Gordon Head Recreation Centre Services
We are pleased to announce that Shelbourne Physical Therapy will now be providing new health and rehabilitation services at the Gordon Head Recreation Centre in Saanich.
These services will include:
- Kinesiology/Exercise Rehabilitation
- Aquatic Exercise Therapy
- Seniors Exercise Therapy
- Core Conditioning Classes
- Physiotherapy Hydrotherapy
- Clinical Osteofit Classes
- Massage Therapy
We are very excited to be joining the Gordon Head Team and expanding the available services to lead you to a healthy and active lifestyle! We are committed to providing top quality service to help you meet and succeed your goals in fitness and rehabilitation in a supported, safe environment.
Victoria & Saanich Exercise Rehabilitation Centre
- Radek Wiechecki– Kinesiologist, FMS Certified
- Larry Muir- Kinesiologist, FMS Certified, Osteofit Certified
- Nina Bai- Registered Physiotherapist
- Lindsey Tabish- Kinesiologist, FMS Certified, Rehabilitation Coordinator
- Devon Chan- Kinesiologist, FMS Certified
- Penny Salmas – Registered Physiotherapist
- Selena Curvelo – Registered Massage Therapist
- Heidi Nottelman – Kinesiologist, Medical Exercise Specialist, Certified Physiologist, Functional Movement Screen (FMS)
- Kira Graham – Kinesiologist, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Functional Movement Screen (FMS)
- Emma Watt - Kinesiologist, Rehabilitation Coordinator
- Kim Lobb – Registered Physiotherapist – Hydrotherapy
Health Services and Costs
Dry land, gym or pool sessions
1 hr Private Kinesiology Exercise Rehabilitation: $75.00
Private Packages Kinesiology
Dry land, gym or pool
- 10 for $700 (savings of $50) ($70 per session)
- 20 for $1300 (savings of $200) ($65 per session)
What is a Kinesiologist?
Kinesiologists are University trained specialists in providing appropriate exercise therapy to clients with musculoskeletal, cardio respiratory and metabolic conditions. They are able to assess and prescribe exercise for people with medical conditions and functional limitations to help them improve their health and function.
Kinesiologists practice in many areas of specialty including exercise therapy, rehabilitation, wellness, ergonomics, health and safety and disability management.
When to Choose a Kinesiologist
- If you have an injury, disability or medical condition(s) and want to improve your health and fitness in a safe progressive manner.
- If you have or our undergoing medical treatment (Physiotherapy, Chiropractic, etc) and want to increase your level of fitness.
- Have a referral from a Doctor to begin active rehabilitation or work conditioning.
- Goals are better health (inside and out), better quality of life, improved movement ability.
- If you want to learn how to manage your condition(s) with physical activity and lifestyle changes.
GROUP EXERCISE REHABILITATION
Service provided by a Registered Kinesiologist
* an initial assessment is required for optimal results and safety*
Seniors Exercise Therapy
Supervised Strength and Conditioning program
8 week registration - $18 per class
3-6 person maximum
Currently running Mon-Fri 1pm
Late registrants are accepted on pro-rated basis
Small Group Exercise Therapy/Gym
Supervised Strength and Conditioning program (customized program created for each participant)
8 week registration - $28 per session
2-6 person maximum
Times: Tuesday & Thursday 10:00 AM Tuesday 3PM, Wednesday 4PM, Monday and Thursday 5PM
Service provided by a Registered Kinesiologist
Aquatic Exercise Therapy Group Sessions
8 week registration - $10 per class
- 12 - $14 - $168.00
- 25 - $12 - $300.00
- 1 time drop-in $15
Monday/ Wednesday/ Friday
10am Shallow water
11am Deep water
Small Group Aquatherapy
8 week registration - $28 per session (customized program created for each participant)
Tuesday and Thursday at 11AM
Monday and Thursday 2PM and 3PM
Monday and wednesday 7PM
2-4 person maximum
*talk to your Kinesiologist to see what is best for you - Initial assessment is required for optimal results and safety*
Private Physiotherapy Visit with Nina Bai-$75.00
*covered under most extended health care plans
Hydrotherapy WorksafeBC/WCB Claims
The cost of pool therapy will be automatically covered by WorksafeBC with approval of Physiotherapy Treatment.
What is Pool Therapy?
Aquatic Pool therapy is an active exercise program designed to improve movement, balance and cardiovascular fitness. Exercises performed in the pool use the freedom of movement in water to achieve balance, flexibility, strength and coordination and help restore normal function for orthopedic and neurological conditions. The buoyancy of water helps support the weight of the body which decreases the force of stress placed on joints and bones while exercising. Less stress makes it easier and less painful to perform exercises.
Aquatic therapy takes advantage of the physical properties of water, especially buoyancy. When submerged in water buoyancy supports a patient’s weight which facilitates exercise without the compressive loading forces present with routine land-based programs.
Benefits of aquatic therapy include a patient’s ability to reduce joint and soft-tissue swelling from the natural pressure of water. In addition, the viscosity of water and aquatic therapy allow a patient enough resistance to strengthen muscle.
Aquatic rehabilitation reduces the amount of stress placed on joints so it is especially well suited for patients who are in pain and are weakened due to an injury or disability. The decreased joint stress enables patients to exercise more easily and with less pain.The resistance, hydrostaic pressure and propriception provided by the heated moving water stimulates muscle contraction patterns, making this form of aquatic therapy an excellent tool for treatment of low back pain, neck pain, as well as for the complete range of orthopaedic conditions including joint replacements and reconstructions.
The program is taught by one of our Physiotherapists that have extensive knowledge and experience working with patients that have pain and movement disorders. Our talented therapists will ensure that the exercises prescribed will be appropriate for your specific condition and tolerances. ICBC will fund pool therapy for injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. please call our Rehabilitation Coordinator at 250-595-5858 for more information.
The Gordon Head Recreation Centre has a number of different pools, including a warm whirlpool with added resistance to help in your recovery.
GORDON HEAD MASSAGE THERAPY
Service provided by Selena Curvelo and Kathy Pantalon, Registered Massage Therapists
1 Hour Massage Session-$95.00 Including GST
Gordon Head Rec Centre Clinic Staff Biographies
Kira Graham BSc(Kinesiology), CSCS, PTA
- Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
- Level 3 Certified Coach, Field Hockey
- Physiotherapy Assistant
- Functional Movement Systems Specialist
Kira Graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Human Kinetics Degree, Majoring in Kinesiology and Health Sciences.
Kira has special interest in exercise rehabilitation with experience working with young athletes as well as geriatric populations in the community. As a student at UBC, her passions lay in implementing exercise rehabilitation programs and seminars on functional strength and posture & back care. These student-lead initiatives focused on educating UBC workers on rehabilitative and preventative strategies in the work-place.
Growing up in North Vancouver, Kira was an avid athlete, and her experience recovering from numerous sports injuries spurred her interest in the rehabilitative sciences. Kira strongly believes in working with clients, and giving them the exercise tools so that theymay adhere to exercise programs long after their personal sessions. Her goal is to empower clients to be in command of their own recovery and overall health. Kira is excited to join the Shelbourne Physical Therapy team providing private and group exercise therapy sessions in pool or dry land at the new Gordon Head Recreation Centre Clinic in Victoria.
Kira is trained and experienced in utilizing the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) program for her clients in Victoria. The Functional Movement Screen (FMS) is a dynamic assessment tool, evaluating multiple body segments in fundamental movement patterns. FMS evaluates the quality of 7 fundamental movements and provides quantitative data that allowed for the provision of individualised corrective exercise programs. This assessment tool identifies individuals at risk of injury and also qualifying them to perform specific movements. FMS identifies faulty movement patterns and imbalances allowing for the development of corrective strategies. The FMS can be applied to any fitness level, identifies specific exercises based on FMS scores to help in the creation of a customized treatment plan.
Kira Graham is accepting new patients
Please call 250-595-5858 to book or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Evan Rogers Bsc Kinesiology
Evan Rogers graduated in 2011 with a degree in Kinesiology from the University of Alberta and is now a certified kinesiologist through the BCAK. During his studies he also played with the University of Alberta Golden Bears football team, achieving Academic All-Canadian status for 4 consecutive years. Exposure to a high level athletic program as well as personal experience in injury rehabilitation have developed into his passion for fitness, health and appreciation of life.
Evan’s University career included a 4 month exchange with the Hollywood Functional Rehabilitation Clinic in Perth, Australia. There, he worked under specialists in pre and post surgery rehabilitation for hip and knee replacements through hydrotherapy and gym based programs. Evan believes in a holistic approach to healing and how small changes in lifestyle can lead to large improvements in health and happiness.
No longer a participant in team or contact sport, Evan stays active and outdoors through hiking and surfing. His appreciation for sport, hobbies and daily activity provides a caring and motivated approach to healing.
Evan is taking new clients for land and pool based exercise rehabilitation at the Gordon Head Recreation Centre. To Book an appointment with Evan please call 250-595-5858.