot, Mark Gottfried, Nicole Gill, Jenna Peters, Brad Curry, Andrew Mills, Meena Sran, Phil Lawrence, Jessica Shave, Kim Lobb, Kathy Murdoch, Laura Werner, Rosie Chamberlin, Ruan Le Roux, Nina Bai, Seung Bai, Eimear Brogan, Faralay Vander Schilden, Kira Crover,  Sarah HubbsIsaac Davies, Mary-Anne LevsonAlex Thompson , Victoria Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist Miriam Haistein,  Hilary Beck and Blair Braz. Our experienced Victoria BC Kinesiologists include Kira CroverHeidi Nottelman, Larry Muir, Radek WiecheckiLindsey Tabish and Madeline Juba. Our experienced Victoria & Saanich BC Registered Massage Therapists include Taryn Krizan, Selena Curvelo, Jennifer KoebernickKathy Pantalon, T’airah Bowker RMTMolly Scott, Jessica Bundy RMT and Rebekah Neubert. Our Certified Victoria Pilates and Yoga Instructors include Sharon McAuley, Dana Carter, Chris Csak, Alex ThompsonAmanda RostsHolly Newton, Regina Flueck, Rhiannon King and Jenny Stewart.

Shelbourne Physiotherapy Experts