shelbourne Physical Therapy

Our Staff: Alex Thompson

Registered Physiotherapist
Clinical Pilates Instructor
Special Interest in Dance Performance & Rehabilitation
Pre Pointe Dance Assessments
Pilates Exercise Rehabilitation
WorksafeBC Approved Physiotherapy Provider
ICBC Approved Physiotherapy Provider

victoria pilates physiotherapist alex thompsonWe are pleased to welcome Alex Thompson to our team!

Alex completed her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Alberta and her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance at York University. Alex's introduction to dance science while at York University, coupled with her experience as a dance teacher for 12 years inspired her to purse a career in Physiotherapy.  She also has completed training in clinical mat and reformer pilates through STOTT Pilates. Pilates bridges the gap between injury and full recovery. The low impact exercise and resistance training that are inherent in Pilates allow you to maintain and improve your physical fitness and muscle balance. Pilates augments daily sports, cardio and dance programs by allowing you to achieve fluid, efficient movement. As our connective tissues stiffen age, it is common to have some muscle groups that are either too tight or too weak. Stretching specific muscles and maintaining flexibility becomes more important.

Alex's love of dance and Physiotherapy have combined into a passion for Dance Science.  She is a member of the International Association of Dance Medicine & Science and Healthy Dancer Canada.  She is committed to ensuring that young dancers understand how to keep their bodies healthy and moving for years to come

Alex currently works with dancers and non-dancers alike of all ages and movement backgrounds. She does pre pointe assessments to establish readiness for pointe work through checking for things sucha s foot and ankle strength, flexibility, postural control and turnout range. This will ensure that dancers are truly prepared for pointe work and will help their dance technique, performance and prevent future injuries.Her experience can help in the development of the fundamental, strength, mobility, alignment, and body awareness requirements for dancers. She has experience working in the areas of arthritis, falls prevention as well as post-operative care.  To empower her clients while keeping them moving at their best, Alex's treatment approach emphasizes active rehabilitation in combination with clinical pilates, manual therapy and education.

best physiotherapist victoria bcOutside of work: Alex enjoys dancing, hiking, playing ultimate frisbee and golfing.  She is a new triathlete and recently completed her first sprint distance race.

Alex Thompson practices at our main Physiotherapy, Pilates & Massage Clinic located at 3200 Shelbourne Street #100B, Victoria, B.C.,V8P 5G8.

dance physiotherapist alex thompson victoria bcAlex Thompson is accepting new patients. Alex accepts ICBC and WorksafeBC Claims for Physiotherapy. 

To book an appointment with Alex please call us at 250-598-9828


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,

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 HubbsIsaac Davies, Mary-Anne LevsonAlex Thompson and Blair Braz. Our experienced Victoria BC Kinesiologists include Heidi Nottelman, Larry Muir, Radek WiecheckiLindsey Tabish. 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, Amanda RostsHolly Newton, Regina Flueck, Rhiannon King and Jenny Stewart.

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