Physical Therapy

Our Physiotherapists are highly trained to diagnose and provide advanced treatment to help your pain and dysfunction. Our team is the leading choice of Gastown’s weekend warriors, office workers, and professional and amateur athletes.

What is Physiotherapy?

The human body is a complex system made up of hundreds of bones and joints as wellas miles of muscle and ligament all working in balance. Your Physical Therapist, a university ­trained movement specialist, can restore mobility in your body caused by joint imbalances, accident or illness affects. Our therapists encourage an integrated approach to health and wellness.

What can physical therapy do for me?

Physical therapists treat the whole body. With ongoing clinical research, there is a continual development in techniques to prevent and treat physical injury and disorder. A physical therapist can help rehabilitate an injury by identifying movement dysfunction as a result of muscular and joint imbalances. Physical therapists treat a variety of conditions — neurological, muscular, skeletal — derived from injury, aging, disease or environmental factors. A complete biomechanical assessment will help identify movement dysfunction as a result of muscular and joint imbalances, to ease and prevent traumatic or repetitive injury.

What do physical therapists do?

Treatment will include a combination of tools:

  • Patient Education
  • Manual Therapy
  • Active Exercises
  • IMS (Intramuscular Stimulation)
  • Medical Acupuncture
  • Pilates Rehabilitation

Physiotherapy encourages patients to take an active role in their care and therefore preventing dependence on their physiotherapist. Our primary goal is to recover your function and get you back to life!

Gastown Wellness has an amazing team of physical therapists. Marilyn Adams and Alex Fell join Mark Borslein as previous members of the Whistler Physiotherapy Group, enjoying extensive experience working with athletic populations, including the Canadian Freestyle Ski Team and Snowboard Canada. Chelsea Sheppard leads both the Gastown Physio & Pilates Women’s Health and Pilates divisions and Kate Young joins the team with an extensive background both in sports therapy, physical therapy and academics.

Gastown Physio & Pilates aims to deliver a care model that addresses the urgent acute care and return to sport needs of the professional and weekend athlete alike. The intention is to bring to Vancouver the Whistler care philosophy that has become unanimous with quality and expertise.

Our physical therapists have experience in:

  • Biomechanics of normal and abnormal movement
  • Understanding the natural course of injury and pathophysiology
  • Considering various influences on the injury response
  • Chronic pain management
  • Post­operative rehabilitation