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Our Victoria Rehabilitation Coordinators, Pilates Instructors, Athletic Therapists and Kinesiologists
Registered Physical Therapist
Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapist (FCAMPT)
Certified Gunn IMS Practitioner
Special Interest in Physiotherapy for Dancers
Special Interest in Pilates for Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation
Schroth 3D Scoliosis Physiotherapy Certified
Real Time Ultrasound
Pilates Studio Owner/Instructor
Penny has incorporated all the services and disciplines she feels are most beneficial to the full recovery of most patients under one roof.
She has over 29 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 has a Physical Therapy degree from the University of Calgary and a Physiotherapy degree from the University of Alberta. Penny is an active member of the Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia(PABC) and the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA). FCAMPT Physiotherapists’ knowledge and skills enable them to treat complex pathology and movement disorders of both the spine and extremities, which can cause both acute and chronic pain and disability.
Penny 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, golf, gymnastics, skating, and soccer injuries. Penny has a special interst in treating Victoria adolescents and adults with scoloiosis using evidence based Schroth exercise guidelines.
She is always up for a challenge!
Pilates & Rehabilitation Coordinator
BSc in Kinesiology
Chloe has been working at the clinic on-and-off since 2016, and has recently joined us again after graduating from the Kinesiology program at the University of Calgary. She has always had a passion for helping others, specifically in moving their body and creating healthy lifestyles. In the past, Chloe worked as a Hydrotherapy assistant at the Gordon Head location, admin at the Cook Street location, and at the Physio and Pilates desks at the Shelbourne location. She is working towards getting her MSc PT in Alberta this fall.
Shiva Shade Charleson
Pilates & Rehabilitation Coordinator
Diploma In Arts & Sciences
Shiva was born and raised on Vancouver Island and grew up in the popular town of Ucluelet B.C. Growing up on the island has given her a love for hiking and camping during all seasons of the year. Taking her passions to the next level she travelled to Iceland to explore the intense climate and compare the unpredictable weather systems to that of our own. As her interests lie in the realm of physical activity she has taken a keen interest in pilates to prepare and push the limits on her next adventure.
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
STOTT Certified Pilates Instructor
Certified Physiotherapist Assistant
Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Instructor
Certified Fitness & Health Promotion Diploma
Certified Fitness Consultant (CSEP) & Personal Trainer
Chris started in the fitness industry in 1998 , working in a community centre helping kids get into shape. It was here that he decided that this was the profession for him. After completing a diploma in Fitness and Health Promotion, he started work as a personal trainer in Toronto, Canada. For close to 10 years he helped people achieve their goals while constantly improving his own knowledge base through countless workshops and seminars. In 2002 he began expanding his repertoire by teaching group exercise classes. He started accumulating certifications and began teaching everything from indoor cycling to Pilates. He also spent his free time volunteering as a hockey coach and training with the Canadian Armed Forces. In 2007 he decided to change his scenery, and accepted a job offer working aboard The World as The Senior Fitness Instructor. In March of 2011 he resigned from the World after four fantastic years and returned to Toronto to continue in the Industry that he loves, personal training and leading group exercise classes. In December of 2016, he moved to Victoria where he lives and works presently. Continuing in wellness, more recently his focus is directed at Yoga, Pilates and smart sustainable exercise.
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.
ICBC Approved Rehabilitation Provider
Jamie Kawacki was born and raised in Victoria, BC, where he attended Camosun College for his Kinesiology bachelors degree. During his degree Jamie gained valuable experience completing his internship with a variety of our own practitioners. Outside of his internship, Jamie was also providing private personal training sessions to people of all ages, volunteering as a soccer coach in the community, and gaining experience in the clinic working administration. This variety of opportunities have helped him improve his lifestyle by getting involved in several activities offered on Vancouver Island. He has a special interest in soccer, enjoys hiking trips and has recently taken up bouldering. Jamie is excited to be joining our team of Kinesiologists and is looking forward to helping each of his clients with their injury recovery and achieving their goals
Pilates and Rehabilitation Coordinator
After moving from the Okanagan to Victoria in 2009 Freesia quickly fell in love with the island and all the outdoor activities it offers like hiking and camping. In 2011 she was in 2 car accidents several months apart and she wasn’t sure she could be as active as she once was. After dealing with chronic pain for years after, Freesia finally found physiotherapy helped her recover and got a job working in administration in the industry. She loves being surrounded by people who value taking care of their health and wellness and is excited for this new chapter.