shelbourne Physical Therapy

Our Staff: Kim Lobb

Registered Physiotherapist
Certified Gunn IMS Practitioner
Certified Acupuncture
Visceral Manipulation
TMJ Physiotherapy
Selective Functional Movement Assessment(SFMA)
Thoracic Ring Approach Trained

Kim Lobb PhysiotherapistKim completed her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at the University of Victoria in 2003, graduating with distinction and then completed her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Alberta in 2005.  Kim spent 5 years working as a physiotherapist in Squamish and Whistler BC, before returning to Victoria in February 2011.  While working in Whistler she had the opportunity to be mentored by several very experienced physiotherapists and also gained experience working with professional, national and provincial level athletes.

Kim is passionate about physiotherapy and has completed a wide variety of continuing education courses.  She is certified in medical acupuncture through the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute and is certified in Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) through the Institute for the Study and Treatment of Pain (ISTOP).  She has completed her Level 3 manual therapy courses through the Canadian Orthopedic Division and 3 levels of visceral manipulation through the Barral Institute.  Kim has also taken a series of courses looking at whole body integration and optimal function and performance through Discover Physio.  Other courses completed have focused on pelvic floor function and whiplash associated disorders. Kim is an active member of the Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia (PABC).

Kim has a special interest in thoracic (rib cage) injuries and pain and its relationship to neck and shoulder function.  She also enjoys treating chronic foot conditions.  Kim believes that a physiotherapists role is not just in treating pain, but in helping those who are active optimize performance.   Through our expertise in biomechanics we are able to help patients who are finding they are working harder or feeling older move more efficiently. Kim Lobb has taken post graduate training in the Thoracic Ring Approach taught by Dr. L.J. Lee. The Thoracic Ring Approach™ challenges long-held beliefs around the function of the thoracic spine and ribcage, and proposes innovative assessment and treatment frameworks based on a broader understanding of how these areas are designed to optimally function… in the context of whole body movement and optimal health of the whole person. Kim Lobb is a ConnectTherapy™ Series Graduate and ISM Series Graduate.

Visceral Manipulation was developed by French Osteopath, Jean-Pierre Barral. At optimal health, the relationship between the organs (viscera) and structures of the body (muscles, membranes, fasciae and bones) remains stable despite the body's endless varieties of motion. But when one organ can't move in harmony with its surrounding viscera due to abnormal tone, adhesions or displacement, it works against all the body's organs and structures. This disharmony creates fixed, abnormal points of tension that the body is forced to move around. That chronic irritation, in turn, paves the way for disease and dysfunction. Visceral Manipulation (VM) is a gentle hands-on therapy that works through the body's visceral system (the heart, liver, intestines and other internal organs) to locate and alleviate these abnormal points of tension throughout the body. VM employs specifically placed manual forces that work to encourage the normal mobility, tone and motion of the viscera and their connective tissues. Trained practitioners use the rhythmic motions of the visceral system to evaluate how abnormal forces interplay, overlap and affect the normal body forces at work. These gentle manipulations can potentially improve the functioning of individual organs, the systems the organs function within, and the structural integrity of the entire body.

Kim Lobb is experienced and is well qualified to provide physiotherapy treatment for Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) disorders, also known as TMJ syndrome. This term refers to either acute or chronic inflammation of the temporomandibular joint, which connects the mandible(jaw) to the skull. Symptoms associated with TMJ disorders may include; Jaw pain or tenderness of the jaw, biting or chewing difficulty or discomfort, clicking, popping, or grating sound when opening or closing the mouth, neck and shoulder pain, dull, aching pain in the face, reduced ability to open or close the mouth, earaches, headaches, tinnitus and migraines.

Kim has completed the Selective Functional Movement Assessment Program. The SFMA is a comprehensive way to assess how your whole body moves. Identifying these movement dysfunctions can isolate the true cause of injury or prevent injuries from occurring!

SMUS PhysiotherapyKim was a member of UVic Vikes women’s basketball team from 1998-2002, winning a national championship in 2000.  She is currently a part time assistant coach with the Camosun College women’s basketball team, a volunteer ski instructor for athletes with disabilities with the Whistler Adaptive Sports Program and a member of the Victoria competitive coed ultimate frisbee team, the Victoria Skysharks. Kim is born and raised in Victoria and attended St. Michael's Univeristy School SMUS.

Kim practices at our main Victoria Physiotherapy Clinic located at 3200 Shelbourne Street #100B, Victoria, B.C., V8P 5G8.

Kim Lobb is accepting new patients. To book an appointment with Kim please call us at 250-598-9828.

Unfortunately, Kim Lobb does not provide general Physiotherapy Services for Worksafe BC Claims but does provide Hydrotherapy services at our Gordon Head Recreation Centre Clinic

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, Thoracic Ring Approach Physiotherapy 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, Alex ThompsonAmanda RostsHolly Newton, Regina Flueck, Rhiannon King and Jenny Stewart.

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