shelbourne Physical Therapy

Shelbourne Physiotherapy Blog

How can our Kinesiologists Help You?

Posted in News on Jun 10, 2019.

Kinesiologist Victoria BC

Kinesiology is a profession that is gaining momentum in the health and wellness industry, therefore we want to introduce these exercise specialists, to further your understanding of what active rehabilitation can look like.

Programming is dependant on the specific needs of a client and can include development in flexibility, strength, posture, body alignment and awareness, and balance. After guidance from a family doctor or physiotherapist, kinesiology plays an important role in the healing process, through use of active rehabilitation. Maintaining movement after an injury whether it is sports related, work related, or due to a car accident it is imperative for the body to continually repair itself. Kinesiology following sessions with, or in combination with a physiotherapist or massage therapist, can be key to a smooth recovery. Spending time with one of our kinesiologists at Gordon Head Recreation Centre offers the opportunity to safely strengthen and rehabilitate the correct musculature pertaining to your injury. Sessions with our kinesiologists, Emma Watt and Larry Muir, will also provide you with confidence throughout your recovery, to continue living an active lifestyle once your rehabilitation is complete.

Kinesiology in Victoria BCKinesiology is offered through group sessions and personalized private sessions in the gym and the pool at Gordon Head Rec Centre. In the gym our kinesiologists will utilize various forms of equipment such as free weights, resistance bands, and machines to help you manage, rehabilitate, and prevent disorders that impede movement. Gym sessions will also provide you with confidence to eventually continue training on your own, as you will be shown how to correctly go through functional movements. In the pool, our kinesiologists will guide you through various movements for a safe and enjoyable experience. The water will allow your muscles to relax and ease the pain in your joints allowing you to move freely while gaining confidence and building strength that will transfer through to your everyday life. Due to buoyancy, this weightless experience also helps to increase the range of motion of your joints while minimizing pain. The group sessions help to create a community of like-minded people working on their own personal goals under the guidance of a kinesiologist.

Now that you have a better understanding of what kinesiology is and how we can offer this service, we hope to see you at the Shelbourne Physio Gordon Head location in the future!


Please do not hesitate to contact Samantha Birosh, the Gordon Head Rehabilitation Coordinator at (250) 595-5858 or to ask more questions or book an 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, 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 BCScoliosis 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 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, Kira Crover,  Sarah HubbsMary-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.

Share this article:


Contact Us Today!