Clinical Pilates

Physiotherapy Rehabilitation Exercise

Clinical Pilates / Physiotherapy Rehabilitation Exercise can now be offered as a Physiotherapy service and claimed under certain extended benefit plans at Shelbourne Physiotherapy and Pilates.

We are very excited about the benefits our clients are experiencing!


Clinical Pilates is an extremely effective method of exercise rehabilitation conjoining Physiotherapy and Pilates in a clinical setting.  This service integrates the principles of rehabilitation, core stabilization, and movement retraining with the Pilates principles of control, balance, focus, and breath.

Small equipment, body weight and large apparatuses are used to assist and support movement allowing engagement and activation to specific muscles.  The use of supportive equipment allows for the isolation of specific muscle groups without strain or pressure on joints.


1. Balance out muscles around joints to create stability, increase strength and decrease pain.

2. Increase your body awareness and understanding of efficient movement.

3. Re-train functional movements in a safe and supportive manner.


  • Core strength
  • Spinal stability
  • Postural and body awareness
  • Resolving muscle imbalances
  • Reduction of pain and muscle tension
  • Injury prevention
  • Improve balance and coordination

Treatable Conditions:

  • General conditioning
  • Chronic pain
  • Injury prevention
  • Post MVA rehabilitation
  • Sports Injury, conditioning and performance
  • Spinal conditions including Scoliosis, postural dysfunction etc.
  • Pre and Post-Natal conditions
  • Post-surgical recovery/strengthening
  • Incontinence and Pelvic Floor retraining
  • Medical Rehab – MS, Parkinson’s, Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Post Mastectomy
  • Vertigo/balance disorders

SUPERVISED/GUIDED Sessions in a TEAM setting

These sessions are taught by our highly experienced and certified STOTT Pilates Instructors and/or Kinesiologists, and Occupational Therapists working as Physiotherapy Assistants under the guidance and supervision of a Registered Physiotherapist. Physiotherapy Assistants are members of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and are fully insured as Physiotherapy Assistants.

This unique service uses the Pilates-Method as a highly effective rehabilitation exercise tool tailored to specific needs and goals for rehabilitation. Your Clinical Pilates Instructor will work as a team with your Physiotherapist to carry out individualized goals for your program.

How to get started / Criteria

A referral is required from your physician requesting “Physiotherapy Core Rehabilitation”. This must include a medical diagnosis: Scoliosis, Osteoporosis, MS, neck/back pain, pelvis misalignment, Pre/Post-Natal conditions, pre/post-surgical conditions, etc.

You will have an initial assessment and treatment by one of our Registered Physiotherapists, who will then make a referral to the Clinical Pilates Instructor. This referral will explain the results of your visit, determine the number and frequency of sessions needed, and clarify any specific goals, limitations or contraindications.

At the conclusion of your Clinical Pilates sessions, your Physiotherapist will reassess and determine the next step in your rehabilitation program. You may be ready to go back to work, resume sport, go back to the gym etc. Depending on diagnosis, your Physiotherapist may refer you back for further Clinical Pilates work or transition you into a small group class.

You are welcome to continue your Pilates exercise after your Physiotherapist discharges you as a fitness client. Many of our clients continue with Pilates exercise as a lifestyle choice or as cross-training with other forms of exercise to maintain and challenge the progress they have already achieved.

Fee: Clinical Pilates sessions are billed at the Private Pilates Training rate of $90 /hour. No tax is applicable for Physiotherapy service.

Shelbourne Physiotherapy, Pilates & Massage is a locally owned health company with 3 locations in beautiful Victoria, 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, Polestar Pilates, Stott PilatesClinical 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 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 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 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 and Blair Braz. Our experienced Victoria BC Kinesiologists include Heidi Nottelman, Larry Muir, Radek Wiechecki and Lindsey Tabish. Our experienced Victoria BC Registered Massage Therapists include Taryn Krizan, Selena Curvelo, Dresden Varney, Kathy Pantalon, Molly Scott and Natasha Leclair. Our Certified Victoria Pilates and Yoga Instructors include Sharon McAuley, Dana Carter, Chris Csak, Holly Newton, Regina Flueck, Rhiannon King and Jenny Stewart.


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