Penny Salmas Physiotherapist

Penny Salmas

Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapists

 

 

Victoria Physiotherapist Penny Salmas has over 21 years of Physiotherapy experience, all of which have been in private practice. Penny Salmas received her Physiotherapy training at the University of Alberta and has a degree in Physical Education from the University of Calgary. Penny has obtained her Diploma of Advanced Orthopedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy making her a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapists (FCAMPT)

Physiotherapists who are Fellows of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT) have completed extensive post -graduate education in the area of orthopaedics and have achieved internationally recognized qualifications in hands on manual and manipulative therapy.

FCAMPT Physiotherapists’ knowledge and skills enable them to treat complex pathology and movement disorders of both the spine and extremities, which can cause both acute and chronic pain and disability.

Physiotherapists with the FCAMPT designation are committed to providing the highest level of quality, patient-centred care combining clinical experience with evidence based practice.

Penny also commonly incorporates the use of Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) into her treatment of many different types of acute and chronic injuries.

world cup Soccer campShe is the first physiotherapist to practice IMS in Victoria and has been thrilled with the results. She has been been helping her patients with Intra Muscular Stimulation in her full time practice since September 2002. Penny has a keen interest in treating foot, achilles tendon and ankle problems. She has treated many amateur and professional athletes from all sports but sees many patients with dance, gymnastics, skating, and soccer injuries. She is always up for a challenge! Penny currently coaches girls competitive soccer with Bays United Football Club in Victoria. Penny and Shelbourne Physiotherapy are proud sponsors of World Cup Soccer Camp run by Brett Hyslop and Steph Steiner.

Penny Salmas is a Certified Gunn IMS Practitioner. She was trained by Dr Chan Gunn at The Institute for the Study and Treatment of Pain in Vancouver, B.C.

Penny is a published author and has attended dozens of post graduate Physiotherapy courses and seminars. Penny works closely with many Victoria General Practitioners, Specialist Physicians and Orthopedic Surgeons to help their patients achieve a full recovery. She is sought after for her thorough medical legal report expertise for complex post Motor Vehicle Accident ICBC cases. Penny Salmas is a member of the International Society for Medical Shockwave Treatment.

Penny Salmas believes strongly in the health benefits of Clinical Pilates when patients are instructed by experienced teachers either privately or in small, highly supervised groups. To find out more about Clinical Pilates please visit the website www.pilatesvictoriabc.ca.

Penny Salmas treats patients Monday, Wednesday and Friday at our main Victoria Physiotherapy, Acupuncture, Pilates & Massage Therapy Clinic located at 100B-3200 Shelbourne Street, Victoria, BC, V8P 5G8. She treats patients Tuesday and Thursday at our downtown Cook Street Victoria Physiotherapy clinic located at 308-1175 Cook Street, Victoria, BC, V8V 4A1.

Unfortunately, Penny does not provide Physiotherapy treatment for WorksafeBC claims.

Our experienced Physiotherapists have special training in areas such as Vestibular/Balance/Dizziness Rehabilitation, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction/Incontinence Therapy, Chronic Pain Treatment, Manual Therapy/Manipulation, Osteoporosis Treatment, Hydrotherapy rehabilitation, Sports Physiotherapy, Post operative knee rehabilitation, Real time Ultrasound, TMJ Problems, Clinical Pilates and Custom Knee Bracing.

Victoria physiotherapist Holly Mallari

Holly Mallari

We are pleased to welcome Holly to our Victoria Physiotherapist team!

Holly understands first-hand the difference Physiotherapy can make in a patient’s life.  She competed internationally on Team Canada as a high jumper for several years but struggled with injuries throughout her athletic pursuits.  When she retired from competition, she focused her energy on becoming a Physiotherapist.  Holly completed her Master’s degree in Physiotherapy at the University of British Columbia.  Holly completed her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2019.

Holly recognizes that her patients may benefit from different forms of treatment and has focused her postgraduate work on ensuring a comprehensive, well-rounded repertoire of treatment for those suffering from orthopedic injuries.  She uses a combination of techniques rich in manual and manipulative therapy, including symptom modification, trigger point release, Shockwave Therapy, Functional Dry Needling(IMS) as well as client education and individualized exercise programs to achieve client goals.  Holly Mallari works closely with our Registered Kinesiologists to get the best results with exercise prescription and balance retraining. She firmly believes in treating not only patient symptoms but also the source of pain to ensure long-term relief for her patients. Holly can treat patients suffering from Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)

Prior to her Physiotherapy degrees, Holly graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.Sc. in Kinesiology and a B.Sc. in Psychology, accompanied by a minor in French from Washington State University She was a member of the WSU Athletics Track & Field Team and competed in high jump.

When not working in the clinic, Holly can be found taking advantage of our beautiful outdoor playground: she skis, plays volleyball, softball, and explores the trails with her dog.

Holly treats patients at our downtown Cook Street Victoria Physiotherapy Clinic located at 1175 Cook Street, Unit 308, Victoria, B.C. V8V 4A1.

Holly is accepting new patients. To book an appointment with Holly please call the Cook Street clinic at 250-381-9828. The email contact is clinic2@shelbournephysio.ca