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Physiotherapy, Mindfulness and Yoga
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Gillian is a physiotherapist, yoga teacher and mindfulness-based stress reduction teacher based in Tofino BC. She started her work as a Physiotherapist in the UK in 1998 and moved to Victoria in 2012 to continue her work in persistent pain care.....

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Physiotherapy with Gillian starts with a thorough assessment, medical screen and treatment plan. 


Yoga is more than just ‘making shapes’. However, the shapes or ‘postures’ alone can help us to overcome injury and pain.


A growing number of studies indicate that mindfulness practices can reduce the impact of pain in our daily life AND decrease the intensity of pain itself



Maureen Magee

Gillian Hurst is a physiotherapist with a difference.  While her skilled techniques ease my bodily pains, it is her knowledge of how the body and mind relate to each other that speeds my progress along.  An appointment with Gillian is healing, calming and energizing; I always leave feeling not only relieved of pain, but inspired.  Gillian works with me on pain issues that have no definitive explanation and like a detective, she gently guides me to a better understanding of how to improve my overall health.  I cannot recommend her enough."


"Gillian helped me get back in action after a fracture limited the use of my dominant arm for over six months. She is kind, easy to speak to, and very knowledgeable. Gillian's willingness to answer questions and work within my abilities makes me feel very cared for and ensures I get the most out of every appointment. I cannot thank her enough for helping me get back to functioning!"

Daniel Beland

"After suffering a long term injury for many years, being referred to Gillian was the most positive, constructive, and caring treatment I have ever received. She was always there to give me a compassionate nudge during setbacks. Gillian has a very adaptive approach and will always finds a way to overcome adversities. She is a practitioner who genuinely cares."

Diane B

"Following a fractured vertebrae, through tele-heath, Gillian gave me; hope, great compassion & empathy, moral support, and confidence that I would heal after being bed ridden for 3 months...taught me how to breathe with the pain, had a plan for every appointment, a great memory and encouragement. Gillian has so much knowledge and insight..she healed my body through all exercises and stretches. She has an unbelievable understanding of the human body, and translates into terms that we understand. I had full trust in Gillian. She is the therapist that I could only have hoped to have found."

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