Welcome to Active Balance Physiotherapy Studio.

We are excited to meet you! When you come in for your initial appointment we will ask you some questions about your injury, your health history, your activities, and your goals for treatment. We will then do an assessment of your injury and determine its underlying cause. We will then create a treatment plan for you.

We are committed to keeping our community and you safe and have enhanced cleaning and sanitizing procedures in place. Once you have an appointment booking you will receive a separate email outlining our new protocols and procedures. This will include a link to a VIDEO

On the day of the your appointment you will be emailed a COVID 19 SCREENING QUESTIONAIRE that we ask you to fill out prior to your appointment. Please try to arrive as close to your appointment time as possible as we are unable to accomodate many people in our waiting area. We require that you wear a mask and hand sanitize your hands once you arrive to the clinic.

We are also pleased to let you know that we will also offer ONLINE VIDEO APPOINTMENTS (TELEHEALTH) appointments. Telehealth sessions allow you to seamlessly continue with your rehabilitation goals if you are unable to physically come in for an appointment. The clients that have tried TELEHEALTH have been very pleased the appointments and have progressed very well. One of the best parts is empowering you to work on your exercises yourself. Many third party benefit providers are covering these sessions. Telehealth sessions allow you to seamlessly continue with your rehabilitation goals during this time of physical distancing.

Please contact our clinic if you have any further questions at 250 208 5942 or email us at info@activebalancephysio.com

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Physiotherapy

Our Physiotherapists are trained to not only implement individual treatment programs but to diagnose injuries. Using this model they are able to determine the primary underlying cause for their clients injuries. They use hands-on physiotherapy, movement retraining, exercise prescription, therapeutic modalities, taping, and coaching to normalize their clients' body's biomechanics and kinetics to... Read More

Our Physiotherapists are trained to not only implement individual treatment programs but to diagnose injuries. Using this model they are able to determine the primary underlying cause for their clients injuries. They use hands-on physiotherapy, movement retraining, exercise prescription, therapeutic modalities, taping, and coaching to normalize their clients' body's biomechanics and kinetics to create effective, connected, and efficient body performance. Our Physiotherapists deliver one on one individualized treatment to their clients.
Physiotherapy is appropriate to treat:
- Orthopaedic injury (sprains, strains, aches, pains)
- Fractures
- Surgery (shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, total hip replacement, total knee replacement, arthroscopic knee surgery, ligament repair surgery, abdominal, ankle, foot, and toes)
- Arthritis
- Neck and back pain
- Disc injuries
- Headaches and migraines
- Dizzyness and vertigo
- Concussion
- Sports injuries
- Balance and Fall Prevention
- Women's Health (disastasis recti, incontinence, pain with intercourse, pregnant & post partum mama's +more)
- Pediatric Physiotherapy
- Oncology Rehab


Acupuncture

Acupuncture is the insertion of fine needles into the body at specific points, effective in the treatment of varied health problems. Acupuncture can help increase blood flow to areas of the body, relieve stress, and boost immunity. The theory of acupuncture is based on the energy called Qi - the circulation of nutrients in the body through a network of channels or "meridians." Pain and ill-heal... Read More

Acupuncture is the insertion of fine needles into the body at specific points, effective in the treatment of varied health problems. Acupuncture can help increase blood flow to areas of the body, relieve stress, and boost immunity. The theory of acupuncture is based on the energy called Qi - the circulation of nutrients in the body through a network of channels or "meridians." Pain and ill-health are a result of disrupted Qi, and acupuncture stimulation points are designed to restore sufficient Qi throughout the body. The goal is not only to eliminate symptoms but to treat the underlying cause and in turn improve quality of life.

Acupuncture is an effective treatment for pain relief. We use acupuncture to treat headaches, migraines, post surgical rehabilitation, sports injuries and injuries from motor vehicle accidents. We also treat internal conditions like digestive problems, hormone balance, menstrual conditions, fertility, allergies, skin issues, mood/emotional issues and sleep difficulties. We can also help you with lifestyle changes like cessation of smoking and weight loss.


Massage (non RMT)

Zen Shiatsu, Thai Massage, Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, and Lymphatic Drainage Massage. These bodywork treatments are effective to reduce pain, improve circulation, promote relaxation, and help with sleep.


Telehealth Physiotherapy

MYTH: The quality of care provided by virtual visits is not as good as the care in a face-to-face visit FACT: While in person visits are essential in *some* cases, there are MANY scenarios in which virtual visits can provide the same standard of care. *Physical Distancing regulations do not allow face to face treatment* *You live in a community that does not have physiotherapy services, o... Read More

MYTH: The quality of care provided by virtual visits is not as good as the care in a face-to-face visit
FACT: While in person visits are essential in *some* cases, there are MANY scenarios in which virtual visits can provide the same standard of care.

*Physical Distancing regulations do not allow face to face treatment*
*You live in a community that does not have physiotherapy services, or the task of getting to an appointment + the drive takes hours out of your day.
* It is challenging for you to be able to leave the home to get to an appointment
* You want the 1:1 attention you receive with your physiotherapist via our online services in the privacy of your home

We are currently able to provide online telehealth services to individuals living ANYWHERE in BC or the Northwest Territories with internet access.
Accessibily from Anywhere ~ Eliminating geography as the barrier in your quality of health!

Connect with your practitioner via LIVE video feed to start working towards your goals now!


Coaching and Consulting

~ Establishing your goals and mentoring and helping you achieve these goals to achieve your full potential in life, business, in travel, and in sport.
~ Providing Expert Opinion and Advice.

Shelley is the owner of Active Balance Physiotherapy Studio. She graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Medicine with a specialty in Physiotherapy in 1995. She has completed her Intermediate Manual Therapy exams, is trained in the Integrated Systems Model of Physiotherapy, Thoracic Ring Approach, and Fascial Manipulation. She has taken numerous post-graduate Orthopaedic and Sports Physiotherapy Courses. With Shelley’s strong educational background and personal experience with fitness, sport, outdoor recreation, and endurance running and cycling she will be able to provide the thorough assessment, hands-on treatment, exercise prescription, and the motivational coaching required for your comprehensive physiotherapy treatment.

Shelley is the owner of Active Balance Physiotherapy Studio. She graduated with her Bachelor of S... Read More

Emma has her Masters of Physical Therapy from Western University in London, Ontario. Previously, she completed her Kinesiology degree with honours at the University of Victoria where she worked alongside various varsity teams and volunteered in both the physiology and neuroeconomics laboratories. Emma’s overall goal as a physical therapist is to bring knowledge and empowerment to her community regarding physical health and wellbeing. Emma has successfully completed her level one manual therapy exam with the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and plans to continue pursuing her FCAMPT designation. She has a special interest in treating vertigo and has completed her level one Vestibular Rehab course.

Emma grew up in Terrace and the Comox Valley. Her interest in physical therapy sparked from her background in sports and athletics. Emma is an avid skier, golfer, and outdoor enthusiast!

Emma has her Masters of Physical Therapy from Western University in London, Ontario. Previously,... Read More

Cydney’s passion for holistic health and wellness inspired to pursue a career as an Acupuncturist. She graduated with a Diploma in Acupuncture & Moxabustion from Eight Branches Academy in Toronto, Ontario in 2017 and is now a Licensed Acupuncturist with the CTCMA. In the fall of 2018, She continued my training in body work, by becoming a Thai massage Practitioner, at Bahn Thai Spa, also in Toronto, Ontario.

She offers her clients a unique view, through the lens of Chinese medicine, and guide them towards achieving balance in their mind, body, and spirit. She does this by using ancient diagnostic techniques to understand the deeper imbalances in the body and treating them with acupuncture, cupping, massage, dietary and lifestyle advice. Acupuncture and cupping can help increase blood flow to areas of the body, relieve stress, and boost immunity.

Her goal is to continue her education through various modalities and extracurricular courses to broaden her knowledge and skill set. She empowers her clients to take responsibility for their own health and well-being, and looks forward to the opportunity to support you on your journey.

Cydney’s passion for holistic health and wellness inspired to pursue a career as an Acupuncturist... Read More

Kym was born and raised in Victoria and completed her undergraduate degree from the University of Victoria. She completed her Master’s of Physical Therapy in 2015 from the University of British Columbia. She is joining our Active Balance Physiotherapy Studio team in September 2021. She has a passion for treating the aging population, especially those with balance and vestibular issues. Prior to working at Active Balance Physiotherapy Studio, Kym worked as an orthopaedic physiotherapist at Eagle Creek CBI Health Centre.

Kym believes in life long learning and staying on the leading edge of her physiotherapy skills. She has taken courses in pain science, manual therapy, concussion management, senior’s care, Intramuscular Stimulation IMS (Kinetacore Functional Dry Needling), and vestibular physiotherapy.

She lives on the Saanich Peninsula with her husband and 2 young children. She loves to stay active through running, hiking, spin/barre/yoga classes, and dog walks!

The most fulfilling aspect of being a physiotherapist for Kym is forming personal connections and providing people with the tools they need to achieve and maintain a high quality of life.

Kym was born and raised in Victoria and completed her undergraduate degree from the University of... Read More

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103-9816 Seaport Place, Sidney
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