Medical Exercise Rehabilitation


At the Shelbourne Physiotherapy Pilates and Rehabilitation Studio, we are committed to providing exceptional service to help you meet and succeed your goals in fitness and rehabilitation in a supportive and safe environment.

Private Exercise Rehabilitation sessions are available at our studio with our experienced Kinesiologist and Medical Exercise Specialists Kelsey Kowalchuk, Tegan Johnson, Larry Muir and Heidi Nottelman. They will provide you with a Functional Movement Screening assessment and develop a customized exercise program that meets your specific goals and needs.  Our experienced Victoria Kinesiologists will evaluate and modify your program as you progress towards your goals.

Exercise Rehab Kinesiology
Kinesiology in Victoria, B.C.

Kinesiology can help with;

  • Core strength and conditioning
  • Postural retraining
  • Spinal strength and stability
  • Customized on site gym workouts
  • Personalized home exercise programs
  • Safe return to work progressions
  • Post MVA recovery, ICBC claims
  • Sports injury recovery
  • Post-surgical recovery
  • Programs to help manage your chronic pain

Our Kinesiologists are also Certified Physiotherapy Assistants through the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, private sessions may be covered under some extended health care plans.  Please inquire with the studio coordinators for more details.

ICBC Post Accident Patients

Individuals involved in motor vehicle accidents, who are covered by ICBC, are pre approved for 12 sessions of Kinesiology at NO COST within the first 12 weeks after their accidents.

After this 12 week period, Kinesiology and Active Rehabilitation is still covered at NO COST, however approved sessions must be confirmed by an adjuster before being used.

Kinesiology is a fantastic option for post MVA patients. Working with a Kinesiologist to build a personalized exercise rehab program can drastically improve functional ability, reduce pain, benefit postural awareness and build an exercise routine that will act as a great injury preventative measure after recovery.

To find out more about Kinesiology please visit the website British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists.

Kinesiologist and Certified Physiotherapy Assistant Kelsey Kowalchuk

Kelsey Kowalchuk

Clinical Pilates Instructor
Practicing Kinesiologist
Certified Physiotherapy Assistant
Kelsey graduated from the University of Victoria in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. In 2019, she worked as a Kinesiologist at a 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
Kinesiologist and Concussion Rehabilitation Provider Tegan Johnson

Tegan Johnson

Practising Kinesiologist
Certified Athletic Therapist (CATA)
Functional Movement Screen (FMS)
Certified ICBC Approved Kinesiology Provider
Tegan was born and raised on beautiful Vancouver Island, where she attended Camosun College for a Bachelor degree in Athlete and Exercise Therapy (BAET). Through her many placements within that degree, she has worked with collegiate athletes at both Camosun and the University of Victoria in both the field and clinical settings, and has extensive field experience with sports such as rugby, basketball, field hockey, soccer, volleyball and lacrosse. Upon graduation in June 2020, she obtained her Practising Kinesiologist certification through the British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists. She has also taken courses such as FMS Level 1, a Functional Movement Screening tool used to evaluate movement patterns, and achieved her Movement and Performance Therapy Specialist credential through RehabU. She attained her certification as an Athletic Therapist in March 2021 and began treating at the clinic. Tegan has a special interest in concussion management and has taken courses such as What the Neck? Cervical Considerations for Concussions, CATT Concussion Awareness Training Tool and Concussion prevention, management and treatment from University Laval. Tegan is looking forward to helping every person connect with movement in any capacity. She is located at the main Shelbourne Physiotherapy Clinic and offers Athletic therapy or Kinesiology treatments for private and ICBC patients.
Kinesiologist Larry Muir

Laurence Muir

Practising Kinesiologist (BCAK)
Clinical Osteoporosis Instructor
Certified Personal Trainer
Functional Movement Systems
Kinetic Link Training Certified
Languages: English & Spanish
Laurence has over seven years of clinical experience as a Kinesiologist and Personal Trainer and is a Kinesiology instructor at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy. He works with a variety of populations, ranging from young athletes to seniors wanting to stay fit and maintain independence. He has extensive training in physical assessment, active rehabilitation, pain management, and strength and conditioning. Laurence takes an enthusiastic, symptom-management approach, valuing education and sustainable habit building.
Heidi Nottelman Kinesiologist

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.

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.”