Marina Pianosi graduated with a BScPT degree from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. She is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais™ Practitioner and a licensed physiotherapist, registered with the College of Physical Therapists of BC.

Hours of Operation: Treatments are by appointment, each lasting approximately one hour. Please call 250-247-8297 to arrange a time and date.

Gabriola Health Centre - Marina Pianosi's Physiotherapy Treatment Room Physiotherapy

Physical therapy or physiotherapy is a health care profession primarily concerned with the remediation of impairments and disabilities. Its focus is the promotion of mobility, functional ability, quality of life and movement potential through examination, evaluation, diagnosis and physical intervention. Our physiotherapist draws upon assessment, treatment and education skills from several diverse modalities, in particular Craniosacral Therapy, and the Feldenkrais™ Method and Myofascial Release. The goal is to help people of all ages learn to move more freely.

Craniosacral Therapy is a comfortable, hands-on, non-evasive form of manual therapy. Gentle manual pressure is used to evaluate joint and soft tissue mobility and assist the body to release restrictions and increase mobility.

Feldenkrais aims to reduce pain or limitations in movement, to improve physical function, and to promote general wellbeing by increasing people’s awareness of themselves and by expanding their movement repertoire. Feldenkrais™ is experiential, providing tools for self-observation through movement enquiry and is used to improve movement patterns rather than to treat specific injuries or illnesses.

Myofascial Release:

Fascia is a tough connective tissue that spreads throughout the body in a three-dimensional web and surrounds every tissue and organ in the body. Its purpose is to support and protect the bones, muscles and organs. Trauma, posture or inflammation can create a binding down of fascia resulting in excessive pressure on nerves, muscles, blood vessels, bones and organs. Myofascial release consists of the gentle application of sustained manual pressure into areas of fascial restriction, resulting in reduced pain, increased range of motion and improved posture.