Our Team

Our Victoria Pilates Instructors and Rehabilitation Coordinators

 

Kimberley Holmes

Pilates & Rehabilitation Coordinator

Kimberley Holmes was raised on the Southern Gulf Islands off the west coast of BC. Growing up in a small town sparked her passion for environmental awareness and led her on a path to a career in sustainable living. Explorer of the all things outdoors, she spends her spare time cooking, crafting, and learning. Kim developed her love for Pilates and yoga in her early teens finding benefits in both the body and mind. She continues to educate herself daily, soaking up new knowledge whenever it is given.

Kelly Challinor

Pilates & Rehabilitation Coordinator

Certified Mat Pilates Instructor

Kinesiologist

Kelly Challinor grew up in Tsawwassen BC before attending Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. While completing her Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology, Kelly realised her passion for holistic and integrative health care, leading her to begin work at Shelbourne Physiotherapy, Pilates and Rehabilitation Studio. After working alongside Pilates instructors and clients, Kelly decided to pursue her certification in Mat Pilates Instruction. In her spare time, Kelly loves to enjoy the outdoors, including running marathons, hiking, and boating. Every day, Kelly strives to take in as much information as possible, expanding her knowledge on integrative health and the power of exercise.

To contact Kelly and Kimberley please call the studio at 250-598-9828 ext 2 or drop by to say hello!

 

 


 

pilates victoria chris csakChris Csak

Stott Certified Pilates Instructor
Physiotherapy Assistant

Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Instructor
Certified Fitness & Health Promotion Diploma
Certified Fitness Consultant (CSEP) & Personal Trainer
Independent Contractor

Chris has been In the Health and Fitness Industry for 20 years and has been teaching Pilates for 10. He has worked with a wide variety of individuals with varying goals and limitations both in Canada and abroad. He believes that by enhancing physical function an individual betters their physiological process and overall health. Having recently moved to Victoria, Chris is very excited to share his knowledge and experience with his new Community.

victoria pilates sharon mcauleySharon McAuley

Stott Certified Pilates Instructor
Certified Personal Trainer
Physiotherapy Assistant
Independent Contractor

Sharon McAuley is a Stott Pilates Certified mat work and reformer instructor. Sharon has been working in the fitness industry for over twenty years. In addition to teaching Pilates she is a Certified Personal Trainer, Mind Body Specialist and Nutritional Wellness Specialist (Can Fit Pro). Sharon McAuley is also a Certified BCRPA (British Columbia Parks & Recreation Association) registered fitness leader with specialties in Pilates, yoga, group fitness, weight training, third age and aquatic fitness. As a graduate of Recreation Facilitation for Older Adults, Sharon’s passion is to help older adults maintain a happy healthy active lifestyle. Sharon teaches fitness and rehabilitation classes as well as clinical Pilates and private fitness training.

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Certified Pilates Mat, Reformer, Barre and Chair Instructor
Certified Yoga Instructor
Certified Zenga Instructor
Physiotherapy Assistant
Independent Contractor

 Dana Carter started her career by falling in love with Yoga and practicing regularly for the last 18 years. She discovered Pilates after moving from her hometown of Barrie, Ontario to Victoria, BC. Once she discovered Pilates and felt its benefits she was immediately hooked!

Her passion led her to pursue a career as a teacher and eventually a teacher trainer in both Pilates and Yoga. She is dedicated to continuously expanding and refining her skills as both a practitioner and teacher.

Her love of learning has led her to study human anatomy, Pilates mat, Pilates Reformer, Pilates Chair, Zenga, Barre, weight and personal training.

Dana is currently the head teacher of Pilates Mat level 2, Pilates Reformer and a 200 hour Yoga teacher training as well as being on the faculty in other trainings.

In Dana’s classes, you can expect creative, safe and effective sequencing of exercises provided in a progressive way to encourage you to grow in your practice. Dana’s playful personality and passion for Yoga and Pilates are infectious. She meets you where you are now and inspires you to explore your full potential.

When she is not on the mat you can find Dana writing, making jewellery, with her nose buried in a book and spending time with her family.

 

Alex Thompson

Stott Certified Pilates Reformer, Mat Instructor
Registered Physiotherapist
Clinical Pilates Instructor
Special Interest in Pilates for Dancers

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 U, 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.

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

She currently splits her time between public and private practice, working with dancers and non-dancers alike of all ages and movement backgrounds.  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.

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

 

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Sarah Hubbs

Sarah Hubbs

Certified Pilates Instructor
Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist
Registered Physiotherapist

Sarah Hubbs is a  Registered Physiotherapist with post graduate training in Women’s Pelvic Health and Neurological Rehabilitation. Sarah  graduated with a Masters of Physical Therapy in 2009 from the University of British Columbia. Prior to this Sarah completed a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at the University of Victoria in 2007 and a Diploma of Physical Education from Vancouver Island University in 2004.

Sarah first became interested in women’s health prior to becoming a Physiotherapist, while working as a fitness instructor with pre/post natal clients. Upon having her own children, Sarah’s gained first-hand knowledge of the importance of pelvic health physiotherapy pre/post partum, which led her to pursue post-graduate training in the assessment and treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction. Sarah has postgraduate training in the physiotherapy assessment and treatment of urinary and fecal incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse,  diastasis rectus abdominus, coccydynia, anorectal disorders, pre/post natal pelvic girdle pain, Pediatric urinary/anorectal disorders and postural control. Additionally, She has completed Mentorship with Laura Werner in the assessment and treatment of vulvar vestibulodynia and pelvic pain.

Sarah’s is passionate about facilitating safe and enjoyable return to exercise/sport post-partum and post surgery. Sarah is a Pre/Post Natal fitness Consultant, Strength Training Instructor, and Pilates Mat and Reformer Instructor. Sarah offers Clinical Pilates when appropriate as a specific exercise-based therapy to integrate pelvic floor muscle training into meaningful and enjoyable activity. In addition to these exercise based approaches, Sarah utilizes manual techniques, real-time Ultrasound,  Surface EMG biofeedback, and Education to help her clients return to the activities that they love without pain or injury.

In addition to Pelvic Health, Sarah  has comprehensive post-graduate training in Neurological Rehabilitation including NDT Certification and numerous post graduate courses including LSVT BIG, Bobath for iSCI, and Manual therapy for neurological conditions. She has experience treating a variety of neurological conditions including Stroke, TBI, Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, SCI, and Cerebral Palsy in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. Sarah utilizes Clinical Pilates as an adjunct to the functional NDT approach to maximize movement potential in those with neurological injury. With support and modifications as needed Sarah will help you optimize alignment and breathing to manage intra abdominal pressure, facilitate core activation, enhance postural control and balance.

Outside of work Sarah loves spending time with her husband and two children, attending Pilates, Yoga and Fitness classes, and travelling with her family.

 

Heidi Nottelman

Practising Kinesiologist

Medical Exercise Specialist

Certified Exercise Physiologist

Physiotherapy Assistant

Functional Movement Systems Certified

Heidi brings 12 years experience in the rehabilitation industry, with expertise in the area of functional rehabilitative exercise to assist clients to return to daily activities, work, or sport in a safe manner. She brings experience in occupational rehabilitation with WCB clients, and has taught a variety of back health and wellness work site courses as well as academic courses at the college level. Heidi will work to design a customized program that is unique to her clients specific needs and personal goals. She is continually upgrading her education to incorporate new research in exercise assessment and prescription. Heidi will work closely with physiotherapists, chiropractors, massage therapists, physiatrists, medical doctors, and occupational therapists to fully achieve her clients and conjoining therapists’ goals. She has worked with adolescents to seniors, and clients with varying disabilities (including downs syndrome, brain injury, CP, MS, vertigo/balance) as well as clients with various post-operative recovery treatment programs. Heidi has completed the Functional Movement Screening training. The Functional Movement Screen (FMS), developed by Physical Therapist Gray Cook, is a systematic approach to assessing overall body mechanics. During the FMS, Kinesiologists will  assess seven specific movement patterns that are necessary in order to perform efficient human movement. The movements are able to expose our weaknesses and imbalances. Even at basic levels of movement significant compensations can exist.

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Heidi Nottelman in action

Heidi says… “My goal is for clients to develop an exercise based health management strategy that will keep them not only functionally and physically strong but emotionally and mentally strong; to give them confidence in being committed to a healthy exercise habit that is both preventative and proactive. Whether they come to see me for an exercise program to lose weight or because they have been in a motor vehicle accident, I want my clients to feel internally motivated that they can make a difference when they are committed to an exercise program.”

Heidi strives to positively educate, encourage and empower her clients and aims to provide the necessary tools to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle.

Kinesiology Victoria BCHeidi Nottelman is proud to be one of the select few Kinesiologists in Victoria who is an active member of the British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists (BCAK).

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, Physiocanhelp.ca.

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 Levson and Blair Braz. Our experienced Victoria BC Kinesiologists include Heidi Nottelman, Larry Muir, Radek Wiechecki and Lindsey 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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