After graduating with a Bachelor of Kinesiology from Acadia University in 2003, Melanie went on to complete her Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy degree from Dalhousie University through the Canadian Forces Regular Officer Training Program. Graduating in May 2006, she was posted to Kingston, ON to CFB Kingston Health Services Centre. While there, she treated members on one of Canada’s largest Army Bases, and cadets from the Royal Military College, as well as functioned as Team Leader of the Physiotherapy Department for 3 years. After 6 years in Kingston, she was posted to 14 Wing Greenwood (Greenwood, NS) to again treat military personnel and run the clinic on Canada’s largest eastern Air Wing. Starting in September 2012, she attended the University of Western Ontario and obtained her Master of Clinical Science in Manipulative Therapy. At the completion of this Master’s, she was granted Fellowship in the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapists (FCAMPT) in July 2013. Melanie has put all of her postgraduate courses to good use, applying them both at work, and on the road. While in Kingston, ON she worked as the Royal Military College (RMC) Men’s Hockey team Physiotherapist, working both home and away games. As an Academic Assistant at Queens University, she conveyed her experience in teaching orthopedic labs to the first and second year physiotherapy students. In 2010, Melanie was named as the Physiotherapist for the Canadian Armed Forces Consiel International du Sport Militaire (CISM) Fencing team. As such, she had the opportunity to travel to Rio de Janerio, Brazil for the 5th World Military Games and South Korea for the 6th Military World games, where she had the privilege of not just treating World Class military athletes, but also working alongside military Physiotherapists from around the World. Melanie is also the Regional Practice Leader for the Canadian Armed Forces Athletic Trainers Program (CAFATP) for Ontario. Melanie is now posted to the Canadian Forces Health Services Centre in Ottawa. Melanie enjoys playing numerous sports and being active, but she really loves spending time with her husband Travis, and her two beautiful daughters, Madison and MiKaela.
practising as Registered Physiotherapist since 1988; treat musculoskeletal type conditions effectively and with an evidence based approach; received Woman of Distinction Award for outstanding contributions in health, wellness, and active living May 25, 2011; owner of and practicing in the Ayr Physiotherapy Clinic in downtown Ayr.
Beverly graduated from UBC in 1993 with a B.Sc. in Physical Therapy and has worked in various clinics and hospitals through BC and AB over her career. Her areas of interest have been orthopaedics, sports injuries and more recently also on chronic pain conditions. She completed her Masters in Clinical Science in Manipulative Therapy from the University of Western Ontario in 2011.
Tisha moved to Perth, Australia to complete her training in Physiotherapy. Her experience is within private practice and sports physiotherapy. She has worked with various soccer and rugby teams and spent 3 years working within the injury screening program within the professional Australian Rules Football League. She now practices in West Vancouver and focuses on manual therapy and exercises therapy for people of all ages and activity levels. She has a special interest in shoulder and back pain and post-surgical rehabilitation of the shoulder, hip and knee. Tisha is also certified in Anatomical Dry Needling.
Lynda is a UK trained physiotherapist (Bristol, 1983) with extensive clinical experience and post-graduate education in orthopaedics, Women’s Health issues and pelvic floor rehabilitation for both women and men. She is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy, and a certified Gunn IMS (intra-muscular stimulation) Practitioner.
Lynda’s treatment approach uses a combination of manual therapy, Gunn IMS, exercise therapy, pain management techniques, Real Time Ultrasound Imaging (evaluation and biofeedback for the abdominals and lumbo-pelvic area) and postural advice. She encourages participation in appropriate home exercises in conjunction with treatment to achieve improved function. Lynda maintains a keen interest in the physiotherapy profession; is a member of the Women’s Health physiotherapy interest group and is involved with committees at the College of Physical Therapists of BC. She enjoys leading an active lifestyle in particular: playing field hockey, yoga, running (completed both 10km and half marathons), biking and exploring the BC outdoors with her family.
Jeff graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in 1989. From the very onset he has taken a keen interest in developing his manual therapy skills. Always pursuing new and innovative ways to assist his clientele, Jeff has become well educated and extensively practices Myofascial Release as a means of optimizing function. Jeff continues to work diligently to integrate the Myofascial Release approach with the skills he has acquired as a Part B therapist. Of particular interest at this time is to truly integrate the assessment and treatment of separate body parts through integrating the myofascial mechanical link between the cervical spine and shoulder girdle regions as well as the lumbar/pelvic/hip relationship. This approach appears to be very successful when conventional evidence-based approaches fail.
Mark graduated from University of Toronto in 1999 with a background in molecular biology & immunology. He had subsequently obtained Masters in Physical Therapy in 2005 through advanced standing option from the same university. Mark has extensive experience in Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine in addition to treating degenerative conditions. He has also been practicing acupuncture for many years and has obtained Certification from the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute (AFCI) in 2002. He is also a certified GUNN IMS (Intramuscular Stimulation) practitioner. He later on obtained Certification in Gokavi Transverse Technique (CGTTP) in Dry Needling. He has received his Intermediate Manual and Manipulative Diploma in 2002 and subsequently obtained the Advanced Diploma. Mark\’s treatment approach involves using manual therapy techniques to restore various tissue mobility followed by specific exercises to restore function and prevent injury recurrence. Comprehensive education is given to empower the client to maintain and maximize their physical capabilities. Having completed marathons, he also has special interests in running and other endurance sports. Mark is also a team member in a multi-disciplinary pain clinic in Markham that provides Botox injection for chronic muscle spasm and PRP (Platlet-Rich Plasma) injection for ligamentous instability. Mark treats patients at Woodbine Physiotherapy.
I have a special interest in combining manual therapy and dry needling with a foundational and functional movement, strength and conditioning practice. As a female athlete and mom of two, my pelvic health/pelvic floor rehab training has also become an important part of my clinical skill set. I complement my clinical practice with exercise prescription through my company Better Than Fit: Physiotherapy, Fitness and Yoga. We provide small group classes (bootcamp/circuit style conditioning,TRX, yoga), workshops, individual consultations, and corporate programming. Also a certified yoga teacher, I embrace a \\\\\\\”physiotherapeutic\\\\\\\” based yoga and movement approach.
I graduated with a Masters in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy (with a focus on Orthopedic Manipulative therapy) from the University of South Australia in 2000. I currently own and practice at Acadia Physical therapy in North East Edmonton. My areas of interest and practice include: Manipulative therapy, Whiplash associated disorders, Intramuscular stimulation, Acupuncture, Chronic pain and Vestibular disorders.
I am currently pursuing my Doctorate of Science in Orthopedic Manual therapy at Andrews University. This has opened up a wonderful functional medicine approach to my practice!
John Chan has been a registered physiotherapist in 1991. He completed his post-graduation education in the area of Orthopaedic Physiotherapy, receiving the Canadian Physiotherapy Association’s post-graduate Diploma of Advanced Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy in 2001. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy.
At the same time, he is fascinated with the pain control by acupuncture. He studied acupuncture related to physiotherapy. He is certified by Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute as well as Medical Acupuncture Program, An Evidence-Based Approach at McMaster University. He is currently one of the teachers and an examiner for the Medical Acupuncture Program Evidence-based Approach at McMaster University. He has practiced acupuncture for more than 20 years.
He provides physiotherapy in a private clinic and at home to suit various age groups.
– Bachelor of Electrical Engineering McMaster University 1987rn-Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy- University of Toronto 1991rn-Diploma in Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy May 1, 2000rn-The Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute (AFCI)Acupuncture Certification July 3, 2004rn- Competency in Vestibular Rehabilitation – Emory University April 19, 2008, Advanced Competency Duke University August 2011
Penny has incorporated the services and disciplines she feels are most beneficial to the full recovery of most patients under one roof. She has over 20 years of physiotherapy experience, all of which have been in private practice. Penny has obtained her Diploma of Advanced Orthopedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT) making her a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapists. Penny also incorporates the use of Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) into her treatment of many different types of injuries. She is the first physiotherapist to practice IMS in Victoria and has been thrilled with the results. Penny has a keen interest in treating foot and ankle problems, dance, gymnastics, skating , and soccer injuries. She is always up for a challenge!
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, Aquatherapy, 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, Clinical Pilates 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), 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.
Parag received his BSc in Kinesiology from the University of Waterloo in 1996. He then went on to complete his degree in Physiotherapy from McMaster University in 1999. Parag started his career in 1999 and then became Clinic Director of a clinic in Oakville in 2003. He then opened Align Physiotherapy & Sports Clinic in May of 2013. Parag completed his Masters in Clinical Science in Manipulative Therapy at the University of Western Ontario and is now a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physical Therapists. He is also certified with the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada. Parag has a keen interest in treating injuries of the knee, back, and shoulder using advanced manual therapy techniques, especially for soccer and volleyball players, golfers, and paddlers. Parag also treats patients who suffer from dizziness, sport concussions, and vertigo related to vestibular dysfunctions.
Completed my BSC Biological Science from Guelph in 1994 then completed my Physiotherapy degree from McMaster in 1997. I currently work at CFB Borden with military members.