Miriam Haustein

We are pleased to welcome Miriam to our Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation team!

Miriam Haustein is a Registered Physiotherapist who completed her Masters of Science degree in Physiotherapy from Dalhousie University, Halifax. She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from Dalhousie University.

Miriam has experience working with patients with orthopedic injuries, however finds her passion in the world of pelvic floor rehabilitation and pelvic health. Her decision to focus in this area of practice stemmed from having worked in pre- and post natal care at the IWK Children’s hospital in Halifax and her awareness that treatment of the pelvic floor leads to a better quality of life.

Miriam has received post-graduate training in treating bowel and bladder incontinence for both males and females, pelvic organ prolapse, dyspareunia, vestibulodynia, Vulvodynia, lumbosacral dysfunctions and coccydynia. She has completed many post graduate courses in pelvic rehabiliation from Laura Werner and Marcy Dayan. Her approach emphasizes on listening to her patients’ individual needs and goals and creates a treatment plan with a focus on education, behavioural training, manual therapy and specific therapeutic exercises. She is passionate about providing support, treatment and guidance for your pelvic floor and core health. Miriam is currently also completing her certification for Functional Dry Needling.

The cost for an appointment with Miriam Haustein is $150/hour appointment and $75/30 min. appointment

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Sarah Hubbs

We are pleased to welcome Sarah Hubbs (nee Honkanen) to our team!

Sarah Hubbs is a  Registered Physiotherapist with post graduate training in Women’s Pelvic Health and Neurological Rehabilitation. Sarah  graduated from the University of British Columbia in 2009 with a Masters of Physical Therapy. Prior to this Sarah completed a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at the University of Victoria in 2007 and a Diploma of Physical Education from Vancouver Island University in 2004.

Sarah first became interested in women’s health prior to becoming a Physiotherapist, while working as a fitness instructor with pre/post natal clients. Upon having her own children, Sarah’s passion for women’s pelvic health grew immensely, which led her to pursue post-graduate training and mentorship with Laura Werner in the assessment and treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction, incontinence, prolapse, and pelvic pain. Sarah’s primary interest is facilitating safe and enjoyable return to exercise/sport post-partum. Sarah is a Pre/Post Natal fitness Consultant, Strength Training Instructor, and Pilates Mat and Reformer Instructor.  She utilizes these exercise based approaches along with education, manual techniques, real-time Ultrasound, and EMG biofeedback to help her clients return to the activities that they love without pain or injury.

In addition to Women’s Pelvic Health and Post Natal physiotherapy, Sarah also offers Clinical Pilates with a focus in Neurological Rehabilitation. Sarah has comprehensive post-graduate training in Neurological Rehabilitation including NDT Certification, with experience treating a variety of neurological conditions including Stroke, TBI, Parkinson’s, MS, SCI, and Cerebral Palsy. Sarah utilizes Clinical Pilates as an adjunct to the functional NDT approach, offering specific exercise-based therapy with support and modifications as needed to optimize alignment and breathing, facilitate core activation, and enhance postural control/balance.

Sarah Hubbs Practices at our Main  Victoria Physiotherapy, Pilates  & Massage Studio located at 200-3200 Shelbourne Street, Victoria, BC, V8P 5G8.

Sarah is accepting new patients. To book an appointment with Sarah please call us at 250-598-9828.

The cost for an appointment with Sarah Hubbs is $150/hour appointment and $75/30 min. appointment

Shelbourne Physiotherapy, Pilates & Massage is a locally owned health company with 3 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, Sports Physiotherapy, Chronic Pain Treatment,  Shockwave Therapy (ESWT), Aquatic Therapy, Yoga, Yogalates, Saanich PhysiotherapyPolestar Pilates, Stott Pilates, Clinical Pilates, PIlates Instructor Training in Victoria BCScoliosis Treatment and Custom Knee Bracing, Physiocanhelp.ca.

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 3 Victoria 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, Sarah Hubbs and Blair Braz. Our experienced Victoria BC Kinesiologists include Heidi Nottelman, Larry Muir, Radek Wiechecki and Lindsey Tabish. Our experienced Victoria & Saanich BC Registered Massage Therapists include Taryn Krizan, Selena Curvelo, Dresden Varney, Kathy Pantalon, Molly Scott, Jessica Bundy RMT and Rebekah Neubert. Our Certified Victoria Pilates and Yoga Instructors include Sharon McAuley, Dana Carter, Chris Csak, Holly Newton, Regina Flueck, Rhiannon King and Jenny Stewart.

Faraley Vander Schilden sports Physiotherapist Victoria BC

Faraley Vander Schilden

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We are so pleased to have Faraley joining our clinic team in January 2018!

Born and raised in Victoria, Faraley Vander Schilden graduated from the University of Victoria with a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology in 2006, and then graduated Queen’s University in 2009 with a Master’s of Physical Therapy. During her time at UVIC, she was a varsity rower, winning three Canadian Championships, multiple golds at the Royal Canadian Henley, a place on the Canadian Junior National team in 2000, and 3rd place at the 2004 World U-23 Championships in Poland. After graduation, Faraley spent two seasons as the Lead Physiotherapist with the Oak Bay Castaway Wanderers Rugby Club. Faraley received her Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Therapy in 2014, as well as her certification in Chan Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation (CGIMS) in 2015. She believes in providing patients with an in-depth understanding as to the nature of their injury, as well as the treatment choices she makes. This helps to augment her predominantly manual therapy and IMS-based treatment approach.

Faraley Vander Schilden is an experienced and Certified Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) Practitioner. She treats patients at our downtown Cook Street Victoria Physiotherapy clinic located at 308-1175 Cook Street, Victoria, BC, V8V 4A1.

Faraley is accepting new patients. To book an appointment with Faraley please call the downtown Cook Street Physiotherapy clinic at 250-381-9828.

Unfortunately, Faraley does not provide treatment for WorksafeBC claims.

Laura Werner

Laura Werner

We are pleased to welcome Laura to our Victoria Shelbourne Physiotherapy Clinic team!

Laura Werner is a Registered Physiotherapist with specific post graduate training in the management and treatment of pelvic floor, abdominal, pre and post pregnancy, uro-gynecological and lumbopelvic dysfunction. She earned her Masters of Physiotherapy Degree from University of British Columbia in 2008 and her Bachelor’s of Kinesiology Degree in Athletic Therapy from the University of Calgary in 2002. Laura is an active member of the Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia and was recently featured in a recent PABC video.

Laura is passionate about Women’s Health and keenly continues to advance her knowledge in this field of study. Her passion to work in the field of women’s health developed while working at British Columbia Women’s Hospital where she learned how to assess and rehabilitate issues associated with the bladder, bowel and pelvic organs due to dysfunction with the pelvic floor muscles. After taking postgraduate courses in pelvic floor rehabilitation, she sought the training of Marcy Dayan, who has taught and worked extensively in this field. Laura mentored intensively with Marcy and was asked to join her practice. She worked at the highly regarded Dayan Physiotherapy and Pelvic Floor Clinic for over 5-years. Laura has also worked for the renowned Multidisciplinary Vulvodynia Program at Vancouver General Hospital. Laura’s ongoing commitment to Continuing Education is important to ensure that the most recent research is being accessed in order to provide the best evidence-based treatment strategies for her patients. Conferences, workshops and journal articles are regularly used to update knowledge and up-skill. Laura is regularly asked to lecture at education forums for medical staff, physiotherapists, nurses and for the public.
Laura uses Real Time Ultrasound and biofeedback for assessment of pelvic floor disorders. Many clients are visual learners that see their muscles working on the screen and subsequently make a connection that brings about immediate positive outcomes. Laura is a Registered Physiotherapist with specific training in the management and treatment of incontinence, chronic pelvic pain, pelvic organ prolapse, constipation and the pregnant and postpartum pelvis. Laura integrates her clinical expertise with the latest evidence-based research in the assessment and management of movement disorders associated with musculoskeletal and Women’s Health issues.

Laura is a member in good standing with the College of Physical Therapists of British Columbia (CPTBC) and the Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia (PABC)

Laura balances her professional life with her family of 5 (husband and their three children). Laura is a great advocate for lifelong learning and appreciates the challenges of work life balance. She is an avid yoga practitioner and former instructor. She is also a Certified PhysicalMind Mat Pilates Instructor.  

Laura Werner, Registered Physiotherapist with over 5-years experience treating exclusively uro-gynecology and orthopaedic conditions is relocating from Vancouver to our clinic in  Victoria! She has extensive experience in treating pelvic floor, abdominal and lumbopelvic dysfunction.

The specific Pelvic conditions Laura Werner commonly treats include:

She practices at our main Victoria  Physiotherapy clinic located at 100B-3200 Shelbourne Street, Victoria, BC, V8P 5G8

Laura is accepting new patients. To book an appointment with Laura Werner please call the  main Physiotherapy clinic at 250-598-9828.

Unfortunately Laura Does Not accept patients for WorksafeBC claims

Laura Werner Testimonials

“Laura Werner gave me an understanding of what was wrong with me and totally changed my feeling about my situation. I knew I had a prolapsed uterus and most likely needed surgery. She showed me in detail, with pictures, exactly what a prolapsed uterus was and how the pelvic floor muscles were involved. With her biofeedback machine, she helped me understand what a kegel exercise was and how to do it correctly and even actually see the pelvic floor muscle in action as I did my kegels. She also helped me to know what general exercises were safe for me to do to support my pelvic floor prolapse.

In my opinion, she is perfect for this job. You absolutely know she really cares about helping you. She immediately removes any discomfort, with her kind, understanding, positive and cheery demeanor. She gives 110% in her effort to make you feel comfortable, to help you understand your situation, and Laura does everything she can to help you. I left feeling that this did not have to be the end of the road; that I may not require surgery and that I could possibly fix this problem with kegels. I cannot think of anything else you could ask from a pelvic floor physiotherapist.”

CM, February 2016

“Laura is an excellent Physiotherapist who got me through post prostectomy issues with grace and empathy. “

DC, February, 2016

Shelbourne Physiotherapy, Pilates & Massage is a locally owned health company with 3 locations in beautiful Victoria, 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, HydrotherapyAquatherapy, Pool Therapy, Real Time Ultrasound, Arthritis and Osteoarthritis Treatment, Electrical Modalities, Pelvic Floor Physio, Pelvic Pain Physiotherapy, Incontinence Treatment, Sports Physiotherapy, Chronic Pain Treatment,  Shockwave Therapy (ESWT), Aquatic Therapy, Yoga, Yogalates, Clinical Pilates and Custom Knee Bracing, Our clinics are approved providers for WorksafeBC (WCB) Physiotherapy and ICBC Physiotherapy, Kinesiology & Rehabilitation.