The Team

OUR VICTORIA COOK STREET CLINIC PHYSIOTHERAPISTS

 

PENNY SALMAS

  • Clinic OwnerCanadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapists
  • Registered Physical Therapist
  • Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapist
  • Certified Gunn IMS Practitioner
Penny Salmas Physiotherapist

Penny Salmas, Physiotherapist

Penny has over 21 years of physiotherapy experience, all of which have been in private practice. Penny Salmas received her Physiotherapy training at the University of Alberta and has a degree in Physical Education from the University of Calgary. Penny has obtained her Diploma of Advanced Orthopedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy making her a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapists (FCAMPT)

Physiotherapists who are Fellows of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (FCAMPT) have completed extensive post -graduate education in the area of orthopaedics and have achieved internationally recognized qualifications in hands on manual and manipulative therapy.

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.

Physiotherapists with the FCAMPT designation are committed to providing the highest level of quality, patient-centred care combining clinical experience with evidence based practice.

Penny also commonly incorporates the use of Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) into her treatment of many different types of acute and chronic injuries.

world cup Soccer campShe is the first physiotherapist to practice IMS in Victoria and has been thrilled with the results. She has been been helping her patients with Intra Muscular Stimulation in her full time practice since September 2002. Penny has a keen interest in treating foot, achilles tendon and ankle problems. She has treated many amateur and professional athletes from all sports but sees many patients with dance, gymnastics, skating, and soccer injuries. She is always up for a challenge! Penny currently coaches girls competitive soccer with Bays United Football Club in Victoria. Penny and Shelbourne Physiotherapy are proud sponsors of World Cup Soccer Camp run by Brett Hyslop and Steph Steiner.

Penny Salmas is a Certified Gunn IMS Practitioner. She was trained by Dr Chan Gunn at The Institute for the Study and Treatment of Pain in Vancouver, B.C.

Penny is  a published author and has attended dozens of post graduate Physiotherapy courses and seminars. Penny works closely with many Victoria General Practitioners, Specialist Physicians and Orthopedic Surgeons to help their patients achieve a full recovery. She is sought after for her thorough medical legal report expertise for complex post Motor Vehicle Accident ICBC cases. Penny Salmas is a member of the International Society for Medical Shockwave Treatment.

Penny Salmas believes strongly in the health benefits of Clinical Pilates when patients are instructed by experienced teachers either privately or in small, highly supervised groups. To find out more about Clinical Pilates please visit the website www.pilatesvictoriabc.ca.

Penny Salmas treats patients Monday, Wednesday and Friday at our main Victoria Physiotherapy, Acupuncture, Pilates & Massage Therapy Clinic located at 100B-3200 Shelbourne Street, Victoria, BC, V8P 5G8. She treats patients Tuesday and Thursday at our downtown Cook Street Victoria Physiotherapy clinic located at 308-1175 Cook Street, Victoria, BC, V8V 4A1.

Unfortunately, Penny does not provide Physiotherapy treatment for WorksafeBC claims.

JENNIFER KOLOT

  • Registered PhysiotherapistCanadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy
  • Manual and Manipulative Therapist
  • Certified Gunn IMS Practitioner
  • Herdman Certified Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapist
  • TMJ Physiotherapy

 

Jennifer Kolot Physiotherapist

Jennifer Kolot, Physiotherapist

Jennifer is a graduate of the University of Alberta Physical Therapy Program. Her current clinical interests lie in treating soft tissue injuries and myofascial pain with Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS).

Jennifer is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapists (FCAMPT). She has a special interest in designing stretching and core stability programs for endurance athletes.

Jennifer Kolot has received extensive post graduate training in vestibular rehabilitation physiotherapy and is well qualified to treat vertigo, balance and dizziness disorders for patients in the greater Victoria area. Jennifer has been certified by Susan Herdman PT, PhD Director of Vestibular Rehabilitation at Emory University. This is the highest certification for Vestibular Rehabilitation available for Physical Therapists.To read more about how Vestibular Physiotherapy treatments can help you Click Here. Jennifer is a member of the Vestibular Disorders Association.

Jennifer Kolot has also received special training and is well qualified to provide physiotherapy treatment for Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) disorders, also known as TMJ syndrome. This term refers to either acute or chronic inflammation of the temporomandibular joint, which connects the mandible(jaw) to the skull. Symptoms associated with TMJ disorders may include; Jaw pain or tenderness of the jaw, biting or chewing difficulty or discomfort, clicking, popping, or grating sound when opening or closing the mouth, neck and shoulder pain, dull, aching pain in the face, reduced ability to open or close the mouth, earaches, headaches, tinnitus and migraines.

Jennifer Kolot is an experienced and Certified Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS) Practitioner. She treats patients at our downtown Cook Street Victoria Physiotherapy clinic located at 308-1175 Cook Street, Victoria, BC, V8V 4A1.

Jennifer is accepting new patients for Vestibular Physiotherapy. To book an appointment with Jennifer please call the downtown physiotherapy clinic at 250-381-9828.

Unfortunately, Jennifer does not provide treatment for WorksafeBC claims.

In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys competitive long distance running and organic gardening.

RUAN LE ROUX

  • Registered Physical Therapist
  • Certified Acupuncture & Dry Needling
  • Manual & manipulative Physiotherapist
  • ICBC Approved Physiotherapy Provider
  • WCB Approved Physiotherapy Provider
Victoria physiotherapist ruan le roux

Registered Physiotherapist Ruan Le Roux

Ruan graduated from Brunel University in London England in 2006. He then moved to Namibia where he worked in private clinics along with being the physio for the Olympic team at the All Africa Games in 2007. In 2008 he was recruited to work with the Under 19 Cricket team which included a trip to Malaysia for the Cricket World Cup. Following this he worked for the Scottish cricket team for a tour in Africa. Upon returning to the UK he worked in a large teaching hospital in London treating mainly chronic conditions.
Searching for greener pastures, he moved to beautiful British Columbia where, in his spare time, he has played rugby at the Capilano Rugby club. Ruan has worked previously at Port Alberni Physiotherapy and in North Vancouver at Village Physiotherapy Ruan also partakes in all the outdoor activities offered on Vancouver Island including snowboarding,mountain biking and hiking.

Ruan is a physiotherapist that combines his orthopaedic & sports health training and experience to best serve his patients.

He practices  at our downtown Victoria Cook Street Physiotherapy clinic located at 308-1175 Cook Street, Victoria, BC, V8V 4A1.

Ruan is accepting new patients. To book an appointment with Ruan Le Roux please call the Cook Street Physiotherapy clinic at 250-381-9828.

FARALEY VANDER SCHILDEN

  • Registered Physiotherapist
  • Manual & Manipulative Physiotherapist
  • Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation Therapy
  • Urinary Incontinence Therapy
  • Chronic Pain Therapist
  • Women’s Health
  • Certified Gunn IMS Practitioner

victoria physio faraley vanderschildenFaraley is an FCAMPT Physiotherapist and a graduate of Queen’s University with a Masters Degree in Physiotherapy She is a Certified Gunn IMS practitioner with additional training in pain science and the treatment of chronic pain conditions.

Faraley has received special training in the assessment and treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction, which can lead to urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. Dysfunction of the pelvic floor can also contribute to pain in the lumbar spine, pelvis and coccyx. To find out more about Physiotherapy treatments for pelvic floor dysfunction and incontinence at Shelbourne Physiotherapy please CLICK HERE

She is fully qualified to treat the following conditions: female and male urinary incontinence (stress, urge, mixed, post-partum, peri-menopausal, post-prostatectomy), bladder dysfunction (overactive bladder, urgency, frequency), and pelvic floor pain syndromes (dyspareunia, vestibulodynia, vulvodynia, vaginismus, prostatodynia, coccydynia).

In assessment and treatment, she always tries to integrate the movement of the entire body to achieve optimal function. By using a combination of manual therapy, specific movement retraining, needling techniques and functional taping, she focuses on helping patients return to doing what is most important to them.

Faraley is an active member of the Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia and the College of Physical Therapists of British Columbia.

Faraley Vander Schilden has completed her Certified Gunn IMS training at the Institute for the Study and Treatment of Pain in Vancouver and is looking forward to helping her patients with Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS).

In her spare time Faraley is an avid mountain biker and enjoys keeping things balanced with hiking, trail running, skiing, running and Yoga.

Faraley treats patients at our downtown Cook Street Victoria Physiotherapy Clinic located at 308-1175 Cook Street, Victoria, B.C. V8V 4A1.

Faraley is accepting new patients. To book an appointment with Faraley please call the Cook Street clinic at 250-381-9828. The email contact is clinic2@shelbournephysio.ca

MEENA SRAN

  • Registered Physiotherapist
  • Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapist
  • Special Interest in Osteoporosis
Meena Sran Physiotherapist

Physiotherapist Meena Sran

Meena completed her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy at UBC in 1995 and a Master of Physiotherapy Studies degree (Musculoskeletal/Manipulative Physiotherapy) at the University of Queensland, Australia in 1998. Dr. Sran then went on to complete a PhD in the area of physiotherapy, bone health, osteoporosis and fracture prevention at UBC (2005) followed by 3 years of postdoctoral training in fall and injury prevention at Simon Fraser University.

Meena has 16 years of experience working as a physiotherapist in private and public practice settings. Most recently she was the Physiotherapist in the Osteoporosis Program at the BC Women’s Health Centre for more than 11 years, as well working in a private clinical practice. Meena has a special interest in the spine, has co-authored a chapter on neck pain, and has past experience working in a number of clinics in Vancouver(as well as Australia and New Zealand), including the Allan McGavin Sports Medicine centre at UBC and with the national women’s field hockey team. Meena also has experience in home care and personalized gym programs for older adults or individuals wanting an exercise program aimed at improving bone health and preventing falls and fractures. Meena is also the first author of the last 2 editions of the Osteofit Instructor Training Manual, in addition to numerous peer-reviewed journal articles.

Dr. Sran has presented post graduate courses on bone health and osteoporosis for physiotherapists in many parts of Canada, as well as England, the United States, Ireland, South Africa and New Zealand. In addition to research, clinical and teaching activities, Dr. Sran is the Vice-President of the International Organization of Physical Therapists in Women’s Health and the Division Research Representative for the Women’s Health Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. Meena is also the past-president of the Physiotherapy Association of BC.

Dr. Meena Sran practices at our downtown Victoria Cook Street Physiotherapy Clinic located at 308-1175 Cook Street, Victoria, B.C., V8V 4A1.

Meena is accepting new patients. To book an appointment please call the Cook Street clinic at 250-381-9828

Unfortunately, Dr. Meena Sran does not provide Physiotherapy treatment services for Worksafe BC Claims.

Heidi Nottelman

  • Registered Kinesiologist
  • Medical Exercise Specialist
  • Certified Exercise Specialist
  • Special Interest in Balance/Vertigo/Dizziness Disorders
Kinesiologist Victoria BC Heidi Nottelman

Practicing Kinesiologist Heidi Nottelman

 

Heidi brings over 18 years’ experience in the Rehabilitation Industry, with expertise in the area of functional rehabilitative exercise to assist client s 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 client’s specific needs and personal goals.

She is continually upgrading her knowledge base 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 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.

 

Heidi is taking new clients. Please call 250.381.9828 to book

Or email clinic2@shelbournephysio.ca