"Heaven sent! Truly the words that best describe my experience of IMS at Shelbourne Physiotherapy. Nine months ago I limped in for my first assessment presenting with a very stiff and immobile right hip, severely limited range of motion, and chronic severe pain. A broken ankle requiring surgery a year earlier had led me to overcompensate with my right side and an already arthritic hip. A year of weekly physio treatments (elsewhere), an intensive regimen of home exercises, and eventual weekly therapeutic massage treatments yielded only temporary relief and the condition only became more acute.
My massage therapist recommended IMS at Shelbourne Physiotherapy. The first session yielded immediate results! Was able to bend down at the knees for the first time in months! I have been in treatment for nine months and continue to be astonished at the constant improvement. Am blessedly free of pain most of the time and now enjoy a hugely recovered range of motion. I can bound up and down staircases, drive for extended periods of time, do housework and have also resumed swimming and daily walks.
Best of all am finally able to keep up with my grandson! I have recommended IMS at Shelbourne Physio to five of my friends and they too are extremely delighted with the results! I will continue to sing their praises for years to come."
Monika T., Victoria, B.C.
"A 4 year struggle with tendon pain that had resisted the best efforts of therapists relying on commonly available treatments had left me more and more isolated and unable to take part in the physical activities that foster friendships not to mention soundness of body and mind. A practitioner at Shelbourne Physiotherapy was able to turn my despair around. Tracing the injury to its source she worked to restore joint range of motion with exceptional manipulation skill and with the precision of the IMS technique to release taut bands of muscle.
This clinic's sensitivity to the demoralizing impact pain can have on a life is genuine and their skils are unparallelled in my experience."
Betsy L., Victoria B.C,
"I was involved in a work accident in 1990 and couldn’t really find the right treatment for me. This was followed by a car accident in 2004. I am finally getting the treatment, with the Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS), that helps me so much each week. Shelbourne Physiotherapy was located on Shelbourne Street and then added another clinic at the 308-1175 Cook Street location, which is where I moved to with my therapist. Jennifer and the staff have treated me with the utmost courtesy and professionalism. I am so glad because, it was only because the other clinic I tried couldn’t get me in fast enough, after the accident, and now I am getting treated for everything, all in one place.
Thank you to all the present and past Shelbourne Physio staff, Jennifer, Jeanette - massage, Jeff and Penny. I really don’t know what I would have done without this clinic and their wonderful techniques".
Kerri B., Victoria, British Columbia
" Being a devout pilates recovery client I wish to thank the teachers who have helped me develop the strength in my left knee which due to an injury suffered a complete tear of the ACL. Three years later when I finally went to see a specialist he did not believe the MRI report that I have a severed ACL....Thanks to Pilates even the specialists are fooled."
P. Schaeffer, Victoria, BC
"Pilates changed my life. I probably have more strength than ever before in my 60+ years. I never believed I'd enjoy exercise!!"
Rita S., Victoria, BC