Heidi Nottelman-Kinesiologist

Kinesiologist Victoria BC Heidi NottelmanHeidi Nottelman

  • Practicing Kinesiologist
  • Certifed Exercise Physiologist
  • Medical Exercise Specialist
  • Functional Movement System (FMS) Specialist
  • Member Canadian Physiotherapy Association

Heidi Graduated in 2000 from the University of British Columbia with a degree in Kinesiology and in 1994 from Simon Fraser University with a degree in Communications. Heidi Nottelman is a Certified Medical Exercise Specialist and Exercise Physiologist as well as a Certified Fitness Tester through the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology. Heidi is a member of SportmedBC.

Heidi has over 15 years of 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. Heidi has a special clinical interest in balance, vestibular and dizziness exercise rehabilitation and has extensive experience working with sport and work related injuries.

Heidi Nottelman Kinesiology Victoria BCShe brings experience in occupational rehabilitation with ICBC and WorksafeBC 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 believes that guiding individuals through exercise will help them develop and discover a healthier lifestyle for themselves. Heidi strives to positively educate, encourage and empower her clients and aims to provide the necessary tools to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle.

She is continually upgrading her education to incorporate new research in exercise assessment and prescription. Heidi will work closely with local Victoria Physiotherapists, Chiropractors, Registered Massage Therapists, Physiatrists, Medical doctors, Chronic pain Physicians 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) was developed by American Physical Therapist Gray Cook. The Functional Movement Screen(FMS) is a systematic approach to assessing overall body mechanics. During the FMS, Kinesiologists will assess seven specific movement Kinesiologist in victoria bc heidipatterns 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 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) and the Canadian Kinesiology Alliance (CKA)

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.”

Kinesiology Service Descriptions

  • Core strength and conditioning
  • Treatment programs for dizziness and vertigo disorders
  • Postural retraining
  • Balance testing and retraining for compromised balance
  • Fall risk evaluations and fall  prevention programs
  • Spinal strength and stability
  • Personalized home exercise programs
  • Safe return to work progressions
  • Post Motor Vehicle Recovery, ICBC Claims
  • Sports injury recovery
  • Post-surgical recovery
  • Pool and Gym Programs
  • Programs to help manage chronic pain

Heidi Nottelman treats clients in the Balance, Dizziness & Rehabilitation studio at our Victoria Cook Street Shelbourne Physiotherapy & Massage  Therapy Clinic  located at 308-1175 Cook Street, Victoria, British Columbia.

Heidi is accepting new patients. To book an appointment please call our Cook Street Clinic Location at 250-381-9828 The email contact for Heidi is clinic2@shelbournephysio.ca

 

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, HydrotherapyAquatherapy, 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, Our clinics are approved providers for WorksafeBC (WCB) Physiotherapy and ICBC Physiotherapy, Kinesiology & Rehabilitation.