Our Team

Our Victoria Pilates Instructors and Rehabilitation Coordinators

Kimberley Holmes

Pilates & Rehabilitation Studio Manager

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.

Kelsey Kowalchuk

Pilates & Rehabilitation Coordinator

Kelsey graduated from the University of Victoria in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology.   In 2019, she worked as a Kinesiologist at neurological physiotherapy clinic, which gave her valuable insight into the intricacies of the nervous system and how to adapt exercises to facilitate proper movement. Kelsey believes that movement is a key component to living a healthy lifestyle and anybody can incorporate exercise into their life with the right guidance.

Jess Corfield

Pilates & Rehabilitation Coordinator

Jessica was born and raised on the Island loving all things sports and outdoors. She graduated from the University of Victoria in 2021 from the Recreation and Health Education program. Jess has had lots of volunteering experience in clinics and is always happy to help provide the best experience possible for clients. In the past, she has worked with the disability community, supporting those with physical and intellectual disabilities. This has led her to us, where she looks to gain more professional experience in a clinical setting and hopes to pursue a Masters of either Physiotherapy or Occupational Therapy when the time is right. Overall, Jess is passionate about providing community health, fitness, and wellness.

Chris Csak

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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.

Lisa Hostman

Certified Pilates Mat & Reformer Instructor

Physiotherapist Assistant

Special Interest in Scoliosis

Special Interest in Chronic Pain

We are pleased to welcome experienced Pilates Instructor Lisa Hostman to our team!
Lisa has been teaching since 2007 after retiring from a professional dance career. Lisa specialises in both Scoliosis Rehabilitation as well as back pain; she aims to help clients fully understand and take ownership of what they’re doing physically in order to create lasting change. Years of studying how and why the body gets ‘stuck’ has provided her with a keen eye for rehabilitation. Whether they come from rehab or athletic backgrounds, clients will attest that working with Lisa is both physically challenging and very rewarding; she offers consistent, progressive feedback in a supportive and fun environment.
Lisa completed her Pilates based Scoliosis specialization programs with Suzanne Martin (DPT) and Schroth Method inspired Karena Thek-Lineback. Having also had personal experience with what it’s like to live with a functional spinal curvature, Lisa is passionate about providing her clients with both physical strategies and a deeper anatomical understanding of their own Scoliosis. In this way they can better manage how it shows up in their everyday lives.Lisa will be teaching at our studio on Tuesday’s and Saturday offering both private sessions and group classes.To book in with her call us at the studio or click the link below to book online!

victoria pilatesDanielle O’Reilly

Certified Pilates Mat & Reformer Instructor
Personal Trainer

Originally from Victoria, B.C., Danielle O’Reilly has extensive training as a dancer with Toronto Dance Theatre where she graduated from the Professional Training Program in 2005 with a diploma in Contemporary Dance Studies. She went on to dance professionally with the company Forcier StageWorks and toured throughout Europe and Canada. She has performed, choreographed and taught extensively. This chapter of her life greatly informed her understanding of functional movement and optimal training techniques. Following an injury, she discovered Pilates and became certified as an instructor in 2012 (Body Harmonics, Balanced Body). She is also a certified Personal Trainer (Can-Fit Pro) and entered the world of fitness which inspired her to create the class Barre Fusion, the culmination of her many different influences.
Danielle has been living and teaching as a Pilates and fitness instructor in Paris, France since 2014, where she was certified by the Fédération Sports Pour Tous (FSPT) and a member of the Fédération des Professionnels de la Methode Pilates (FPMP). She has had many opportunities that have helped shape her unique style and enhance her practice, and her classes have developed a devoted following received with enthusiasm. She has trained a wide range of clientele; from rehabilitation work in a Chiropractic clinic, to training athletes (Under Armour France) to elite celebrities.
A lover of movement and of the human capacity to improve one’s awareness and potential for positive change, she is a passionate teacher who thrives off of the energy and results she builds with her clients.

Chantelle Shah-Poulin

Certified Pilates Instructor
Certified Mat & Reformer Pilates Teacher

Chantelle Shah-Poulin is a woman of Vancouver Island, born and raised, spending the majority of her years here in Victoria since 1990.  In 2005 she sustained injuries from two car accidents both within close proximity to one another and these were the incidents that led her to discover Pilates. She started her road to recovery at Shelbourne Physio and began rehabilitation treatment along with Reformer Pilates classes.

She soon realised the true benefits of the Pilates exercises and the breathing techniques and how they improved her overall quality of life by aiding in the healing of her body, building strength and speeding up recovery.

This experience was the foundation of her teaching career as her interest and passion for movement had only just blossomed.  Curious to try other movement practices she added a Yoga practice to her Pilates routine.  In 2010 she became a Yoga instructor and continued advanced studies in Costa Rica acquiring RYT-500 accreditation.  Chantelle has come full circle in her teaching career with becoming a Barre instructor, Health and Fitness coach and certified Pilates Mat and Reformer instructor.

Chantelle is a professional multidisciplinary movement teacher.  For over a decade now she has been immersed in trainings and has over 3000hrs teaching experience.   Her love for the practice of Pilates shines through in her teachings as her classes are fun, creatively sequenced and balanced.  In a class with Chantelle you can expect clear coaching with a focus on safety and functional movement. Chantelle really provides the care and attention that you want in an instructor.

Helen Mason

STOTT Certified Pilates Instructor
Certified Mat & Reformer Pilates Teacher

STOTT certified Pilates Instructor Helen Mason joined our team back in August and has decided to continue into the New Year! Lucky us!! Helen has been a Pilates instructor for 20 years, with experience teaching in England and locally since then. She found Pilates as a dancer, a natural progression to compliment her practice. As a busy mom of 3 young children, Helen is available for Privates and classes Monday through Friday 9am – 2pm.

Robyn Elliott

Registered Physiotherapist

Certified Clinical Pilates Instructor

We are pleased to welcome experienced Physiotherapist and Clinical Pilates Instructor Robyn Elliott to our Victoria Physiotherapy Team!

Robyn has always had a great love for being active especially in our beautiful outdoors and this, along with a fascination for the human body, fueled her to complete her Masters in Physical Therapy at UBC in 2013. She spent 5 years practicing in private clinics in Vancouver as well as providing community care in and around the mainland and acted as a clinical director for the Special Olympics of BC. Robyn strives to foster meaningful connections with her clients and empower them with the tools to return to the activities they love and daily tasks or goals they wish to achieve. She is very motivated to provide individualized treatment that may include acupuncture, IMS, specific exercise, soft tissue and joint mobilization techniques and more. She has recently discovered her love for Pilates as a rehabilitation technique and is pursuing further certification in Clinical Pilates.

Robyn has spent many years in the pool teaching swimming lessons, aquafit, osteofit, leadership courses and participating in the Uvic Triathlon club. She has also competed in rowing, danced for many years, practices yoga, pilates and meditation. She enjoys rock climbing, skiing, hiking and trekking and occasionally you will find her trying her hand at surfing. Her many diverse activities have given her a greater appreciation for the incredible capacity of the human body and the importance of injury prevention and appropriate rehabilitation to stay healthy and active in the long term.

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 2 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 Treatment, 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), 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 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 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,  Brad Curry, Andrew Mills, Meena Sran, Phil Lawrence, Jessica Shave, Kim Lobb, Kathy Murdoch, Ruan Le Roux, Nina Bai, Seung Bai, Isaac 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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